Thursday, January 21, 2016

Legends Of Tomorrow Review: Season 1 Episode 1 "Pilot, Part 1"

Legends of Tomorrow Season 1 Episode 1
“Pilot, Part 1”

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” focuses on time-traveling rogue Rip Hunter, Who has to recruit a rag-tag team of heroes and villains to help prevent an apocalypse that could impact not only Earth, but all of time.

Legends of Tomorrow starts with Rip Hunter gathering his new team of Captain Cold, Heatwave, White Canary, Firestorm, The Atom, Hawkgirl, and Hawkman. In order to convince the group, Rip leads them all to believe that they are considered Legends during his time. Their first mission together is to find the son of Hawkgirl, who has been tracking Vandel Savage since the day his mom and dad were killed. Things turn ugly when a Time Traveling Bounty Hunter who is after Rip turns up in 1975.

Final Thoughts:
The first episode is finally here, and it didn’t disappoint at all. There was a nice tie in with Arrow when Oliver and Laural both make a guess appearance, while Oliver as always was skeptical of Ray Palmer going along with he mission. Laural was more than happy to convince Sara. 

As seems to be a regular occurrence the scene stealers of the first episode was definitely Heatwave and Captain Cold. Maybe its due to my enjoyment of Wentworth Miller during his appearance on The Flash. But he is making Captain Cold one of the best character on any of the three shows. It definitely helps that he has amazing chemistry with Dominic Purcell from there days on Prison Break.

My favorite scene was back in the 70s while Cold, Heatwave and Sara decided to go for a drink. The music which was chosen for that scene was just perfect. Add in the back and forth between Sara and Lenord Snark made it that much greater. I am just now waiting for a stupid relationship name from the fan girls for those two. It’s also nice to see that The Flash’s future invention Gideon is still around, and is the AI for the time traveling ship of Rip Hunters. 

If you are going to introduce a new show, this is the way to do it. It was a must see episode. I give it Two Thumbs up. Let us know what your thoughts were and leave a comment below. 

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