One of my favorite cartoons as a kid – early-to-mid- 1980s – was Transformers. Fast-forward 10 years and one of my favorite cartoons was Beast Wars. What happens when you combine the 2? Insanity, double-crosses, double-crosses of the double-cross, and a moderate dose of insanity.
I have spent the last few months on Netflix, catching up with some of the Arrowverse TV series. I started with “The Flash”; after some delays, I finished the first 3 seasons a few weeks ago. I’ll write about that some time in the future.
I’m now working on “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”. I am about 4 episodes through Season 2 and have enjoyed my virtual ride on the Wave Rider with the Legends. Of course I enjoy seeing the Legends in different time periods, especially when they run into other heroes (and villains) from the DC Universe. However, there’s one feature that I enjoy with “Legends” that I wasn’t expecting, when I began this journey: they address social topics.
The Dark Knight becomes the Dark Samurai? Watch the trailer above, and I’ll try to expound on it, after the break.
Some minor and mild spoilers below.
I watched this movie as a fan. I’m by no means a comic book historian or expert; I’m only read maybe 20 issues of anything. I know most of the back stories of the major protagonists and a little bit of Steppenwolf’s history. So, you won’t see any grumbling about how this character wasn’t like the books or how Steppenwolf was apparently different from his comic incarnation. I watched the movie as a fan.
What I watched was a very entertaining, pretty good movie.
For the rest of the review, go to my page, HERE.
I am a former/on-hiatus Marching Band/Drum & Bugle Corps player.
I am the “Junior Cadet” of Comicdom Wrecks.
Why not combine elements of both?
I am normally seen… well, heard…. on “Podicus Wrecks”, but I am venturing over to the written side of the “Comicdom Wrecks” site for the first time. As an introduction, here is an edited post that I made on my personal site, back in July, about the Kate Bishop-featured ‘Hawkeye #2’: