DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Episode 209 Raiders of the Lost Art – Review
By Ricardo ‘Rease’ Butler
Let me first say that I didn’t think in the beginning that the idea of Legends was going to be a good idea, but like Guardian of the Galaxy you can take characters that are not on the level of Superman, Batman, Ironman, Wolverine, and Spiderman and make them great with some extra creativity and great story telling.
DC Legends is probably my second favorite DC show after The Flash. They took the whole idea of Back to the Future and took it to another level. I just love all the topics that tackle in their episodes: from political issues to racial issues and from U.S. history to seeing different cultures around the world. I was always a fan of world history and social studies in school. Now I get to enjoy my love for that and DC Comics in one! How awesome is that!?!
This episode was really good. It takes are Legends team back to the pass to find Rip Hunter making small films at a film school with his partner George Lucas. You know, the one who brought is Star Wars and Indiana Jones, I LOVE how that put real historical figures into the shows. DC Legends is funny, has a lot of action, and educational.
Apparently, Rip Hunter has lost his memory, which at the beginning of the show it shows how it happens. He has in his possession the Spear of Destiny. Yes, the spear used to pierce the side of Christ. Well in the story it has the power to rewrite reality.
This episode puts the Arrowverse version of the Legion of Doom (from Left to Right: Malcolm Merlyn the Dark Archer, Eobard Thawne the Reverse-Flash, & Damian Darhk) together to chase after Rip Hunter to find him so he could show them where it is. During their pursuit of Rip they injure George Lucas, which effects his decision to continue in film school. Because he drops out of film school, Ray Palmer aka the Atom and Nathan Haywood aka Citizen Steel become dumber because it was through both Star Wars (for Atom) and Indiana Jones (for Steel) to become an inventor (for Atom) and historian (for Steel).
So Vixen (well the grandmother of Mari’s version of Vixen) helps them to find George Lucas to inspire him to go back into films. He believing her speech causes the powers and the intellect of Atom and Steel to come back so they can fight with the Legion. During the fight White Canary get the Spear of Destiny but loses Rip Hunter to the Legion who in the end of the episode they are trying to torture him so find the rest of the pieces to the Spear. But they don’t believe that Rip has caused himself to lose his own memory as he shouts in fear the truth that he isn’t the Rip Hunter they say he is and that he knows nothing about the Spear.
There are other side stories going on in this episode, for example between Professor Stein (one half of Firestorm) and Heatwave and another side story between White Canary and Jefferson (the other half of Firestorm).
My Thoughts on this Story
As I said earlier this show has humor, action, and is education, a unique mix for success. And this episode surely keeps to the heart of the DC characters as portrayed in Arrowverse side of the Multiverse. The story is well put together and they leave you with clues to the next surprise bomb to drop on you in further episodes. That’s what any great show would do and they did not disappoint with this episode.
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Ricardo Butler aka Rease Val Zod (Black Superman from Earth 2)
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