DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: RAIDERS OF THE LOST ART RECAP
When we last saw Rip Hunter, he was a directing a film in 1967 Los Angeles. Now, Damien Darhk and Malcolm Merlyn have created an aberration in their attempt to capture him. Warning, spoilers ahead…
The aptly named Legion of Doom (Darhk, Malcolm and Thawne) is after the Spear of Destiny that Rip is in possession of its fragments. When Darhk and Malcolm try to kidnap Rip, it would seem that Rip has no memories of his earlier life or his adventures. Now, Rip is a filmmaker, training a young up and coming film student named George Lucas. Yes, that George Lucas.
When an encounter between the Legends and the Legion occur, the excitement proves to be too intense for Lucas and he quits filmmaking altogether. This aberration in the timeline causes both Nate and Ray to lose their abilities because they were so heavily influenced by Lucas’ films like Star Wars and Indiana Jones. These films literally shaped who these men would later become.
Unknowingly Lucas has part of the spear and Darkh and Malcolm try once again to retrieve it from him. Nate, Ray and Amaya arrive to protect Lucas but end up in a trash compactor (sound familiar), setting up one of the funniest scenes I’ve seen, a nice homage to Star Wars. A battle ensues and the Legends recover the fragment of the spear but in the process Thawne kidnaps Rip. He threatens to have Rip tortured till he gives up the location of the other fragments.
This was a fun-filled episode with lots of winks to Lucas’ films. It shows just how important Lucas has been and continues to be for so many. As C-3PO would say, “thank the maker.”
May the Dork be with you,
The Dork Knight