Although laboring like the rest of them in servitude to a mostly nondescript script and a standard issue Marvel plot, Rheon makes the most of his latest dastardly character. Villainy still suits him, even if the drop in quality from Game of Thrones to Marvel’s Inhumans is both obvious and precipitous.
Pretty faithfully adapting the comics, Inhumans tries to bring an operatic quality and look to the material, but the character dynamics simply feel heavy-handed, and the visuals hardly justify a big-screen TV, much less anteing up for an Imax premiere with which Marvel experimented earlier this month.
Nothing particularly clever happens as the heroes endeavor to extricate themselves from their respective predicaments in the second half; you keep waiting for it, but aside from a bit of pickpocketing... nope.
Frank Sinatra and others sang about the best things in life being free, but at least now the same is true of the worst things. ... Who and what we're supposed to be rooting for is maybe the biggest flaw in a series of insurmountable flaws and a crucial bit of storytelling [writer Scott] Buck was unable to crack.