‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’ Season 1: Ending, Explained – Is KEVIN The Real MCU Villain?
“She-Hulk: Attorney At Law” is finally over. After seven painfully horrifying episodes and a decent episode (with Charlie Cox’s Daredevil), creator Jessica Gao and director Kat Coiro managed to bring down the curtain on this wreckage. But, hey, we’re supposed to talk about it critically. So let’s do that. In last week’s episode, after months of using Daredevil in marketing, Matt Murdock showed up to portray Luke Jacobson (Griffin Matthews). Why? Because Jennifer Walters’ (Tatiana Maslany) client Leapfrog (Brandon Stanley) accused Luke of giving her a faulty suit. Matt won the case, bonded with Jennifer, and then they teamed up to take down Leapfrog when he kidnapped Luke and forced him to make a new costume. Later at the Gala, Jennifer’s sex tape (with Josh) was leaked by the Intelligencia, causing her to go on a rampage.
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Jennifer goes to Emil Blonsky’s resort to relax
Episode 9 of ‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’ opens with a tribute to 1978’s ‘The Incredible Hulk’ TV series and basically wraps up the entire miniseries, right up to the gala debacle. . Jennifer wakes up in the DODC (Department of Damage Control) prison, revealing that she was dreaming about it all and showing us how the writers and directors could have cleverly presented the exhibit all this time. Mallory Book (Renée Elise Goldsberry), Nikki Ramos (Ginger Gonzaga) and Pug (Josh Segarra) enter the room. Pug says he reached out to Bruce (Mark Ruffalo) regarding this whole situation. When Jennifer starts talking about how they have to identify each person who hacked into her private information, Mallory tells her that nothing will happen until she accepts the plea deal. And the deal is that Jennifer has to wear the Inhibitor so she doesn’t turn into She-Hulk.
Jennifer takes the deal, puts on the inhibitor, and heads to her parents. She gets fired by GLK and H. She sees how the media portrays her as a freak and camps around her house to get information from her. His lack of a job and the constant media attention forced him to sell this house and return to live with his parents. But that doesn’t stop him from looking into the Intelligencia and the mastermind behind everything that went wrong in his life. Nikki suggests she should try superpowered methods to deal with these guys. However, Jennifer says she will only pursue them legally. She tries to get in touch with Bruce and Emil Blonsky (Tim Roth), but they appear to be out of cell range. So, Jennifer packs her bags and heads to Emil’s resort in order to take a mental health break.
‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law’ quits, literally.
Nikki takes an old video from Jennifer’s college years and puts it on the Intelligencia website to trick someone into giving her the physical address of where these sick men meet. And one of the directors falls in love with hook, line and sinker and gives said address. Nikki realizes she can’t get into this congregation because Intelligencia obviously hates women, and her closeness to Jennifer will expose her ulterior motives. So she recruits Pug because he won’t look like a spy. Pug is not ready for work because he cannot act misogynistic and hateful (men should aspire to be like Pug). But Nikki tells her to do it for Jennifer’s sake so they can catch the HulkKing and prosecute him for ruining Jennifer’s life. Pug holds his own pretty well until Todd (Jon Bass) shows up. For a second, he thinks Todd is going to fire him because he’s Jennifer’s co-worker. Instead, he welcomes her.
Pug makes Todd talk about the Intelligencia, and he continues to blurt out that he’s the founder of the website and that he’s the HulkKing. Jennifer learns that Blonsky is attending some sort of private event at the station. Turns out he gives speeches to the Intelligencia as the Abomination. Pug is understandably shocked by this revelation, as is Jennifer when she walks into the session. Nikki bursts in and tells Jennifer to leave the compound because they are at an Intelligencia meeting. Todd pulls out the syringe full of Jennifer’s She-Hulk blood and – after giving a half-baked speech about gaining the power to be the Hulk – injects it into his hand and turns her into the Hulk. Titania (Jameela Jamil) and Bruce crash the meeting. Abomination tries to save Jennifer from Todd-Hulk and the Intelligencia. Bruce begins to fight the Abomination. That’s when the miniseries literally comes to a halt, switches to the Disney+ selection screen, and She-Hulk jumps off her panel in the “Marvel: Assembled” show.
