Currently discussing the highly anticipated Invincible, I want to emphasize that this review is spoiler-free, meaning I will carefully navigate the topic without revealing any plot details.
While some may be disappointed that I won’t delve into spoilers, part of the enjoyment of invincible lies in the element of surprise. Even though it may sound generic as I describe it, Invincible’s execution sets it apart from other superhero series.
It is an animated show available on Amazon Prime based on the graphic novels by Robert Kirkman, known for his work on The Walking Dead. Kirkman’s distinct style is evident in Invincible, and I appreciate his involvement in the series’ production.
Unlike some writers who distance themselves from adaptations, Kirkman worked closely on bringing the invincible to life, which adds to its authenticity. On the other hand, there are writers like Alan Moore who have a different approach to adaptations.
The two main characters in “Invincible” have very different mindsets, but both are relatable. The show takes place in a world where superheroes and superpowers are common and follows Mark Grayson, the son of the world’s Superman-like hero, Omniman.
While the show may seem familiar to fans of “The Boys” or other superhero stories, it stands out by carving its own path and being its own unique entity in the world of entertainment. Each episode sees Mark gaining new powers and becoming a superhero, leading up to the moment when he is finally called “Invincible.”
The title of Invincible is cut, revealing an incredible level of detail with each new blood spatter that appears on the screen while the old ones remain. The voice acting is top-notch, especially with JK Simmons as Omni-Man, who delivers an amazing performance.
Simmons’ complexity as a voice actor and actor shines through in this show. However, Stephen Young, who plays Mark Grayson, takes center stage and portrays the complexity of his character’s life exceptionally well.
He is a great actor and very likable. The show also features fantastic supporting characters, such as Cecil and Robot. What sets this show apart is that it stands out among the plethora of superhero content available today, making it truly special and worth discussing.
The first time he tries to balance his dating life and his superhero duties, it may seem like a familiar concept. However, what sets this show apart is the attention to detail.
The animation is incredible, with every hit and splatter of blood feeling real. The sound design complements the animation perfectly. But it’s not just the technical aspects that impress me.
The world-building is meticulous, with a demon investigator adding an intriguing investigative element. Instead of simply having the demon appear, the room gets cold beforehand, creating a sense of anticipation.
Every action has a reaction, making the show more immersive and engaging. In this review, the writer praises a show for its attention to detail, specifically in regards to a character’s bloodshot eyes being consistent throughout the episode.
They also discuss the violence in the show, noting that while it is shocking, it serves a purpose and is not gratuitous. The writer emphasizes the importance of differentiating between shocking and surprising the audience.
And shocking the characters in the story, and commends the show for doing so effectively. To provide a different perspective, there were numerous instances where the invincible showcased its invincibility through its violent nature.
The impact of the show would not have been as profound if it had not been for its realistic portrayal. Invincible executes this technique flawlessly, making it a truly remarkable show.
Additionally, the show possesses a dark sense of humor that sets it apart from traditional comedies. It manages to be funny in a unique way that doesn’t classify it as a comedy.
The timing of the fights and dialogue is impeccable, seamlessly blending animation and storytelling. Ultimately, Invincible is an incredible superhero experience that goes beyond surface-level excitement.
It offers a deep and relatable character-driven narrative with high stakes and weighty choices. The level of violence in this video is incredibly intense. I have carefully selected specific scenes from about half of the trailer to showcase.
If you’re feeling overwhelmed by the abundance of superhero content, I recommend giving this a chance. Although I’ve already seen enough superhero material,
I suggest watching at least the first episode. If, by the end of that episode, you’re not intrigued enough to watch more, then I suppose it won’t captivate you. However, if it does capture your interest, that’s why I recommend watching the first episode. So, have you watched “Invincible”?