In season 2 of Invisible City, certain people are looking for a sacred location called Marangatu, and Eric and Luna are closely tied to that location. The season is streaming on Netflix.
Luna makes a deal with an ancient entity named Matinta Pare to see her father again but when Eric is brought back to life, it gets the ball rolling on a series of events that eventually lead to his sacrifice once again.
A man named Castro is after the gold said to be in a sacred location known as Marangatu. He looks for it with the help of Debora, another entity who was part of the indigenous tribe protecting Marangatu but was snatched from her family as a young girl.
Eric just wants to protect his daughter but she’s part of something much bigger than her and he must accept that. He meets other entities like Bento and Lazo along the way and they help him realize where his journey must end.
The season is far too short for the characters to experience significant growth or progression but the cast does an adequate job in their roles.
Marco Pigossi returns as Eric, although he’s not so much of a protagonist this season. He gives in a mixed performance very much in line with his character who moves along quite haphazardly.
Manu Dieguez plays a slightly older Luna who is given a little more exposure and who performs well for her young age. Alessandra Negrini portrays Inês with the same mystery and charm as she did in the first season which is good.
Zahy Guajajara plays Debora, one of the initial protagonists who eventually learns about her origins. Guajajara is chilling during her scenes and excels as a terrifying character.
The special and practical effects of the series are very good and the makeup department deserves some praise as well. They have gone all out to produce some magnificent looks and they overdeliver in that aspect.
There is a noble message being put across by this series about the environmental tragedies that are going on in Brazil, despite it being very subtle. The fact that a series chose to draw attention to this is commendable on the creator’s part.
The story doesn’t have the depth to truly draw in the viewers. Restricting it to 5 episodes means that it is rushed which diminishes a narrative that is already found lacking.
The characters are wandering around aimlessly with barebones backstories and even though their stories intertwine quite impressively, it doesn’t have quite the impact that the writers envisioned.
The villain is unoriginal and a retread of the first season, with Debora and Castro serving as the basic threats to the environment and the indigenous culture. While Debora does switch over, her arc is left too late and isn’t all that intriguing or innovative.
Invisible City season 2 doesn’t reach the same heights as its predecessor and brings a mediocre end to the primary characters of the series. Even the most emotional moments do not evoke the kind of reaction that these characters deserve due to an imperfect narrative.
Invisible City season 2
Director: Luis Carone
Date Created: 2023-03-22 12:30