Thursday, August 25, 2016

Legends of Tomorrow - The Complete First Season

Building on the DC TV Universe created in Arrow and The Flash, DC's Legends of Tomorrow is a mixed bag. Cobbling together characters created for the show and others introduced on the on the other two shows as an unruly bunch of time travelers out to save the future, the show had more than few ups and downs during its First Season. Time Master Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) plucks a group of heroes and villains from modern day (rather than choose heroes from a wide swath of time which would have made more sense) to save his family and stop the villainous immortal Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) from conquering the world.

Jumping through time, the First Season did have its moments such as a bleak future for Star City and Ray Palmer (Brandon Routh) and Kendra (Ciara Renée) getting stranded in 1958, but also some clunkers such as the team's stop in the Old West.

Suicide Squad #1

Although Suicide Squad: Rebirth #1 kept the latest Task Force X to a small group involving only the foursome of Rick Flag, Deadshot, Captain Boomerang, and Harley Quinn, the first issue of the new series enlarges the group to closer match the team seen in the recent Suicide Squad movie. The smaller team actually worked for a tighter story and by not introducing all the characters in the Rebirth issue the comic has to cover a bit too much of the same ground the second time out.

Pretty Little Liars - The Wrath of Khan

Stop me if you've heard this before, Hanna (Ashley Benson) does something rash. Believing Noel Kahn (Brant Daugherty) is A.D., Hanna begins following the the man without telling the other Liars what she is up to. Spencer (Troian Bellisario) and Emily's (Shay Mitchell) own investigation ties Noel to the Doll House confirming he was in league with the original A in helping torture the Liars during their captivity. Further spurned on after finding Sara Harvey's (Dre Davis) phone in Noel's trash leads Hanna to a rash decision heading into next week's mid-season finale. While Spencer looses the evidence the Liars found on Noel, Hanna's rash actions are likely to lead to more questions being asked (if not necessarily answered) next week.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Green Arrow #5

Green Arrow and Diggle storm the castle, or the bizarre floating bank museum, of the Ninth Circle. The ensuing battle not only frees Black Canary from her captors but also opens the door for Emiko to choose Oliver over her Shado and her obligations to the Ninth Circle.

LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures - Duel of Destiny

Despite the best intentions, Rowan's (Nicolas Cantu) plan to leave his family and hide the final Kyber Saber Crystal backfires when Naare (Grey Griffin) and Graballa (Dana Snyder) show up on the Wheel and target Zander (Eugene Byrd) and Kordi (Vanessa Lengies) for information. Not even R0-GR (Matthew Wood) and his first-hand knowledge of Jedi fighting techniques can prepare Rowan to make a proper rescue. The episode ends with Naare and the Empire one-step closer to reclaiming the last crystal and the Freemakers in need of a miracle.