Is Marvel’s ‘Secret Invasion’ Causing a Stir?

Marvel Secret Invasion Nick Fury
Credit: Marvel Studios

It has taken over 15 years, but Samuel L. Jackson finally got his own Marvel show. Marvel Studios, Secret Invasion (2023) puts Nick Fury firmly in the spotlight. The Skrulls, a shape-shifting alien species, plan to take over Earth by stealing the faces of humans (I never thought that would ever be a sentence I write). 

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Their dastardly plan is to use the faces to infiltrate the Earth’s militaries and governments. Fury teams up with his allies as they race against time to thwart an imminent Skrull invasion and save humanity.

What’s not to love about that intro? We love Samuel L. Jackson, and saving the Earth against evil face-stealing aliens just oozes suspense, excitement, and great visuals.

Fans are Divided

The first thing I stumbled across when looking at how this series is being received was a 5-star review from a fellow MCU lover, who opens up by stating:

“Thrilling, mysterious, and so much fun. Bringing back the spy/espionage themes that we got way back with Cap America: Winter Soldier (2014), as well as Black Widow (2019), Secret Invasion, has a certain tone that makes the MCU feel more grounded and thrilling.”

Great! But then I saw that the overall rating was 3 out of 5. When I stopped for a second a looked, in fact, as many reviewers gave the new addition to Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) a score of 1, as many gave Secret Invasion the top score of 5.


So I headed off to the town square that is X (the platform formally known as Twitter) to hear what good everyday folk had to say, and it was abundantly clear that fans are equally as conflicted. Here’s just a snapshot.

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The Secret Invasion Lovers

There were over lovers, like @driftyfilm, who think it was shot as a movie, and that’s how you should watch it:

“I watched it all as a movie instead of weekly and it honestly slaps as a movie. They shot it as a movie you can tell, and then released it in short parts for 6 weeks. So glad I did because I enjoyed it 1000x more 7.5/10.”

A lot of love, plenty of positivity. The comments seem pretty balanced. But there are the haters.

The Secret Invasion Haters
An MCU offering rarely causes such a stir. Have you found time to watch Secret Invasion? Are you a lover or a hater?

About Roy Jenks

Roy is the father of two boys who are obsessed with everything Disney. Roy also harbors a deep, dark secret he doesn’t like to share with everyone. He’s also a little obsessed and has been since he was a kid. The first movie he ever watched was "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs;" he’s seen "The Lion King" hundreds of times (sometimes even when his children aren’t around), and he’s seriously disappointed that his boys think "Tangled" is “too girly” for them. Naturally, his boys love Disney Parks, and he pretends he loves theme parks too. The reality is that he’s scared half to death by the rides. With two thrill-seeking youngsters to entertain, he’s become somewhat of an expert on Disney, their Parks, and movies… now he writes about it too.