FEEDBACK (MCU L8R): Ms. Marvel

Use this thread to leave your feedback for MCU L8R: Ms. Marvel.

Also accepting questions about anything comic book or TV related.

MCU L8R returns weekly Thursday June 9th.

Jermaine from chi.Once I got over that Kamala chose that stiff brie Larson as her favorite hero. This show is the perfect watch with my daughter. We loved the first episode. I always tell my 13 year old to experience and learn about different cultures because when you learn more you respect people more. With us all being minorities in North America representation is everything and marvel is killing it with black panther Shang chi moon knight and now this. When I grew up the only heroes on movies that look like me was shaft apollo creed and lando calrissian. It does the Pakistani race proud. Great job mcu. Really quick can you give you thoughts on the new black adam trailer? I think it will be the best rock movie since faster. Thanks

There were multiple times where I said out loud “This is so true” during Ms.Marvel and a lot of that is due to how authentic it portrays Kamala Khan’s islamic upbringing. Iman Vellani brings such an infectious energy to Kamala who’s head is firmly in the clouds daydreaming about being just like her idol, Captain Marvel and it clashes with her parents who bring her down to Earth.

The Jersey City setting gives the show a vibrant visual identity that it stands out from the pack and I’m all in.

I didn’t even notice the lack of Terrigenesis.

Side-note: The Coles High sign with all of the Ms.Marvel creative forces was a real nice tribute.

I thoroughly enjoyed it. I thought it was fun and modern. I really like the pace.
It looks a lot like Pixar’s Turning Red.
I could not find who her grand mother was, is that in the comics ?

Burak from Saint Albans, UK.

Really enjoyed this first episode.

The graphics appearing on the walls as they were describing the Captain Marvel costume were great. There was also great on screen chemistry between Kamala and Bruno, which made it a fun watch.

The louder than life sets and graphics compliment Kamala’s sense of imagination really well.

Will in Chicago

This show started off so unrealistic, I mean, Youtube comments are never that nice or coherent. (just joking. If Kamala wanted to make it to AvengerCon, she should’ve just used the book of Ashanti from Dr. Strange. I like it so far, the show reminds me of Into the Spiderverse. Question: who are Wai and WH dressing up as at Avengercon?

I think it’s an underrated aspect of the Disney+ MCU shows that there really isn’t a formula or cookie-cutter approach. Too often, big studios have the attitude of “People like this — let’s just do more of the same”.

There isn’t even a hint of that in these shows. Even though they are set in the same world, each has a distinct feel and identity. Specifically, Ms Marvel has a “coming-of-age” high-school energy. We’ve seen similar themes with Spider-Man but rarely as authentic as this, and the bright colours and use of sketchbook drawings and text messages on screen really accentuate the atmosphere and the lens through which we see the story.

Great start and looking forward to more.

Mannie from pacoima

Really great first episode, kamala’s character is really fun and enjoyable. Her constant daydreaming reminds me of when i was back in highschool, I love the comic like visuals we also get whenever she daydreams its very creative. Her parents are so funny at times they might be my favorite characters on this show. I also like the fact that we see kamala struggle with body issues and wanting to feel accepted while trying to find herself but also dealing with the vision of who her parents want her to be. I look forward to the rest of the series. Also are Wai and W.H going to be attending the next avengercon?

Magan from Ottawa, ON

The second episode shines a light on Kamala’s powers being linked to her great-grandmother. Bruno’s jealousy over Kamala’s new crush, Kamran is relatable and the little meet-cute had a neat Kingo name-drop. The Eid festival in the third act was delightful with the Clueless-style depictions of the various cliques (Illumin-aunties is brilliant!)

The Dept. of Damage Control getting inserted in addition Kamala’s desire about knowing more about her lineage is leading her into the labyrinth. My gut tells me that Kamran (and his mom) might have an agenda.

Nakia’s reason for wearing hijab effectively ties into the core themes of the show without feeling like a box to tick off.

Strong, strong outing.

I dig this show. I love how it takes a little bit of the Spider-Man homecoming style but doesn’t do it too obviously. The treatment of texts and reactions is great.

I’m not sure about the performance of the Mother, I know she’s supposed to come off as a disciplinarian and strict, someone that doesn’t relate to or support her kid’s choices, but I found the performance a bit too heavy-handed so far. There are just notes of empathy missing from the performance so far. I get it, she has to come around, but the baby face turn needs some more little milestone markers to make it a bit meaningful.

So far so good.

I’m enjoying how each series has its own tone and style, but somehow still remains in the Marvel Studios oeuvre. Very different from the Marvel/Netflix shows.

Changed my mind about the parents after this episode. Much more empathy towards their daughter.

And the fucking “Be My Baby” sequence was fucking great.

The framing on Kamala after hot boy number was fucking great too.

Bump for this week’s episode

Magan from Ottawa, ON

Kamala’s bangle becoming the Macguffin of the story has raised the stakes as the show reaches the halfway mark.

Ms.Marvel has a deft touch in regards to the Djinn and weaving in the Islamic mythology into the Clan Destine is intriguing. That aside, the wedding scene and Bollywood-style dance was joyful (Sana Amanat makes a quick cameo, she’s such a proud mom!) and Kamala using her embiggened fist got me stoked.

The trip to Karachi (along with Red Dagger), the DODC and the Clan Destine chasing Kamala sets up an explosive second half.