One think I love about the magical girl genre- at least ones still aimed towards women- is they don’t tear down their predecessors or the cheesy parts of the genre, they celebrate them.
The poses and the dramatic speeches and shit- they know that stuff is silly, but rather than going “ha, OUR magical girls are too COOL and EDGY for that childish shit” they show their characters knowing it’s a cheesy thing magical girls are supposed to do and have them EMBRACE that. They’re shown planning and practicing for it and getting pumped and excited because FUCK YEAH THIS IS FUN.
It’s understood that magical girls are about joy. They’re about being over the top and confident and showing off who you are and making unforgettable introductions and just REVELING IN BEING A HERO.
Modern superhero comics so often have heroes reject the more joyful, cheesy aspects of the genre and tear down those aspects as “childish”- that’s one of the reasons a lot of comics are this joyless experience now, trying to be cooler than thou.
I love that magical girls don’t do that. They don’t try to be like “we are cooler than Sailor Moon and her stupid speeches”. Speeches are great, poses are great, joy is great. Being a hero is fun, being a hero is a performance, and these girls are heroes and they’re going find the joy in that and celebrate that.