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Count Dante

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Subj: Re: Inhumans
Posted: Mon Oct 02, 2017 at 04:56:45 pm EDT (Viewed 54 times)
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It was adequate at best. The entire Inhuman family is depowered for TV. The actor playing Maximus is good. I enjoyed Gorgon more than I thought I would. The actress portraying Crystal is so close to Jack Kirby's original artwork. Facially, not costume wise. Which is very cool. And I liked her performance as a young, naïve princess. Lockjaw was the best thing about the show.
But it failed to engage me in so many ways. Medusa's always been my favorite Inhuman. Her head getting shaved is annoying. Any seasoned fan of the character, let alone the mass audience, never got a chance to see what an important part of her power set her follicles truly are. So, why should anyone care she had them shaved? Now she's just one of hundreds of generic action heroines on TV. The actor playing Black Bolt is in a tough position. To his credit he tried to emote without voice a good performance, but, I don't think it really came across well. Somewhat Charlie Chaplin comical. Not even sure if Karnak's powers were ever properly explained or established before now losing them. Triton didn't do much. The audience is expected to care about what happened to him on the Royal Family's general concern. The lower caste alpha primitive's were even more generic than their comic counterparts. There was something intimidating about the fact they all looked the same in the comic. Now they're just dull, lower class people like me.
I don't think the budget is anywhere near big enough to display their true abilities, either. One reason they are depowered and Medusa lost her hair, I'm guessing.
The show is not even DVR worthy up against Z-Nation in my eyes let alone making time to watch it in the future if I were to do so. I'll only tune in again if I truly have nothing better to do.

I kind of enjoyed it for what it was. Not the greatest acting talent. Crystal's casting seems a bit too young and her characterization is that of an airhead. But overall, it was entertaining to watch and it borrowed heavily from Jack and Stan's legacy.

Yes, this is a de-powered, made for TV set of Inhumans. Karnak sloppily falling down a hill and getting injured? LOL. Medusa getting her hair cut with a pair of common clippers? LOL.

Yes it's imperfect. But there is worse shows on TV too.




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