Ms. Marvel is not particularly earth-shattering. It doesn’t deal with the end of the world and only barely with the greater MCU (although there is a decent bit of ‘how the world changes with superheroes in it, like Ant-Man’s podcast and Avengercon).
What it is though? A awful lot of fun. Iman Vellani as Kamala Khan is just an absolute delight and really looks like she had a great time in the role. The whole supporting cast is great as well, especially Kamala’s family and friends Bruno and Nakia.
Kamala Khan: [whispers] I’m a super hero.
[She runs off gleefully]
I really enjoyed this. Especially when it leaned into the Muslim + Pakistani culture and the family dynamics of the whole thing.
Sheikh Abdullah: I don’t need anyone on my side. I’m not even concerned if God is on my side as long as I am on His side. God is always right.
Agent Deever: I don’t have time for Quranic quotes. Excuse me.
Sheikh Abdullah: Actually, that was Abraham Lincoln.
The big fights and greater threats were kind of cheesey and didn’t mesh as well (especially the big showpiece in the final episode), but the down to earth human parts of being a teenager superhero? Awesome.
It’s so hard to rank these any more, since there’s just so much to love in the MCU. I think Ms. Marvel ends up pretty squarely in the middle of the pack… but I’d still say it’s worth a watch. Onward.