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Uk News If Fleabag was a superhero... she would look nothing like She-Hulk United Kingdom news
17 August 2022 - 13:00

PremierLeague-News.Com - Breaking Sport Transfer News ! This review contains spoilers.In 2015, American sketch show Saturday Night Live made a spoof trailer for the Black Widow movie. A tongue-in-cheek jab at Marvel’s inability to make a movie with a female superhero as the lead, it imagined the forthcoming film as a girly romcom, Scarlett Johansson’s Natasha Romanoff girlbossing her way to a job at a fashion magazine and dating New York’s most eligible bachelors.It took another four years for Marvel to actually create their first film led by a woman, Captain Marvel, (and another two to make the Black Widow film) – proof, if it were needed, that the franchise was scared to make a woman their star. With the arrival of She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, the final TV series in Marvel’s phase four, it seems that fear has gone. Unfortunately, the nine-episode comedy bears a striking resemblance to that fluffy fake SNL trailer. Tatiana Maslany (Orphan Black) is the eponymous female Hulk, Jennifer Walters, cousin to the male version, Bruce Banner, played by Mark Ruffalo for the last decade.She’s a good lawyer and despite her powers has no interest in ever becoming a superhero and joining the ranks of the avengers. Part of the marketing campaign for She-Hulk involved setting up a Tinder profile for her. Yes, really. There’s just one episode to watch when the series premieres on Disney+ tomorrow, acting as somewhat of an origin story for Jen’s green alter-ego. We first meet her at her office, in human form, practising her closing speech for a case in front of her colleagues. It’s going well and her paralegal best friend Nikki (Ginger Gonzaga) is convinced she’s going to win. And then Jen does something that makes my heart sink – she turns to the camera and addresses us, the viewers, directly. “Bet you thought this was a lawyer show,” she says, before launching us back in time to the day she got her powers.This breaking of the fourth wall – what I call “Fleabagging”, after the most famous and best example of such a move – has become shorthand for feminism, for funny, flawed women who we’re supposed to relate to. Some (Fleabag, obviously, and I May Destroy You) employ it with meaning, adding to and deepening the meaning of a scene. In She-Hulk it feels like a cheap, cringeworthy attempt to align itself with such shows. I digress. The main story takes place a while after the events of Avengers: Endgame (which we can tell by the state of Bruce’s arm, almost entirely healed after he wore the Infinity Gauntlet at the end of the movie).

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. Then, inexplicably, a spaceship turns up and runs them off the road. Some of Bruce’s blood, contaminated with gamma radiation, mixes with Jen’s et voila: she is now She-Hulk. Much of the episode is taken up by Bruce putting Jen through a Hulk training camp on a remote tropical island. He explains that she must learn to A) keep the Hulk’s rage under control and B) quell the emotions that trigger Hulk mode, mainly anger and fear. “Those are just the baseline of any woman existing,” says Jen, in one of very few indicators that She-Hulk has more going on beyond its flimsy premise. Mark Ruffalo as Hulk/Bruce Banner and Tatiana Maslany as She-Hulk/Jennifer Walters (Photo: Marvel/Disney)A training montage shows that Jen is not just a match for Bruce’s Hulk abilities – she might even be a little better. Not only does she have his strength, but she’s also able to control when she turns into She-Hulk and when she is simply Jen. What took Bruce 15 years to learn took her just a few days.Still, she doesn’t want to deploy her powers, instead choosing to “save the world” with her multiple degrees, and so she goes back to work. All seems to be going well until one of her cases is crashed by another superpowered woman, Titania (Jameela Jamil). “I really like this outfit,” bemoans Jen as she reveals her Hulk form to the public for the first time. And that’s where the episode ends abruptly. Perhaps it’s because there’s only one episode. Perhaps it’s because it’s only half an hour long. But this opener doesn’t entice me enough to log into Disney+ next Thursday to catch the second instalment. It feels thin and inconsequential, with not many laughs to pick up the storytelling slack.So much more could have been done with this character and the premise, it’s simply lazy to opt for a “Fleabag but superheroes” schtick. Let’s hope the remaining four hours of the show develop into something with a little more worthy of that title. More on TV ReviewsWith its final episode, Better Call Saul has surpassed the brilliance of Breaking Bad16 August, 2022Red Rose will change the way you look at your phone forever15 August, 2022In Marriage, Sean Bean and Nicola Walker find magic in the doldrums of a long-term relationship14 August, 2022

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