The finale of ‘Secret Invasion‘ is finally here and has disappointed the fans. This was the first MCU show with Nick Fury in the lead role. Unfortunately, Samuel L. Jackson’s Nick Fury is receiving an overwhelmingly negative response after the show’s finale.
The show stars Samuel L. Jackson alongside Ben Mendelsohn, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Emilia Clarke, Cobbie Smulders, Don Cheadle, and Killian Scott. In Secret Invasion, Nick Fury returns to Earth to fight the Skrulls, a shapeshifting alien species who plan to invade the planet.
Nick Fury is responsible for the mess as years ago, he offered refuge to Skrulls. He made a deal with them that if they were to help him, he would help them find a new planet to call home, but Nick Fury fails to live up to his part of the deal.
Secret Invasion: Another Marvel Failure?
*spoilers ahead for Secret Invasion*
The entire plot of Secret Invasion was crammed together into 6 episodes. Each episode had multiple plot twists to it which at one point became too difficult to keep track of. Many episodes of Secret Invasion are now some of the lowest-rated episodes in Marvel history.
Episode 6 of Secret Invasion received a critic rating of 13% on Rotten Tomatoes. That isn’t just low in terms of Marvel’s history, it’s one of the lowest-rated episodes in TV History. Secret Invasion even surpassed Marvel’s She-Hulk in terms of disappointment.
The series ends with Humans launching an all-out attack against the Skrulls. Sonya Falsworth offers the now Super-Skrull Gi’ah a deal that would ensure the safety of the Skrulls. Meanwhile, Nick Fury decides to leave the planet and continue working with SABER.
The finale was just a measly 35 minutes long. The fight sequence with the main antagonist, Gravik, was barely 5 minutes. That’s right, Gi’ah and Gravik, who arguably at the moment were the strongest characters in Marvel Universe, get a screen time of only 5 minutes. Now this makes one think, how short Avengers: Endgame would have been if Captain Marvel just showed up in the beginning.
A waste of $220 million?
That was the budget of the miniseries. Considering it is Marvel and that the majority of the money would go into the visual effects, the series was below standards. In one scene, Nick Fury casually jogs through gunfire, and surprisingly with so many guns aimed at him, not a single bullet hits the former S.H.I.E.L.D. director.
Hard to believe this show really had a $220 million budget attached to it.— Victory Reviews (@Vyreviews94) July 26, 2023
It really wasn’t good. I think the overall idea of it was great, but what it turned out to be… not so good.— Preston (@Dripp_Gawd) July 27, 2023
Also, the low-quality CGI makes one think if all the scenes were shot within the confines of a green screen. There won’t be a Season 2 of Secret Invasion as Disney+ has announced it as a miniseries. For a miniseries, the finale ended with so many questions unanswered.
Well superheroes suck now…have for some time now especially since End Game… I’m glad people are now seeing them for what they are… just toys. No creativity.— WhatsTheCode (@_WhatsTheCode_) July 27, 2023
The most baffling part of it all is that Nick Fury decides to leave the planet when the Skrulls need him the most. With Secret Invasion stirring up a storm online among netizens, it will be interesting to see how fans react to future Marvel projects.
Meh. Marvel plays everything close to the chest. I don’t see it as closure but a piece of the puzzle for the bigger picture. It was a limited series for a reason. That’s how I view it.— Rafael Antonio Palacios (@rafo_waffle) July 27, 2023
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