Blu-ray Review: Krypton: The Complete Second Season (2019)

January 16, 2020

Written by DanXIII

Daniel XIII; the result of an arcane ritual involving a King Diamond album, a box of Count Chocula, and a copy of Swank magazine, is a screenwriter, director, producer, actor, artist, and reviewer of fright flicks…Who hates ya baby?

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this blog post. The opinions I share are my own.

When I heard that a Superman based TV series was being produced that wouldn’t focus on ol’ Kal-El I was a bit perplexed (to be fair, that’s my normal state), but the end result was pretty damn fantastic (and you can read my thoughts on the matter right here). Well as fate and ratings would demand, our pals at SyFy gave us a second season of Krypton, and I’m fixin’ to slap my eyeballs on it post-haste!

Season two drops the ol’ city of Kandor well and truly into the soup! Zod still has Big K in his iron grip of insanity, and he’s got a wild hair up his alien ass about conquering the entire universe in order to ensure a rebuilt Krypton’s security… a Krypton rebuilt to his exact specifications mind you!

Standing in Zod’s way is Superman’s ancestor Seg-El who is leading la revolucion against Zod and his pals to end his narcissistic plot and deliver hope back to the people. Doomsday, Braniac, and revisionist comic book history ensue… which is all peachy, and surely loved, or at least discussed in mildly heated tones by Superman fanatics… but the real draw this time around is the inclusion of one of my all-time favorite comic book characters; the “Main Man” himself, Lobo… the baddest bounty huntin’ bastich, and last Czarnian in the filthy flesh!

Portrayed by Emmett J. Scanlan, the little screen rendition of Lobo is absolute perfection, and his quest to seek revenge against Braniac is the highlight of the (admittedly fantastic) season… actually the entire series.

This is bittersweet however as ‘Bo’s spin-off series, as well as Season 3 of Krypton  were not meant to be, as both have been passed on by SyFy. This is indeed sad, but I can’t lie… I’m tickled fucking pink that Lobo was realized in live-action, and done justice by this bold and fascinating series.

While I’d say get this set immediately for Lobo alone (okay, I’ve been infatuated with this character since 1990’s The Last Czarnian miniseries from DC Comics ‘natch), there are some bonus materials on this Blu-ray collection to sweeten the pot so to speak. Included are: featurettes on the villains of the piece as well as a look on the lieage of ol’ Super-M!

If you are a lover of DC comics, this set is already on your radar… and the first official live-action version of Lobo will make this a must own for the aforementioned… it’s just a shame the buck stops here amigos.






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