HEROES REBORN Premiere Review

Heroes Reborn review

The series premiere of Heroes Reborn starts out in a moment a year before our present-day narrative with Noah (Jack Coleman) recapping a voice mail to his daughter, Claire. In it we hear him explain how things have changed, as he walks through a convention that joins both humans and evos (Short for Evolved, with powers) as one. The convention feels like an X-Men convention as people are flitting about, sharing and demonstrating their powers for all to see.

But then, a massive explosion rocks the event, killing most of them.  We are then shown various moments in time after the explosion...  We watch a man being pursued, but he manages to escape by turning invisible. We then see a man dragging a heavy weight, clasped to his wrist, across a field of ice. But his pursuers are coming. He cuts off his hand and flies away. And finally, we see that even the Canadians are taking culture swabs from people before they cross over into the border in their cars.

Several events unfold that explains the nature of the world that mutants have to deal with, and it is not a pretty place.

The show is executive produced by Tim Kring, who brought us the first Heroes series. The cast includes Gatlin Green, Ryan Guzman, Robbie Kay, Rya Kihlstedt, Zachary Levi, Judith Shekoni, Kiki Sukezane, Danika Yarosh, and Henry Zebrowski.

The series premiere takes the first hour and pulls out many of the puzzle pieces to tease us what the story will be based around. What we know is that "it is coming," and they may not be able to save or protect "him."

We have several players in the game, with those looking to hunt down mutants, mutants hiding in plain site, and others that seem to be on the outside, looking in, not letting us know what their intents are.


I don't know how much you've seen with Zachary Levi, but this is NOT Chuck. Maybe you have seen him in the Thor movies or in a great role he played in the TV movie, Remember Sunday. But this is a very different persona and I like it. Well, I actually find myself already disliking the character, but you know what I'm saying.

I like the story, I like the plot points put out there and I like the fact that they did not feel rushed to shove everything down our throats.  It felt just right. (Well, I'm still waiting to see how a girl who can transport into a video game can actually be taken serious, but we'll see.)

I am looking forward to seeing what they do with this new chapter in the Heroes TV franchise. Will they keep it dark and secretive or will this become another overly bloated mutant series? Of all places to go, I think they at least so far, did not screw up the continuation of the older series.

As it stands, I think if you like Marvel's X-Men kind of franchise, this should do well by you.

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