Well, things aren’t looking too good for Marvel’s She-Hulk as not only is it the second-worst rated MCU project by the fans, but Twitter absolutely destroys it.
As I wrote in my review, the writing is really bad as what went down is that in order to make She-Hulk better than the Hulk (Ruffalo confirmed he’s getting replaced) – in order to fulfill Kevin Feige’s woke Phase 4 agenda – they had to change everything in order to make things fit. It’s like trying to put a square peg in a round hole.
A case in point is how they changed up the origin of She-Hulk so her male cousin, the Hulk, doesn’t save her.
And they also had to come up with that lame idea of how to make Banner a human in order to get it all to work, where I came up with the wonky theory that since Banner used the Gauntlet while as the Hulk, his arm wouldn’t heal, but if he was human, then his arm could heal — even though the Hulk has the strongest healing factor of any Marvel character, including Wolverine. Yeah, it makes no sense.
She-Hulk is better than the Hulk
In order to make it all fit we also saw changes to the Hulk mythos in that when it was explained how She-Hulk is better than the Hulk, they came up with the idea of how their genetics is what makes them a Hulk, so I guess we are led to believe that since Jennifer Walters is a female, she’s going to be a better Hulk, a She-Hulk (her blood heals Hulk). The episode (and Feige’s MCU) also has never touched upon that the reason Banner becomes the various versions of the Hulk is because of his traumatic childhood.
We also saw the Hulk getting run over by a Jeep (seriously?) and at times looking ridiculous. Welcome to Phase 4.
Before we dive into Twitter, worth a mention is that prior to the debut of the series, the showrunner explained everything that went wrong with the show, which is pretty funny, and note, that she always blamed someone else (more here).
My impression of that interview is that she was defending herself because she knows how bad the show is and she’s an industry veteran (she’s no dummy).
What’s Twitter have to say about She-Hulk?
Regarding what Twitter has to say, a lot of fans have a similar reaction as I do, and credit to them for not settling simply because it’s “Marvel.” As I’ve said many times, would you go to your favorite restaurant, and if they served you a pile of doo-doo, eat it simply because it’s your favorite restaurant? No, you would send it back and demand the very best, the reason why you are there in the first place.
This is it, ladies and gentlemen. This is the whole reason they made this show. https://t.co/MCRfGCVXz9— The Critical Drinker (@TheCriticalDri2) August 19, 2022
As a woman, I am INSULTED that SHE HULK would in anyway boast that her self control is better than his, or that her “trauma” of professional disrespect is anywhere close to the abuse Bruce endured. https://t.co/nYEMTauQpR— Jean Gentry (@JeanGen09181213) August 18, 2022
Nah, I’m gonna be worse now. pic.twitter.com/g7qFGc2MV6— Sauron – The Dark Lord of Mordor 🔞 (@LordOfBaraddur0) August 19, 2022
Haha this is gold.— 🇺🇸 جبريل Gabe Eltaeb 🇺🇸 (@GabeEltaeb) August 19, 2022
Western women are the most privileged humans with lives of comfort and abundance in the history of the world.
Say what you want, but at least @DCComics had the sense to cancel Batgirl instead of embarrassing themselves with woke feminist trash like this. https://t.co/6yC2zNsfmP
She-hulk episode 1: Jen is better than bruce in every way, men are incompetent or predators. I wish Disney never got the rights to Marvel. They really don’t know what they are doing at all.— itsagundam (@GundamIsHere) August 20, 2022
Disney/Marvel has been dropping the ball a lot lately, but they really REALLY messed up She-Hulk. Comparing how she treats Bruce in the show to this scene from comics is just depressing… pic.twitter.com/g72gA3wCzd— Kevin Bolk (K-Bo.) (@kevinbolk) August 19, 2022
She’s womansplaining right now… https://t.co/9PZRO2Xzfc— SierraWhiskey (@SierraWhiskey9) August 18, 2022
Stunning and brave. https://t.co/mXcM6OV5m0— Eric July (@EricDJuly) August 19, 2022
She-Hulk is levels of cringe that even I couldn’t have imagined. Holy shit, who is this show for?— TheQuartering (Humble Bean Merchant) (@TheQuartering) August 19, 2022
How it started vs how it is going: pic.twitter.com/U8BhoBWx8R— EpicVerse (@EpicVerseStudio) August 19, 2022