Secret Invasion Becomes Worst-Rated MCU Show on Rotten Tomatoes

Secret Invasion marks a significant milestone for Marvel Studios as it not only serves as their inaugural crossover event and Phase 5 Disney+ series but also takes the unfortunate distinction of being the lowest-rated show in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU).

Scheduled to premiere on Wednesday, June 21, Secret Invasion is characterized as an espionage thriller that revolves around an imminent and perilous Skrull invasion.

Secret Invasion Got Low Rotten Tomatoes Score

Following the initial screenings, Secret Invasion, produced by Marvel Studios, currently holds the lowest rating among all Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) series on Rotten Tomatoes.

Presently, the series, led by Samuel L. Jackson, has garnered a rating of 67% based on 33 reviews. It should be noted that this score reflects the critics’ assessment of only the first two episodes of the six-episode season of Secret Invasion.

Prior to these reviews, the lowest-rated Marvel Studios series on Disney+ was She-Hulk: Attorney at Law, released in 2022.

To provide a comparative reference, here is a list of previous MCU Disney+ shows and their corresponding Rotten Tomatoes ratings:

  • WandaVision: 91%
  • The Falcon and the Winter Soldier: 84%
  • Loki: 92%
  • What If…?: 94%
  • Hawkeye: 92%
  • Moon Knight: 86%
  • Ms. Marvel: 98%
  • She-Hulk: Attorney at Law: 80%
  • Secret Invasion: 67%

Why Hope Remains for Secret Invasion

As the general audience has yet to experience Secret Invasion, it is important to acknowledge that the current rating is likely to change.

The crucial question remains whether the ratings will improve over time or continue to align with the current critical consensus.

Early reviews have provided some insight into why Secret Invasions seems to be facing challenges. Critics have mentioned its “slow burn” and “slow pace” as contributing factors.

One review, in particular, expressed disappointment, stating that Secret Invasions felt “lackluster” and did not deliver the dark spy thriller it had been marketed as.

However, it’s not all negative feedback.

For instance, Discussing Film praised Samuel L. Jackson’s performance as Nick Fury, describing it as his most layered and enjoyable portrayal to date. The Direct’s Russ Milheim also commented on the intriguing and seamless connections Secret Invasions establishes within the wider MCU.

It’s worth noting that a slow start does not necessarily mean that audiences won’t eventually connect with the series, particularly as the story progresses.

A similar situation occurred with Lucasfilm’s Andor, which faced similar critiques during its initial release but is now widely regarded as one of the best narratives in the Star Wars universe on Disney+.

Undoubtedly, the current rating for Secret Invasion is disappointing. However, the story is only just beginning.

The question now is whether the show can captivate fans in the upcoming weeks and overcome its initial challenges.

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