Trailer: Marvel’s Inhumans looks like the most underwhelming thing ever shot on IMAX


The Inhumans was supposed to be a major MCU milestone, bringing the mysterious, magical kingdom of Attilan to the big screen. The people of Attilan are mutated with Terrigen Mist, which can unlock superpowers and change a person’s appearance. Their leader, Black Bolt, is a stoic king whose voice could destroy an entire city if he spoke.

Well, instead of a feature film, Marvel decided to give the Inhumans their own TV show. The pilot episode, however, would be shot on IMAX and shown on big screens as part of the premier.

Here’s your first look at The Inhumans. Prepare to be underwhelmed, true believers!

Marvel's Inhumans - Official Trailer 1

Ugh. Where are the big, boisterous Jack Kirby flourishes in blocking and design? Where’s the snappy Shakespearian Stan Lee dialogue? Why do none of the characters look like deformed yet lovable oddballs? Save for Lockjaw (the awesome giant dog) this looks awful! And boring! Like a community theater’s not-good stage production of The Inhumans.

Rather than a mystical land of mutants and monsters, Attilan looks like a bland tech company campus somewhere in the Silicon Valley. (TerriGen-O: Developing gene-based mutation solutions through responsive platforms for Web 2.0.) Given the flat imagery and plain compositions, shooting this in IMAX seems like a last-ditch effort to get butts in seats and get people’s eyes on the program. It’s like projecting one of the lesser TED talks in IMAX--you’re better off watching it on your laptop, or really just not at all.

Compounding the misery of this first trailer, Scott Buck is the showrunner for Inhumans. Buck is best known for ruining Dexter in its final seasons, and for making an infuriatingly boring Iron Fist show on Netflix.

I fear Attilan is doomed.

What do you think of this? Are you excited by Marvel’s Inhumans? If you answered yes, are you f**king high? Let us know in the comments.

[via The Verge]
Hubert Vigilla
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