Well, that terrigen statue was a nice twist ending.
They're really making good use of the Inhumans as a metaphor for the hate mongering that goes on in the world today, especially in the United States. While the Inhumans themselves are a poor metaphor for real-life minorities, since they do present a legitimate danger, by presenting it as a Humans versus Inhumans conflict, and making it a point to include all demographics in the anti-Inhuman crusade, they emphasize the nature of the problem without exacerbating the conflict between ethnic groups (or genders) as is currently the norm in the current political climate. And by making the hate group a bunch of Humans posing as Inhumans, they parallel the increasing use of sock puppets to manufacture artificial conflict. Very nicely done, but, of course, will the people who most need to get the message actually get the message?
Fitz really got to shine in this episode. Not only did he save the day with rudimentary science, but his teasing of Mack about Yo Yo cracked me up.
I'm so happy that they've brought back the Fitz and Mack friendship. And it's also nice to see Yo Yo playing a bigger part. Her relationship, or maybe non-relationship as she might say, with Mack is fascinating to watch. It's unfortunate that her friends are so bigoted, but this also serves to illustrate that this is a universal problem. Maybe this will mean she will be spending more time with SHIELD.
The Mad Scientist guy is hilarious (I'll remember his name eventually) and he and Simmons make a great team. I wonder if May will experience any after effects from her experience. That seemed way too easy.
G-man, on 14 October 2016 - 08:28 AM, said:
Although, Godzilla tended to be reimagined throughout it's original run, and the Heisei Godzilla's (of the 1980's) could be considered a reboot, as they ignored most of the original run, only acknowledging the original movie, and went off in their own direction; then finally the Millennial Godzilla pictures were almost all one-shots that, again only acknowledged the original film and ignored the previous runs, which allowed the directors the freedom to reinterpret Godzilla however they so chose. So, I feel that Shin Godzilla is very much in keeping with that tradition of Godzilla films, albeit, taking it a step further by postulating that this is the first appearance ever.
That's a good point. There was never really a consistent continuity, and the later movies in the original series are a far cry from the original in terms of tone and content.