In Review: Legends Of Tomorrow – Invasion

The Legends work with The Flash, Supergirl and Green Arrow to kill the invaders

Synopsis: The Legends work with The Flash, Supergirl and Green Arrow to kill the invaders; while working out how to defeat the Dominators, Stein gets distracted by the aberration he created in 1987.

Review: Things get real timey wimey in this final part of what has been an epic DC crossover.

Having escaped the clutches of the Dominators Team Arrow and the Legends decide to take the fight back to the Dominators by doing a bit of kidnapping of there own. When Steel finds the exact time coordinates for the attack in 1950 He heads back with Vixen, Mick, Felicity and Cisco to abduct one of the aliens and find out what they want and why they are attacking.

Meanwhile in 2016 the remaining Legends, Team Arrow, Flash and Supergirl are faced with some mysterious Government types that want to hand Flash over to the Dominators. Turns out the same men in black have abducted the team members in 1950s as well as their Dominator captive.

In other Timey Wimey business Stein is a little distracted by his daughter, but eventually decides to leave the time aberration his daughter as is thanks to some coaxing from Caitlin and proceeds to provide his friends with a means to help see off the invaders.

For me this was the strongest of the four episode arc in terms of action and time travel as well as revealing a bit more about the Dominators who are basically your average alien bullies who think they own the universe and are fearful of new meta humans.

The episode also had lots of funny refferences such as Steel Quoting ‘The Princess Bride’ to Cisco as he proceeds to go into battle. Another fun moment is when The Atom says that Supergirl looks a lot like his cousin, which is a fun reference Brandon Routh’s brief time as Superman in the somewhat under appreciated ‘Superman Returns’, which got more right than it did wrong when it comes to the corny humour of comics. 

On Facebook fellow SciFiPulse writer Nicholas Yanes has said that this crossover shows the DC Movie Universe how it should be done. Especially when it comes to the sheer craziness of comics. I agree 100%, but could still do with a little less of the soapier moments.

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9.8
Legends Of Tomorrow - Invasion
  • The Good: The Action and Humour
  • The Bad: The Soapier elements
  • Story
    9.8
  • Acting
    9.8
  • CGI
    10
  • Stunts
    10
  • Incidental Music
    9.6

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics.

Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net

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