Secret Invasion Ep 4 is the fourth chapter in an American television miniseries created by Kyle Bradstreet for the streaming service Disney+, based on the Marvel Comics storyline of the same name. It is the ninth television series in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) produced by Marvel Studios, sharing continuity with the films of the franchise. It follows Nick Fury and his allies, who attempt to thwart a Skrull invasion of Earth. (Wikipedia)
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Entitled “Beloved”, Secret Invasion Ep 4 is yet another Disney+ TV series that is poorly executed. Considering that the MCU was on top of the world with the end of the Infinity Saga, it is the Disney+ TV series that has done damage to the Marvel brand, turning this valuable IP into another run-of-the-mill stale bunch of TV series on the level of the DC CW!
Secret Invasion Ep 4 demonstrates that Disney has run out of ideas when it comes to their iconic characters. Nick Fury is yet another grumpy old man – like Han Solo, Luke Skywalker and Indiana Jones – is that the only way Disney can portray senior characters? Dayum, it is so insulting and demeaning to see Fury in this condition. Predictable character arc incoming! Boring!
Not only that but G’iah isn’t as dead as it was hinted at the end of the previous episode – as we suspected – somehow she gave herself super-powers (!) but at least we find out that the means is through Extremis – from Iron Man Three, the worst movie of the trilogy – which already did not make sense back then, sure makes less sense now!
At least, there is a prolonged tense action sequence at the end, though it failed to make any sense whatsoever. Why would Russia attack the US President en route to the summit meeting? Senseless. And why did Gravik use his powers – thus outing himself as a non-Russian? And of course, once more, Gravik kills another character – this time it’s Talos but what are the odds that he’s not dead either? Still no sign of any superheroes?!?!? This is a train wreck!
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