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The Avengers Are Definitely Going to Hear About This…

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The hype going into a new Marvel Studios project used to be massive and overwhelming. Considering that Avengers: Endgame (2019) alone is one of the highest-grossing movies of all time, Marvel fans seemed like an infallibly loyal source of revenue for the Walt Disney Company. That is until Secret Invasion came to Disney Plus and revealed the Marvel Cinematic Universe is truly losing its touch. When the Secret Invasion finale dropped yesterday, fans had truly had enough.

Walt Disney Company CEO, Bob Iger, admitted that Disney Plus Marvel series were not only diluting the story of the feature film franchise but also hurting its bottom line. But is it the amount of content alone that’s cheapening the brand? Or is it the subpar storytelling? Here are some major complaints about the Secret Invasion ending and the tv show in general.

***SPOILERS BELOW***

Secret Invasion follows Avengers creator Nick Fury (Samuel L Jackson) as he fights to save Earth from a shapeshifting alien infiltration. It boasts a notable cast, including Olivia Coleman, Emilia Clarke, Don Cheadle, Ben Mendelsohn, Dermot Mulroney, and Cobie Smulders.

So where did it go wrong?

1 – Nick Fury was pretty lame, to be honest…

Fans all know that Samuel L Jackson is an acting force to be reckoned with, but Nick Fury seriously fell short this time around. The first few episodes of the show presented him as old and broken after Thanos’ snap, seemingly to set him up for a major arc across the six-episode season where he gets his groove back. That didn’t really happen. Fury stayed grumpy and emotionally wounded the whole time, making it hard to root for him honestly.

2 – The Avengers would CERTAINLY hear about all the chaos that went down!

This show centered around the fact that Nick Fury and his team would fight the Skrull invasion without the help of the Avengers. Fine, whatever. But there is just NO way the Avengers didn’t get wind of the major world events that took place. A major bombing in Russia? How the President of the United States was nearly assassinated in a multi-vehicle attack including helicopters and missiles? An alien invasion reported on network television? It’s just totally unrealistic that at least one of them wouldn’t get involved.

3 – A slow burn that fizzled out to no real payoff.

Secret Invasion was built on the theme of paranoia and mystery surrounding the identity of trusted MCU characters, but the anxiety was short-lived and didn’t have much of a payoff. Marvel fans complained that the show was slow and not as engaging as it thought it was. Some overdramatic writing and seemingly unnecessary scenes lost fans’ interest and offered nothing to pull them back in.

Even some of the shocking deaths didn’t hit as hard as fans were expecting.

4 – The confusing ending had fans asking all the wrong questions.

Okay, so this super expensive super Skrull fight at the end felt a little Dragon Ball Z, was over rather quickly, and somehow created what may now be the most powerful character in the universe? Fans were not impressed. Nick Fury seemed to end up pretty much where he started, returning to join Captain Marvel in space – setting up his storyline in the new Marvel Studios film The Marvels debuting in theaters this November.

5 – Was Secret Invasion even necessary?

Marvel fans loved Olivia Coleman as Sonya Falsworth, but she was almost the only reason to watch the series. Fans wanted more Easter Eggs, more connection back to the main storyline of the current MCU, and the quality they remember from past content. Many are asking, “Did we even really need Secret Invasion?” Audiences could probably skip it and still enjoy the rest of the MCU just fine.

Let’s see if Marvel Studios and Disney can get back on track – though fans are worried the superhero saga may have already peaked.

About Lana Porter

Lana has never lost a Disney Trivia night. Maybe it’s the hundreds of times she’s been to Walt Disney World Resort in Florida, her love for Disney’s ’90’s era hand-animated musicals, or the fact that she’s often likened to cartoon characters, but Disney and its magic have a special place in her heart. Her favorite Disney experiences include the EPCOT Food and Wine Festival, eating Mickey Bars on the PeopleMover, and crying during the Magic Kingdom fireworks show. One day she hopes to be chosen as the rebel spy on Star Tours. When Lana isn’t Park Hopping, she’s at home reading books of all topics, watching her favs on Disney+, or snuggling her two cats, which she swears are not named after Disney characters. She loves surprising people with her knowledge of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but admits she is still catching up with Star Wars. She is happy to combine her excitement for writing with her love for Disney-style storytelling and share what she can with the world!