film / tv / substack / social media / lists / web / celeb / pajiba love / misc / about / cbr
film / tv / substack / web / celeb

secretinvasion5.jpeg

Watch: 'Secret Invasion' May Be the Series that Gets Marvel Back on Track

By Dustin Rowles | TV | April 3, 2023 |

By Dustin Rowles | TV | April 3, 2023 |


secretinvasion5.jpeg

I am not a diehard fan of Marvel (or DC), but like your average filmgoer, I’ll watch if they’re good. Or if they can get me excited enough to think they are good. I never missed one until Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, and then I missed Thor: Love and Thunder and Black Panther 2 and Ant-Man. Basically, I haven’t seen a Marvel film since Spider-Man: No Way Home, either because I didn’t find them intriguing or because the reviews were middling to bad.

I had likewise stuck with all the Marvel series, too, until Moon Knight, which I quit midway through. I thought I might have been done with Marvel series, too, but She-Hulk brought me back in, and I still love it. And that’s the thing: This far into the MCU, give me a show or a movie that stands alone. I’ve fallen behind. I have no interest in catching up. If you want me — the average viewer of comic-book movies and television shows — to watch, don’t make me do any homework.

Secret Invasion looks like it may require some homework, but fortunately, I’ve seen Captain Marvel, so I at least know who some of these characters are. That doesn’t mean I have any idea whatsoever what’s going on in Secret Invasion, but the trailer — and the presence of Olivia Colman and Emilia Clarke — are reason enough for me to at least give it a shot. That’s more than I can say for Quantumania.

Marvel Studios’ Secret Invasion is streaming June 21 on Disney+.