28th Aug2017

‘DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season’ DVD Review

by Paul Metcalf


After being scattered through time, the Legends of Tomorrow are saved by Dr. Nate Heywood (Nick Zano). Now though they find themselves up against the Legion of Doom who are determined to get hold of the Spear of Destiny, which will give them the ability to change reality.

Having not seen season one of the show, I was not sure what to expect from the show. What I found is a show that is pleasantly light-hearted, although sometimes it does try a little too hard to be different from all the rest of the shows out there. Thankfully though it doesn’t take itself too seriously, unlike some other superhero shows and movies!

In an attempt to keep Legends of Tomorrow light-hearted entertainment, oftentimes the stories that lack some depth. However a lack of depth in their stories is more than made up for in characterisation, and this is what caught my attention. The characters are interesting, the choice of actors for both the heroes and villains works well, and most importantly the episodes always entertain. When it comes to the characters, it is easy to pick out favourites. Mick Rory (Dominic Purcell) and Sara Lance (Caity Lotz) are two that do stand out. The fact that Brandon Routh is used alongside Nick Zeno for the comedy act is also a duo that is well-chosen.

When it comes to the super villains, fans of The Flash and Arrow will feel at home straight away. Reverse-Flash (Matt Letscher), Damien Darhk (Neil Donough), and Malcolm Merlyn (John Barrowman) are strong choices and they live up to their roles as the Legion of Doom well.

When it comes to the stories this season, there are some interesting choices. Examples of these are having to convince George Lucas to make Star Wars and Raiders of the Lost Ark, the almost obligatory visit to the first and second world wars, and even meeting J.R.R. Tolkien. That the effect on time also comes into the stories is no surprise.

The fact that Arthur Darvill is in this show also highlights the fact that there are some “timey-wimey” elements of Doctor Who in this show, but thankfully it doesn’t feel like it was copied straight from it. What it is instead is something of a fan service, not only to Doctor Who but of course to DC too. There are plenty of superheroes from the future and the past, and even a trip to the moon to enjoy.

I found myself liking Legends of Tomorrow a lot because of its light-hearted style of storytelling. This is a show that fans of shows like Sliders and Quantum Leap will love, because it has that same feel to it. This is a show about a group of misfits who are doing the best they can, and even if they do mess up at times, they come out good in the end, and so does the show itself.

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Second Season is available on DVD and Blu-ray now.


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