The premiere of Marvel’s Inhumans is nearly upon fans, but fans may want to think twice before the pay up for an IMAX ticket. The embargo for the show's reviews just ended, and they are a bit on the brutal side.
As you can see below, sites like IGN and Digital Spy have put up their reviews of Inhumans. The series, which has garnered some toxic press ahead of its premiere, is being panned for its visual effects and wooden performances.
Of course, fans will have the chance to decide their own feelings about Inhumans once it hits IMAX theaters tomorrow. The show’s cast has asked fans to reserve their judgements for themselves on more than one occasion.
“We are kind of just loosely based on the comics,” Ken Leung, who plays Karnak, told press at a TCA event.
“The source of some of the mixed reactions to the little that people have seen so far [is] that a lot of people love the comics, they have been around for decades and it remains to be seen how people will accept something that is its own iteration of something that’s already beloved.”
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Marvel’s The Inhumans debuts in IMAX Theaters Friday, September 1st, followed by its premiere on ABC on Friday, September 29th.
"Marvel’s Inhumans is the latest entry in the ever-growing Marvel Cinematic Universe, but this new TV show doesn’t live up to the usual Marvel standard. The Inhumans are a secret society of superpowered people who live on the moon, and while that is admittedly a weird concept, it’s not what holds the show back. It’s the crummy costumes, wooden dialogue and all-around dull delivery of the material.
The story follows the Inhuman royal family of Black Bolt, Medusa, and the rest as they rule Attilan - a hidden city on the moon - until a military coup forces to them go on the run to Earth down below. 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. Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., the show that first introduced the idea of an Inhuman and which this new show has the thinnest of connections, earned its fans with a quick wit and some slick spy high jinks, whereas Inhumans has no firm tone or personality, it just globs along from one scene to the next." - IGN
"The early buzz for Marvel's latest TV outing, Inhumans, has been pretty toxic, with a backlash to early promotional images and footage – director Roel Reiné even part-apologised for the first trailer – and tales of awkward encounters between the creative team and a negative press.
At this stage, it feels as though some are almost willing the show to fail, which is unfair. But, ultimately, the hard truth is that if you were hoping for Inhumans to defy expectations and prove the haters wrong, then you're going to come away disappointed." - Digital Spy
"The latest series from Marvel arrives with a deafening fanfare: the first two episodes pitch up on IMAX screens for two weeks. Seamlessly stitched together and presented as ‘the first chapter’, it’s a helluva way to introduce the world to the first ever live-action series about Marvel’s Inhuman Royal Family.
It’s just a shame it’s such a massive letdown. That’s perhaps not surprising. There has been dissent from fan quarters ever since we first glimpsed the actors in costume. Then, when the first footage was released, fans grumbled about that too. They picked predominantly on Medusa’s hair which didn’t satisfy the criteria for how they felt it should look or move. For those that don’t know, Medusa’s power is in her hair – she can move it as if it’s a bunch of extra tentacle-like limbs. Get that wrapped around your throat and you’re a goner." - Fandom
"On paper, Inhumans feels like the answer to much of what ails Marvel Television. As opposed to its larger-than-life cinematic counterpart, Marvel’s live-action TV unit has felt like a paradox - with Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and Agent Carter, these series both live in a world full of wondrous superheroes... yet are defined largely by the absence of any of these budget-heavy superpowers. But with Inhumans, that perception looked ready to change, as Stan Lee and Jack Kirby’s wild and eccentric Royal Family of Attilan will finally make their grand debut on IMAX screens Thursday evening.
Well, at least it looked grand on paper.
The more people involved in any creative production, the more likely you are to wash out any sort of voice or style in a production. But in Inhumans, which already would be a weird, tough sell to really deliver that Kirby-esque strangeness, the final product feels aimless and bleached-out, with its network television sensibilities and budget feels self-consciously evident. And given that viewers will be able to see a quarter of the entire series beginning this week at IMAX, there’s not a lot of room for showrunner Scott Buck and company to maneuver to give this Game of Thrones-lite series its necessary punch." - Newsarama