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Legends Of Tomorrow Season 6 and Snowpiercer Season 2 Blu-ray Reviews

2 new season sets from WB.

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

In the 15 episode sixth season of the CW DC TV series”Legends Of Tomorrow,” the Legends face all manner of trouble including White Canary being abducted by aliens. Other plotlines include a revelation about Gary Green, new character Esperanza Cruz who can talk to aliens, the origin of Big Belly Burger, Amelia Earhart, clones, a reality show called Da Throne, aliens like Kayla, Zagurons and Gusarax, the villainous scientist Bishop, Ava and Sara’s relationship, an alien worm named Haverack, Mick’s daughter Lita, a vampire (Noelle), bowling,  a board game, eggs and The Fountain (no spoilers as to what that is).

After six seasons, “Legends Of Tomorrow” continues to do its own thing. While the show may crossover with “The Flash” and so forth, it is not like those shows at all. In fact, it’s as off the wall as ever as it throws all sorts of ideas at you however bonkers they may be. Viewers can expect oddball stories about Mick being pregnant, a bowling ball Earth, time hopping (to the past and future) and, of course, plenty of encounters with historical figures such as David Bowie, JFK, Bass Reeves, and Aleister Crowley.

Despite the show’s numerous cast changes, it somehow remains consistent. Yes, Atom, Captain Cold, Firestorm and Rip Hunter are missed (although they all have guest appearances in season 7), but the dysfunctional team is lively as ever with characters like Ava Sharpe, Nate Heywood/Steel, Sara Lance/White Canary, Zari Torazi, John Constantine, Gary Green, Mick Rory/Heat Wave, Behrad Tarazi and Astra Logue. As per usual, Constantine, Mick and White Canary have the show’s best moments thanks to the acting talents of Matt Ryan, Dominic Purcell, and Caity Lotz. It’s a shame this is the last season the character of John Constantine will be on though. I am glad Ryan was able to reprise the role through this series though.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1.78:1 1080p. Grade: B+

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. Grade: B+
Extras:
* Digital copy
* Deleted scenes from episodes 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 and 15
* A gag reel
* VFX Creature Feature
* “Never Alone: Heroes And Allies”- A featurette about the heroes and allies of the current DC TV series.
* A 7 minute gag reel.
* “Animation Split Screen”- An unfinished/finished animation comparison.
* “Actors Split Screen”- A split screen look at the voice acting for a specific sequence.

“Snowpiercer” returns for a 10 episode second season. This time around, viewers can expect stories about Snowpiercer and Big Alice becoming linked, Mr. Wilford (the Snowpiercer’s inventor) making an entrance, the weather possibly changing, food shortages, frostbite, assassinations, a research station, and an escape plan.

“Snowpiercer” season 1 left me cold (pun intended) as it paled in comparison to Bong Joon-ho’s brilliant film. The second season isn’t much of an improvement as it favors action and power struggles over thoughtful and intelligent explorations of the themes about class and division. There is one big plus here and that is the inclusion of Sean Bean who plays Mr. Wilford. Wilford shakes up the show to be sure (and is easily the highlight of the season), but the series continues to be bogged down by too many characters. Andre (the former detective played by Daveed Diggs), Zarah (his ex-wife), Melanie (the train voice played by Jennifer Connelly), Alexandra (Melanie’s daughter/engineer), Mr. Wilford, Til, Roche, Josie, Lights, Bennett, Ruth, Miss Audrey, Pike, Kevin, LJ, Oz, Bojan, Sykes and Javi are but some of the characters who have their own arcs here. And then there’s Icy Bob (yes, that is an actual character name) who is an augmented human. Don’t ask. 

Outside of that, the show goes in circles with character loyalties, tensions between the groups, characters scheming, and so forth. Just watch the movie instead, folks.

Video/Audio:

Presentation: 1080p. Grade: B+

Audio Track: 5.1 DTS-HD MA. Grade: B+

Extras:

* Digital copy
* Daveed Diggs season 1 recap
* “The Great Engineer: Bringing The Mysterious Mr. Wilford Aboard”- A behind-the-scenes featurette about the character’s emergence in season 2.
* “Behind The Character: Mr. Wilford”-
* Season 2 roundtable discussion with cast and crew members.
* A promotional season 2 overview.

November 21, 2021 - Posted by | Blu-Ray review | , , , , , , , ,

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