MS. MARVEL First Reactions Praise Iman Vellani’s Joyous Kamala Khan

Critical reactions to Ms. Marvel‘s first two episodes are out in the world. And it seems like, for once, everyone can agree on one thing. That universal fact is that Iman Vellani is the MCU’s new star. From our first Ms. Marvel reactions, it sounds like we’re in for a joyful, awkward, and super-relatable few episodes of television. Of course, Ms. Marvel is a fun adventure but also one that holds a lot of importance both inside and outside the MCU. Kamala Khan is the MCU’s first Muslim superhero and the nuance of her story is top-of-mind for many critics.

Iman Vellani as Ms. Marvel/Kamala Khan wearing her super suit and a crown while waving. Ms. Marvel's first critical reactions are out.
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Maryam Ahmad shares a thoughtful thread about the beauty of Iman Vellani’s Kamala Khan but also discusses what would be great to see as the series progresses.

Critic Swara Salih had some powerful thoughts to share as well in his first reactions to Ms. Marvel. Although he too notes that the show could continue to improve, he takes an important look at what we’ve seen so far and where it may fall short of what it could have delivered.

Meanwhile, Rayyan, Editor in Chief of The Cine Geek shares more about Ms. Marvel‘s relatable journey. They echo that although the series hasn’t yet touched on too many hard-hitting topics, they feel a powerful story is being set up for the rest of the show’s episodes.

Several critics named Spider-Man: Homecoming in their reactions, noting that Ms. Marvel carries with it the same kind of youthful exuberance and excitement.

And those qualities make the show incredibly relatable.

And, of course, Iman Vellani sits at the heart of it all.

Not to mention, it sounds like we’re in for a truly iconic soundtrack.

Of course, the Ms. Marvel reactions we’re seeing are only the beginning. Ms. Marvel releases on Disney+ starting on June 8. It will run for six episodes. We can’t wait to see Iman Vellani and the rest of the cast absolutely shine.

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