It’s no “secret” that SECRET INVASION is a slow-burn where the characters and the show are still searching for their identity. Mostly, the show is a political espionage thriller lacking any real thrill.
Despite the lack of excitement, it’s glorious to see Samual L. Jackson return as Nick Fury reciting lines with a full snarl like, “Even when I’m out, I’m in.” That alone is a reason for me to continue watching another subpar edition of the MCU. Also, the ability of the skrulls to hide their faces in plain sight is a fascinating plot. It allows the creators to make a mini-series where we can’t trust the characters because they may reveal themselves as somebody else MISSION IMPOSSIBLE face mask style.
Out of the episodes aired so far, episode two has much more “promise” than episode one. Except for GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 3, the MCU has been in a bit of a funk. I hope in the coming weeks, SECRET INVASION can “invade” Marvel fans to become a dark thriller to rejoice over.
It’s available on Disney+.