We had the chance to watch the premiere episode courtesy of Warner TV Philippines and Turner.
Earlier this week, we had a chance to watch the special screening of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, which is a new series from The CW that will be airing on Warner TV tonight. We will be sharing our impressions on the premiere episode and see if it is good enough to keep everyone excited for the next episode. And of course we will be posting some spoiler-free content
Legends of Tomorrow is more of a TV series version of the Justice League, comprising of some of the heroes in the DC TV series such as Arrow and The Flash. The story focuses on the time traveler Rip Hunter who needs to assemble a team of superheroes which composes of Ray Palmer aka The Atom, Carter who is Hawkman and Kendra Sanders as the Hawkgirl, Sara Lance aka the White Canary, the tag team of Martin Stein and Jax Jackson as Firestorm and the villains Heatwave and Captain Cold. They were gathered in an attempt to stop an evil immortal known as Vandal Savage, who has become a dictator in the future, so the team must travel through time in order to stop Savage once and for all.
As for the entire episode, the early portion is more on introducing what actually happened to the future, though the pacing was quick enough to shift to the next scene without making it confusing for the viewers. Then the first half of the episode is more on introducing the members of the supposed team that Rip Hunter is building and then seeing how they would react on the invitation that they received from Rip. Though it is nice to provide some brief introductions about them, but for those who have not seen any of the episodes from Arrow and The Flash nor any knowledge of other DC heroes aside from the popular characters such as Batman and Superman, this would give them a hard time to catch up on the current events from the recent Arrow and The Flash episodes. There are some good plot twists in this episode but not that in a shocking level, but it gives enough tension to the character development.
So far in terms of production, DC is really serious in making Legends of Tomorrow an epic series for comic book fans, with great visual effects and the productions of the sets. Fight choreography is also great and with the involvement of other characters from the other DC superheroes series from The CW, DC is definitely molding a great TV series universe, unfortunately unlike with Marvel, where it also involves some of their TV and net series characters with the Cinematic Universe, DC is still shy away from following the same route.
So far the premiere episode of Legends of Tomorrow is a great build up for a promising series. For those who enjoyed the other CW series such as Arrow and The Flash, this is a must watch series especially when these three are all connected in a single universe. For those who are not familiar with the DC Universe and haven’t watch any of the Arrow of Flash series, you can still watch and enjoy this series, but it’s a plus if you could at least a couple of episodes from these series just to give you a feel on how CW makes their superhero TV series.
You can catch DC’s Legends of Tomorrow tonight on Warner TV at 9PM. Warner TV is available on SKYcable Channel 77, SKYcable HD Channel 197, Cignal HD Channel 119, Destiny Cable (Digital) Channel 77, Destiny Cable (Analog) Channel 80, and Cable Link Channel 30.