Marvel's Cloak & Dagger Premiere Review: 8 Ups And 2 Downs

10. Downs - The Texts


Admittedly, this is a bit of a nitpick, but it's such a frustrating aspect of the Cloak & Dagger premiere that it bears mentioning.

At certain points throughout the episode Suicide Sprints, Tyrone takes out his cell phone to read the text messages he's been sent. These texts are supposed to provide insight as to what's going on in Tyrone's life and what he's going to do next.

Unfortunately, however, it's near impossible to read all of the text messages unless you're constantly pausing the episode (which can be a bit difficult if you're watching the show on live on TV).

Despite the texts being in focus, which implies that the audience is meant to be reading them, they're also off-center and go by way too fast, with walls of text disappearing just as quickly as they appeared.

It's fairly easy to fill in the gaps as you keep watching, but this was still some noticeably baffling direction.


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