“Marvel’s Inhumans” is a marvel of missed opportunities.
Marvel has had an incredible track record on both the big screen and small, but the new ABC-TV series “Marvel’s Inhumans” really misses the mark. Adapted from the 1965 comic by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, this mutant story feels all too familiar. Borrowing heavily from “X-Men”, “Game of Thrones”, and “Thor”, almost every character, superpower, and narrative detail in this show feels derivative. It also is surprisingly hokey, from its heavy-handed expositional dialogue to its skimpy special effects. The potential is there for a meaningful story about diversity, but so far, this show is anything but marvelous.