Umbrella Academy season 3 review – third time is the charm of this iconic fantasy epic

Summary

Three seasons later, the writers have finally ironed out all of these issues, creating a hilarious, explosive, and highly addictive hit. It’s the best season yet, one that will please fans and appeal to all cynics alike.

This review for Netflix series The Umbrella Academy season 3 does not contain any major spoilers.

Superheroes save the world all the time, that’s their job, but none seem more prolific and, it must be said, more cosmically unfortunate than our Umbrella Academy lot, which returns for a stunning third outing, with a third deadly apocalypse to thwart. This time, they have to tackle an unstoppable force of nature, a raging black hole called Kugelblitz that destroys everything in its path. It shouldn’t be that complicated, right? Well, they also have The Sparrow Academy and a few other foes to face in this explosive and heartbreaking season.

The third season begins with our Umbrellas facing a new set of siblings, who seem to have replaced them in this new timeline. The old gang saved the world (again) in the 60s and find they have time jumped to an eerily similar but totally different universe in the present. Their mansion is now inhabited by seven vivacious super-humans (okay, one of them is a cube), with equally badass powers. Sparrows demonstrate these specific and impressive abilities from the start, outperforming Umbrellas at every turn. And their leader, the monocle sporting Sir Reginald Hargreeves, is very much alive and kicking around this twisted timeline, back with his own devious plot.

The Umbrella siblings are visibly hurt by their father’s rejection and these more than enough replacements, spending the ten-episode series trying to figure out their own place in this wacky world and figuring out what they’re really fighting for each time. that they delay the apocalypse. The showrunners have really put their all into this year’s installment, creating lovable characters that you can’t help but fall head over heels in love with.

There’s also heartwarming romance on the cards and more of those devilish banter between bickering siblings. The writing is witty and sharp as a whip, delivering meme-ready puns and barrels of comedy. Plus, this season comes with another incredibly catchy soundtrack, featuring our warring brothers and sisters dancing to it, and they love to dance. They also party and sing like there’s no tomorrow, participating in chaotic benders. But what else to do when you’re stuck in a hotel at the end of the world? These rascallion rascals are slowly unraveling in a setting that can best be described as the brilliant-ish. The show is full of those iconic cinematic sequences and aesthetics, which provide pure, unadulterated enjoyment.

It’s not all fun and games, there’s a lot of tragedy in this story and almost every episode is filled with unpredictable twists. Don’t get too comfortable with any of our goofy characters, not everyone will make it out alive. This season is rife with death, containing a staggering number of kills that Thanos himself would be proud of. The siblings fight death around every corner, with low trust issues in the ranks. Expect more back-punching and double-crossing antics from our two fighting families. When there’s no tomorrow and no consequences, it really brings out the worst in people.

I must admit that I found the first two seasons of The Umbrella Academy be unnecessarily quirky and sometimes cliché. The third season has similar moments, but overall the writers seem to have ironed out all the issues and done their best for now. It will be a magnanimous success for Netflix, which has invested a considerable budget in this bizarre comic book adaptation, which seems to blend The matrix, watchmen and Marvel magic to craft something truly unique. It’s a highly entertaining drama, filled with engaging characters and memorable scene-stealing moments. Give this show a spin, you’re in for an absolute blast.

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