Probably the most anticipated tv debut in recent time. It lived up to all it’s hype and more. The episode was a testament to how far television has come.
Spoiler Alert: In shows like Flash, Arrow, LoT, you don’t want a gradual build up. It has to be instant, in the first few minutes to get your attention. Year 2166, second London Blitz and Vandal Savage (Casper Crump) has control of the entire planet. He kills a mother and child. And you are instantly hooked. You have a very good idea what you are up against.
And from there on, it’s a roller-coaster ride. The funny moments were reserved mostly for Dr. Stein ( Peter Garber) and Captain Cold (Wentworth Miller). A very touchy scene between Arrow (Stephen Amell) and Atom (Brandon Routh) where funnily enough Arrow being the voice of reason. And then something everyone has been waiting for…the emergence of White Canary (Caity Lotz).
But the most heart breaking? Probably when the team realizes that they were not chosen because they were heroes but because if they die, their death will affect the natural timeline of 2166 the least. They are inconsequential in the bigger picture, the most expendable.
The plot twists…. The kid, Jonas killed along with his mother at the beginning by Savage is Rip Hunter’s wife and son. Arthur Darvill shines like a beacon all through the show. But the biggest twist is probably Dr. Aldus Boardman. When he hands the pic to Kendra (Ciara Renee), it’s a typical panto moment where you know what’s coming next but still go WOW Man! Didn’t see that coming.
The fight scenes were expertly executed and the computer graphics were sleek to say the least.
All in all, an incredible Pilot. It felt like Dr. Who and Star Trek had a love child in the DC Universe. Can’t wait for next week.