Following their blockbuster performance in the entertainment business with Bad Boys For Life in 2020, filmmaker pair Adil El Arbi and Billal Fallah joined Marvel Studios to direct Ms. Marvel. As they took on the MCU’s first Pakistani hero and one of Marvel’s youngest major characters, it felt like a match made in heaven.
Only two episodes have been made available for review, but they are fantastic. So far, there isn’t much of a plot. At the moment, it’s as much a coming-of-age narrative as it is a superhero origin story. But we cannot overlook the fact that the story isn’t just about a superhero, it is much more. It tries to perfectly balance the action and just the right amount of family drama, which truly makes it even more relatable.
Ms. Marvel contains just the right amount of Family Drama
Adil El Arbi and Bilall Fallah were recently interviewed by Gizmodo about adding their characteristic explosive flare to the long-awaited adaptation of Sana Amanat’s Marvel comic. Despite the incredible action the series also portrays personal family drama that might move one to tears. One of the hardest scenes to watch, because it feels too real, is definitely the moment when Kamala gets in trouble with her parents. When asked about the Directors’ personal experience that helped them amazingly portray the tense situation involving Kamala and her parents, Bilall Fallah stated –
“When I was young, you know I went out and my mother caught me in the middle of the night. All the stuff—all these things are so relatable and also that [common] conflict because my parents are traditional Moroccan and I’m young and I wanted to do that. So all that stuff was very relatable and personal to me. But just like in my life journey, chasing my dream, my family and my friends supported me. And it’s what you see, I think, in this TV show that the family and friends are the real superpowers of Kamala Khan. And she has to go deep into her roots to really understand from where she is and who she is.”
Kamala Khan, Ms. Marvel, is of Pakistani origin and resides in Jersey City with her family. She comes from a strict household that does not support anything that goes against their moral code. This boosts the show’s relatability factor, especially for people who come from similar familial backgrounds. Ms. Marvel is set to be a fun-filled journey into how Kamala Khan grows up to become the hero she admires, while also delving into typical coming-of-age themes like teen romance and drama.
New episodes of Ms. Marvel release every Wednesday on Disney+.
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Source – Gizmodo