Review: ‘Ms. Marvel’ on Disney+ is vibrant, inclusive, and beautiful
“Ms. Marvel” on Disney+ is a fun, fresh view of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), aimed at teens and young adults. We’re really looking forward to the rest of the show and seeing Kamala’s return in “The Marvels”.
Kamala Khan is a teenager, so her problems are typical teen problems; things like strict parents, liking a boy, and trying to navigate through high school. She is also very artistic and we see and hear the world through her lens in this show, with beautiful art moving through the scenes, and imaginative environmental storytelling through graffiti, neon signs, and the like. It’s a fresh, vibrant, and, most importantly, younger point of view, that is definitely going to be appreciated more by kids, teens, and young adults.
Those looking for this show’s connection to the larger MCU will not have to look very far. Kamala is a huge superhero fan and attends Avengercon in the first episode, a convention celebrating all things Avengers. No doubt fans will be picking through this episode with a fine-toothed comb for all the references and Easter eggs.
Kamala’s power and origin are definitely a bit of a departure from the comics. She may not be able to “embiggen” anymore, but the spirit of her powers remains the same. And she’ll seemingly be able to hold her own in bigger, cosmic level battles. The fact that Kamala’s powers come from within her, who she is and where she comes from really matters in this show. Her power’s origins are now engrained in her familial background. As I was only able to view the first two episodes, not much has yet been revealed, but they definitely left me wanting more.
“Ms. Marvel” is streaming on Disney+, with the first episode dropping tomorrow, June 8, 2022. The show will have a total of six episodes.
In The Parks
We wouldn’t be surprised to see Ms. Marvel appearing in Avengers Campus, but we haven’t heard that she will. But we have seen her merchandise and clothing for sale in the Disney theme parks already.