Can't say I care for all the flashbacks throughout all 3 episodes... The sudden proposal was the biggest positive reaction the show has gotten out of me so far. I squirm when they show the violence and gore in graphic detail. I'm going to keep watching obviously and hope the episodes focus more on the good story telling I remember.
Watched all three episodes. Interesting how they took one overarching story arc within the three episodes and resolved a number of things, but left plenty of unanswered questions for future episodes.
They had a good arc for Black Lightning and now he has motivation to remain part of the covert ops team.
They also appear to have set up Superboy becoming the mentor for Brion Markov and that Brion's learning to control his powers will be similar to what Superboy's arc once was.
And part of me wonders if Artemis actually becomes Halo's mentor. Nothing says heroes have to share a similar power or skill set for one to mentor the other.
I like the new take on Miss Martian, in which she taken a White Martian form when operating as a superhero. Also, not surprising that they didn't release images of her beforehand so there would at least be one surprise.
Kaldur'ahm as Aquaman is a great twist, but we all already knew that.
Now we know why Beast Boy is affected by Wally West's death -- and, yes, it absolutely makes sense that Queen Perdita would show up for Wally's funeral.
Good to see more of Count Vertigo again.
It's going to take time to get used to James Arnold Taylor voicing G. Gordon Godfrey.
The casting of Whitney Moore to voice Courtney Whitmore cannot be a coincidence. ;)
Great stuff!! The only thing that stood out was the animation. eMation and even DR Motion Studio are in no way on par with MOI or Lotto. And it's a real shame because you can really tell the difference in the action scenes. Hopefully it will get better over time.
The other thing was how Helga was telegraphed to be a villain ("I'm a physician, not a mad scientist"?).
Other than that it's like the show never went on a 5-year hiatus. JAT was fine as Tim Curry. As fine as anyone who's not Tim Curry can be Tim Curry.
Ugh, I'm pissed that that's the first thing that comes to my mind. Quick initial thoughts: It's still Young Justice. I enjoyed the episodes. Interesting development with the League. And really liked Black Lightning. I'll expand more once I rewatch.
Didn't catch a lot of Easter eggs, but there are several trivia bits, such as in Episode 302, "this is not a bicycle built for two" and "It's What You Know," and in Episode 303, the "also a client" quote.
And in Episode 302, two references to the number 16 in the Garfield Logan clip.
I thought the password to the facility beneath the children's hospital had references to 16, but that's not the case.
Also, two League designations confirmed for Kaldur'ahm (27) and Steel (36). The new Team members, we already saw them.
Weirdness of titles aside, I think they might still hold their double meanings, just that they're going to be deeper. A perculiarity in Royal We, the broken Motherbox - which doesn't seem to relate to the rest of the episode.
The scene after, shows Halo's miraculous resurrection, what appears to be a light from the heavens going into the corpse from what little we see. They refer to her as a Meta, but they'd also referred to Superboy as such this episode so that can easily be an in-character mistake.
I'd originally thought that the Aurakle-origin were intact. But with the motherbox threadline, plus her connection with Sphere, I'm thinking that Halo is a Motherbox AI possessing her. Perhaps the body has a consciousness still in some way, perhaps not.
This shared consciousness concept would lend a reason to the Royal We title, as it is often used by Sybiotic/Shared Consciousness entity gestalts, as well as by Royals.
That would make sense. Someone mentioned how they were taking apart the Mother Boxes which were sentient and feeling (a detail I don't think we got in previous seasons so it must be important in this one). Also, Mother Boxes are New Gods tech so the sentience inside must be immortal. I'm guessing she possesses three colors and three different modes. Red = Energy Manipulation (shields and maybe blasts), Purple = Healing, Yellow = Teleportation (because it's the same color as a Boom Tube).
Enda McNabola wrote: What I didn't like is The New Team being pushed aside in favour of the Outsiders, I'd be slightly pleased if their role comes in the 2nd half of the season.
I agree. I was really upset by this too but then I heard that this season is kind of split into two arcs and that the next half of the season will be streaming during the summer. I guess this first half focuses on the new team, the Outsider, and when summer comes around, we'll be seeing the actual Team again.
Forgot all about the early 2019 release date for season 3 because of a hectic start to the new year! Last night I found out that the first three episodes were already released so I took the one week free trial. Had to get up early in the morning so I told myself one episode only, but of course, Young Justice sucked me in until the end.
I might be completely biased on my thoughts of the first three episodes, specifically because I couldn't shake the mix of feelings while watching them (excited, anxious, nostalgic, etc.) but damn am I glad it's back!
I expected myself to be thrown off by the changes we knew were coming, i.e. animation and more graphic imagery, but honestly, it felt right somehow. Like the show developing story and character-wise, the look of the show feels like a progression on its own, at least in my opinion. Sure, I could't ignore that a lot of the Leaguers look way different than before, for example, but it's easy to get over. All I know is that the Aquaman look on Kaldur and Green Arrow's new suit? Hella nice. Love that Alan is still the voice of Oliver, by the way.
It's a little weird skipping to the end when talking about first impressions, but I really enjoyed the tranquil endings to the episodes (end credits). They're just amusing to me, and I know it's gonna be a "bruhhh" moment every time a cliff-hanger or tense ending follows up with something like Wolf and Sphere cuddling in a vacant base together.
Incorporating Gar's background as an actor was dope to see; seeing Courtney as a TV figure was kind of weird but yolo I guess. GGG voiced by anyone other than Tim Curry was unimaginable, but not a terrible takeover by JAT. Plastic Man is still an absolute cool ass after all these years, as expected.
The ball's just started rolling but I'm already enthralled by the main storyline. Metahuman trafficking was brilliant and it's looking good so far. I think Brion is being developed fantastically; I feel like he's pretty well established even though it's only been 3 episodes. Don't know if it's just me/if I need a rewatch but all I'm seeing are positives right now! Hell, even Halo is getting fleshed out (pun-intended) slowly but surely. Can't wait for them to introduce the latest Team and weave them into the main storyline.
Also, 3 episodes a week? It felt pretty goldilocks to me (just right instead of too little or too much). Wondering about everyone else's view on that.