Ms. Marvel (2022)

The fangirl to superhero pipeline is strong in the Marvel universe debut of the first Muslim superhero, Kamala Khan.

Like most teenagers, Khan (played by Iman Vellani) is struggling to find out where she truly belongs, and with her somewhat strict parents. But unlike most teenagers, her high school woes are only made worse by her super powers. 

Ms. Marvel is not just about coming to terms with superhero deeds, but about family dynamics, beautifully capturing the transitional point in life where one can see their parents as multidimensional — and sometimes flawed — humans. What are house rules to someone who is able to travel through interdimensional realms?  Luckily for Khan, her parents are given room to grow and adjust to her newfound independence.

Review by May Gezahegn


Iman Vellani

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Blockbusters, Family, MADE Better, Muslim Stories, Women's Stories

Canadian connection

Iman Vellani is a Pakistani-born Canadian actress