Creator: Robert Kirkman
Starring: Steven Yeun, Sandra Oh, J. K. Simmons
Based on Robert Kirkman’s incredible comic book series of the same name, Amazon Prime’s Invincible is gory, disgustingly so, but it’s also the most grown-up and adult show I’ve watched in a long time.
Yes, it’s gory. Yes, there’s a lot of blood and violence in it. However, the show is also about what it means to be human.
It takes the tropes of the superhero genre and turns it up on its head.
I’m pretty sure many people will be comparing this show to Amazon’s other very popular superheroes show, The Boys, and I get why.
They are both very violent, very adult and very gory.
However, after the initial shock of the first episode, in which, SPOILERS, Omni-Man, voiced by J.K. Simmons, rips apart the members of the Guardians Of The Globe, this series isn’t so much about the bloody violence, but more about the characters and their struggles.
WARNING: SPOILERS for Invincible Season 1 coming up
It’s also been revealed that Amazon is working on a live-action version of the comic book.
That’ll be interesting to watch.
However, I do wonder how close it’ll end up coming to being just another version of The Boys.
I think the show really suits being animated, and I do worry that making it live-action will mean that they’ll just end up leaning into the gory aspects of the story.
Even though I love The Boys, I do think that’s what they did with that show.
Invincible has more heart than The Boys
Sometimes, less is more, and I do think Invincible toes that line very well.
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