Blog and Video Description: In this episode of the Mattacritic, I will be reviewing and analyzing Secret Invasion Season 1 that is currently on Disney+ done by Marvel Studios. I will be going over several topics in this episode. The first season will deal with the Skrulls wanting Earth as their own. They want to be able to live in their skin as Gaia tells the audience and this is Gravik’s plan. It will force Nick Fury to come back as he will feel responsible for what is happening in this first season of this series of Secret Invasion. I hope this episode will inspire you to read, watch, and learn. I realize that I make a mistake in saying that the grave in Finland needed to be open with his breath not his eye. This was important as not to replicate his DNA.
YouTube Video Description: In this episode of the Mattacritic, I will be reviewing and analyzing Secret Invasion Season 1 that is currently on Disney+ done by Marvel Studios. I will be going over several topics in this episode. The first season will deal with the Skrulls wanting Earth as their own. They want to be able to live in their skin as Gaia tells the audience and this is Gravik’s plan. It will force Nick Fury to come back as he will feel responsible for what is happening in this first season of this series of Secret Invasion. I hope this episode will inspire you to read, watch, and learn.
Hello everyone, welcome to the Mattacritic. This is Matthew Hemenway. In this episode of the Mattacritic, I will be reviewing and analyzing Secret Invasion Season 1 that is currently on Disney+ done by Marvel Studios. I will be going over several topics in this episode. The first season will deal with the Skrulls wanting Earth as their own. They want to be able to live in their skin as Gaia tells the audience and this is Gravik’s plan. It will force Nick Fury to come back as he will feel responsible for what is happening in this first season of this series of Secret Invasion. I hope this episode will inspire you to read, watch, and learn.
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As was mentioned before, Secret Invasion will deal with Skrulls wanting Earth as their own. Gravitk’s plan is to have humans annihilate each other. He is hoping to put fuel to the fire in hopes it will cause humans to annihilate each other. He will have this be the case.
The series will begin with Everett Ross talking to Prescott and Prescott saying that Skrulls are planning to take Earth as their own. Everett Ross tells Prescott that does not make sense as Talos is on our side. Prescott says that this happened 30 years ago when Nick Fury and Carol Danvers brought Skrulls to Earth. The Skrulls were brought to Earth because as was mentioned that the Cree were going to destroy them if they did not come to the Earth. This reference can be found in Captain Marvel. Prescott will be killed by Everett Ross, but he is not Everett Ross, he is a Skrull as Talos will chase him and he will jump off the building and die by the impact of the ground. Talos tells Maria Hill that he is not on my side; he is on the side of the extreme faction of Skrulls who are led by Gravik.
The season will have attacks in Russia as in hopes it will cause humans to start World War III. This is the Skrulls ultimate plan. They will get dirty bombs as was shown in the first episode of this season. Gaia acquires it for them. She tells her father Talos that you could not protect Mom. Talos tells her that Gravik killed your mother. He is the reason your mother is dead. You need to confront him.
Gaia will come to her senses and realizes she needs to help her father. She will remain as a spy so she will know Gravik’s plans and hope to stop him. She lets her father know that Gravik will have several bags marked with the bomb. She lets him know that Gravik will know that you are there.
Talos, Nick Fury, Maria Hill will be in Moscow, and this is where it goes South. They try to stop them, but Maria Hill gets shot by Gravik posing to be Nick Fury and she will die as a result. Gravik will set off the bomb and have it be blamed by the Americans setting fuel to the fire in hopes of getting this to spread. He wants to set off World War III by having humans exterminate each other.
Nick Fury will later meet with Colonial Rhodes in the second episode of this season. He will talk about what do you know about your security team. Rhodes will say, what do I know about them? Nick Fury will be fired by him, and he tells Colonial Rhodes, I am Nick Fury, even when I am out, I am in. This will imply to the viewer and to Colonial Rhodes that Nick Fury is not someone to be messed with. The security guard tries to escort him out, and Nick Fury breaks his arm. He walks out, but this will not deter him.
As not to forget Sonya is important as she and Nick Fury have worked together before. She is British and works for the British Intelligence. She is smart and knows how to get information when she needs it. She cut a finger of one of the Skrulls and it showed the true skin when injured. This makes sense as they cannot hold that shape if the cells have been damaged. One of them told her what she needed to know about the plan to set off a Nuke.
As Prescott would have said, they are having these attacks look like any terrorist organization, but that is their plan. They want it to be like business as usual. Gravik wants to create chaos and in that chaos, he wants to pit the humans to each other. He is made General by the Skrull council, and he will instill the plan that he has for Earth.
The compound in Russia is where the Skrulls are hiding, and they are calling it New Skrullias. This is where the Skrulls are hiding and where they have their human hostages that they have been keeping there. It is where they have been taking their place amongst the humans, and using what these people know so they can pit humans against each other. They can read human minds and take what they know and be able to answer the questions that person knows. This makes it dangerous as you would not be able to trick them into answering a question only that person knows.