‘She-Hulk: Attorney At Law Episode 9: Ending Explained – Is KEVIN supposed to be Kevin Feige?
She-Hulk walks into Marvel Studios and goes to the writers room to talk about the messy fight sequence. They say it’s not up to them because something called KEVIN makes the decisions for them, thus alluding to Kevin Feige, the CEO of Marvel Studios. When the guards try to stop her, she fights back and reaches the room where KEVIN is. And, no, it’s not Feige. It’s actually an AI, and its name stands for Knowledge Enhanced Visual Interconnectivity Nexus. KEVIN tells Jennifer to return to her normal form because the visual effects artists have moved on to a new project. The “Black Panther” theme (a movie shot for its VFX) plays briefly on this track, and it made me want to physically vomit on my screen. But since I like my laptop more than this absolutely disgusting show that looks at VFX artists working for Marvel after they’ve thoroughly exploited them, I didn’t.
Jennifer and KEVIN have a long conversation about the repetitiveness and boredom of Marvel merchandise, and she manages to convince the machine to change her show’s ending. She erases the bloody plot and reduces Todd to the sole founder of Intelligencia. She pulls Bruce out of the final battle. She turns Abomination into Emil so he can hold himself accountable. It changes the night setting to day setting. And she also brings Daredevil. KEVIN then sends Jennifer back to her show. She pursues Todd. Emil returns to prison for violating his parole conditions. Jennifer takes Matt to her family lunch. Bruce returns from Sakaar and reveals he has a son named Skaar (Wil Deusner). Jennifer, as She-Hulk, goes to court to confront Todd and Intelligencencia. In the credits, we see Todd in handcuffs and KEVIN reading a She-Hulk comic. In the post-credits, Wong (Benedict Wong) breaks Emil out of jail and takes him to Kamar-Taj.
As mentioned before, the problem with “She-Hulk: Attorney At Law” (the ending and the show) is that he tries to have his cake and eat it too. The intention to do so is not particularly bad. But when the cake is made of garbage and rotting materials, having it and eating it will only give you severe food poisoning, and you will regurgitate it and get sick. It’s a roundabout way of saying that breaking the fourth wall and fixing the problems plaguing Marvel Studios and “She-Hulk” doesn’t fix them. It’s like Marvel Studios via “She-Hulk” is trying to say that the fact that they haven’t done a substantial piece of cinema that can justify themselves since Phase 1 is because they’re building a gag in a miniseries about the Hulk’s cousin. Those bad movies and shows still exist. The market continues to be oversaturated due to the amount of content Marvel and Disney have produced. The visual effects industry continues to be in shambles because of them. That makes said gag infinitely unfunny.
Casting the CEO of Marvel Studios as an AI that produces algorithm-based stories everyone will love would have been hilarious if the last 10-12 Marvel IPs (including “She-Hulk”) hadn’t sounded like something something that had been made by an AI They are devoid of passion, creativity and the basics of cinema. They’re heavily pre-visualized, which often has nothing to do with the actual story or the director’s creative choices. Hence this great difference between the dramatic aspect of a film or a program and its action sequences. The joke about writers and VFX artists would have landed with a “boom” if the latest Marvel projects (again, including “She-Hulk”) hadn’t been riddled with awful dialogue and exposition and if the visuals would’ It looked like a million dollars, which these movies and shows obviously cost to make and earn as well. Instead, it all looks like Marvel’s way of spitting in the faces of writers and VFX artists who have been micromanaged to death by Kevin Feige and his team for a chuckle. That said, this “plot twist” is right about one thing: Kevin is the true villain of the MCU – and the entertainment industry.