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Supergirl season 2 ended with many different implications towards future events but one in particular stood out among the rest. In a flashback to the destruction of Krypton 35 years prior to the events of the finale, a baby is shown being put into a Kryptonian pod and sent to Earth by a cult-like group of people. The baby’s identity was heavily implied when one of the cultists says “it will reign” with a lot of emphasis on the word reign.

Comic enthusiasts everywhere assumed it was Supergirl’s nemesis in the New 52, Reign, due to this little detail and some other context clues around the room and that has now been confirmed to be true. Reign is the big bad for season 3 of Supergirl and the character now has a likeness. Actress Odette Annable has been cast as the newest enemy of the Girl of Steel on the CW.

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Annable isn’t a very well-known actress but she has been in the industry since she was fifteen in a small role in the film Kindergarten Cop in 1990. From there she has a few more minor acting credits with her most notable being Cloverfield back in 2008 where she played the character Beth. The fact that she doesn’t have many credits to her name shouldn’t scare fans of the series, or the overall multiverse of DC television shows. The vast majority of actors and actresses in these shows aren’t household names just like Annable, with the exception of a few like Dolph Lundgren and Lynda Carter. Most of these characters are handled very well and acted to a degree one wouldn’t expect of a superhero TV show. I’m sure Annable will do just fine and I’m excited to see her portrayal of Reign.

As for the Reign character, that is another relative unknown. A big rival for Supergirl in the New 52 comic series, Reign is a very unique character. Much like Doomsday is to Superman, Reign exists as a character that allows Supergirl to let loose and fight at full strength, an element of Kryptonian hero characters that is a constant struggle for them. Not only does this hint at some potential character-focused moments for actress Melissa Benoist to play as Supergirl next season, it allows for an expansion of the lore on the show. Coming from a cult on Krypton, there will no doubt be more backstory that will take the story (and potentially the focus of the show itself) to the planet.

Regardless of whether you watch Supergirl or not, Reign poses some interesting implications for fans of the DC television shows on the CW. If you do watch this show, Reign will no doubt serve as quite an entertaining addition to Supergirl’s pantheon of villains.

I spend most of my days working towards my Writing and Rhetoric degree at the University of Central Florida, but I spend a lot of my down time keeping up to date on the best TV, movies, and video games the industry has to offer. Here I put all of that extended time to use discussing each of them in-depth.

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Fallout – RPG Series Continues to Impress on the Small Screen

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Television series that draw inspiration from video games have now reached a commendable level of quality. As a result, the anticipation surrounding Fallout’s adaptation is greater than it would have been in the past. HBO and PlayStation Productions demonstrated the potential for success when adapting a game into a film with The Last of Us. They then continued their winning streak with a more lighthearted Twisted Metal adaptation.

In the ever-expanding realm of TV and film adaptations, Amazon Prime is now bringing us Fallout, a brand new story set in the post-apocalyptic universe of Bethesda’s beloved RPG series. This film transports the audience to Los Angeles, where the wasteland proves to be a tragic setting, both underground and on the irradiated surface. It successfully captures the action, story-telling, deep cast of characters, and twisted humor that the games are known for. Amazon Prime breathes new life into the beloved Fallout franchise with a series that will surely make fans proud.

The inaugural season consists of eight episodes, each running between 45 minutes and one hour. The story unfolds through the eyes of three distinct characters who swiftly find themselves entangled in each other’s endeavors. Lucy, the undeniable focal point of the story, embarks on a relentless quest through the desolate wasteland in pursuit of her abducted father, who was snatched away from their sanctuary in Vault 33. Maximus is a member of the Brotherhood of Steel, while The Ghoul is a resurrected bounty hunter with a captivating and enigmatic history.

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The connection between the three characters revolves around a reward offered for capturing an escaped Enclave scientist. However, this is just the beginning of a captivating and suspenseful story. Lucy’s choice to venture out of the secure Vault 33 is just one piece of a larger narrative that stretches back to the time before the devastating bombings. At this point, Fallout truly showcases its potential and fearlessly pushes the boundaries of the franchise, surpassing any of Bethesda’s previous games. The results are absolutely captivating.

What’s truly remarkable is that even after Lucy leaves the vault, the captivating narrative beneath the surface continues to unfold. The events that unfold in Vault 33 after her departure are truly captivating, adding a layer of intrigue to the entire series. The aftermath of these events brings about shocking revelations that have a profound impact on the lives of its residents. With the inclusion of frequent flashback scenes, viewers are provided with a comprehensive understanding of how the passage of time has influenced the transformation of Los Angeles from a thriving city to a desolate wasteland.

They are arguably the weakest aspect of the show. The abundance of dialogue in each scene can become tedious at times. However, these scenes play a crucial role in providing a comprehensive understanding of Vault-Tec and its nefarious intentions for the City of Angels and beyond.

