Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD seems to be following the style of the recent Marvel blockbusters, but with less superhero’s (so far) and a new cast of protagonists. Some can call this an Avenger’s spinoff, but SHIELD did play a major role in the Marvel Universe, outside their involvement with The Avengers.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD brings back Agent Coulson, a familiar face from the Marvel movies. Phil Coulson was assumed to have been dead, after he appeared to have been killed by Loki, Thor’s brother. We find out, however, that his death was faked by Nick Fury just to bring the Avenger’s together.
It seems like Agent Coulson is their golden child for this show, and the good news is, he’s as slick as he is in the previous Marvel movies. Now, as main character, he’s even slicker. My main fear is that the producers stray off from the true nature of SHIELD and start creating new enemies, changing the past and introducing show exclusive hero’s. There are plenty of Marvel characters out there, such as Luke Cage or The Mad Thinker that can be used in order to keep the show moving in a more original direction.
Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD & Stan Lee
Stan Lee is one of the producers for the show, so I am not as scared as I’d usually be for a show of this nature to sink. There were a few cheap, corny things thrown into the premiere that I felt could have been done better. Every character, for example is a wise ass. Not everyone can be Tony Stark, but it seems like many share his humor. Another example was the random blurry pictures of Avengers characters that popped up from time to time as a teaser.
I don’t know if the shows budget is big enough to actually have one of the Avengers on from time to time, but they should take that into consideration. If they are actually considering adding Stark or Banner or any of the others in as a cameo, the teasing can be justified. The bait without reward, however, takes away from the show in my opinion.
At times, Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD seemed like a cheap filler to hype people up for the upcoming movies. They tried way too hard to throw Avenger’s humor into the show. The story so far is unrelated to anything I’m aware of in the Marvel universe, but hopefully they begin to add some real substance to it. Overall, I think it was okay. Not impressive, but considering Stan Lee’s involvement, I think this show has the potential to grab the attention of a more mature audience.
The Marvel comics have a large adult theme, but these days, they’ve been aimed towards children. Hopefully Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD can bring a little of the adult seriousness back into Marvel’s reputation.
What did you guys think of the show? Please, I’m very interested in your opinions and ideas!!