The more I see trailers for Marvel Television’s Inhumans, the better it’s starting to look. The FX is fine (and while Lockjaw himself looks great; his transport effect? Not so much) and while I’m hardly waiting with baited breath, I am interested enough to catch it in theaters (mainly because I am curious if it looks cinematic enough to warrant the involvement of IMAX.
I have to admit that I liked the first trailer for Marvel Television’s upcoming Inhumans a lot more than I thought I would.
That being said, that doesn’t mean that there weren’t a few problems. such as…
- Way too many guns.
The whole point of the Inhumans is that they have abilities that set them apart from regular humans (something another Marvel Television show Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. understands quite well)
Here? Not so much.
2. (Too) Obvious Fan Service
The woman pictured is Crystal, and as you can see from the image below, she looks a lot like the version of her character from the comics. The problem is that that hair is too faithful to the comics, and doesn’t translate to an actual person very well almost pulling me out of the drama, instead of immersing me (as it should).
3. Lockjaw is Glorious!
Though all is not lost because Lockjaw (which should have been the most difficult idea to get across) looks absolutely glorious! Though admittedly he’s not seen for long (and the transporting effect isn’t that great) when he does turn up, so did my smile.