In Review: Gotham: Mad City – Better To Reign In Hell

Synopsis: Gordon works in a monster-ridden Gotham as a bounty hunter and seeks to find answers about the Indian Hill escapees, and why their powers appear to be killing...

Synopsis: Gordon works in a monster-ridden Gotham as a bounty hunter and seeks to find answers about the Indian Hill escapees, and why their powers appear to be killing them. Meanwhile, Bruce’s doppelgänger roams the streets, and Barbara and Tabitha open a new nightclub called The Sirens. Gotham has become a hell on earth, but who will ultimately reign?

Review: In the series premier of the third season. Gotham is very much a city with a power vacuum, which is looking to be filled by the various criminal factions.

Penguin still holds a certain amount of control but Fish Mooney and her gang of freaks are fast making inroads and threatening his grip. Mooney however is finding that her power’s are weakening and is willing to raise bloody hell in order to find a way of keeping them.

Jim Gordon now a bounty hunter continues his search for justice in a city that has a different definition of the word. He also finds that he is still at odds with Captain Barnes, but maintains ties to the force via his friend and former police partner Harvey Bullock.  Gordon has other problems to deal with in the form of a reporter that is following his every move.

Bruce Wayne having returned from his trip abroad has uncovered evidence of the conspiracy within his company and confronts the board with it. Saying that the conspirators should come forward or risk being exposed to the media. Meanwhile there is a double of Bruce running around the streets of Gotham and he’s already made a connection with Cat. better-to-reign-in-hell

This opening episode wasn’t bad, but wasn’t great either.

By and large it was just setting the pieces in place for what I am hoping will be a solid third year of the series. Barbara and Tabitha having a club could prove to be fun and games as the series progresses and having Fish Mooney back could be both a good and a bad thing.

At this point. It’s hard to determine who the real villain of the season will be.

I liked the scene in which Penguin visits Nigma at the asylum and the fight between Jim Gordon and the Man Bat was fun to see, but the wings didn’t look that great.

At present its hard to see what direction this new series will take.

 

8.7
Gotham: Mad City - Better To Reign In Hell
  • Story
    8.1
  • Acting
    9.5
  • CGI
    8.0
  • Incidental Music
    9.0

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 You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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