Invisible City Netflix Review: 5 Reasons to Call the Series a Must Watch!

  • AUTHOR: midhat
  • POSTED ON: February 8, 2021

Folktale myths don’t get old for a reason. They have been passed down from generations to generations for centuries. These historic talesare so culturally ingrained that there’s no way we can ignore them. That’s the reason why streaming-content producers have been adapting and transforming these mythical tales into a new genre of TV series.

Netflix’s new crime-fantasy series from Brazil, “Invisible City” features the same concept, giving the native mythical tales a cinematic treatment. Brazilian folklore is loaded with abundance of mythical creatures, so there’s no surprise to see a few of them in the Netflix series.

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Premiered on 5th February, Invisible City is now available to stream on Netflix. If you’re still indecisive whether to stream it or skip it, scroll down and discover 5 reasons and Netflix reviews that can help make up your mind:

The series features mythical creatures from Brazilian folklore

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Originally titled as Cidade Invisivel, the latest Brazilian series on Netflix revolves around a concept of “what if those folktale legends were real?”

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A homicide detective, Eric, discovers the invisible world inhabited by mythical creatures, while investigating a murder.

The series opens with two men walking through the forest at night, when the elder one decides to shoot a bird. Later, we see him getting stabbed by a creature with a flaming head and twisted feet. Those who’re familiar with Brazilian folklore would immediately identify this creature as the Curupira.

Well, this isn’t enough! Throughout the series, viewers are introduced to several characters from Brazilian folklore such as Saci, a one-legged boy with a red cap. In the series, he is named Isac.

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There’s also a mermaid called Iara, a shape-transforming warthog called Taire-iaura who helps Ines (Curupira) on her mission to keep their world hidden from the mainstream world.

Perhaps those who’re aware of Brazilian stories would consider this series as unoriginal, but for us, it’s intriguing.

We get to learn a lot about Brazilian culture

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Truth be told: Cultural folklore is hard to portray. Obviously, we can’t get the sense of another culture’s folklore without understanding the background and context surrounding it. But this series has done the job well!

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Invisible City features native folklore in accordance with the modern world, a world that is increasingly similar throughout every culture. In this way, even an outsider could easily understand the modern version of Brazilian folklore in the form of crime fantasy Netflix original.

Invisible City may sound like every other movie based on the concept of “myths are real,” but the series tends to broaden this genre by adding a cultural aspect, making it a worthy watch during current times when travelling is limited.

Each episode leaves viewers with a shocking cliffhanger

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Invisible City consists of only seven episodes, each with a runtime of 35 minutes. It’s short and pretty digestible. Most episodes tend to leave viewers with a cliffhanger or an end with shocking revelations.

The show handles the element of curiosity well enough that not only keep viewers hooked till the end but also delivers the thrill they are expecting.

The series is created by Ice Age director, Carlos Saldanha

You might have not heard his name before, but you definitely have watched some of his previous work. He co-directed the 2011 animated movie Ice Age and its sequels. He also worked as a director in other animated movies such as Rio (2011) and Ferdinand (2017).

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Obviously, there’s no comparison between animated movies and live-action fantasy series. But, the impressive special effects in the Invisible City suggest that it is the work of the same man. Carlos isn’t the one who has directed the series, though. Invisible City is, in fact, directed by Luis Carone and Julia Pacheco Jordao, while Carlos Saldanha is serving as the show’s creator.

The show has received favorable reviews

The latest Brazilian show has been received well among both critics and viewers, with praises mostly about its impressive visuals and interesting storyline. Here’s how fans are reacting to the new Netflix series:

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Updated February 8, 2021
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