Swamp Thing: The Complete Series (2019) (Blu-ray Review)

Swamp Thing: The Complete Series (2019) (Blu-ray Review)

Swamp Thing: The Complete Series (2019) (Blu-ray Review)

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Swamp Thing: The Complete Series (2019) (Blu-ray Review)
Starring: Crystal Reed, Derek Mears, Virginia Madsen
Rated: MA/Region A/1:78/1080p/Number of Discs 2
Available from Warner Bros.

Abby Arcane returns home to Marais, Louisiana, to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, where she develops a bond with disgraced scientist Alec Holland. After Holland tragically dies, Abby discovers the mysteries of the swamp and that Holland may not be dead after all.

There was some casualties in the wake of the sudden end of the DCEU. Now don’t get me wrong I think we still have some shows going but from all accounts Swamp Thing is one and done and this Blu-ray comes to us saying it’s the complete series, so I’m at a means to believe it. And that’s a real shame. This was a whole lot of fun and maybe even gets this character truer and more pure to the comics than even the old movies, series, or cartoon did. his was had good build, good characters, and a overall vibe that fit with the material. If you could dream up how you think Swamp Thing should be, then this was probably the show you would have gotten. And yes, Derek Mears was hands-down a great Swamp Thing and I really do hope he gets to be Swamp Thing again one day.

While this is an origin story and we do how our Swamp Thing comes to be, it isn’t just a wash and repeat of the old movies. We have new stuff to hold us down. New bad guys and all that. This stuff all works. The show builds tension and walks a great line between a dark hero tale and a horror show. It’s really both in the thick of things. The only real down side to the show is that some things do feel incomplete and unresolved at the end of the day. I wish we were getting more of this show and who knows maybe one day we will. Heck, I’d be happy with a movie based on this show. But until then, if that day ever comes or not, we at least got this release and it’s very much worth seeing.

Extras

  • None

Quality of Transfer: 97%

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