With the massive success of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it’s no surprise that studios other than Disney are creating superhero family stories like Secret HQ. But how did the movie turn out? Reviews have arrived for The film premieres in 2022 coming to Paramount+ this weekend. Let’s see what the critics say Secret HQ.
The Secret HQ‘ trailer promises a superhero adventure featuring people like the upcoming host of new Percy Jackson series, The Adam ProjectWalker Scobell. The film follows Scobel as the son of Owen Wilson, who along with his friends discovers the secret headquarters of the world’s most powerful superhero under his home. When a villain lurks (played by Michael Peña), the kids must work together to help save the world.
We’ll kick things off with CinemaBlend’s own Mike Reyes Review of Secret HQ. Our critics gave the film a poor 1.5 out of 5 stars and called it “annoying” and a “pain”. Here’s what else he had to say on the matter:
It’s fair to say he really I didn’t like this one. While he said it’s “not a complete train wreck,” the film is entirely safe and “fails at its task” in a “disappointing” way. There are plenty of other reviews Secret HQ which also lean towards the negative side of the spectrum. AV clubTomris Laffley called the film an “uninspiring ride”, writing the following:
Laffly focused on the film’s weak script where he said Secret HQ ignores important elements of storytelling such as “world-building, emotional climaxes, or even basic character development.” The Hollywood ReporterDavid Rooney was also unimpressed with the film with Owen Wilson. He said this in his review:
Jerry Bruckheimer is the producer behind hit movies like Top Gun: Maverick, A national treasure and Bad Boysanyway Secret HQ doesn’t sound as impressive as them. JoBloAlex Maidy continued the general theme with their opinion of the film, writing the following:
Although there is a lot of disinterest around Secret HQ from the majority of reviewers, not all recommended audiences miss the feature. IndieWireJudy Dry found the film “original” with clever humor and light-hearted action. In their words:
Secret HQ will be available to stream with a Paramount+ subscription on August 12. And Owen Wilson is ready to return to the realm of superheroes with season 2 of Lokiwhich should arrive in the summer of 2023.