Synopsis: In Superhuman Law Jen is hired at a prestigious law firm but must practice as She-Hulk and rep a complicated client.
Picking up from last week. Jen has been fired from her old firm because of her transformation into She-Hulk, which saved people’s lives, but was seen as a side-show by the opposing side. Now Jen is looking for work but finds that the doors of opportunity are being slammed in her face because of her Greener side. Not knowing what to do next. Jen goes to her family for some support but finds that even her family cannot really offer much beyond some moral support.
Thankfully, a Job opportunity does come for Jen. But it has a few conditions that Jen really needs to think about. Firstly, the job means that Jen will have to be She-Hulk for the majority of her working day. Additionally, the job also means that Jen will have to represent people who have superpowers and her first client will be Emil Blonsky, which is a little contentious given that her cousin Bruce was responsible for having Blonsky put in jail.
Tatiana Maslany continues to carry off the role of Jen/She-Hulk pretty well. Her scenes with Blonsky (Tim Roth) are really good and Roth’s performance really brings the laughs. Especially when you compare this performance to the more aggressive Blonsky that we saw in The Incredible Hulk.
I also enjoyed the scenes with Jen’s family due to the fact that the actors concerned managed to capture your typical dysfunctional but well-meaning family.
Superhuman Law does a great job of setting up the premise of She-Hulk as a specialist lawyer for super-powered people. I enjoyed the dilemma that Jen faces in representing Blonsky and how she finds a way to take him on as a client. I still find it quite funny that Blonsky wrote a series of Haiku poems to the relatives of his victims and even did one for Bruce Banner. This alone is a great marketing opportunity for Marvel to sell us a book full of Blonsky’s poems. Hell, I bet our own Ben Cassady could probably write a few of these for his weekly poetry slot May The Verse Be With You.
Overall. This was a fun episode that had just the right amount of balance between drama and comedy.
- CGI & Stunts8.7
- Incidental Music9.0