Krypton : Series Premiere Review

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Krypton, a new prequel spin-off by Syfy launched at a time when Marvel and DC are on a head on collision and from where Marvel is clearly winning. Developed by David S. Goyer and Damian Kindler, the series takes place around 200 years ago before the birth Superman on the planet of Krypton. It focuses on his grandfather, Seg-El (Cameron Cuffe) and in the eventual destruction of the planet.

The series starts with the ostracization of the House of El where Superman’s great grandfather is shamed and sentenced to death over not following the new house order and suggesting that the future of Krypton is at stake. Seg-El, the grandfather of Superman is shown as a fist-fight loving young man getting into bar fights and fights with the law upholders. A time traveling man from Earth leads him to know about a secret fortress created by his grandfather in the quest of his research and the importnce of his grandson, Kal-El

The story holds promise as the premise is naturally interesting and has a big fan base but has got to do a lot of work to make it a gripping narrative. In recent times when television series have been breaking barriers, the story and the production value is not just enough and it needs more than a big boost to keep this series afloat.

 

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