A few weeks back, an early review that was leaked before the embargo period was up gave us an idea that Marvel’s upcoming Inhumans series was going to be awful.
Okay so aside from the awful trailers, it’s just a review, right?
Well, now another review has officially been released from IGN, and it says the show is awful as well:
This might sound like the MCU’s version of Game of Thrones, and it certainly had the potential to be with its superhero monarchy and plays for power, but the show is a disappointment on every level. The costumes and makeup look like a group of friends decided to do Inhumans cosplay the day before Comic-Con. The royal palace, a main setting, looks like a warehouse on the outside and is full of bland, forgettable spaces on the inside. The clunky dialogue sounds like a first draft, not the sharp material you’d expect from the MCU.
Surely it can be good in IMAX, right? Wrong:
Unfortunately, launching Inhumans as an IMAX movie does more harm than good. The story simply doesn’t have the scope, scale, or polish to make use of such a bold format, and it shows. Even though the IMAX version is supposed to be presented as a movie, it still includes episode recap flashbacks halfway through, making me wonder if the editor didn’t get the memo.
Diet Loki, anyone?
Iwan Rheon’s Maximus is Diet Loki, the jealous, scheming brother of King Black Bolt, but he’s given such insidious dialogue and direction that his motivations are immediately obvious. (Also, there’s one scene in particular where it seems no one on set pointed out that Rheon’s accent was coming through.) The few action scenes we find the characters in are filled with unimpressive visual effects and tepid choreography. Not even Lockjaw, the obscenely cute, giant, teleporting dog is enough to make you want to sit through another episode.
The closing statement of the review:
Inhumans is bad from top to bottom. Try as it might, the show does not live up to the Marvel brand. It is most definitely not worth seeing in IMAX, and I wouldn’t recommend catching it on TV either.
Well. It sounds like we may have the first Marvel disaster on our hands. After all, Iron Fist was at least watchable, wasn’t it?