Honest Trailers didn’t rake MS. MARVEL too much over the coals, but did catch the fast character development and under-development of the villain. On the other hand, they did catch something about Damage Control that I hadn’t (the initials of the organization, and its agents). On the gripping hand, HT missed the chance to point out that the DDC once again demonstrates that Tony Stark is the cause of, and solution to, all of the MCU’s problems…
I liked it. MS. MARVEL is fun, in the same that THE UNBEATABLE SQUIRREL GIRL is fun: the people making it fundamentally like comic books, and not for what can be done with them for [INSERT PET CAUSE HERE]. The main character is endearing and the action is good, while being as nonviolent as you can when people are throwing giant balls of solidified energy around. I assume that all of this ends with Young Avengers, or something, and that’s cool.
All in all, I had a good time. Not my favorite Disney+ series (LOKI was my favorite), but definitely fun.
Actually, I liked it. MS. MARVEL is very fannish, which will not appeal to some; and some of the superheroine’s devotees are rather intense about their fandom*. But this show itself was fun. They’re going with ‘magical artifact’ rather than ‘mutating gas’ for the power origin, because… I dunno. Because cramming mutants into the MCU, however hand-waved, is gonna be hard at this point, I guess.
I have no idea if Ms. Marvel is going to be introduced in whatever Captain Marvel movie Marvel uses to reunite Mar-vell with Captain Marvel, assuming of course that Mar-Vell survives the upcoming Captain Marvel movie that Marvel’s releasing this year. After all, Marvel having Mar-Vell die nobly will certainly help establish Captain Marvel’s heroic stature, but Marvel might want to keep him around for the next phase of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Also left unsaid is whether Captain Marvel starts her Marvel movie as Ms. Marvel; if Captain Marvel does, then Marvel can have her become Captain Marvel when and if Mar-Vell sacrifices himself, thus allowing Ms. Marvel to become, well, Ms. Marvel because the name’s now free.
And then there’s the Shazam movie. Which has nothing to do with Sinbad. …Yeah, sorry about that.
PS: I’d rather see Squirrel Girl first, obviously.