Friday, January 27, 2017

Legends of Tomorrow - Raiders of the Lost Art

"Raiders of the Lost Art" brings the Legends to 1967 in search of their lost captain. However, they aren't the only ones looking for Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill). The villainous team of Malcom Merlyn (John Barrowman), Damien Darkh (Neal McDonough), and the Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher) are also on the look-out for Hunter believing he can lead them to the scattered pieces of the Spear of Destiny which the "Legion of Doom" can use to manipulate reality itself. Unfortunately for all involved the Rip Hunter found in 1967 isn't the captain of the Waverider. Instead he's a promising film student and classmate of George Lucas (Matt Angel) working on a student film about time traveling heroes cobbled together from hazy memories he doesn't believe are real.

Other than the "Invasion" crossover arc, I haven't seen too many episodes of the show's Second Season. The humor in "Raiders of the Lost Art" makes me curious to go back and catch-up on what I've missed. The choice of making the villain's attack throw of Lucas' career path, which throws a monkey wrench into the knowledge and careers of both Ray (Brandon Routh) and Nate (Nick Zano), turns out to work quite well. And the subplot involving Mick's (Dominic Purcell) hallucinations and Stein's (Victor Garber) attempt to help offer its own humorous moments as well (including some impromptu brain surgery). The search to find and murder a single villain didn't do the First Season of the show any favors. Despite their struggles, it appears the show has embraced a bit more lighthearted nature the second time around.

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