Let it Rip
Legends of Tomorrow marks a landmark in DC comics history as it tries to do something that few have attempted; create a superhero ensemble show. Shows have tried with various degrees of success but not on he level that is show is attempting. DC has already has had success with its flagship shows Flash and Arrow so it is only natural to want to build off of that. Legends of Tomorrow is essentially a spinoff of a spinoff which takes the B players from both Flash and Arrow and attempts to make them ahem “Legends”( pun intended). Think of Legends of Tomorrow as more Guardians of the Galaxy than Avengers.
The moment the show starts we get a bleak glimpse into the future in which Vandal Savage rules with an iron fist. This is also were we get our first look at Rip Hunter as he is on the hunt to find a team in the past to defeat Savage. I enjoyed the fact that the show got straight to business introducing us to the major players of the show. This was very useful for those who may not watch Flash or Arrow to help them become invested into the plot. Each character has there own motivation for joining the team but Ray Palmer’s was the most simple yet heartfelt.
Speaking of Ray Palmer, he is the heart of the show. As a man without a destiny he is the perfect character for a show like this. He adds not only a sense of hope but adds humor and a human element to the cast. Wentworth Miller and Dominic Purcell also excel in there roles as there goals are not necessary in line with the others. The other cast members are fine but don’t necessarily stand out. It will be very interesting to see how the cast grows into there roles and what characters will stand out.
The special effects of the show are excellent for a CW tv show. This especially can be said the Rip Hunter’s time machine; Equipped with Gideon. The ships A.I which is very similar to the A.I from a certain popular marvel movie works very well for the show. The first time we see the team team up while not on the level of the avengers is certainly a cool moment. While there are some scenes that don’t work ( the bar scene was completely unnecessary) the show overall works as it will appeal not only to fans of DC comics but fans of shows like Firefly or Dr Who. While the show has its faults I am impressed with what I have seen so far.
Score 7.5 out of 10