Although I’m not all that familiar with Marvel’s Inhuman comicbook series, I’ll admit I was looking forward to idea of an Inhumans movie. Then when Disney decided ti make it a TV show instead, I was still on board. More episodes means more cool Inhuman action. I liked the idea of the inhumans as they developed in Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD TV series. I thought if they could spin that off into something, it would be great. But now that I’ve seen the first trailer for the new series, I realize that’s not it at all.

Instead it’s a more melodramatic story of a family of superhumans with very weird superpowers. The trailer starts with a view of the earth and the moon. And the voice over says, “sooner or later the humans are going to find us up here.” Wait? Do the Inhumans live on the moon?

I guess so. The rest of the trailer didn’t make much more sense to me either. Watch it here:

Looks like all is not calm among those who live away from Earth. Some want to return, perhaps to rule.

Maximus (Iwan Rheon from Game of Thrones) confronts Black Bolt (Anson Mount) who summons a giant dog, lockjaw, and teleports to, where else… Hawaii. Yes, I’m already having LOST flashbacks.

In reading the comment there many fans of the series are disappointed that the vision on TV doesn’t reflect what they see in the comics. I don’t think that’s a completely valid complaint. TV shows are often written to diverge from the source material. But I just can’t find anything to hang my interest on in this trailer.

It looks flat, low-budget, and completely lacks any hook into the characters. I’ll give it a try, but I hope the show itself is significantly better than the trailer. Otherwise, I’ll stick with the Inhumans I already know and enjoy…

Remember Marvel’s Inhumans will debut in IMAX theaters with a special 2 episode length movie on September 1 with the full series starting on ABC on September 29.

About Marvel’s Inhumans:

Marvel’s Inhumans” explores the never-before-told epic adventure of the royal family including Black Bolt, the enigmatic, commanding King of the Inhumans, with a voice so powerful that the slightest whisper can destroy a city. After the Royal Family of Inhumans is splintered by a military coup, they barely escape to Hawaii where they are greeted with surprising interactions with the lush world and humanity around them. Now they must find a way to reunite with each other and return to their home before their way of life is destroyed forever.

“Marvel’s Inhumans” stars Anson Mount as Black Bolt, Iwan Rheon as Maximus, Serinda Swan as Medusa, Eme Ikwuakor as Gorgon, Isabelle Cornish as Crystal, Ken Leung as Karnak, Ellen Woglom as an undisclosed character, Sonya Balmores as Auran and Mike Moh as Triton.