Thursday, May 03, 2007

Episode 1.12: Sundown, part 1

Another late review for part 1 of the season-ending two-parter.

While I thought some of the subtext was a little heavy-handed - "The Sun-Eater was supposed to be the weapon that stopped war, everyone would be afraid to use it, it was only used twice in wartime and then it was too dangerous to have around" - but aside from that, what a great episode. Fun, action-oriented, even character-driven as Bouncing Boy learns to be a leader. Ferro Lad feels responsible, even though he was hardly the only one to fail. What will happen next week? We think we know, but are they going to play to our expectations or will something else happen (much as the post-Zero Hour Ferro didn't die against the Sun-Eater during "Final Night").

The hi-def torrent doesn't seem to be available yet, but here's the regular torrent.

A few reviews:

  • Matthew at the Legion Abstract:
    Best episode yet, and that's saying something (especially considering it didn't have an ending). The cast of the series seems to have been expanded in the last few episodes, and the tone has become more serious; both of those things contribute to the impression that this is an important episode.

  • Jeffrey Bridges at Superman Homepage:
    ...[I]t was nice to see more of the team included and especially so considering the teamwork and different power combinations used to varying effect.

    Still, this episode was energetic and exciting, even if it was mostly set-up for the big season finale in the next episode. Here's hoping the Fatal Five (in more than just holographic form) and/or Alexis Luthor and/or Mekt are involved somehow.

  • Discussions over at ToonZone (whose general mood is "I still can't believe they cancelled Teen Titans for this") and ComicBloc (at J. Torres' forum there).

Hmmm, where are the other reviews? Did I miss them all? Or did everyone forget it was on?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


Can you do your thing like before and get the hi-def torrents for Sundown parts 1 and 2 on the net? I don't know who else to contact.

Kevin S.