Conner’s Critique: Invincible – Season 2 Part 2

We fell in love with Invincible, oddly enough after a year before a friend tried to get us to read the series, but we couldn’t get around to it. Now it’s in the second season, and split into two much to the fans frustration. We actually reviewed the first season, which can be found Here, the special Atom Eve which can be found Here, and the first part of season two, find that Here, so we are more then happy to jump onto the second part.

As always we break down our reviews into three categories, Story, Acting, and Overall. So let’s jump in!

Story 9/10

Left on a destroyed planet, a devestated race, and with the fact that his father and Earth’s days are numbered. Things are almost as worse as at the end of the first season. However, unlike last time he has some closure for his father. He still hides from his life though, trying to help his half-brother’s race recover after the antics of his father put their world in the Viltrumite’s crosshairs.

However, when he does return he has to come to turns with disappearing for a long time, the effects Invincible’s actions has on Mark Grayson’s life, and all of those closest to him. While at the same time, he asks his mother to do the impossible, to help raise the son, from another woman, of her husband who viewed her as a pet.

At the end of the day, the world that Mark lives in doesn’t have a place for Invincible and Mark at the same time. He will have to choose one of them, and it’s made more and more clear at the end of this season.

Acting 9/10

Sandra Oh, Steve Yeun, and Zazie Beetz are pushed to their limits in vocal emotional representation as they have to deal with heavy topics. They do such a great job presenting this fragile world between all the moving parts, while also living in a world where the characters are able to snap people’s necks like twigs.

The series specifically ends on such a dark note for Mark as he is pushed to his emotional breaking point, which is so much worse then he was left at the end of the first season. If you like realistic representation of grief, guilt, and psychological torture then the horrors that Mark endures will fit that itch.

Overall 9/10

There are so many beats from the comic series, but it looks like they took out a very specific one, or maybe they are holding onto it, in an attempt to give it more gravatas. Personally, while it’s an important bit of future lore for the world (I think enough fans of the comic understand what I am alluding too…), it’s probably too dark a thing for the animated series, let alone with the lack of need for that arc at this time.

Conner’s Final Thoughts

One of my favorite things about this season is the awesome self-referential bit where they make fun of the production schedule of the series, the way they cut corners in animation, and giving up the bag on how all of it is done while talking to the in-world creator of Seance Dog.

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