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5. Invincible Season 1 Review: A Needed Departure of Superhero Rituals

5. Invincible Season 1 Review: A Needed Departure of Superhero Rituals

Update: 2021-06-07
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With ultra-violence akin to Amazon's hit The Boys, Invincible dismisses the overdone cliches of the sub-genre and creates a much needed departure from the rituals and narrative beats of superhero stories we've been familiar with for generations. Would god-like people really "save us" from mass devastation? Would they always use their powers for good and be the most selfless people on the planet? Invincible takes us to a superhero landscape we've historically refused to accept but perhaps would be more probable if super-humans were real. To me it stands alongside HBO's Watchmen and Todd Phillips Joker as a subversive and meta-critique of our culture's understanding of the uber-wealthy, super strong and incredibly intelligent -- the cohorts we're used to seeing being the best heroes. I also geek out a little too. 

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5. Invincible Season 1 Review: A Needed Departure of Superhero Rituals

5. Invincible Season 1 Review: A Needed Departure of Superhero Rituals

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