TV Review: DC’s Legends of Tomorrow S3E1 Aruba-Con
When the Legends realize they broke the timeline, Rip Hunter arrives to relieve them of duty; a new threat arises when Rory spots Julius Caeser in Aruba; Sara, Nate, and Ray devise a plan to stop Julius Caeser from conquering the modern world.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow returns and dives right into the fact that the crew has wrecked the time continuum but due to that there’s a whole new aspect to the series that I’m not spoiling here.
The episode is full of humor and maybe the strongest of any so far.
I found myself laughing quite a few times as the show displays a great sense of humor about itself and allows the various characters play off of each other well. This is a show that doesn’t take itself too seriously and while it’s taken a while, this episode feels like the moment where it has found its voice and what makes it stand out from the pack. This isn’t deep stuff, this is just fun without depth. That’s not a bad thing because as I watched the hour I found myself liking the characters more than I ever have.
Basically, our heroes are stripped of their jobs and have to fight their way back into it all and they do it quite well. They’re screw-ups and they know it and go all in when it comes to that.
This is a show that’s just a rollercoaster ride and a nice balance between action and humor. The action stands out with some of the best sequences in a while but there’s a huge problem with the actors coming nowhere near hitting their opponents and it’s pretty clear on screen that’s the case. So while the moves are good, the actual fights are bad in that it’s clearly faked. I don’t remember that being an issue before, which is weird.
What’s funny is, this show was low on my list about caring about but after this episode, I’m excited to see what’s next. Hopefully the season is like this episode in which case this’ll be a fun hour each week.
Overall Rating: 9.35