‘Ms. Marvel’ Episode 4 REVIEW: The World Gets Undeniably Bigger for Kamala
An entry that is a drastic shift in the youthful and comedic tone for the series thus far, we see Kamala uncover the mystery of her heritage, and how that connects to the powers that she has discovered in her; this is our Ms. Marvel Episode 4 review.
For the series’ first three episodes, there has been a meticulous balance of the comedic, vibrant, and youthful qualities that have defined the character’s experience thus far, and her origins in the world of Marvel superheroes.
She has been a character confronting her own ever-changing reality in what seems like a million ways, and it has been an adventure that has truly encapsulated an MCU origin that is quite unlike any that has come before it.
Ms. Marvel Episode 4 continues the same trajectory for the character but presents a very interesting shift in the story as Bisha K. Ali and the creative team take Kamala to the discovery of her roots in Pakistan
This isn’t just where the story becomes more clear to Kamala- and, in conjunction, the audience- but this is the installment that seems to more poignantly make real the world of superheroism.
What may be a small spoiler, but not really, is that this episode marks the arrival of Red Dagger and the entire vigilante collective that he is a part of, with the heritage of these powers, and the Noor, being more thoroughly explained.
There are parts of this episode that feel rushed or mishandled; suffering from some poor writing decisions that seem more plot-oriented than anything else.
But it is the continued creativity of the filmmakers that make the story engaging nonetheless; with some of the characters feeling underdeveloped simply due to the inescapable break-neck speeds that the story is forced to travel.
The fourth episode of Ms. Marvel begins to show that the series isnt perfect after all, perhaps containing the most flaws of any installment thus far, but it still exists alongside some of the most interesting and engaging series of MCU’s history.