In the third episode, Talos will meet with Gravik and warn him that we need to be incredibly careful. He tells him that you do not want to give humans a common enemy. They will unite when they know they have a common enemy to fight. Talos wants his people to survive, and he is hoping that Gravik will see reason as this is not the way to get what they want. Gravik will threaten Talos that he will kill Gaia. Talos will stab a fork in his hand, and it will heal because he took the Extremis formula which is an Easter Egg from Iron Man 3.
Gaia will later in this episode help Talos stop a Nuke that Bob was setting up to be sent to set fuel to the fire. Talos was with Nick Fury and Nick Fury asked him to take Bob’s shape and stop the Nuke. As Talos tells Nick Fury that the only way to do that is for me to know the code, but only Bob knows it. Talos kills Bob after Bob threatens him with Gaia being a spy. Gaia goes down to the compound to help Talos and Nick Fury to stop the Nuke before it can be sent. Gaia will later encounter Gravik and she will be shot and appear to be dead.
In the fourth episode, Gaia survives the shot to her body thanks to the fact that she took the Extremis formula. It allowed her not to die, and she later goes to her father Talos. Talos tells her that we need to show humans who we are by doing the right thing. She thinks that he is ridiculous as she tells her father Talos that Gravik’s plan works with the Skrulls that are following him.
Nick Fury encounters Colonial Rhodes after he found out that his wife Priscilla was supposed to kill Nick Fury. She refuses and they both shoot the wall instead. Colonial Rhodes met with his wife Priscilla who is a Skrull in a church and told her to kill Nick Fury. Nick Fury had a listening device on one of them and found out that Colonial Rhodes is a skrull. This means the real Colonial Rhodes is in that compound being kept alive attached to the machine that Carol Danvers was attached to in the movie Captain Marvel. He warns Colonial Rhodes that there is a skrull amongst the President and he is closer than you might think.
The attack on the President happens and this will cause Nick Fury and Talos to go to action. Talos will get wounded and Gravik is bringing him posing to be the President’s protection. He kills Talos. Nick Fury shoots Gravik and he just absorbs the bullet.
In the fifth episode of this season, Gaia will encounter Nick Fury and tell him that her father Talos died for nothing. As Nick Fury tells her while he is in a safe house, that your father did not die for nothing. He chose to stick with the struggle. That is not easy, but it is necessary. Fighting the struggle does not mean you win every time, but you keep on fighting. That is a lesson worth learning. This is after Nick Fury must escape the hospital where President Ritson is after the fake Colonial Rhodes is framing him for killing Maria Hill. He will release the video over the airways. It was Gravik that killed Maria Hill.
Gaia will tell Nick Fury that Gravik is looking for the Harvest. Nick Fury knows what this means that Gravik is looking for the blood of every superhero during the battle with Thanos during Avengers: End Game. Gravik wants to instill their DNA into him, so that he can become Super. That is the plan in case he must fight the Avengers himself.
Nick Fury goes to a Cemetry in Finland to find the place where he knew put the Harvest. It requires him to breathe on it, in the video I make an error that it requires an eye scan (the breath was necessary so that a skrull would not be able to replicate his DNA) that can only be opened by Nick Fury. Nick Fury is with Sonya, and this is after Sonya found out her boss was a skrull after she shot him. She later takes his place in running the British Intelligence. This proves to the viewer that she is smart and knows when to sniff out the trash. Nick Fury will tell her that Colonial Rhodes is a skrull. She was not aware of that. Nick Fury reminds Sonya; you thought I lost my touch. This proves that I have not lost my touch.
In the sixth episode, Nick Fury will go to the skrull compound in Russia. This is where the conclusion will happen. In the sixth episode this is where Nick Fury gives Gravik the Harvest. Nick Fury will tell him; I am sorry for letting you down. I should have been there for you; and not let you down. Gravik will test the Harvest, and knows the formula is pure. He puts it in the machine and both he and Nick Fury have been exposed to the effects of the formula.
This is where the viewer will see the names of Drax, Gamora, Mantis come up. As the viewer will find out when Nick Fury starts to fight Gravik, it is not Nick Fury but Gaia in disguise. She will fight Gravik and they both light up like Captain Marvel. Gaia will have the Mantis ears come out and she will use that power to make Gravik fall asleep. Mantis can tell people to sleep.
The final episode will have twists and turns, but it will not be revealed here. It does bring the viewer to the climax of this season and set up more stories to be told in MCU.
I will now give you, my rating. I give Secret Invasion Season 1, a 10 out of 10. It was fun but helps to expand on the MCU. The series was psychological and felt like a spy thriller. This is a good change for the MCU. Marvel needed to do this as it could use a different approach. A spy thriller is always a fun idea to read, or watch. The complexity of the series is what made it so good. It is relevant to what feels like is going on in the world. People will act on fear as the last episode of Season 1 will show. Instead of trying to act on a different approach, it unfortunately is a human response to problems. This is Samuel L. Jackson’s best performance in a long time. He really did an excellent job in portraying Nick Fury’s fear, but his determination to stay with the struggle as he told Gaia. It will set up new alliances, and it will help the viewer to know how long it took the skrulls to implement their plan. Personally, I would like to see season 2 of this series, but who knows? There are quite a few questions that need to be answered. What rating do you give this Season? Please leave your answer in the comment section below. Thank you.
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