Thursday, March 10, 2016

Review: Heroes Reborn

The series starts one year after a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas. The government blames "Evolved humans", or "Evos", people with extraordinary abilities, who are forced into hiding when vigilantes hunt and kill them. Two killers, Luke and Joanne Collins, are seeking revenge for the son they lost at the Odessa bombing.

Noah Bennet is also in hiding, but he is found by the conspiracy theorist Quentin Frady, who tries to show him the truth behind the Odessa tragedy; why his memory erased, Noah tries to discover what really happened that day.

New characters are discovering their powers. In Illinois, Tommy tries to live a normal life with his girlfriend, Emily, after being forced to move and change his name to hide his powers. In Tokyo, Miko is looking for her missing father, but her quest to find him could prove deadly. A new hero is emerging in Los Angeles through Carlos, a former soldier whose brother (an Evo) tried to protect people with powers; he isn´t an Evo. Malina is an innocent teenager who, although inexperienced with her powers, has a great destiny. Meanwhile, Erica Kravid, the head of Renautas, has acquired Primatech with dark goals.

As the number of Evos grows, some heroes of the past, including Hiro Nakamura, Matt Parkman, Mohinder Suresh, The Haitian René, Angela Petrelli, Micah Sanders, and Molly Walker, cross paths with the new, emerging Evos. Together, they must save the world from a geomagnetic reversal that will leave the planet vulnerable to lethal solar radiation, but just a few people will survive.

My thoughts: When the series started, I was completely lost. I sensed as if I had missed some episodes; it didn´t make sense because many things were happening at the same time. But then, after the fourth episode, some secrets were revealed and the intentions of some characters became clear.

Some characters change sides in a battle to save just a few people from a catastrophic event that will destroy the planet. There´s a battle between Evos and no-Evos. Many evolved humans are fighting against their own species and Erica Kravid is willing to do anything to keep her plan working.

Two twin brothers have the power to stop the event, but they need to be together and they were separated at their birth to protect them against Erica Kravid. They don´t know each other.

It´s a good series, not a fantastic one, but it´s nice, the story is good. They are running out of time, a veiled battle is happening while great part of the population doesn´t have any idea that their lives are in danger.