A misfit group of wannabe heroes and criminals become the saviors of history as they travel through time to stop those that seek to destroy it. With the guidance of their captain, a former member of an organization known as the time masters, they encounter all kinds of mischief that not only risk changing the events of history, but their own past selves as well.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is a fun adventure that shows what would happen if you take a ragtag group of wannabe heroes and criminals, place them together on a team, and give them the power of time travel. There is everything from the tear jerking drama of discovered humanity and loss to the chaotic action of laser guns and explosions destroying everything on the ground but their enemies.
The adventure begins when the former time master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) jumps back in time to the 2016 to recruit a team to travel through time and eliminate the immortal Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) from taking over the world in the future. From there they travel to different destinations in time to stop Vandal from succeeding in his plans with the hopes of discovering a way to eliminate him permanently.
By the second season a catastrophic event occurs that scatters the team throughout history. It is then left to Dr. Nate Heywood, aka New Guy, to locate and rescue the missing team members to stop the Nazis from destroying New York City in during the world war. After succeeding, they find a new adversary in Sara’s (Caity Lotz) arch nemesis Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough) who then later manages to establish the Legion of Doom. In order to defeat the legion they must break the number one rule in time travel.
After the events of the second season, the team must now deal with the consequences of the actions they have committed as they crash land in 2017 Los Angeles that appears to be a mixture of modern buildings, futuristic buildings, and Tyrannosaurus Rexes running around. From stopping Julius Caesar in taking over the modern word to seeking out Blackbeard’s treasure, the team does whatever they need to do to correct the events of time. All the while, Rip Hunter and his newly established time bureau seek to prevent any further disruptions to it.
Watching DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is a pretty fun way to pass the time should you have any time to pass. There are moments that are not as dire as the characters make it out to be and certain situations every now and then that lack a bit of sense. For example, in one scenario a main character will be chained to something for some time, and once a dire situation presents itself it turns out that the character had the strength to escape all along. Despite this, what sells the show is the chemistry shared between the team mates as they engage in some entertaining interactions. Overall, I would rate the show at a 7.1 out of 10.
Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) deserves highest praise out of all the characters as he transforms from a criminal to a full-fledged murdering bounty hunter to a hero that attempts to convince his former partner in crime to change his ways.
Leonard Snart (Wentworth Miller) decides to go the full transformation from a selfish criminal to a self-sacrificing hero. In sacrificing himself so that his friends could escape shows just how good can come from unlikely places.
The creative direction of the show is fairly interesting to say in the least as the creative team finds different ways to explore the concept of time travel. Within earlier episodes, the legends traveled through time in order to stop an immortal being. As the episodes progressed into the next season it went from time travel to time alteration. And from there; fixing time. As the show continues to explore more aspects of time travel, I cannot help but be curious as to what is next.
Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) has definitely won the prize for most developed character. He is the only character to remain on the team and completely shift from a criminal to a good guy. While still maintaining a rough exterior, deeper glimpses into his character show just how much he has shifted from reckless abandon to caring for his friends.
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- Facebook: @CWLegendsofTomorrow
Eddieson Burkhalter | Writing Contributor
B.A | Japanese | San Diego State Univ.
My name is Eddieson. I’m an open minded dreamer that likes to look for new opportunities, experiences, and challenges in life to make things a bit more interesting. After graduating from San Diego State University with a Japanese degree and minor in Business, I landed an office job in Shinjuku, Japan where I dealt with online marketing matters as well as content creation. Though I come from an international business background I could never escape the alluring call of an emotionally manipulating story, regardless of the medium, that could turn the toughest bodybuilder into a two year old child watching The Muppets and eating “pig newtons”. So long as the story is well done it doesn’t matter to me whether it’s presented as a comic, video game, anime, book, movie, or even an interpretive dance with bananas and jello. After some intense independent study I have not only been more than inspired to join the industry, but brought to a point where I wonder why I gave up pursuing this stuff in college and turned to a course of pulling my hair out before each exam. Regardless, I love stories and hope to be presented with the opportunity to tell my own; most likely through writing. With a fire in my heart and goals set I am actively gaining skills each day to hopefully one day help others in their endeavors as well as achieve my own dreams. |Instagram @BlaEddieBla| View My Articles
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