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Marvel’s first Muslim superhero evokes Nickelodeon’s youth series

As a fan of comic books, it is astonishing to find that we live in an age where American movie studios are spending millions of dollars not only on famous superheroes but also on lesser known characters like Moon Knight or the recently launched Ms. Marvel. The latter is such a new character that he first appeared in comics only in 2013, and since then it has become clear that he is one of the most famous superheroes among the younger generation. Kamala Khan is the first South Asian and Muslim superhero in Marvel history, and perhaps many Marvel fans can recognize his character as he is himself a huge Avengers fanatic.

In the comics, Kamala Khan is a teenage girl from New Jersey with Pakistani ancestors in a strict Muslim household. His biggest hobbies are that he admires superheroes, makes fan fiction about them, and dreams that one day he might be like Captain Marvel. Then, as a result of a major global event, it turned out that she had superpowers, and the girl who wanted to be a superhero in world life finally did.

Kamala’s story is quite different from the well-known clichés about superheroes because the most famous characters have a sad, tragic and almost shocking background one after another, and they become heroes who either didn’t want to be at all or simply didn’t. I don’t have anyone to follow yet. In that sense, Ms. Marvel is a Generation Z superhero for whom Iron Man, Captain Marvel, or the Hulk is just as basic as everyone else. And you’re a fan who starts screaming happily when you see, say, Thor, somehow the way teens see Chris Hemsworth half-naked.

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The quality of the Marvel series running on Disney+ is pretty hectic based on dozens of productions. There are some really cool and innovative ideas out there like WandaVision or Loki, but there have also been some strong side shots. What it’s all about is that almost none of them have a definite visual style, every Marvel series looks as if only the post-crew scenes from a Marvel movie have been shredded for 6-8 episodes. And it’s not just the series, it’s the movies, for example, Sam Raimi’s Doctor Strange 2 manages to break out of a thousand-foot-long Marvel movie by getting more rough and terrifying and allowing the director to be freer than Disney. . from other colleagues. The mediocre visual performance of Marvel productions is just getting more and more impressive, which is why Ms. Marvel’s creators are being praised.

Based on one part of the series, it finally dares to be a little different from the others. Colorful, scary, and almost clown, the first part begins with a great stop-motion, animated introduction in which the title character tells the Avengers story with his home-made narrative. Visually, it can be likened to Scott Pilgrim, because as the scenes take place, animated graphics appear on the walls of the houses in the background, the scenery is constantly changing and the comments here and there reflect what is happening.

It finally looks really the way one would imagine comic book adaptations.

Kamala Khan played Bakan-born Iman Filani, a newcomer who turns out to be a Marvel fan at the time of choosing the character he played. Compared to Villanie’s first role, she’s so charming, cute, and glamorous in her role that there’s more character and life in any of her dialogues than Brie Larson was able to play Captain Marvel.

Young Kamala lives in a strict Muslim home in New Jersey that doesn’t suit her so much that she has a passion for superheroes, creates fan fiction, and has every desire to dress up as Captain Marvel at a Comic-Con event. His best friend is also a nerd, Bruno (Matt Lintz), who according to the first part is his only high school buddy alongside another Muslim girl. Kamala is a somewhat disingenuous, dreamy, perhaps a bit clumsy, any girl who used to be dressed up by cool local men and chicks in American movies and school series.

It’s not enough that you can’t fit in at school, and even the teachers themselves have noticed, the situation is not easy at home either. Her mother is a strict Muslim woman who fears her teenage daughter is out of the night and modern Western values, and her brother is deeply religious, and her father prefers not to contradict his wife. This is the family dynamic that makes the series so interesting: we see in the life of an American immigrant Muslim family where the parents still live by their old values, but one of the children actually wants to be very American. This contrast gives up a lot of drama, and I swear it’s refreshing to finally see such a baseline, because a production like this hasn’t really been made yet, at least not so much in the mainstream genre.

It’s important to note that Ms. Marvel is clearly intended for teens, although I think adults can enjoy it too. It’s a bit like the 2000s youth series on Nickelodeon, like Clarissa and Pete and Little Pete or Kenan and Kel, it was made for a lot of money, it looks nicer, and not all of the scenes were recorded in an in-house studio. Surprisingly, however, is that the CGI and computer tricks that have been criticized in Doctor Strange (and in all Marvel productions over the past year or two) are scandalous here, too. I mean, it’s not the simple background animations on the NJ firewalls, but the superhero parts.

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In the comics, Ms. Marvell is an inhuman (inhuman) and has the ability to extend, transform, and shape her body in any way like Mr. Fantastic in Fantastic Four. This is the point that the creators have radically rewritten, and for a specific reason, but it is very complex, complex and completely uninteresting for fans of non-comic books I link this article hereThen read on for anyone very interested in this.

The point is that Kamala gains superpowers thanks to the tool that we already saw in detail in the first episode as well as in the previews. This is how you use your ability, but it looks so bad and crazy that I honestly don’t understand what’s going to happen at Disney. We see practically nothing but a few purple dots that flicker off the screen occasionally, falling off the screen as if a 6-year-old was drawing a mustache for the Mona Lisa.

Compared to the fact that the comic character himself could not really comprehend, the series fell significantly. It’s nice to finally see a story that is all at once rooted, but tied to the Marvel universe with a thousand themes. In addition, with Islamic calligraphy, manufacturers have introduced a foundation that can cause a lot of interesting complications.

serious damage to The highly sensitive Internet acceleration began to record the string everywhere in an orderly manner, some because of the exaggerated feminist messages (specifically, I didn’t even see a spark for that in the first part), and some because the series vomits Christian values ​​with Muslim characters. I only saw one example of this when Kamala’s mother wouldn’t let her daughter go to Comic Conra (AvengersCon in the series) because her superhero hat was too tight for her. I hope this is not what Internet trolls think given Christian values.

It’s not just that Ms. Marvel doesn’t just come to the fans as evidenced by the distribution of votes: there are a great deal of ratings for better and worse, on the basis of which we can see two camps fighting. The According to a Forbes article Otherwise, the series behind the streaming sounds is the one that’s supposed to be from the series

  • The protagonist is a Muslim girl,
  • The protagonist is of Pakistani origin,
  • For a younger audience
  • It doesn’t exactly follow the world of comics.

The same thing happened with Captain Marvel, who was also announced as the first heroine, Marvel, as many people began to feel that they wanted to push women down the throat in men’s society again, and began to hit him hard. very.

It was superfluous, however, because while Captain Marvel is a really weak and completely featureless movie about a soulless Brie Larson, Mrs. Marvel is a fascinating and in some places hilarious high school tale about a South Asian girl who suddenly finds herself He was a few degrees closer to his role model than he thought.

But the same thing happened with the Eternals, after it turned out that LGBTQ+ characters were appearing in it, and there was a major downside as well as the fact that the movie wasn’t really good.

The series will soon be available in Hungary, where the local Disney+ service will officially launch on June 14.