Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. Review | A hilarious show, maybe too funny?4 minute read

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I have been waiting for the Hulu adaptation for Marvel’s M.O.D.O.K. to be released since I’ve first heard about it. I’ve been a fan of the big-headed super-villain for a while now. With Patton Oswalt being heavily involved with the production of the show, even beyond just doing the voice of M.O.D.O.K., I felt it should be a great adaptation from the comics seeing as Oswalt has written a number of M.O.D.O.K. comics. “M.O.D.O.K.: Head Games” was one of the story arcs for M.O.D.O.K. that Oswalt wrote, parts of that comic series was used in the Hulu show. Going into this show, I was excited. After binge-watching the 10-episode stop-motion animation series, these are my thoughts…

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The first scene is a young Modok crying to his mother, who is regular size, “they called me big head,” Modok explained to his mother. His mother returning with “one day you will change the world.” That basically is the template for the entire show.

I really did enjoy this show. It is extremely funny and had me laughing constantly. However, the only thing I couldn’t get over was M.O.D.O.K. being a moron per-say and the show being a comedy.

Don’t get me wrong. I love a good dirty comedy (see Deadpool), even a comedy based on characters who are normally very serious (see Thor: Ragnarok). But that depends on the way it is handled, and most of all, the character..

M.O.D.O.K. literally stands for “Mental Organism Designed Only for Killing“. The M.O.D.O.K. comics have little comedic value in them. They’re more about killing, taking over the world and doing whatever it takes to do so. So the fact that the show is a straight up dirty comedy, just felt weird to me.

Seeing M.O.D.O.K. with a family is interesting. I also understand that M.O.D.O.K. was basically created to be kind of a joke, tongue in cheek. So I can totally see M.O.D.O.K. being a goofball, when it comes to his family. But the fact they made M.O.D.O.K. out to be a complete idiot in the series just totally missed the mark. I mean he literally has a highly sophisticated computer brain, yet he can’t tell the difference between a

My biggest gripe with the show is that M.O.D.O.K. didn’t do a single mission to takeover the world in the series. That is his one and only goal in life. In the series he is too busy trying to fix his marriage, bond with his kids, sabotage the new A.I.M. CEO. All funny story arcs, but doesn’t really fit M.O.D.O.K.

One last thing, the way the series was done, the animation in particular, was amazing. Fits the story and show perfectly. Also, the casting was spot-on.

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