We have said it before and we will gladly say it again. It is a great time to be a comic/superhero fan. In the past 4 years fans have been able to enjoy the adventures of Arrow, Flash, Supergirl and now Legends of Tomorrow. Bringing together an ensemble this large without wasting talent is no easy feat. Legends of Tomorrow (LOT) is in great hands since it was created for TV by Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer, Greg Berlanti and Andrew Kreisberg.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Bluray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.
Legends of Tomorrow time travels into your home on Bluray, DVD and HD Digital on 08/23/16. As we said this is a large cast and everyone fits perfectly in their role. First you have Arthur Darvell (Rip Hunter), Brandon Routh (Ray Palmer/The Atom), Victor Garber/Franz Drameh (Firestorm), Dominic Purcell (Heatwave), Wentworth Miller (Captain Cold), Caity Lotz (White Canary), Ciara Renee (Hawkgirl), Falk Hentschel (Hawkman) and Amy Pemberton and Gideon as the artificial intelligence of the ship, the Waverider.
Leading up to LOT’s premiere, select cast members were introduced on both The Flash and Arrow. Future world conqueror and all around delusional supervillain, Casper Crumb (Vandall Savage) is using space and time to rule the world. It is up to Time Master Rip Hunter to gather a team of unique misfits to help put a stop to Vandal Savage. This show in its first season took the time to develop the characters and is very well written and throughout the first season each actor was used to their fullest capability. The first season really explores what it takes to work as a team for something better than themselves. The first season really offers a bit of everything to the viewer. It is a fun, surprising emotional roller coaster that will leave you wanting more. Season 1 is comprised of 16 episodes and here are our top 3 favorites. The Pilot, every superhero needs a good origin story and the pilot sets the tone for the series and first season.
Episode 6, Star City 2046, this may have been our favorite episode from the entire first season. This a crossover without being your traditional crossover. When the teams ship is in need of repair it sends them to Star City in the year 2046. It opens the door to so many questions as to what happens in the next 30 years and who is around and who isn’t… The team searches for Oliver Queen (Arrow) and are surprised as to what or who they find. This was a lot of fun to watch and opens up new possibilities in the future. All we will say is, please let this be the next spinoff series….
Episode 11, The Magnificent Eight. You can’t have a show that time travels and not land in the old west. This was another great episode and includes Jonah Hex. Very well done and such fun to watch.
Now for the desert, AKA Special Features. Not to be outdone by recent DC TV releases, this box set is filled with some great goodies, including the panel from 2015’s San Diego Comic Con with the cast (love that they included this) and special features like Jonah Hex Marks the Spot, A Fantastic Voyage touring the Waverider set (we need more features like this), History in the making and of course the gag reel. As we all know the DC universe is pretty massive and it is great to see it live up to the hype each week. If you are fan of the super hero genre then this set will fit in nicely.