Cast & Crew
Professor Stein/Half of Firestorm
Leo Snart/Citizen Cold
Mick Rory/Heat Wave
Sara Lance/White Canary
Jefferson "Jax" Jackson/Half of Firestorm
Oliver Queen/Green Arrow
Dr. Aldus Boardman
Pilot, Part 1 Photos
I'm curious to see whether we'll be seeing character- or pair-centric episodes in the future; for now, to me, this proves a shaky start, even if the cast looks like they're having fun.
The bigger issue is that the show feels a bit like it's forcing the characters to stay together just because we wouldn't have a show otherwise.
The pilot isn't the worst that's graced television screens across America. There's plenty of action and laughs, but considering that it's another DC spin-off, one would think they would be able to drudge up a little more creativity.
There's a lot of possibilities for a series like this, and I'm interested to see the choices made moving forward.
I liked Arthur Darvill. I think he did a good job as Rip Hunter. However, making Rip Hunter basically Doctor Who was an odd choice.
At the end of the day though, kudos to the CW for creating a show that is able to nail its lofty goals, and create a series that never takes itself too seriously, all while managing to just be pure fun throughout its runtime.
Despite needing to craft an introduction out of a whole bunch of plates that were already spinning, the Legends of Tomorrow pilot feels like a breath, or rather a gust of fresh air, packing in a whole bunch of fun.
I'm still not sold on Vandal Savage as a big bad every week for, what, ever? It seems he'll grow old after a while.
It's also entirely possible that future episodes of the series take the matter more seriously... Still, what the hell were they thinking, to bake such an insane decision into the series' very first hour?