New “Inhumans” footage appeared at San Diego Comic-Con Thursday night and unfortunately, it didn’t do much to improve on already released footage of ABC’s upcoming Marvel series.
Fans have been wary about “Inhumans” since the first photo of the characters was released. People compared the looks of the characters to cheap Halloween costumes and said that Medusa’s hair — which she can control and is usually drawn as her most powerful feature in the comics — looked like a bad wig.
The Comic-Con trailer was the first time we’ve seen her hair in action — CGI and all — but it didn’t impress many fans. If anything, many doubled down on the “Party City” jokes. Charles Pulliam from io9 said about Medusa that the “Inhumans budget did you wrong.”
Go back to Party City, Medusa. The Inhumans budget did you wrong. pic.twitter.com/jsaknDVzVT
— Calamity Bannon (@CharlesPulliam) July 21, 2017
— Charlie Schneider (@AwesomEmergency) July 21, 2017
Besides the bad hair work in the trailer, people in attendance at the “Inhumans” panel got to see more footage. Peter Sciretta, editor of /Film, said the audience saw four scenes — not a full episode — in full IMAX. However, the fancy cameras didn’t do much to improve the footage. If anything, it made it worse.
…school level looking visual effects, unmotivated overlit conematography, unnecessary slow motion shots. The crowd laughed at the footage.
— Peter Sciretta (@slashfilm) July 21, 2017
Saw the Inhumans trailer at the IMAX tonight. I say this as a big Marvel fan: that show looks laughably, outrageously, aggressively awful. pic.twitter.com/3JVxflBYmg
— Eric Vespe (@EricVespe) July 21, 2017
I CANT SLEEP BECAUSE THE INHUMANS TRAILER IS MAKING ME LAUGH
— flower man ???? (@KeeksInSpace) July 21, 2017
Of course, not everybody was put off by the new footage. Brandon Davis, head of ComicBook NOW!, said the footage did Medusa justice.
— Brandon Davis (@BrandonDavisBD) July 21, 2017
— The Brock ???????? (@brockmclaughlin) July 21, 2017
You can decide for yourself when Marvel’s “Inhumans” airs exclusively in IMAX Sept 1 and continues on ABC Sept 29.
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