Hunter does stuff and is a rogue Time Master. Where were the Council Of Time Masters during ‘The Flash’? There is mumbling about the temporal zone. Rip Hunter has intellectual sniffiness. Sara’s White Canary outfit looks grubby. The ship is called Waverider. Rip Hunter is a liar. There are different ideologies and moral cowardice. I genuinely despise half the cast, their bad hair and the passive dictates of TPTB.
There is bizarre line delivery. I don’t instinctively like this. Vandal Savage and his receding hairline has a nuke. If Savage is Egyptian why does he have the wrong accent? What are Savage’s motives? Men out-source their emotional labour to women. Rip (Arthur Darvill of ‘Doctor Who’ and ‘Broadchurch’) annoys. Why is Casper Crump a guest star? The Waverider is gimcrack, the title card is silly and the Atom chats to the Arrow in a whiff of compromise.
Sara throws a shot glass, Firestorm bores and nobody notices the cosplay looking weirdoes wandering around. Captain Cold and Heat Wave growl and I’m not neophobic but this was merely okay. I will give it a further chance. Nobody is highly articulate and people make a conscious decision to be heroes. Hawkman needs to go away. Can they stop the bleak hellscape that Vandal Savage will create in 2166? Sara and Laurel chat and why do they bring no luggage?
“Go get weird in the 70s.”
“I can live with that.”
“Time wants to happen.”
“I like killing people.”
“Another more terrible despot.”
“Also formerly dead.”
“Why did we become criminals?”
“I ain’t judging.”
“He doesn’t look all that grateful.”