Jupiter's Legacy anyone?

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  1. mattyro7878

    mattyro7878 Well-Known Member

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    It's in Netflix and I was excited to see a new superhero show. I'm 7 episodes in and I don't hate it. I don't know if I like it. It seems to be an origin story. Yes, the whole season. We'll see what happens. Oh by the way, it's in Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. That always gives me a reason to watch.
     
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  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    I thought it was OK. It worked better as a comic, but the show was worth watching.
     
  3. Generic

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    I am 4 episodes in and it is decent. There are times when some scenes seem too long. I find myself becoming bored. Another show with “daddy issues”. Sigh.
     
  4. trainman

    trainman Nice to see you

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    I'm 5 episodes in, and it does seem like it's taking a bit too long for the flashback scenes to go through the full origin story.

    I don't really mind the "daddy issues," because the scenes involving Chloe as a superpowered model/party girl are pretty fun.
     
  5. ehusen

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    I liked it enough to watch the whole thing but wouldn't feel to distraught if it didn't get a season 2.

    I still have issues with the Code and " thou shall not kill never ever! Even if by not killing you will allow yourself, your friends, your family, and possibly thousands of future innocents to die". It's just makes "good" = stupid. How about "don't kill unless you must to protect others.." Like any absolute ruling, there's always exceptions where it just falls apart.
     
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  6. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

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    That's a fairly pointed commentary on Superman (who takes that exact position, and is helped by writers who very carefully avoid putting him in situations that would test it...except, ironically, Zach Snyder, who took a lot of #&!^ for it). One of the things that I think worked better in the comics.
     
  7. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh. TCF Club

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    I dozed off twice during each of episodes 7 and 8. I know I should go back and watch them in their entirety to figure out what's going on but this is one of the most disappointing superhero series I can remember. I'll probably finish it off properly for closure but I'm not enthusiastic about it.
     
  8. ehusen

    ehusen Geek not Nerd

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    And I really like Superman as a character. He's supposed to be the best version of ourselves. But it's easy to "not kill" when you are a godlike being with superspeed. It's really difficult to find a situation where killing is required when you are that powerful.

    I guess for me, there's not a lot of conflict over it. If you have a murderous super villain who will continue murdering then causing his death really isn't an issue for me. I'll sleep just fine, thank you.

    This conflict can be played up much better than the way they did it in this show. In the show his father is 'mad' at his son for actually saving all their lives. That's just stupid, IMHO. If you want to go that route, you need to create a situation that is way less black and white. Where there is some doubt about whether it was the right choice...
     
  9. hapster85

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    Sheldon wasn't mad at Brandon for saving their lives. He was disappointed that Brandon broke The Code because, as Sheldon explained to Brandon, there's always another way to resolve the issue. His conviction that The Code must be absolute, and pretty much spent all 8 episodes explaining why he felt that way. Even at the end, after the battle with the real Blackstar, and Sheldon told Brandon he wasn't going to let him die, but never said he would have violated The Code to do it.

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    Anyway, I think the series started off a bit slow. It took me a few episodes to really get into it, but over all, I enjoyed it. Didn't mind the origin story being told in flashback, but would have rather had it told all at once, not drug out over all eight episodes.

    Would like to see another season.
     
  10. Shakhari

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    I liked it, but it's definitely a slow burn. I would have liked an explaination why there are so many second generation heroes when only the original six got powers.
     
  11. hapster85

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    Yes, I wondered that too. Yet another reason for a second season.
     
  12. LoREvanescence

    LoREvanescence Always Autocorrected

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    I too thought the show was OK. I would watch season 2 if they make one.

    I didn't find the show to be a standout or anything I would call great.
     
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  13. trainman

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    Enjoyed learning in the 6th episode that Sheldon went to Northwestern instead of Harvard so he could see more Cubs games. But, Sheldon, what about the Boston Braves?
     
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    I've really enjoyed it, and only have episode 8 left.

    More than that, I'd like to know where the supervillains are coming from.
     
  15. KungFuCow

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    I hope there is a second season. I enjoyed it. It did start off slow but it picked up speed at the end.
     
  16. hapster85

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    Spreading the origin story out over all eight episodes definitely hurt the pacing of the storytelling.
     
  17. KungFuCow

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    I agree with you 100%. Does open up for a wild second season tho. Hopefully Nextflix renews it.
     
  18. spear

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    I'll probably watch a second season but I agree that the pace was frustratingly slow.

    The scenes with just Brainwave and Skyfox inside the Blackstar clone's mind didn't make much sense in retrospect. They should have cut that out and just started it from when Lady Liberty enters the fight. How was it done in the comic book?
     
  19. hapster85

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    Being as the conflict with Skyfox is what kept Brainwave from escaping the clone's mind, there would have been no reason for Lady Liberty to have gone in, if that were removed.
     
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