Critic Consensus: Focusing on special effects and unearned melodrama at the expense of the original's initially intriguing narrative, Heroes Reborn is a series revival with seemingly limited prospects.
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I can't explain NBC's decision to revive a drama that so recently died ignominiously. But I know that the two-hour premiere didn't lure me back in; just when I thought I was out, I was.
Often confusing, requires some Heroes expertise, but some striking special effects.
I'd recommend jumping on-board. We have more options in 2015. It's just as easy to jump back off.
Heroes Reborn reintroduces a world clogged with new characters and conspiracies to unravel, but it's so hell-bent on being convoluted that those mysteries quickly lose their appeal.
If you didn't watch Heroes, there's no point in trying this series. If you loved Heroes, this is a stinging disappointment. It is sad that NBC is repeating itself, and doing it so badly.
Audience Reviews for Heroes Reborn: Season 1
I thought the idea was pretty good and finally having a character like Tommy was fresh air. The real issue was the special effects and the villains. The overall threat was real but the motivations for the characters lacked any real punch. The conclusion was intriguing but in case you don't know the heroes lore, this will probably never come to be. I loved having the universe back but a new show runner would help as the show has grown to be fatally flawed without any interest in returning to greatness.
Oh god why? Heroes Reborn is a completely unnecessary attempt to revitalize the franchise.
A limited miniseries (and possible backdoor to a new series), Heroes Reborn is an action-packed sci-fi thriller. After Noah Bennet learns of a cover up for a terrorist attack that killed his daughter he goes searching for the truth, meanwhile a shadowy corporation tracks down and captures people with powers as part of a desperate plan to save humanity. Several original series characters make appearances, but for the most part the cast is all new (except for Jack Coleman). And the superpowers featured include a nice mixture of new abilities and old ones. Also, the writers do a good job with the serial storytelling (which is quite impressive given how integral time-travel is to the overall plot). Still, it doesn't quite feel as epic and compelling as the original series was. Yet despite its shortcomings, Heroes Reborn delivers a lot of intense drama and exciting action.
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