TL;DR – This was a fascinating series with an exciting premise yet to show its full hand, but I want to see where it goes.
Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
Disclosure – I paid for the Netflix service that viewed this series.
Lockwood & Co. Review –
There are some shows that you check out just because there is an idea that is so interesting that you need to check it out. What happens if ghosts are real and they just start attacking people? How would that change a modern society where death is all around? It is a question that I very much wanted to find out.
So to set the scene, it has been 50 years since the problem changed the world. One day people just started to drop dead in mysterious ways at night. Soon the world discovers that ghosts or visitors have come back, and if they touch you, well, you’re dead. It was a chaotic time as the world tried to find out how to fight back until they discovered the power of Iron, Salt, and Silver and that some children and teenagers could see the visitors fight them. In 2020, one of those teenagers is Lucy Carlyle (Ruby Stokes), but after being hung out to dry by her former boss, she makes the trip to London to join one of the giant ghost agencies. But without her parent’s permission, no one will take her, well that is until she stumbles into the office of Lockwood & Co., run by Anthony Lockwood (Cameron Chapman) and supported by George Karim (Ali Hadji-Heshmati). They are the only agency that is run by the teens who are doing the dying, so they know what the stakes are. Now from here, we will be looking at the season as a whole, so there will be [SPOILERS] ahead for the show.
TL;DR – It has a good message, and I give it full props for trying something new even if it does not all completely come together
Score – 3.5 out of 5 stars
Post-Credit Scene – There is no post-credit scene
Due to the vagaries of international copyright law, there are some stories that
you will see over and over again because
they have had the good grace to enter the public domain, which is becoming more
and more difficult to do. This means that anyone can make a film based around
the King Arthur mythology, and there have been a lot of them, including King Arthur: Legend of the Sword (see
review) from a couple of years ago, which I really liked, but I think I was
alone in that. Well, today we get a new
film based around this mythology, which is trying to do something a little different,
even if it doesn’t all quite come together.
So to set the scene, we open with a really well designed animated sequence that
gives you in a couple of minutes a quick overview of this particular film’s
take on the Arthurian mythology. With Arthur banishing Morgana (Rebecca
Ferguson) under the Earth, but in a last act of defiance,
she cursed the world that one day when the country was leaderless she should
return and take what is hers. Flash forward to 2019 and England is just as she
predicted … looks at today’s news … yikes they really timed this film well. Well
out in Britain there is still but a hope
because one Alex Elliot (Louis Ashbourne Serkis) runs into a construction yard
after being chased by some bullies and finds a rock with a sword in it … yes, that sword … and like all true and noble heroes, he is able to pull it from the rock.
This puts in motion a series of events because in four days there will be a
total solar eclipse and Morgana will rise.