Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season (2019) (Blu-ray Review)

Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season (2019) (Blu-ray Review)

Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season (2019) (Blu-ray Review)

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Doom Patrol: The Complete First Season (2019) (Blu-ray Review)
Starring: Matt Bomer, April Bowlby, Diane Guerrero
Rated: UR/Region A/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 3
Available from Warner Bros.

Following the mysterious disappearance of The Chief these reluctant heroes will find themselves in a place they never expected to be, called to action by none other than Cyborg, who comes to them with a mission hard to refuse. Part support group, part Super Hero team, the Doom Patrol is a band of superpowered freaks who fight for a world that wants nothing to do with them.

While we first saw the Doom Patrol in Titans, this is a movie with a different tone than Titans. This one is probably more fun for me than Titans were if I am to be totally honest. Here we have a fun cast, with a bit more of a crude and light-hearted tone and it all mixes well with the story to create a very solid and fun show that might be one of the best new DC shows out there today. One of the best parts of the show for me is Brendan Fraser in the role of Cliff Steele! I wasn’t really into that character before in the comics, but I do think that Fraser gives a fresh breath into the character and makes it a much better one than what we saw in the comics. I’d also take the version of Cyborg here over the one we saw in Justice League. How DC manages to hit good notches on the shows front and under-deliver in some areas on the newer movies confuses me, but at least shows like this one keep the live-action DC stuff in the very watchable area.

The plot kind of comes across like an X-Men thing in some areas. We an oddball group with powers that are more cursed by then than blessed that have been living in seclusion until their benefactor gets kidnapped. This makes them finally go out into the world and make an attempt at being good. If you’ve never heard of Doom Patrol before don’t feel too bad because I don’t think it was ever the most popular comic in the DC ranks, but it’s been cult one and this show does it justice. I enjoyed this one a whole lot and even more so than I did Titans. Together, they probably make a good 1-2 punch but for different reasons. If you like comics and a good time, it’s worth checking this one out if you get the chance.

Extras

– Gag Reel
– Deleted Scenes
– Optional English subtitles

QUALITY OF TRANSFER: 98%

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