And boy does it look bad. Inhumans really feels like a property that could have greatly benefited from a considerably bigger budget instead of what we have here.
I wish it was just the cheap looking sets and bad costumes. If the writing was good you’d be willing to overlook most of the budget limitations, but no, it’s so much more. The show tries hard to look a lot bigger than it actually is. And why even film this with IMAX cameras when it looks like an average show on TV. Today the bar is a lot higher in television with many shows looking like movies. Inhumans on the other hand does not look like a movie. Another thing I noticed, they seem to have greatly reduced Black Bolt power. In the comics this is a guy that could level a city with his voice and here all he does is flip a car with a grunt. At the same time I kind of understand why they’d do that, especially with a TV budget.
It’s really sad that what was once a very promising movie turned into a cheap looking TV show. Of course there’s still a chance this could be okay, right? I wish that was the case, Iron Fist showrunner Scott Buck is behind Inhumans and since that was by far the weakest of the Netflix Marvel shows, he’s not exactly confidence inspiring.
Anson Mount will play Black Bolt while Iwan Rheon (Ramsay Snow in Game of Thrones) plays Maximus, his brother and the show’s villain. The first two Inhumans episodes (of a total of eight) will premiere in select IMAX theaters in the US on September 1st. The show will then move to ABC starting September 29th.