Legends of Tomorrow:
The Complete Fifth Season review by Bobby Blakey
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Of all the shows that have spun out of the Arrowverse I never would have thought the Legends of Tomorrow would be one of the most fun. For four seasons the show delivered a Star Trek like superhero time hoping adventure filled with laughs and heart and it’s not done yet. Now fans can bring the fifth chapter home with the Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season.
Legends of Tomorrow follows a group of misfit heroes as they fight, talk, and sing their way through protecting the timeline from aberrations, anomalies, and anything else that threatens to mess with history. The Legends deal with the aftermath of last season's finale. After saving the world via the power of song and themed entertainment, the Legends are major celebrities. Some struggle with the transition from lovable losers to A-list stars, while others start letting fame go to their heads. When a documentary crew decides to film the Legends in action, distracting them from their original mission, in Hell, Astra Logue frees history's most notorious villains in a bid for power. It's up to the Legends to forgo fame and stop these reanimated souls (who they quickly dub "Encores") from wreaking havoc on the timeline, whether it's Rasputin popping out of his coffin and trying to become an immortal tsar or Marie Antoinette (and her head) turning the French Revolution into a deadly, non-stop party.
The members of the Legends all do a great job per usual getting plenty of time for each to stretch their legs in their own arcs most notably Dominic Purcell aka Heatwave that dives deeper into some personal stuff and makes for more fun adventures. This season also spins right out of the big Crisis on Infinite Earths crossover across the Arrowverse. That story didn’t have too big of an effect on this show since they spend most of their adventures traveling through time. This season saw the departure of two of the cast members as well in a great heartfelt episode with one being core member Brandon Routh getting to not only end his arc with the Legends but also don the role of Superman once more in the big crossover.
They have pretty much ditched any superhero themed costumes for these characters now and instead its usually the wardrobe required for the time they are in. The focus on historical figures known as “Encores” made for some of the better episodes in some time. One of the things I really enjoy with this series is that while it has heavy moments it keeps things light hearted more often than not. Love it or hate it this show makes sure to stick to the comic book universe and offers up so many great pop culture and comic moments that will have fans smiling ear to ear.
This collection not only includes all 15 episodes of the season, but also bonus content including a gag reel, featurettes and more taking fans further behind the series. Join the time traveling hunt with Legends of Tomorrow: The Complete Fifth Season available now on Blu-ray and DVD from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.