ADVANCED REVIEW: Invincible Season 2 (Spoiler Free)
Amazon’s hit TV series is back, and more intense than ever before! Invincible Season 2 is around the corner, and I am here to review the first four episodes today. Invincible Season 2 begins airing onNovember 3rd on Amazon Prime Video.
Season 2 picks up right where Season 1 leaves off, and it doesn’t hold back. I had forgotten how intense this show was until I saw the first few minutes of the premiere. Throughout the four episodes, which is part one of Invincible Season 2. The show doesn’t let up, don’t be distracted, because you are thrown way more information this season. Fans of the comics should pay close attention this season, there is a lot to look forward to.
The voice cast, including the new additions this season crush it here. Sometimes I was able to figure out the new voices being heard, and other times I was shocked reading the credits on who voiced who. The addition of Sterling K Brown, Chloe Bennet, Ben Schwartz, Jeffrey Dean Morgan, Peter Cullen, & more will surely get fans excited! It feels that Season 1 was the appetizer, and now we are onto the main course with Season 2.
Mark Grayson as Invincible from Invincible Season 2
Mark Grayson, as is the whole world is dealing with the aftermath of what happened at the end of Season 1, and they don’t shy away from that. We the audience saw the world of Invincible shatter before our eyes, and the world will never be the same. How does the world try to move on, or how does a son move on after what his father did? All of this is addressed wonderfully in my opinion. It doesn’t feel too much, as this show does further other storylines as well. If we only were focusing on Mark and his struggles. At that point, I would have a problem with too much time on one subject. There are a lot of moving pieces going on one at once, so don’t be surprised when like 10 major things happen in an episode.
The new guardians are back, and we see the team dynamic shifting as things begin to change in leadership. Without going too much into it, let’s just say a lot of personal drama seeps into the team. A certain aspect of it I personally am not a fan of, it doesn’t feel like it actually furthers the narrative of the show IMO. Also, certain storylines that are furthered in Season 2 I didn’t expect to see come back so soon. You can feel it all building towards something, I’m just not sure what at this point. Invincible is one of those shows where I can predict what is going to happen, and for the most part, I am wrong. Also, Allen, The Alien returns in a big way, and I was losing my mind at the ending of the episode.
Angstrom Levy from Invincible Season 2
This season we are introduced to Angstrom Levy who can essentially travel through the multiverse. Now some people hear the word multiverse, and instantly get turned off by the idea. The multiverse in other superhero properties has been done quite a bit lately, and some people are tired of this kind of storytelling. The way Invincible is doing it so far is more interesting than some other recent multiverse storylines, and there is no clear endgame to how the multiverse will affect the show. One negative is I wish we saw more of him in these episodes. His appearances are impactful, but not enough for me. Angstrom is looking to be a very important character moving forward, and I look forward to seeing what his role will ultimately be in the series.
The fight scenes once again are a highlight this season, and there are some brutal moments. The gore is definitely back too, and shows this series isn’t going to sugarcoat anything. There is a turning point during a fight Mark is having, and I honestly was surprised at how fast the shift occurred. I would say when it comes to storytelling, fighting, and other aspects of what makes Invincible great. Episode four to me is the best episode of Season two so far. I genuinely felt fear while watching it, which I can’t say I have felt very often while watching a show.
Omni-Man from Invincible Season 1
Mark’s father Nolan, aka Omni-Man was easily the most brutal character in Season 1, and I was dying to see where his character goes next. We do see him briefly in the first teaser announcing the voice cast for Season 2. I won’t confirm if he is in the first four episodes or not, but I will say as mentioned earlier. The aftermath of what he did is heavily addressed. It isn’t brushed over, you genuinely feel the impact of what occurred. Seeing Mark’s mother suffering, and in so much pain makes what he did so much worse.
Atom Eve’s storyline takes some interesting dramatic turns. She is trying to find her way in the world after stepping away from being a hero. She makes a decision that I find sweet and potentially sets up her future of being in this world. I won’t say where this goes, but it’s quite surprising. Mark outside of his superhero duties continues to dive into his relationship with Amber. This is hit or miss for me personally, but it doesn’t distract from other storylines. Seeing the human side of Mark is a nice change of pace for the character.
Invincible Season 2 is fast approaching, and I can’t wait for fans to see what’s in store! It’s going to a be wild, bloody, and twisty ride. The first episode drops on Amazon Prime Video on November 3rd!