“She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters is undoubtedly one of my favorite characters in the MCU. And I cannot wait to see what Kevin Feige has in store for her later down the line,” says Annlyel James
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law has chosen to not follow the usual guidelines assigned to almost every MCU installment since its inception. Refraining from devolving into a show with the world (or multiverse)-altering stakes we’re used to and instead concentrating on being a fun series focused on a 30-something lawyer who has the capability to turn into She-Hulk.
What began as a series that I wasn’t sure I enjoyed transformed into a series I couldn’t wait to watch each week. Every scenario seemed more outlandish and hilarious than the last. Jennifer Walters became more and more likable/relatable with each passing episode. And after last week’s smashingly good episode I didn’t think the show could make a finale even better than that. But it did!
She-Hulk‘s finale throws convention out of the window by taking us on a rollercoaster ride of easter eggs, laugh-out-loud moments, and surprises that had me beaming or pulling my jaw off of the floor. It was undoubtedly one of the best, if not the best, finales the MCU has delivered by finally giving us, the audience, something that was just plain fun.
Part of the problem of Phase 4 is the fact that every installment feels a bit like a chore. Every installment has to set up something massive for something later down the line. Each installment is met with such high expectations that if they don’t live up to those expectations that installment will get battered on Twitter. (Look what happened to Thor: Love and Thunder), and each installment feels like it’s introducing us to more characters than we can barely keep up with.
NO STAKES. NO PROBLEM!
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law changing that narrative and instead choosing to be a fun show with no stakes whatsoever was almost a relief. I had almost forgotten what it’s like to watch something in the MCU that just leaves me happy. Sure, there are those who may have wanted this show to have a little more substance. But I couldn’t have been happier enjoying this story and all of its delightful weekly shenanigans.
What’s next for She-Hulk? Who knows. But I know this. Jennifer Walters is undoubtedly one of my favorite characters in the MCU. And I cannot wait to see what Kevin Feige has in store for her later down the line.
She-Hulk is streaming on Disney Plus right now!
Annlyel James is a Senior Correspondent of The Future of the Force. She is passionate about Star Wars and Marvel but loves a wide variety of movie genres. Aside from her role with Future of the Force she also writes for her blog: annlyelonline. Follow her on Twitter where she channels the Force frequently!