‘Legends of Tomorrow’ mixes original story, action in new season

The time-traveling misfits are back to fix history and save the world. But it will not be easy with a time demon wreaking havoc.

“DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” is back on the CW with new adventures and characters. The third season, which centers around time-traveling DC Comic characters within the Arrowverse, begins right after the events of the season two finale.

The Legends now have to fix anachronisms, which are historical misplacements throughout time. Whether it be Julius Caesar in modern day Aruba or a sabretooth tiger in P. T. Barnum’s circus, the Legends have a lot on their plate.

This new season brings back the previous cast, such as White Canary (Caity Lotz), the Atom (Brandon Routh), and Heat Wave (Dominic Purcell), along with the addition of new team members such as Kid-Flash (Keiynan Lonsdale) from “The Flash” and Zari (Tala Ashe). The Legends also face many threats, such as the return of the immortal psychic Damien Darhk (Neal McDonough), and new enemies, such as Nora Darhk (Courtney Ford) and the time demon Mallus (John Noble).

In order to keep Mallus from escaping his dimensional prison, the Legends must fix anachronisms created by the Darhks.

This new season was very entertaining to watch. I really enjoyed the new characters and the creative plots within each episode.

I really liked how this season utilizes characters from the previous seasons and dives deeper into their backgrounds. The relationship between Citizen Steel (Nick Zano) and Vixen (Maisie Richardson-Sellers), or the return of time traveler Rip Hunter (Arthur Darvill), are all characters focused on more during the third season.

With new adventures, such as the Legends fighting in the Vietnam War or facing Black Beard’s pirates, the series continues to be really creative and engaging.

Every episode spotlights the characters’ strengths and abilities by putting them in dangerous and sometimes funny situations. The action this season is great, especially when it is a huge fight scene consisting of most of the characters.

The characters are a big part of what makes this show stand out from its Arrowverse counterparts, such as “Arrow,” “The Flash” and “Supergirl.”

The cast has great chemistry, whether it be a dramatic or comedic scene. The characters have different, fun personalities that work well together.

legendsThe different episodes and plots allow for different combinations of characters to tackle certain situations. This makes each episode stand out and really exciting to watch.

Despite the memorable characters and episodes, the third season has some recurring and new issues.

One thing that has not been fixed from the previous seasons is the abundance of characters. The series’ most loved quality is also a part of its downfall.

With the addition of new characters to a big cast, there is not enough time in each episode to fully represent everyone. One’s favorite character could appear in many episodes and then rarely be seen in the other episodes. This has been a problem for me ever since the first season.

A flaw of the new season is how the old and new villains are utilized.

With the return of Damien Darhk, the selection of villains is bland. I really like Darhk as a main villain. But after appearing in season two of “Legends of Tomorrow” and season four of “Arrow,” Darhk feels overused.

Even with new villains, such as the demon Mallus, the threats do not seem too exciting.

Throughout the majority of the season, Mallus remains trapped in another dimension and does not do much. When he does possess one of the Legends, it feels forced and unnecessary, as the characters quickly stop the minor threat.

Regardless of these flaws, the third season of “Legends of Tomorrow” is still fun and suspenseful. Fans who enjoy the previous two seasons will really like this new chapter in the series.

The characters are great, and the adventures continue to surprise me with their creativity and action.

I give “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow” an eight out of 10.

Author: Adán Rubio

Staff writer for the Plainsman Press.

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