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SECRET INVASION: Episode 1.1: “Resurrection”

"An Invasion of Murky Conflict"

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What You Need To Know:

Marvel’s SECRET INVASION is an original spy thriller series on Disney Plus. In Episode One, Nick Fury, the former head of SHIELD, returns to Earth to foil an alien plot to start a global war and conquer the planet. Thirty years ago, Fury promised the Skrulls, a nomadic race of shape shifting aliens, to find them a new home planet. He failed to fulfill his promise, and now a Skrull faction wants to take over the Earth by force. The rebel leader plans to set off a trio of dirty bombs in Moscow and start a nuclear war between Russia and the United States. The Skrulls are immune to any potential radioactive fallout.

The first episode of SECRET INVASION, “Resurrections,” continues the downward spiral of disappointing Disney Plus content. The episode is decently edited with some exciting, suspenseful action, but the runtime is slightly bloated, and it depicts the regression of a beloved Marvel character, Nick Fury. The episode has a moral worldview overall, but it’s marred by some morally murky conflict, foul language and a depressing ending. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.

Content:

(B, PP, H, AB, LL, VV, A, M)

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Light moral worldview where the good guys are trying to stop a terrorist attack in Moscow designed by shape-shifting aliens to start a nuclear war between Russia and the United States, but the conflict is morally murky because it involves spies and betrayals, and the central American male hero is depicted as a bit jaded and worn out, and two women tell the lead character he’s too old, broken, past his prime, and out of his element to stop a grand conspiracy, and he also broke his promise to a race of aliens who helped him in the past

Foul Language:
12 obscenities (one “f” word that’s slightly clipped off but discernible), one GD profanity, one light profanity, and a scene where two characters argue over the racial implications of using “spook” as a slur for spies

Violence:
Strong action violence with some blood includes two humans are shot through the chest, an alien brutally beats up a human, a gun shootout occurs in a crowded public square, an alien and a human fight, explosions, man suffers head lacerations on left side of his face and dies, but he’s revealed to be an alien with bloody face lacerations, and a woman’s body lies on the street after being shot and bleeding to death

Sex:
No sex

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
Agent Fury consumes vodka with another person and visits a Moscow bar where he consumes some bourbon and buys a vodka for an old friend

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Lying, stealing, betrayal, terrorism.

More Detail:

Marvel’s SECRET INVASION is an original spy thriller series on Disney+. Nick Fury, the former head of SHIELD, returns to Earth to foil an alien plot to start a global war and conquer the planet. The first episode of SECRET INVASION is decently edited with some exciting, suspenseful action and a light moral worldview, but the runtime is slightly bloated, the ending is depressing, and the episode is marred by some morally murky conflict and strong foul language.

In the pilot episode, “Resurrections,” Agent Ross endures an exposition dump from Agent Prescod, a paranoid man obsessed with conspiracies. Prescod reveals that some Skrulls, a race of shapeshifting aliens, have launched a clandestine invasion of Earth. The Skrulls are green and scaly but can perfectly replicate the appearance of any human being. Ross doubts Prescod’s claim, stating the Skrulls were long-time allies to Nick Fury in the 1990s. Prescod states that a faction of evil Skrulls are bent on wiping out humanity and claiming Earth as their own.

Prescod suddenly attacks Ross, thinking he’s a Skrull, but Ross shoots him dead. After a badly edited action sequence, Agent Maria Hill, who used to work closely with Fury, rescues a badly injured Ross. However, Ross dies and loses his human disguise, revealing himself as a Skrull. Hill and a disguised Skrull and friend of Fury named Talos send a distress call to Agent Fury, who went on a space vacation after the events of AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Since then, Fury has been developing a solar system defense for SHIELD.

Fury begrudgingly arrives in Moscow. During the events of CAPTAIN MARVEL (set 30 years before SECRET INVASION), Fury and Captain Marvel made an oath to find a home for the Skrulls, who were refugees from another planet. Talos berates Fury for failing to uphold his promise. He and Major Hill accuse Fury of having lost some of his abilities when he was one of the billions of victims from the five-year Thanos forced disappearing of half the population.

Meanwhile, two radical Skrulls, G’iah, a female friend of Talos, and Gravik, who is the leader, lead a clandestine faction of their brethren 200 miles from Moscow. This faction of Skrulls is angry that Fury never gave them a home. They live in a secret hideout and desire to live without being poorly treated by humanity. Gravik plans to start a war between Russia and the United States. He gets hold of three dirty bombs, which he intends to explode during the “Unity” festival in Moscow and frame the United States.

Can Fury, Hill and Talos stop the terrorist attack?

The first episode of SECRET INVASION, “Resurrections,” continues the downward spiral of disappointing Disney Plus content. The episode is decently edited with some exciting, suspenseful action, but the runtime is slightly bloated, and it depicts the regression of a beloved Marvel character, Nick Fury. The episode has a moral worldview overall, but it’s marred by some morally murky conflict, foul language and a depressing ending. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution.

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Our small team works tirelessly to provide resources to protect families from harmful media, reviewing 415 movies/shows and writing 3,626 uplifting articles this year. We believe that the gospel can transform entertainment. That’s why we emphasize positive and faith-filled articles and entertainment news, and release hundreds of Christian movie reviews to the public, for free. No paywalls, just trusted, biblically sound content to bless you and your family. Online, Movieguide is the closest thing to a biblical entertainment expert at your fingertips. As a reader-funded operation, we welcome any and all contributions – so if you can, please give something. It won’t take more than 52 seconds (we timed it for you). Thank you.