After Jen Hulks out in court to take down the rampaging Titania, you’d think everyone would be thankful. Yet she’s quickly out of a job and looking for work proves […]
After Jen Hulks out in court to take down the rampaging Titania, you’d think everyone would be thankful. Yet she’s quickly out of a job and looking for work proves problematic for the superpowered lawyer. That is, until an offer of employment comes from a very unlikely source – and with an unusual case that’ll see her representing a very familiar bad guy. If she accepts of course.
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law continues to impress in its second episode; despite the superhero shenanigans, it feels relatable and fairly down to Earth, for the most part. Tatiana Maslany really does prove to have been the perfect choice for the role; both as Jen and in her larger, emerald-hued form.
There’s a few moments where the CGI looks a little iffy here when it comes to She-Hulk herself, though it seems to be pretty flawless for the OG Hulk, who appears briefly (and teases a potential new adventure in his cameo scene).
A big standout here – and we are veering deep into spoiler territory here, so be warned – is Tim Roth as Emil Blonsky (aka Abomination), who gives a funny and genuinely heartfelt performance as a wronged bad guy. It’s a testament to the writing and Roth’s scene-stealing turn that this once cartoonish Hulk clone ends up being an incredibly sympathetic character – and with so little screen time too.
On a related note, there’s even a cheeky, clever little dialogue reference to The Incredible Hulk – the film which starred Ed Norton (and not Mark Ruffalo) in the titular role – which featured Roth’s first appearance as Blonsky/Abomination.
Along with the general high quality of the episode itself, it’s all topped off with a gently amusing post-credit scene – which, though definitely nowhere near the laugh-out-loud final sequence of episode one, is nonetheless a fun little aside.
It’s honestly a great show so far. The advance word and various campaigns for hate clicks be damned; I can’t wait to see Jen further settling in and coming into her own as the eponymous super-attorney.
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