The following is a preview of Episode 3 of Ms. Marvel. If there''s one thing the MCU can often struggle with, it''s balancing its tones. MCU movies have evolved to mostly be heavy on comedy, to the point where some of the most serious moments are undershadowed by a dismal quip. However, in order for that tonal shift to work, there must be effective balance.
Ms. Marvel, the most recent Disney Plus show, uses this line quite gracefully. It never feels like a jarring moment when things change from a lighter moment to a more intense one because the show grew up early on. It excels in having both lighter and darker elements, while putting emphasis on each other''s relationships above everything else.
Ms. Marvel is a whole light tone, with a lot of goofiness in the humor. Kamala Khan is an awkward teenage girl, and she responds to situations perfectly as a teenager would, which is part of the charm of the program. On the other hand, the serious moments come off as even more serious because of her reaction, because the audience is quite aware that Kamala is still a kid, and when she''s scared or upset, it''s much more impactful.
Ms. Marvel focuses on its characters, which is always a clever writing choice. Rather than getting overwhelmed in complicated plot details, she prefers to keep the tone balanced because exploring character dynamics can lead to a variety of situations, such as a lighter moment or a heavier one. The shift doesn''t feel like a forced change, but in reality it''s like the normal progression of the situation.
The plot is divided into sections of the show, as well as the cultural aspects that it focuses on, and allows for a fun and light time with these characters before things come to an end. Both the comical moments and the serious moments are heartfelt. A lot of this is related to the development of Kamala, who is well known for their heritage and religion, and it makes it clear that this program is designed for individuals who share Muslim and Pakistani culture. Although it does not move the plot forward necessarily, it allows for
Quite a number of Marvel movies and shows are in the trap of writing characters to be too "quippy" to the point where they don''t even feel like real people anymore because they make a thin remark every five seconds and are unable to sit in a moment. Obviously, these characters aren''t actually real, and although they are generally reluctant to, they''ll never fully feel as real people. It''s important to remember that when they''re all written as witty jokesters who can
Ms. Marvel is able to avoid this by making its characters and world feel quite realistic and lived-in in a variety of superhero media. It''s easy to get these close encounters with Kamala as she experiences one moment in history, and the next time that something unexpected or dramatic has happened. It''s also easier to get this feeling mixed with those comedic elements. As long as the show continues to maintain this tone balance, it is on track to be one of the Marvel projects in a very long time.