The Inhumans have always been one of Marvel's most enduring oddities. A race of genetic outsiders, they live secluded in their island kingdom of Attilan, preferring not to mix with the outside world. Even stranger, their genetic mutations are self-endowed; each Inhuman, as a coming-of-age ritual, endures exposure to the Terrigen Mists, a strange substance that imparts unearthly powers--some extraordinary, some monstrous. But now the kingdom of Attilan is under attack from without and within. Can the Royal Family, led by Black Bolt, repel the foreign invaders who blast at their outer defenses, as well as the internal threat of Black Bolt's insane brother, Maximus the Mad? This popular series takes a classic Marvel cast of characters, and infuses it with a modern sensibility that includes international politics and an awareness of class systems. Dark and grimly compelling, the "Inhumans" is one story that won't be forgotten any time soon.Written by
I'm sure this show wasn't cheap to make, but it has the look and feel of a show with a limited budget. If you think of any of the above-average shows on SyFy Channel during the 2000s, you'll get the right idea for both the feel of it and the quality. It's decent entertainment, with decent actors, delivering somewhat poorly written dialogue. The story is a good one. A good setup with great potential. It's perfectly legitimate to ignore the rage monsters who railed at this show during the early previews. Yes, paying IMAX prices to watch this is insane. It's a mediocre TV pilot. But the rest of us aren't burdened with that critical crutch. If you consider it as just something that aired on network TV (which doesn't have much interesting entertainment these days), then it's a solid start. I suspect people who know the characters from the comics will like this a little more because there's less confusion over what's going on. I didn't need anything explained because I already know the Inhumans pretty well. If you don't read the comics, your mileage may vary.
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