Why Jessica Jones is the #MeToo superhero we need

Netflix’s Jessica Jones season 2 review Krysten Ritter is the standout in tired formula

It seems following the success of inspiring film Wonder Woman and with the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements shifting the paradigms, people have felt empowered to identify their own personal Kilgrave and, as the saying goes, give him what for.

Ritter, with her leather jacket and combat boots, personifies righteous rage very well, but even she can't overcome some of the stilted dialogue and dragging pace of the first few episodes.

RITTER: (As Jessica Jones) And I always deal with threats head-on, meaning I punch them in the head until they're unconscious. And this season, we've got a heaping helping of everything you could want, every Wednesday on Alpha.

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As episode 7, "AKA I Want Your Cray Cray" reveals, Alisa Jones survived the tragic auto crash that killed Jessica's father and brother, only she was injured much, much, worse than Jessica, requiring five whole years of IGH treatments to fix the significant burns to her body. It doesn't necessarily matter that the narrative is strung together from seemingly disparate threads, or that pitting Jessica against her evil twin toes the line of cliché.

The Marvel series stars Krysten Ritter as the titular Jones, a former superhero who starts her own detective agency. Whenever she's throwing men through walls or engaging in fisticuffs, her character is dissolved into conventional Captain America territory, with the first season's emphasis on mind manipulation far exceeding any action sequence. Anytime she's on screen, even when she's dealing with subpar writing or silly ninja plots, I'm engaged. The closer she gets to the truth of her origins, the more she questions her sense of self.

It's hard to believe that it was ever just going to be a one-off.

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Rachael Taylor and Krysten Ritter attend "Jessica Jones" Season 2 New York Premiere at AMC Loews Lincoln Square, March 7, 2018 in New York City. She's finding out more about her past, too - a requisite for any tale in the Marvel universe. As in Season One, the most important element of "Jessica Jones" is Jessica. We'll see more of that before the episode ends.

What do the Jessica Jones Season 2 reviews say? Jessica can't continue on this path indefinitely - because she would destroy herself, and because viewers would get exhausted of it and stop watching - but it's still striking to witness a series dare itself to bottom out in this way. Her angry ball-throwing speech about what she's been through was one of the best bits from the trailer and it didn't disappoint in the show either. But Max calls her bluff, guessing that when push comes to shove, Trish won't want to expose herself as a celebrity victim.

Thanks to the events of The Defenders, Jessica's NY now understands the prevalence of super-powered individuals among them. While Jess remains in place at the outset, the new season forges ahead on other fronts, notably the mysterious IGH, which had something to do with her powers, and the special gifts of the other "powered". Like Jessica said, all she sees now when she looks at Trish is the person who killed her mother.

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Despite all this, Jessica isn't exactly what most people would think of as one of the new faces of feminism. Jessica Jones is a hero, even though she often feels powerless.

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