Friday, May 2, 2014

Review: Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. "Deathlok"

You may have noticed that my Recap was an overall positive one, with most of my negative comments either being nitpicky or facetious. And yet, I said that this episode contained the biggest misstep of the season? I did. And I stand by that comment.

The episode was excellent, overall. It really is one of the highlights of the season, right up there with "Wendigo Apocalypse" and "Abomination." Kudos to one of the writers, Henry Gilroy, a veteran of such shows as Batman: TAS, Justice League, and other classics.

The Hulks' individual annoying traits are downplayed overall, the plot is excellent, the threat is nice and large, and there are a few clever bits when it comes to sniffing out imposter Skrulls. A lot of Skrull plots get bogged down in who's a Skrull or not, but this one keeps the flow going for the full half-hour.

But enough about that. You want to know what the misstep is. Well, it's simple. Deathlok should have died. The death of Deathlok would have added a poignant note to the end of the episode, and would have showed a look at a man who gave up his own life for a world he could never return to. Not a major mistake in and of itself, but there's also the fact that Deathlok didn't stay with the team.

Wouldn't he be a great addition to the team? A man out of time who could fill the niche that Skaar was originally supposed to fill: the warrior from another world with no hesitation to kill monsters. It would shake up the status quo, keep people watching to see where they go from here, and add new story possibilities.

But no, Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. boldly goes where they've already gone before. And that is the biggest misstep of the season. Still, at least the Skrull plot was excellent, which buoys up the epi

this episode was awful and it is because of the skrull story tale
we humans should not have fear of skrulls and also should let them rule over us with the wisdom and great strength
i for one welcome our new skrull overlords!!!!

until next time
he loves you

1 comment:

  1. never doubt the empire

    - that one anon