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Topic: Invincible

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Based on the eponymous comic book, Invincible revolves around Mark Grayson, a normal teenager except for the fact that his father is the most powerful superhero on the planet. Shortly after his 17th birthday, Mark begins to develop powers of his own and enters into his father's tutelage.


Just watched the first one, it's not great.
They have:
- "Guardians Of The Globe" instead of "...Galaxy",
- "Red Rush" instead of "Flash",
- A black Batman looking character that rides on a flying hoverboard,
- "Omni-Man" is from Viltrum instead of "Superman" from Krypton"

It's like they didn't even try.

DRM "manages access" in the same way that Prison "manages freedom".
http://xkcd.com/488/

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Yeah... when I first read about this, I thought "Oh, Robert Kirkman, might be good!"... and then changed my opinion when I watched the trailer. cool

The show's initial IMDb rating is surprisingly good though, I'm curious where it will end up once more than 106 folks left a rating.

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Judging from the trailer it's completely different, their Hulk err i mean green big transforming creature is female.

https://next-episode.net/sig/sig.php?alias=Watchlist&kk=276008292d78a1f619f8bbc10840767b

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I watched first two. It's not good enough to recommend to anyone but decent enough not to drop immediately. Just what my overstuffed queue needed more of...

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I watched the first 2 episodes with my 13yr old daughter and she commented that these were like the Walmart version of superheroes......made me lol.

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Gargamel wrote:

I watched the first 2 episodes with my 13yr old daughter and she commented that these were like the Walmart version of superheroes......made me lol.

lol

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Just watched the first 3 episodes.  I like it.

Yeah, some of the characters are cheap copies of known heroes, but I dare you to come up with a hero with a totally unique name and power set.  ANYTHING you come up with will be able to be traced back and compared to an already existing hero (or villian).

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Phenjamin wrote:

Yeah, some of the characters are cheap copies of known heroes, but I dare you to come up with a hero with a totally unique name and power set.  ANYTHING you come up with will be able to be traced back and compared to an already existing hero (or villian).

Oh? It sounds like you never watched https://next-episode.net/doom-patrol big_smile

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Phenjamin wrote:

Just watched the first 3 episodes.  I like it.

Yeah, some of the characters are cheap copies of known heroes, but I dare you to come up with a hero with a totally unique name and power set.  ANYTHING you come up with will be able to be traced back and compared to an already existing hero (or villian).

Ater the 1st episode, my brain automatically switched to translating the names into those of their DC counterparts, it made the show reasonably watchable! big_smile

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Okay, so the average 'rating' in this thread seems to be more or less "meh..." - but the show's IMDb rating after two days is 9.0/10. yikes Weird!

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lighton wrote:
Phenjamin wrote:

Yeah, some of the characters are cheap copies of known heroes, but I dare you to come up with a hero with a totally unique name and power set.  ANYTHING you come up with will be able to be traced back and compared to an already existing hero (or villian).

Oh? It sounds like you never watched https://next-episode.net/doom-patrol big_smile

Love Doom Patrol.  Loved it when it was only a comic. 

I'll agree the characters are pretty unique (in more ways than one), but you can still say that Elasti Woman is Plasticman gone wrong, Robotman is a primitive Cyborg (or maybe Cyborg is and advanced Robotman) and Negative man is the Mummy crossed with...OK, can't thing of anything for that one.

But yeah, Doom Patrol was a good one to bring up.

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CarmarthenLad wrote:
Phenjamin wrote:

Just watched the first 3 episodes.  I like it.

Yeah, some of the characters are cheap copies of known heroes, but I dare you to come up with a hero with a totally unique name and power set.  ANYTHING you come up with will be able to be traced back and compared to an already existing hero (or villian).

Ater the 1st episode, my brain automatically switched to translating the names into those of their DC counterparts, it made the show reasonably watchable! big_smile

I guess my brain just sees it like you're playing D&D with superheroes (Sentinels of the Multiverse ish). 

You want to have Superman and the Hulk on the same team and since you're making up a new universe all your own you can.  Plus you get to change things up a little bit so you end up having things that are familiar, but still (sort of) uniquely yours

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I expected it to be unwatchable judging by the comments in this thread, but I kinda liked it. Yes it has the same basic heroes from DC/Marvel, and yes it takes inspiration from the boys, and even from superman & lois (or maybe it's the other way around, i dont know what was made first.) But that doesn't bother me at all strangely enough.

I was enough entertained to watch all the 3 episodes in one go.

Edit: My biggest complaint would be the voice acting of JK Simmons. Took a while to ignore it.

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This show has grown on me.

If you overlook the derivative nature of many of the Superheroes, it's actually pretty good, with some dark humour mixed in with comic book violence and gore!

I've watched shows far worse!

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Loved the weird ending (particularly weird for an American show). No resolution of the plot or any of the subplots, just a sudden end to the violence and then "wait and see".

This show has grown on me - and the cast is absolutely stellar. I will certainly watch a 2nd series, if there is one.

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Grew on me as well. It was actually perfect for my purposes as I liked it enough to watch through but not so much that I felt like I needed to keep the comics folder in the expanding queue as well.

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CarmarthenLad wrote:

I will certainly watch a 2nd series, if there is one.

It's your lucky day. cool

'Invincible' Renewed for 2 More Seasons at Amazon
https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live- … ons-amazon