Netflix has been dropping fire lately! It is with a heavy heart, that I say this is booty. Jupiter’s Legacy lacks character development and rushes through the story like they’re on borrowed time. You don’t get to learn much about anyone other than Sheldon (Josh Duhamel) and his brother Walter (Ben Daniels). Everyone else is kinda just there to follow them blindly and wear ugly ass costumes.
The series isn’t all bad, there are some good qualities. I like how selfish people with powers are. If I had abilities, I sure wouldn’t be risking my life to save strangers. This grounds the show in reality and gives it more of an edge. The fight scenes are brutal as hell, trust me. If you enjoyed Invincible on Amazon, watch the fight against Blackstar. Shit got real and fast.
The biggest mistake was in is rushing the origin of “The Union.” I wanted to spend time with them on their journey during the early years. They did the token Black guy so wrong. He got scarred up and put in a wheelchair. No explanation or scene dedicated to his terrible injury. Villains aren’t treated any better. We don’t even get to see how or when the heroes defeated their most dangerous nemesis.
I’m like damn, so how much of the story are you going to tell in the past before you keep skipping to the present? Flashbacks are relied upon heavily and given little to no context. Don’t get me started on the age makeup, wow. Jupiter’s Legacy is a mess that tried to ride the momentum of the genre and fails. I give it a 4.5 out of 10.