7 Reasons Why ‘Marvel’s Inhumans’ Failed

1. Scott Buck

Inhumans Scott Buck

I have nothing against Scott Buck. He has an established TV career as writer for Six Feet Under, Rome and Dexter, and surely has a passion for superheroes and comic book adaptations. But if Marvel Studios wanted Inhumans to land safely, they should have waited until after the reactions to Iron Fist.

Buck’s handling of characters and storylines for Iron Fist was clunky at best, and didn’t show enough of a reason to give him a larger story, a larger cast and just a larger show in general. Inhumans suffers because it shows promise with Black Bolt, but the rest of the characters are rote and stale, and the story that drives the premiere episodes never excites. We saw every development coming because of the trailer, and it all ends in a way intended to keep intrigue for Episode #3, but the question needs to be answered first off “why should we care?” Buck has not shown enough promise in Marvel to continue on creating shows, and should be stopped now before its too late and we have more seasons of terrible shows.

  • Jon-Enee Merriex

    Black Bolt was terrible. He looked like he was constipated the entire time.

    Also, it’s important to note, the reason Feige didn’t want to do the Inhumans was because he didn’t feel there was a compelling story. Perlmutter has been harping on them for years as an “f-u” to Fox and the Donner Company.

    Ultimately, top to bottom, this was a clusterf*$& and everyone at Disney is to blame.

    • KungFuCthulhu

      The only reason a movie was greenlit in the first place was because Perlmutter wouldn’t let Feige do Black Panther or Captain Marvel unless he agreed to it. Looking at Perlmutter’s political views and executive actions suggest that this has a lot to do with his backwards views of any superhero that isn’t a white man.

  • Tom Foolery

    “I have nothing against Scott Buck.”

    Really? Do you not remember how Dexter ended?

  • Ann Marie Garone

    I actually think iwan did a pretty good job. I do agree that it was like Ramsey grew a heart and had an American accent and took over the iron throne but I don’t think he is to blame. The writing doesn’t help.. and it all about direction. So the director has a huge part in that.

    • Isobel

      yeah I view Maximus as the protagonist, so he joins blackbolt and lockjaw as the best things in inhumans

  • Jonesey

    I completely agree when it comes to Scott Buck and especially the director, but the show is not that terrible and certainly better than 95% of the crap that’s on TV. It took me away did have time to get used to maximus’s American accent, but after awhile it wasn’t even noticeable as being awkward. I can’t say the same about the fight scenes, which lacked any kind of fluidity or spectacle, but I will still give this show a full season given that there’s nothing else on to watch on Fridays.