Secret Invasion

Secret Invasion

With Phase 5 of the MCU in full swing, could Secret Invasion be the next big series that propels superheroes to superstardom, or has the era of Superheroes finally reached the end of the line?


Let’s dive into the review and find out.


Secret Invasion premiered on the 21st of June 2023, by distributor Disney+ with production from Marvel Studios.


Featuring a prominent cast of stars across Hollywood such as Samuel L. Jackson, Emilia Clarke, and Don Cheadle but is that enough to make a great series?


The premise follows, Director of S.H.I.E.L.D — Nick Fury learns of a secret invasion of Earth by a faction of shape-shifting Skrulls; Fury joins his allies, and together they race against time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity.


During this six-episode mini-series, we dive deep into “who” is Nick Fury, what exactly makes the man tick, and why he left Earth after being resurrected from the blip.


And my God, Episode One is by far the best episode throughout the entire series. This episode builds over-the-roof suspense and tension to have you questioning, what if the world we know was run by shape-shifting aliens from gods know where they come from?


Who do you begin to trust when there’s no way of accurately determining who is human and who is skrull?


However, from the second episode, it’s a complete 180, downhill spiral with no end in sight. You quickly come to realize that Nick Fury is old, elderly, and probably has grey hair on his balls, Simply put — the man isn’t what he used to be, and honestly, his never really been what everyone believed him to be.


His entire career and success have been thanks to Talos played by Ben Mendelsohn and the Skrulls that have been on earth, working hand in hand with Fury, in return, Nick Fury had promised to look for a planet that the last remaining Skrulls could call home.


I’m simply putting it as it is but in my opinion, Secret Invasion should be renamed to Secret Withdrawal.


Nick Fury’s character is put through the gutter so much so that every person that appears in the series will tell him at least once that his become a senior and should start applying for veteran benefits.


And to have matters worse, you have a bunch of Skrulls that have made it their mission to have humans turn against one another so that they can claim the Earth for themselves, so in short – they plan to start a war (the very reason their plant less now) and go through the same process over and over again, keeping the same face on as if their ability is limited to one face (SMH)…
On the contrary, though, I had high hopes for this Secret Invasion, somewhere somehow hoping that it’d link us to the Skrull we see at the end of Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania’s post-credit scene but sadly, curiosity killed the cat.
Emilia Clarke plays the role of G’iah — daughter of Talos, however, her character is riddled with daddy issues to the point of exhaustion. Even when she gains the abilities of a super Skrull during the season finale, the visuals in particular CGI effects looked (Made in China) cheap.
It’s as if the studio in charge of the CGI had a no-refund policy on the door and Marvel couldn’t get their money back because that variation between small and big arm on G’iah was straight-up terrible.
However, there is one character within the series that brings life to Secret Invasion by the name of Sonya Falsworth played by Olivia Colman.
Her rendition of Sonya is worth watching every time she appears on screen because you don’t know whether she’s being veracious or facetious with her words, she can make you feel safe while threatening to kill you and your entire family, I loved her character too bit.
To end this review, you’d think Secret Invasion was written by a child because so many things could have been avoided yet left unchanged at the viewer’s discretion as if we’d missed it.
The plot has potential but sadly falls flat on its face because of its poor execution and writing.
Not only does this series destroy a prominent character in the MCU but introduces new characters that already feel unnecessary to the story.
I give Secret Invasion a 2.4 out of 5 rating.
Let me know in the comments section below whether you agree or disagree with my review and let’s get the conversation started.
Looking forward to your replies.
Thank you for reading another review from, LSR.
Until next time, stay blessed.Secret Invasion
Star Ratings

Kyle Bradstreet

This story was really born out of the electricity created between Sam Jackson and Ben Mendelsohn or Nick Fury and Talos in Captain Marvel. And they said, "Oh, we got to do something with that." So they found a story that would serve that relationship and would expand the MCU and other characters who are not in the comic books. I think it's a story unto itself.

Nick Fury learns of a secret invasion of Earth by a faction of shapeshifting Skrulls; Fury joins his allies, and together they race against time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity.
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Emilia Clarke
  • Ben Mendelsohn
  • Kingsley Ben-Adir
  • Olivia Colman
  • Don Cheadle
  • Charlayne Woodard
  • Killian Scott
  • Samuel Adewunmi
  • Cobie Smulders
  • Martin Freeman
  • Katie Finneran
  • Anna Madeley
  • Christopher McDonald
  • Richard Dormer
  • Dermot Mulroney
  • Ali Selim
  • Marvel Studios
  • 6 Episodes
  • Disney+

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