Beware, the following article contains light spoilers on Umbrella Academy season 2 on Netflix. If you haven't seen it yet, better watch the trailer below.
What should we think of the sequel to the Umbrella Academy series? Is the second season worth the detour? We'll tell you what we thought!
Superheroes now come in all shapes and sizes. Of course we have the Marvel experience or The Boys experience on Amazon Prime Video. The Umbrella Academy, the Netflixseries, is another alternative. It follows a group of several characters, all with different extraordinary powers or abilities, but above all with a tortured soul. In the first season, they came together as a family. The second takes us back to the sixties, with a little time travel to save the world from the apocalypse.
Umbrella Academy, excess and cynicism...
At the heart of this new season is a very special historical episode: the assassination of John Fitzgerald Kennedy on November 22, 1963 in Dallas. But must it be prevented? Make sure it happens to respect the chronology of events. The superheroes of The Umbrella Academy also discover that the apocalypse has followed them. We're gonna have to find a way to stop it again. At the same time, the series manages to talk about the Black Liberation Movement, the beginning of the hippie movement... There's something for everyone.
The series, with its lively rhythm, manages to keep us on our toes thanks to variations in rhythm and tone, wonderfully served by a trailer that is once again sublime and regularly offers magnificent counter-timings. We'll also salute the trio of Swedish killers who would not be out of place in a Tarantino film, but especially the excessiveness of some scenes and the cynicism of some characters with tender hearts. If the writing of this season 2 of Umbrella Academy deserves to be praised, it's the actors' performance and especially their alchemy that allows the program to finally do well. Special mention to Aidan Gallagher, capable at times of carrying the series alone. If the others unleashed their powers as much as he did, we might have a (almost) perfect show.