DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is also commonly simplified to just Legends of Tomorrow. The genre of the television series falls under science fiction, action, adventure, and superhero fiction. It is based on the famous characters from DC comics and it was developed by Phil Klemmer, Marc Guggenheim, Andrew Kreisberg, and Greg Berlanti. Executive producers for the show include Chris Fedak, Sarah Schechter, Phil Klemmer, Andrew Kreisberg, Marc Guggenheim, and Greg Berlanti. Producers for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow are Sarah Nicole Jones, Glen Winter, and Vladamir Stefoff. Kevin Mock is the editor for the show and David Geddes is the cinematographer.
Filming takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia and there is a single-camera setup. There are multiple production companies behind DC’s Legends of Tomorrow, including DC Entertainment, Warner Bros. Television, Berlanti Productions, and Bonanza Productions. Warner Bros. Television Distribution is responsible for distributing Legends of Tomorrow. The series was released on the CW, which is its original network, and it first premiered on January 21st.
Superheroes have been around for about a century, springing up in the early age of comic books. Since then they have grown and adapted as the culture has changed and technology has risen in dominance.
Even after all of these decades we still love the concept of superpowered beings saving the planet. The Flash and Arrow coexist with DC’s Legends of Tomorrow in the same universe. DC’s Legends of Tomorrow is actually something of a spin-off of the two shows. The primary focus of the series rests on Rip Hunter who is a time-traveling rogue. The Time Master must travel to the present day, which to him is the past. Heroes and villains unite together in order to thwart the attempts of Vandal Savage who not only wants to bring about the apocalypse but seeks to destroy time and the world.
The Pilot is broken down into two episodes. The first episode is about Rip Hunter who travels from the year 2166 to this present year. In 2166 Vandal Savage had already taken over the planet. He recruits Kendra Saunders, Carter Hall, Leonard Snart, Mick Rory, Dr. Martin Stein, Jefferson “Jax” Jackson, Sara Lance, and Ray Palmer. The team travels back in time to 1975 in order to talk to someone who knows all about Vandal Savage. The second part of the pilot also takes place in 1975.
The cast of DC’s Legends of Tomorrow includes: Victor Garber as Professor Martin Stein/Firestorm, a nuclear physicist, Brandon Routh as Ray Palmer/Atom, inventor, scientist, and CEO of Palmer Technologies, Arthur Darville as Rip Hunter, a rogue time traveler, Caity Lotz as Sara Lance/White Canary from Arrow, Franz Drameh as Jefferson “Jax” Jackson/Firestorm, Ciara Renée as Chay- Ara/Kendra Saunders/Hawkgirl, Falk Hentschel as Khufu/Carter Hall/Hawkman, the soulmate of Kendra and a former Egyptian prince, Amy Pemberton as Gideon , Dominic Purcell as Mick Rory/Heat Wave, an arsonist, Wentworth Miller as Leonard Snart/Captain Cold, Casper Crump as the immortal Vandal Savage, and Stephanie Corneliussen as Valentina Vostok, a Soviet physicist.
DC’s Legends of Tomorrow has received some mixed reviews. Although the critical rating on Rotten Tomatoes is 56%, it has an audience score of 67% and IMDb gives it 7.8/10 stars. So far there are a lot of individuals out there who have seen what episodes have been released and have very passionate
opinions, one way or the other.
Several people have pointed out a few inconsistencies in the plot, calling it “moronic.” While some claim that with his time-traveling abilities Rip Hunter should be able to ambush Vandal Savage. Some of the fight scenes have been criticized for various reasons–either because the team of heroes and villains should have been able to defeat their target, or just that the fighting itself was cheesy and poor.
Negative reviews also say that Legends of Tomorrow features over-acting and in general bad storytelling. Even the effects have been criticized. The series is certainly a lot to take in at first and quite a lot takes place in the first couple of episodes. A few of the negative reviews did claim that the series might be more enjoyable for children or those who are already a part of Arrow or The Flash.
Even those who did enjoy the show often call it predictable, but a lot of good was also said. Several reviews state that Legends of Tomorrow is almost like a combination of The Avengers (putting aside the fact that they are Marvel, and there are, of course, those who say that one is better than the other) and Doctor Who. (Those who like Doctor Who might remember Arthur Darvill or Rory from the series.) There are a lot of very enthusiastic fans who claim that everything bout the series is to-love, saying that it is exciting and keeps you on the edge of your seat. Fans also say that even though the series might have some initial flaws and a few rough edges there is a lot of hope that it will get better with time. Many of the people who enjoyed the show said that the negative reviews were extreme and that even though it might be somewhat silly it is still the entertainment you would want and expect to find. Many of its fans also, as might be expected, are already fans of The Flash and Arrow. There are, of course,
crossovers including the other two shows. Needless to say, if this sounds like your genre and you are a superhero fan then you should at least give it a chance.
Very few people have claimed that the series is perfect, even those who love it. It is off to a somewhat fast start and the pacing is sometimes rather uneven. There are also a lot of characters to keep track of but the same could also be said of The Avengers. All this ultimately means is that the series may take a little time before it finds its stride and begins to patch up its flaws. This is never, of course, a guarantee, but it is very possible for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.