She-Hulk bags a near-perfect Rotten Tomatoes score despite previous backlash
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She-Hulk is shaping up to be the series of the summer, despite the superhero's shaky first appearance.
We all know first looks can be deceiving, particularly when those first looks are some fairly dodgy CGI mock-ups of a fan favourite character.
But, despite She-Hulk's questionable first appearance, the new Disney+ series dropped today, 17 August, and has some pretty decent reviews.
Check out the trailer below:
She-Hulk follows Jennifer Walters (Tatiana Maslany), an accomplished lawyer and cousin of Bruce Banner (Mark Ruffalo).
Jennifer needs a blood transfusion and her cousin, the Hulk himself, is only too happy to help.
But that transfusion does more than just revive Jennifer's dwindling health, it gives her powers only few can imagine; mainly turning green and being super strong when she's angry.
Not going to lie. Fiona looks like a better She-hulk than She-Hulk pic.twitter.com/MAAhtxSSfe— 𝚏 𝚒 𝚍 𝚎 𝚕 (@fidelasincastro) May 18, 2022
Unwitting professional gets new powers and has to calibrate their life sounds like a tried and tested plot right?
And it seems to have worked, with the series getting a strong 87 percent on the Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer on its first day of release.
But, the series wasn't always a well-reviewed Disney frontrunner, with many bashing initial looks at the project because of, well, its looks.
Fans quickly took to Twitter to comment on the trailer shortly after its release, with one saying: "It's hard for me to give She-Hulk any slack for the CGI when these MCU shows have movie budget. She-Hulk is 10 episodes with $10-15mill to spend per episode. That's enough of a budget to make a green lady look legit."
While what we can only assume is a Shrek fan added: "Not going to lie. Fiona looks like a better She-hulk than She-Hulk."
Following the backlash the show was said to be developing its CGI, releasing a new and improved image of She-Hulk in a silver dress.
But fans still weren't impressed, with one writing: "Don't see any improvement on the VFX here. I don't understand why Marvel/Disney don't allow their VFX artist to work properly and put the budget to do so. They have the money, they have the talent but still prefer to do quick buck out of low budget series."
While another wrote: "I feel bad for marvel's VFX workers."
Even so, it seems like the film's CGI can't be that bad because the critic consensus for the series is in and it's overwhelmingly positive.
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