posted on Jan, 22 2016 @ 07:03 AM
Salutations, dear fellow members!
I have just watched the first episode of Legends of Tomorrow. I refuse point blank to spoil anything here, but I thought I would give you all a quick
run down, just in case the hype has escaped your notice, of what it is all about. Combining characters from both Arrow, and The Flash, this time
travel romp involves Firestorm, The Atom, Hawkman and Hawkgirl, The White Canary, Captain Cold, and Heatwave. It also involves one Captain Hunter, a
former Time Master, a guardian of the time stream if you will, who wishes to save the Earth from a horrid fate, at the hands of Vandal Savage, an
immortal who likes to cause chaos and destruction, as a precursor to aiming at total dominion over Earth by the year 2166 or some such waffle. In an
effort to prevent this coming to pass, the good captain assembles the aforementioned mob of heroes and villains, for the purpose of stopping Savage
before it is too late.
Captain Rip Hunter is played by the fellow who used to play Rory in Doctor Who. This makes for particularly difficult viewing, since it is clear that
he has been rather typecast into the role of time traveller, and with the greatest possible respect, he simply has not got the presence required for
either captaincy, or indeed being believable as a motivating force in a plot line.
Given his failings as the instigating force, it is little wonder that the shows first episode felt very disjointed to me, not to mention rushed like
the dickens. I think the trouble with it is, that bless him, the fellow is trying to be a Time Lord, of the Doctor Who tradition, in a comic book
universe which has no time for that methodology. To put not to fine a point on it, he kicks too little ass for the role. But perhaps he will grow into
it, and out of the boots he never got to try on in Doctor Who, and has apparently attempted to fill on this first episode of Legends of Tomorrow?
Am I overly critical? Absolutely. Comic book TV series, and films for that matter, must be PERFECT in order to be remotely watchable. Arrow
aggravates me, simply because the lead actor has all the emotional capacity of a stunned newt in my opinion, and I do not believe any scene he is in,
such is his wooden performance style. I find it unwatchable tosh, simply due to his presence. So perhaps I am going to be a little harsh. But if you
are going to make a show about time travel, cast a former companion of The Doctor as the time traveller, and make it anything less than badass as all
hell, then I am probably going to raise some issues.
This show could turn out to be a bust, but if it does, it will not be because there was anything wrong with the performances of the regular DC mob who
have been pulled in from other shows. They all did their bits and did them well. It's the good Captain I cannot quite deal with. We shall see what
happens next episode I suppose. Either way, I am sure we will all have our own opinions on the matter, and so I throw the rest of this thread, open to
HAVE AT IT!