Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 (Blu-ray) – Series Review
Follow Genre: Action, Adventure, Drama
Distributor: Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc.
Episodes: 16
Duration: 42 min (per episode)

Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 (Blu-ray) – Series Review

Site Score
5.5
Good: Characters
Bad: Special effects, Nonsensical at times, Overall dip in quality
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4.7
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The Legends of Tomorrow have always been somewhat of the B team of the latest DC series. Nonetheless, if you look at it correctly, these time travelers are actually those who make sure the world is actually saved, rather than kick some random villain’s ass simply because of a personal feud (we’re looking at you Flash). It has already been some time since Rip Hunter kicked the bucket and Sara Lance took the helm of the band of miscreants. The last season ended in a dire warning from John Constantine that even though they defeated Mallus, they also opened the gate for many other mythical and magical beings, allowing them to break free from their hellish prison.

The story of this season can be shortly summarized, as at the end of the previous season John (Matt Ryan) told Sara (Caity Lotz) that they released many magical beings upon the world. This is also the main topic of this fourth season, namely the apprehension of said ‘monsters’ as they will surely interfere with the timeline. Together with the rest of the Legends, they will have to tackle every case that is thrown their way, but this time they’ll need some magical help by the hands of Constantine.

There are also other topics to be found in this season, such as Constantine dealing with a very powerful demon, Nate (Nick Zano) trying to reconnect with his father, who just happens to be a very important liaison of the time bureau and Sara trying to build up her relationship with Ava (Jes Macallan).

The flow remains somewhat the same as in the first seasons, namely one case per episode, while the main story gets a buildup in the background. Nonetheless, this season just feels silly compared to the rest. You’ll still have nearly the same band of Legends as in the third season, but the dialogues are quite poorly written, the enemies seem to be parodies of real monsters and the overall topic this time feels very child-friendly, rather than a full-fledged superhero season. It feels as if the series is losing its initial charm.

Even though we don’t usually cover this part of a series, it has to be said that it’s clear that this is starting to become a DC B-series, especially when looking at the overall writing, the main story and also the special effects. While some monsters were done quite decently with practical effects (costumes and make-up), those created with CGI were a different breed of ugly. It felt like going back to the 90s and early 2000s when looking at some of the animations.

Acting performances are somewhat identical to that of the previous season. Some characters get more screen time, such as Matt Ryan, who plays John Constantine. Other than that, the band of misfits remains pretty much the same, without any big changes during this season. Maisie Richardson-Sellers is now thrown into another role, instead of being Nate’s love interest, she comes on the crew as a shapeshifter who is forced inside the shape of Amaya. Overall there’s not that much more to tell about the cast members and the crew as a whole.

While many of the DC series always come with a commendable amount of special features on the Blu-ray version, this time we are left wanting more. You’ll have a small snippet about the storytelling in the series, as well as deleted scenes and a gag reel. These are all fun to watch, but way too short to actually expand your Legends of Tomorrow experience. Other than that, there is the ‘post production theater’ where you’ll see scenes of the show reenacted by some of the technical crew members which might make you giggle a bit, but once again, it’s nothing special.

Conclusion

DC’s Legends of Tomorrow: Season 4 is still enjoyable to watch, but it feels as if the series doesn’t take itself seriously anymore and it also translates in the acting performances as well as the story it tries to tell. While the series is still decent as a whole, it seems that the series tries to rely more and more on silly characters and childish acting, rather than being a real superhero series. Those who liked the previous seasons will still see some fun in what is going on, but for the most part, we hope the series doesn’t get milked dry.

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