SECRET INVASION featured a literal bang when its long-awaited and highly anticipated Marvel story about Agent Nick Fury’s (Samuel L. Jackson) returns to earth. It was a premier fraught with confusion, controversy, complaints, and unexpected death. 

It is a battle between Fury and the Skrulls. This storyline has been in the making for quite some time. Both DISNEY and Marvel brought back the entire team to take on these rebellious aliens. The question in everyone’s minds, especially for Fury fans…is whether he is up to the task after so long an absence. RESURRECTION definitely put him in his place. It is, indeed, a dark, somber journey about to begin. 

There were moments of humor, sarcasm, and well-choreographed, intense fight scenes. It just took too long to get there. Tighter editing and less “talky-talky” would have helped. I get that Fury has aged. Every character does not have to mention this obvious fact. And less alley, late at night walking would have also helped. Moscow rolls up its sidewalks pretty early in the evening. 

The opening credits offered a bleak look into the future. Especially for the artists. Were the producers making a statement or just being coy using AI animation? It was a blurred, blatant picture both on screen and off. Is this a sign of the future? Inquiring, creative minds want to know. 

SECRET INVASION only has five more episodes to go, but I have a feeling I need to hang on tight because “everyone I thought I knew or trusted is not who they say they were.” And the existence of humanity is about to be turned upside down. 

SECRET INVASION is available to stream on Disney+.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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