In Review: Legends Of Tomorrow – Wet Hot American Bummer

When the Legends discover that kids at a summer camp have disappeared, Sara, Ava, Ray and Constantine find themselves as the new camp counselors.

Synopsis: When the Legends discover that kids at a summer camp have disappeared, Sara, Ava, Ray and Constantine find themselves as the new camp counselors. At camp, Ava struggles to get along with the kids, but Constantine whips up a potion that helps Sara and Ava bond with the children. Luckily, the team finds clues to the whereabouts of the missing kids, but the battle to save them leaves one member in bad shape.

Review: This weeks episode cashes in on some of the classic horror tropes from movies such as Halloween by setting things up at a kids summer camp.

The Story

When Ava and Sara share a romantic night in watching a horror film, which is riffing on Friday The 13th’s Jason Voorhees,  Sara notices that something is not quite right and called Gideon. From there the team winds up pretending to be camp counselors at a kids summer camp in 1995 where they try to track down a Friday the 13th style monster, which is taking kids.

John Constantine gets paired with Ray, which makes for some fun moments due to Constantine finding Ray’s approach to everything a bit over the top and PC.

Meanwhile back on the ship, Rory makes friends with the shapeshifter the crew took prisoner and manages to get her to help them identify the monster that is terrorizing the camp.

The Acting

There were not really any stand out acting performances this week for me. But the episode did feel a bit generic in that the references to countless horror films didn’t particularly feel all that inspiring. I quite enjoyed how Brandon Routh and Matt Ryan played off of each other. And I was also really impressed with the casting of the two child actors that producers got to play the younger versions of Ava and Sara.

Overall

I didn’t find this episode particularly great. It had a few fun moments and the performances were all generally good, but the episode didn’t really have any standout moments for me. Hopefully, we’ll get something better next week.

8.5
Legends Of Tomorrow - Wet Hot American Bummer
  • Story
    7.0
  • Acting
    9.0
  • CGI
    9.2
  • Incidental Music
    8.8

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth. In the past few years he has written for 'Star Trek' Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics. Ian is both the founder and owner of scifipulse.net You can contact ian at: ian@scifipulse.net
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