Sunday, July 25, 2021

On The Air: Jupiter's Legacy (2021)

 Mark Millar successfully transitioned his Image comics series, Kick-Ass & The Secret Service (as the "Kingsmen" movie series) to films. Adapting his Jupiter's series of comics miniseries, on the other hand, was less successful on the first try.

Jupiter's Legacy, which bowed on Netflix in May, was quickly cancelled, and the streaming service quickly pivoted to announce they had other plans for the series rather than renew it for a 2nd season. Well, at least it's a little more positive fate than what Swamp Thing got from DC Universe several months back.

Anyway, Millar's take on generational superheroes is far more violent and graphic than any Marvel or DC adaptation. Josh Duhamel, Leslie Bibb, & Matt Lanter are among the stars. Ex-wrestlers Tyler Mane (Sabretooth in the X-Men movies) and Robert Maillet are seen in the course of this 8 episode series. Following is the trailer.

The tension between parents and super-offspring comes off as Superman & Lois on steroids.

Rating: B.

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