By Marvin Garcia |Staff Writer|
The CW Network did it again by bringing DC’s “Legends of Tomorrow” every Thursday night as part of their Arrow/Flash shared universe.
“Legends of Tomorrow” chronicles the adventures of time master Rip Hunter as he seeks to change humanity’s fate by enlisting the help of both heroes and villains from the past to fight against immortal tyrant Vandal Savage as they leave their mark in history.
The team consists of the Atom (Brandon Routh), White Canary (Caity Lotz), FireStorm (Victor Garber & Franz Drameh), Hawkman and Hawkgirl (Falk Hentschel & Ciara Renee), and lastly, the crooked duo from the Flash’s “Rouges” Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller) and Heatwave (Dominic Purcell).
If you have been watching both “Arrow” and “The Flash,” you pretty much know how the seeds for this new drama were planted.
Although you will not see the titular characters above anytime soon, the fact that this show is set in the same universe is promising enough for a possible appearance by the Crimson Lighting and the Emerald Archer.
I was a bit skeptical of “Legends of Tomorrow” since it brings an unusual lineup of DC Comic characters who are typically part of other teams or simply are not team players.
Fans are already familiar with “Justice League,” “Teen Titans,” and “The Suicide Squad,” which have already been established on “Arrow” and have an upcoming theatrical release on Aug. 5.
Nevertheless, the show opens the opportunity to see more characters that have caliber with great sense of humor and definitely a kick-ass style.
Technically, Rip Hunter is supposed to be the leader of the team, but my money is on Routh’s Atom.
While some may feel he is similar to Iron Man, this kind-hearted-billionaire-genius is a force to reckon with since he possesses an armor that allows him to boost up to the air, shoot impulse blasters, and allows him to shrink to a molecule.
This show is both thrilling, funny, dramatic, and simply makes you want to binge-watch until the crack of dawn.
Some of the characters are almost completely reinvented and render a side of them that is entertaining, tough, and vulnerable.
Sarah Lance (White Canary) was a character who simply could not come out from her shell due to her fear of facing reality.
Now after her resurrection and bloodlust rehabilitation, she has left her mask to embody a woman who is rough and flirtatious, seeking to do something good in the world.
Things are more personal for Hawkman and Hawkgirl since their story is one that transcends over time with an intertwined fate that always brings them together every time they reincarnate.
Truth be told, every time they flap their wings is just awesome and their costumes stay true to the source material.
Vandal Savage is truly a villain that embodies some of humanity’s worst traits like envy, arrogance, and insanity.
Danish actor Casper Crump, while not stiff as in the comics, is right on in making the audience just want to throw him over a cliff.
The drama and action is great in terms of choreography, dialogue, and look.
So stay tuned for more of DC’s newest team because there is no doubt great things are in store and the future looks brighter.