In Review: Legends Of Tomorrow – Doomworld

The Legion of Doom rewrites history after obtaining the Spear of Destiny, potentially changing the Legends forever.

Synopsis: The Legion of Doom rewrites history after obtaining the Spear of Destiny, potentially changing the Legends forever.

Review: Things get messed up in this episode as the Legends have all had their memories erased and are subservient to the whims of the Reverse Flash who has used the Spear to mould his idealised world.

It soon becomes apparent that the other members of The Legion of Doom are not as united as you’d think. Malcolm Merlyn and Damian Dhark are not happy with the arrangement and use the help of Leonard Snart to try and sabotage reverse flashes plans.

There is some great stuff in this such as seeing Mick Rory and Leonard Snart working as a team once again, but also seeing how much Mick has grown in terms of his eventual realisation that he is respected more by the legends than he ever was by Snart and tries to win their trust back when the opportunity presents itself.

We see the death of Vixen in this episode by the hands of Snart, which only serves to further enrage Mick given that she seemed to be the one Legend that had any kind of faith in him.

The legends all wake up from their respective delusions accept for Stein who is still under the thumb of reverse flash.

Elsewhere Rip Hunter and the ship are little more than minitures on Reverse Flash’s desk. Rip is having serious doubts about his place in the world and has all but given up the fight. But the ships computer Gideon manages to give him the kick up the butt that he needs to actually begin trying again.

The things that made this episode stand out for me was the Legion Of Doom and their respective infighting. Also Dominic Purcell’s performance as Mick Rory really felt like the glue that held this episode together.

We had a fun flash of Felicity Smoak running around as a hero at the start of the episode, but it was far to brief for us to become overly invested to care to much about it.

I look forward to seeing how everything is resolved in next weeks season 2 finale.

9.6
Legends Of Tomorrow - Doomworld
  • The Good: The Legion Of Doom and Mick Rory
  • The Bad: Felicity Smoak hero moments were fun, but there wasn't enough for the audience to become invested in.
  • Story
    9.6
  • Acting
    10
  • CGI
    9.6
  • Incidental Music
    9.3

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One Comment
  • MALCOLM MERLYN JR
    6 April 2017 at 3:27 pm -

    I must rate DCs Legends of Tomorrow Doomworld as 4.00 stars out of 5.00. Given that the writers limited where this alternate reality episode could have gone, it still made it a good one with great action and really great acting from the Legion of Doom. John Barrowman’s Malcolm Merlyn and Neal McDonough’s Damien Darkh really stole the show, as they usually do. And the icing on the cake was the killing of Amaya, which I was eternally grateful for. Although she WILL BE BACK, it was great to see Snart “ICE” the wench for now. Amaya never really fit in, as she was only the eye and sex candy for the white male characters and never taken seriously for her intelligence as Sara always ignored her advance on important matters vis a vis Legion of Doom. This show really needs to make Rip Captain again. Sara is in way over head as she made the same mistake twice in not trusting Mick. For what Sara has in beauty, she is sorely lacking in brains. Now, Merlyn is right, Thawne should stop playing with the Legends and just dispense with them outright, and that would be the end of story. Can’t wait to see what cock a mamie bull nonsense the writers are going to come up with to get the Legends out of this mess that Sara created. There is no way in a logical universe that they should be able to recover from this, unless the writers make the Legion of Doom turn on each other again and this time make it stick. That is the only way I see out of this altered reality. Hopefully the next installment of DCs LOT is just as good as this one was.

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