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Krypton Season 2 Blu-ray Review

Krypton

The second and final season of “Krypton” hits home video. 

“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own.”

The second season of “Krypton” is a kitchen sink affair. The primary plot involves Dru-Zod’s takeover of Krypton being contested by a group of resistance fighters, but that’s only one of the many plots here in this 10 episode season. Viewers can also expect a reconditioned Lyta, Zod (the future son of Lyta and Seg-El) attempting to use Doomsday as a weapon, Brainiac infecting Seg-El (while also plotting major things on his own), Nyssa and Seg-El’s son, and the bounty hunter Lobo searching for Brainiac. Of course, all of the other characters like Val, Jax, Adam Strange, Dev, Jayna, and Kem have their own individual arcs throughout the season as well.

Making a series about Superman’s grandfather was always a risky decision which might be why the DC series never really caught on and was eventually canceled. True, it developed a loyal fanbase and was nothing if not ambitious with its epic storylines and visually engaging sets, FX (Doomsday looks especially impressive), and costumes, but that wasn’t enough. 

The core problem with “Krypton” is the cast. The show centers on Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) and yet he’s the least interesting character. Much of the cast is bland which makes it tough to invest in the show, but there are a few likable performances here such as Shaun Sipos (the future human Adam Strange), Wallis Day (Nyssa), Georgina Campbell as fan favorite Lyta, and Blake Ritson as Brainiac. The one character I was most looking forward to seeing this season (Lobo) was an utter bust. The miscast Emmett J. Scanlan plays him like a random cosplayer off the street instead of a more comic accurate interpretation. It was shocking to learn this incarnation of Lobo was set to have a spin-off but that was recently canceled as well. 

To be fair though, season 2 is leaps and bounds better than the debut season. Despite having a lot of moving pieces, it’s much more focused and has a real scope to it with the rebellion plotline and the inclusion of major DC Universe characters. 

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. Grade: A-

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. Audio Track: B+Extras:
* Digital copy
* “Villains: Modes Of Persuasion”- A 38 minute featurette on the villains in the various DC TV series.
* “The Fate Of Superman”- David Goyer discusses character and plot elements. 

February 7, 2020 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , ,

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