Does Marvel's 'Runaways' live up to the hype? | The Tylt
Does Marvel's 'Runaways' live up to the hype?
Below is the synopsis of Marvel's "Runaways," per IMDB.
After discovering their parents are super-villains in disguise, a group of teenagers band together to run away from their homes in order to atone for their parents' actions and to discover the secrets of their origins.
Watch the trailer below, heck—watch the show, and tell us by voting if you think others should watch "Runaways."
The MCU stays winning. "Runaways" has garnered favorable reviews. Indiewire's Liz Shannon Miller writes:
Right now, “Runaways” is spinning a lot of plates in the air, both in terms of unanswered questions, uncertain alliances, and seemingly eminent betrayals lurking in the wings. But it’s off to an incredibly compelling start, thanks to Schwartz and Savage’s confident storytelling, and should it keep moving forward at its current pace, it could become a truly addictive hit. As it is, it’s one of Marvel’s most promising series to date.
But not every critic likes the newest entry in the MCU. Slant's Michael Haigis writes:
That normality bakes a narrative flaw into Runaways though: Upon discovering that their parents are effectively serial killers, the teens never seem sufficiently traumatized. The series attempts to transpose ordinary pubescent strife onto an extraordinary framework, using relatable teen struggles to temper the plot's absurdity. But the resulting incongruity, between the magnitude of the teens' discovery and the playfulness of their subsequent detective work, leaves us waiting for these young people to realistically process what they've witnessed. There's an elephant in the room, as if the show's writers view the truth as too dark for the teenagers—or us—to face.