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- Apr 4, 2017
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Dc’s Legends of Tomorrow is kind of the ugly duckling of the Arrowverse. It started out with a first season that hit every foible and hiccup that the series could produce along the way, and had it end with a fizzle that left most fans of The Flash and Arrow considering it the worst show that DCTV had produced so far. The 2nd season actually turned things around, as the series found its footing and cast change ups really boosted the entertainment value. However, the show wasn’t over yet and the third season proved that you should never judge a series by its first season alone, as it climbed even higher and with the hints at season four, it looks like this might not be the pinnacle of the series. The third season is a breathe of fresh air to the Arroverse, and it actually ties The Flash: The Complete Fourth Season for being the most enjoyable show in that entire CW bred universe. The series has a lighthearted tone to it that keeps fans winking and nodding with the shows creators, and it doesn’t delve into super angsty melodrama that hamstrings some of the other CW oriented comic book shows. Season 3 is the most enjoyable year of the show to date, and with the always excellent (with some caveats as history as shown us) audio and video presentations, a blast to watch.
After defeating the Legion of Doom last year, the Legends have sort of painted themselves into a corner. After going back to a point in time that they had already visited (a big no no from the very beginning of the show), they have created fractures in time with anachronisms from all over history bleeding into other portions of history (and the future). When they time jumped back to 2016 (when they all started) they find that the Time Lords have been recreated again, and that Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill) is basically helming the venture in order to prepare the world for a hinted at “coming danger” as well as to FIX all of the issues that the Legends created due to their borking up history.
The team is kind of shocked when they come back and find out that Rip is a bit different than the self sacrificing hero that they had left him. He’s now more jaded and infinitely more frustrated at what he considers to be their failure to protect time, benching the team for their actions. However, we all know that’s not going to fly (literally), so Sara and the rest of the “out of time” super heroes do the only thing that they can think of. They steal the Wave Rider once more and set out on their own to fix their own mistakes.
The show thrives on being a bit looser and more fun than the rest of the Arrowverse, and that hasn’t gotten old in the slightest. Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) is still the brutal, wisecracking hero and his one liners are still one of the best portions of the show. Nick and Amaya took some getting used to, but with the change up in their relationship this year they actually start to grow on you. Nick gets a stronger grasp on being Steel, and Amaya’s personal demons are actually quite appealing vs. the do gooder she was last season. Ray and Sara are still a bit annoying, but the sense of unity and camaraderie on the show is undeniable. This season also pushes the episode count up to 18 (16 for the first season, 17 for the second) and it looks like season 4 will have a full 20 episodes, putting it on par with the rest of the CW DC universe.
Not Rated by the MPAA
• Inside the Crossover: Crisis on Earth-X
• Post Production Theater
• Gag Reel
• Deleted Scenes
• The Time Calibrators: Legends Assemble!
Dc’s Legends of Tomorrow is the show that has started out absolutely awful, but has blossomed into one of the more fun outings in the Arrowverse. It has it’s fair share of foibles and missteps, but the show has learned from a lot of them and even has a balance between “time travel episode of the week” and serialization. The series has come a long way from the wince worthy first season, and improved even more on an already solid second one to make something truly enjoyable. The audio and video are on par with what you normally see in the WB Arrowverse shows, and the typical “comicon” style extras that are prevalent on all of these shows is replicated in the third season as well. I won’t say Dc’s Legends of Tomorrow is a life changing super hero show, but it has progressed to being MUCH more of a serious contender for early Arrow and The Flash than I ever though possible. Definitely recommended as a fun watch.
Starring: Victor Garber, Brandon Routh, Katy Lotz, Franz Drameh
Created by: Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, Phil Klemmer
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1 AVC
Audio: English: DTS-HD MA 5.1
Subtitles: English SDH, Spanish, French
Studio: Warner Brothers
Runtime: 1080 Minutes
Blu-ray Release Date: Own on Blu-ray and DVD 9/25/18
Recommendation: Fun Watch