The first trailer for Marvel's Inhumans TV series has gone live. And before we go any further, you should probably watch it just so you have context for what people are saying:
So, yeah. It does what it needs to: sets up our major conflict (the Inhumans are a group of superpowered space-dwellers who want to live on Earth, the king's brother is leading a rebellion against him) and introduces us to our main cast.
Unfortunately, initial reactions make it seem like this could be Marvel's first major flop, as Twitter is abuzz with negative comments and criticism. From the poor quality of the costumes (which echoes what people thought when the first promo pics were released (opens in new tab)) to the questionable acting and logical inconsistencies, people by and large are not happy.
I might be projecting because Scott Buck is showrunner, but #Inhumans just looks thoroughly bad. Acting, costumes, cinematography, all bad.June 29, 2017
C'mon. I love the #Inhumans comics but this show looks terrible.June 29, 2017
@Marvel #Inhumans #Marvel #XMen pic.twitter.com/fNu5XvfUV8June 29, 2017
Me watching the #Inhumans trailer. pic.twitter.com/bXxBlYBHr1June 29, 2017
IMAX cameras really show off the majesty/scale of the LA community center where they filmed #Inhumans.June 29, 2017
Viewers also took umbrage at the way the show has portrayed Medusa so far. In the comics, the redhead can control her long locks and they are said to be impossibly strong. She is also, perhaps even more so than king Black Bolt, seen as a leader of her people. In the trailer she's... well, you tell 'em, Twitter.
I am FURIOUS about #inhumans so here we are yelling at 10:30 am pic.twitter.com/NJFcf4bto8June 29, 2017
There are a hundred drag queens Marvel could have hired to create a dramatic Medusa wig that would stay on an actress's head #InhumansJune 29, 2017
so medusa didn’t use her hair AT ALL during the #inhumans trailer so i already know the show is going to suck :/June 29, 2017
A woman who's power is controllable hair"Hold her by her arms" #Inhumans pic.twitter.com/565uGuWGMmJune 29, 2017
If there is a silver lining to be found, it's that pretty much everyone loves Lockjaw, the giant teleporting dog. The internet is a sucker for a good boy.
ok but in this show's defense:#Inhumans pic.twitter.com/kZOygGgpHoJune 29, 2017
...I'm probably gonna wind up watching #Inhumans just for Lockjaw. #GoodPuppyJune 29, 2017
Watching the #Inhumans trailer like... pic.twitter.com/FMsBSjYZBgJune 29, 2017
THAT Lockjaw💙💙💙 #InhumansJune 29, 2017
#tfw ur a cute CG doggo and upstage the entire live-action cast. https://t.co/UToTLqAJY9 #Inhumans pic.twitter.com/I5HXNJJVDPJune 29, 2017
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