Marvel concluded its “Secret Invasion” limited series and whilst reviews overall for the series have been mixed, the finale itself has drawn some shockingly low results along with generating plenty of talk about its content and impact on the greater MCU.
The episode, titled “Home,” has pulled in an individual episode rating of just 13% on Rotten Tomatoes from eight reviews. That’s considerably down on the other five episodes which ranged from 38-52% approval scores.
The overall series has become Marvel’s Studios’ lowest-rated Disney+ show critically, with a 58% critics/63% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and a 63/100 on Metacritic (via CBM).
Its nearest rival on the former is “She-Hulk: Attorney at Law” with a better 77% critics but worse 32% audience score, and “Hawkeye” on the latter where it snagged a 66/100 score from critics.
This comes after a Forbes report last week indicated the series went severely over budget and ultimately cost an astonishing $212 million to produce. That’s on par with Marvel film budgets and works out to just over $35 million per episode.
In addition, third-party analytics film Samba TV revealed last month that the series had the second worst premiere viewership for an MCU show on Disney+ ahead of only “Ms. Marvel,” which was much better received critically.