Spoilers Jupiter Legacy - New Netflix Show

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  1. Skipper

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    Jupiter's Legacy follows the story of the world's first superheroes who received their powers in the 1930s. In the present day, they are the revered elder guard but their superpowered children struggle to live up to the legendary feats of their parents.

     
  2. indianatrekker26

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    I'm watching the first episode now. I'm a fan of Matt Lanter from his work on clone wars. They did an amazing makeup job to age him up.
     
  3. Skipper

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    I was just thinking that. We finally have an acceptable old-age make-up. We have come a long way from this.
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  4. JD

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    I'm planning on checking this one out when I finish Smoke & Bone. I've never read the comics, but the trailer looked really good.
     
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  5. indianatrekker26

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    I finished episode 1. Very good so far.
     
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  6. Skipper

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    Just finished episode 4.

    1) I really, really can't stand Chloe, the daughter of the Utopian. My God girl, what is your problem???
    2) They are spending too much screen time in the past. In the original comics there were just few pages dedicated to the origins of the original superheroes, here, what, half of the running time? Too much.
     
  7. Skipper

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    Did anyone else find the vfx and the fight choreography a little, well, lackluster? Or the problem is that all the other superhero shows raised the bar a little too much?
     
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    In a comic you don't have to pay for sets, props, costumes etc., maybe they thought "we paid for it, we're gonna use it".
     
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  9. Skipper

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    It makes sense, but everytime something interesting is about to happen in the present, it comes to a screeching halt because they show us another scene with people talking how hard is life during the depression. We got it, guys.
     
  10. wayoung

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    I'm on episode 7.

    The shows a little meh. I'm also not following the logic of it all.

    If only the original 6 and their descendants have super powers, where did all the supervillains come from?

    If the original 6 got their powers in 1932/33, why are their only two generations of super heroes? None of them had kids until the year 2000? Y2k anxiety sex?

    I went on Wikipedia and read the comic book summaries but it doesn't really answer anything and has a completely different plot so probably isn't even relevant.

    Edit to add:. I've never been a Josh Duhamel fan. Always seemed a discount Timothy Olyphant to me:shrug:. I do like the rest of the 1st gen cast though, and Ana Akana. The rest of the 2nd gen group is pretty dull.
     
  11. Skipper

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    In the comics you have just your regular superhero universe (they even fight an alien). The original 6 are just, well, the first ones. It is implied that they are (and their offspring) the most powerful of their peers. Why they decided to have sons so late, well, consider that they age mooooore slowly. They had their sons in their relative 30s (superhero years).

    About the tv show, I sincerely I have no idea. I suppose people there are born with superpowers (because the alternative is the all the superheroes and supervillains are related to the original six - but this isn't evidently the case). I suppose this is just a superhero universe too - they even named a wizard with real powers and like in the comics the six are just the first superheroes of the world.
     
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  12. FreezeC77

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    As to where the villains powers or people not born from the 6 come from spoiler for ep 7

    When the 6 receive their powers we see the crew on the boat near the island hit by some type of yellowish energy/cloud. The captains face then suddenly glows with swirly lines like the island had.

    I took it to mean that by getting their powers it also unleashed some type of counter-wave of energy out into the world. So they actually caused the powered villains by getting their powers
     
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  13. Aragorn

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    I found the past more interesting than the present, but there was way too much padding on the past, especially since we know they succeed and get their powers.

    And now that the show finally picked up pace at the end, we have to hope there's another season.
     
  14. theenglish

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    I watched the first episode and a half (I almost always stop watching streaming series in the middle of an episode)--in this case, the whole "live by the code" philosophy seems a little silly since (1) the bad guy was going to self-destruct possibly killing people in a large radius and (2) it seemed to me the son didn't actually intend to kill the guy.
     
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  15. FPAlpha

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    Started it last night and it's decent enough- done with ep 3.

    They 30s setting is more interesting to me than the present but it's developing well enough.

    Fights are wonky - i have seen several punches that didn't connect at all and it's stereotypical hit it until it's down type fighting - pretty boring.

    Costumes - after all this time and millions of movies and shows no one dares to break out of the mold and do something innovative other tvan skintight uniforms and capes?
     
  16. Skipper

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    You know, I quite like this explanation.
     
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    I just saw the first two episodes. I never read the comics. I know that Ben Daniels sometimes plays villians on British shows. So i am half expecting a twist in the later episodes.
     
  18. Aragorn

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    While I found the past more interesting than the present, the whole visions stuff was really thin. Would've been more interesting if Sheldon had discovered his father's research into the mysterious unknown and picked it up from there (still leaving room for the whole he's gone crazy stuff, just in a different way), and that the people he was with needed to be there because they had something to offer for this journey.
     
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  19. wayoung

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    Has anyone seen anybody talking about this show? This thread is dead compared to other streaming shows and I haven't seen it talked about at all on social media. With how kill happy Netflix is that's probably not a good sign for a second season, although, tbh, having finished the series I have to say I really don't care if it continues or not. It did not pull me in
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  20. Aragorn

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    No one's talking about it. It's a pretty average show that's covering ground everyone's already seen before.