Thursday, February 4, 2016

Round Two: Legends of Tomorrow

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 1, Episode 2 “Pilot, Part 2” (B+)

I could definitely get attached to this show, though I’m realizing that it’s not necessarily as attached to some of its characters. Hawkman’s demise was a surprising one since I thought he was an integral part of the story, but I don’t mind too much since Kendra was always the stronger character of the two of them. I’m not too enthralled by the idea of Savage being a consistent villain for the crew, but it’s actually getting better and it might not be so bad if he was always enemy number one. It didn’t take long for the crew to be recognized and identified as not fitting in with the times, and that was due more to Professor Stein’s actions than anything else. It was a treat to meet Marty, the young, energetic version of Professor Stein who was able to talk to his older self and not immediately go catatonic like in “Back to the Future II.” The dynamic of the entire group is a lot of fun, and even the more peripheral elements, like Jefferson, are finding their way in. Leonard and Mick had a fun role to play in this hour, and I look forward to seeing them take the lead again in the future. What continues to be best about this show is its action scenes, which in this episode were highlighted by Ray zooming out of Professor Stein’s pocket to attack his opponents. I’m on board for this show, and excited to see where it goes and how it plays out in the future.

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