“Yes, we’ll have a nice clear plummet into the pinhole.”
“For future reference, when in my physical form, I prefer not to be pushed into the dirt.”
Apologies for no review last week. Nick didn’t have time to get to it, but I’m glad he managed to tackle last week’s Young Justice for me. As a result, this will be a 2-for-1 post, with thoughts on both “Into the Abyss” and “Heir Apparent.” (Sadly, I have nothing to offer about the DC Nation Short that aired with “Into the Abyss” since I cannot seem to find them online.)
Of the two, “Into the Abyss” is a snappier, more engaging episode than the paint-by-numbers predictability (and lousy action beats) of “Heir Apparent.” Both trade in space opera plots — ship stuck in a black hole and engaging in gladiatorial/knightly combat for the sake of a princess — and that makes it difficult to keep those ideas fresh and interesting for a season viewer.
But seasoned viewer doesn’t necessarily mean me. How often have these two plots been recycled in other shows? Ben 10 or Star Wars: The Clone Wars, for instance? Those are two other space-based shows that I imagine have (or will at some point) do plots rather similar to both of these here with Green Lantern. Did a kid, while watching either of these episodes, say, “Man. They totally copied Ben 10!”
I wonder. Read more »