Lucy starts off with a relatively modest plot. Stepping out of Vault 33, she brings her cheerful demeanor into the unforgiving world of the Los Angeles wasteland, maintaining an optimistic perspective in every circumstance. Maximus, however, is well acquainted with the harsh realities of the desert-like badlands. Constantly tormented within the ranks of the Brotherhood of Steel, his once unwavering devotion and loyalty to the clan have been severely shaken. The Ghoul truly brings the Bloody Mess perk to life during shootouts, creating a captivating spectacle. Additionally, his character arc is truly fascinating, especially when his guns remain untouched in their holsters. We won’t reveal too much about his story to avoid spoiling it, allowing the show to speak for itself.

The ensemble of supporting characters, combined with the performances of the three leads, effectively portray the post-apocalyptic world from various angles. Lucy, as the newcomer, brings a fresh perspective, while The Ghoul, a seasoned veteran, adds a gritty and experienced presence. The audience is granted a brief glimpse into the characters’ challenges and hardships before the main mission takes center stage, cleverly establishing the setting through well-crafted vignettes.

The Los Angeles wasteland is portrayed as a character in its own right, with a focus on the conversational aspects of the Fallout IP rather than the action-packed elements. This adaptation places a strong emphasis on its characters, delighting in its skillful portrayal of the games’ multiple-choice dialogue system in a non-interactive format. Lucy and Maximus, in their own unique ways, choose to resolve conflicts through dialogue rather than violence. However, The Ghoul takes a different approach, favoring a more aggressive resolution. When he’s unleashed upon a gang of raiders, the pace intensifies, resulting in gripping and enjoyable confrontations.

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This product truly captures the essence of the Fallout universe while also forging its own unique path instead of relying on Fallout 4. Mentions of the games are few and far between, with in-world items such as stimpaks and radaways being some of the most common nostalgic nods. It succeeds admirably as a self-contained story that almost everyone can enjoy despite the absence of recognizable actors or settings. Those who stumble upon the show while browsing through Amazon Prime may find themselves facing some challenges, especially if they are new to the series. The TV series is enjoyable on its own, but it assumes that viewers have a basic understanding of the Fallout universe, including the vaults and the wasteland. If Mom and Dad decide to give the show a chance with their Saturday night takeaway, they might find themselves a bit overwhelmed.

Fallout is yet another standout addition to the ever-growing list of exceptional video game adaptations in recent times. The game successfully captures the essence of the series, paving the way for new possibilities beyond traditional gameplay. It manages to recreate the familiar atmosphere and even revive the nostalgic tunes that have been long forgotten. If Fallout is the aftermath, then perhaps the LA wasteland isn’t as dreadful as it seems. This adaptation of Bethesda’s RPG series, Fallout, is truly exceptional. It presents a captivating story that easily rivals the plots of its video game counterparts. This is a must-see for all fans of the series.

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The video teaser for Fallout Prime showcases a vault dweller who undergoes wasteland justice

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Recently, we had the opportunity to witness Amazon’s remarkable rendition of the renowned WRPG series Fallout. Assuming that the initial observation failed to sufficiently stimulate your atomic curiosity,. Therefore, we have an additional video showcasing our main characters in action: Lucy, who resides in a vault (Ella Purnell), The Ghoul (Walton Goggins), and Maximus, a squire from the Brotherhood of Steel (Aaron Clifton Moten).

The group interaction is briefly observed in the two-minute film. Fortunately, for those who appreciate the trajectory of the television series, there is not a significant delay until the complete season becomes available. Commencing on April 11th, all episodes will be accessible on Prime Video, and we will be eagerly anticipating the arrival of the days.

Another noteworthy development in Fallout is the resurgence of a highly absurd modification in Fallout: New Vegas, which enables players to enlist Limp Bizkit frontman Fred Durst as a buddy. In light of recent developments, it is evident that the future prospects of the ongoing multiplayer experiment Fallout 76 are promising, given the substantial participation of over 17 million players since its first release.
What is your opinion on Amazon’s approach to Fallout? Do you plan to examine it in April? Please provide your feedback in the comments area here.

 

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Prepare for the official Fallout Amazon Prime Video trailer

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Amazon’s upcoming TV adaptation of Fallout is shaping up to be impressive, hinting at a promising future for video game adaptations such as HBO’s The Last of Us. In just over three minutes, the portrayal of the eccentric post-apocalyptic world is almost flawless, leaving us eager for what’s to come.

The costuming, casting, and production pedigree are all top-notch, and we’re excited to see where the series will take us. Amazon’s adaptation will focus on protagonist Lucy (Ella Purnell), a vault dweller who steps out of the safety of her lifelong home into the harsh Wasteland of a ruined Los Angeles. Geneva Robertson-Dworet, the showrunner, has mentioned that the Vault symbolizes peaceful societies such as Canada or New Zealand. It delves into the challenges faced by those outside the vault that are unimaginable to those inside.

What are your thoughts on the Fallout TV adaptation? Do you think Amazon has captured that distinct Fallout vibe perfectly? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section below.

 

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