Tuesday, May 3, 2016

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Episode 13 "Leviathan" Review and **SPOILERS**

Director: Gregory Smith
Writers: Sarah Nicole Jones & Ray Utarnachitt

Air Date: April 28, 2016

Today is a day for Legends; a day for the Atom, the miniature marvel of science, for Canary the skilled swashbuckler of justice, Firestorm, the formidable flame of energy, Captain Cold and Heatwave, the rambunctious rogues of crime, Hawkgirl, the ferocious flier of Thanagar, and of course Rip Hunter, the eccentric entrepreneur of time. These are your Legends, a plucky team of time travelers dedicated to stopping the the immortal evil of Vandal Savage. And what he have here is a solid adventure series with episodes that range from great to mediocre. With that in mind, lets get on with the review....

Explain it!

Our show beings with our team deciding that it's time to take the fight to Savage directly. In order to do this they infiltrate Vandal's Nazi-like troops and prepare to kill him. Before they get the chance thought, Captain Cold notices a female officer looking at them oddly (which looks to me like a simple checking of the frosty goods).The team assumes they've been made and springs their attack. It fails of course, but Kendra notices that the officer's bracelet is giving her flashbacks....

The team reasons that it is another of those Ancient Hawk relics that can kill Savage and decide to steal it. However, they cannot do it alone, and thus seek assistance from the few resistance fighters left in the future. Together they all capture the female officer and as I predicted she does seem to have a crush on the good Captain. How do I know this? Well, because he convinces her that her father is evil with a few short sentences and she decides to join the team (alright so he has to show her the victims of her father's slaughters, but still). Anyways, the team melts the bracelet into Hawkgirl's mace and they are now ready to kill the madman.

The attack gets underway and before the team can do much Vandal introduces everyone to the show's best special effect so far: a giant robot.That's right, we get a giant robot this episode and if that doesn't make it good then I don't know what would have. Anticipating Marvel's stealing of the classic Green Arrow/Atom trick; Legend's of Tomorrow steals Ant-Man's Giant-Man trick and we get some sweet, sweet robot on giant action. Anyways, as Ray does the most badass thing he has ever done or will ever do the rest of the team goes ahead with their intentions to murder Savage. After an emotional confrontation with his daughter, Hawkgirl finally gets the drop on him....

Savage and Hawkgirl have a well.. savage fight, but the warrior of Thanagar proves to be the superior fighter. However, right before she kills him, she's bludgeon by the most badass foot soldier since TR-8R. Or at least, that's what he seems like, until Savage reveals his identity as Carter Hall. In order to recover his mind, Shayera must let Vandal live and with no other option, she takes him prisoner.

Bit's and Pieces:

Make no mistake, dear reader, then are plenty of downsides to this episode. The usual time travel inconsistencies. The usual Hawgirl/Atom drama (which has now officially become grating.) And many other things. But as I said above, all that becomes somewhat inconsequential when you have a fight between a giant robot and a giant man. This episode has that. So with that in mind, I'm giving Legends episode # 13 a...


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