JUPITER’S LEGACY SERIES REVIEW
Shortly after his father’s suicide in 1929, triggered by Black Tuesday, former businessman Sheldon Sampson travels to an uncharted island, where he, his brother Walter, and four others receive superpowers. Sheldon dons a suit, cape, and the moniker Utopian, and with his newly obtained abilities and his super friends at his side, they form a team called the Justic–er–I mean, The UNION. They operate for decades under a strict CODE, which you will hear about a lot: Never kill anyone, never interfere in political matters. However, the next generation of superheroes, including Utopian’s totally not boring or spoiled children, struggle to live up to his rigid ideals and high expectations. When Sheldon’s son, Brandon seemingly kills one of their greatest foes, it ignites a public debate over whether those ideals are still relevant. The Screener Squad punches, teleports, and laser visions their way through the first entry into the Netflix Millarworld, “Jupiter’s Legacy”, developed by Steven S. DeKnight (Daredevil) and based on the Image comic book series by Mark Millar and Frank Quitely. Join Mindy, Matt, Neil, and T.C in their discussion.
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CREATED BY: Steven S. DeKnight and Sang Kyu Kim
STARRING: Josh Duhamel, Ben Daniels, Leslie Bibb, Andrew Horton, Elena Kampouris, Mike Wade, Matt Lanter, Gracie Dzienny, Tyler Mane, Meg Steedle, Richard Blackburn, Tenika Davis, Tyrone Benskin, Aiza Ntibarikure, David Julian Hirsh, Ian Quinlan, Conrad Coates, Sharon Belle, Stephen Oyoung, Gregg Lowe, Kathryn Davis, Humberly Gonzalez, Jess Salgueiro, Morgan David Jones, Kara Royster, Robert Maillet, Kurtwood Smith, Franco Lo Presti, Jake Lewis, Paul Amos, Nigel Bennett, Chase Tang, Anna Akana
Mindy Rast-Keenan (Screener Squad, Highly Suspect Reviews)
Having grown up in Nairobi, Kenya, and being very disappointed at the lack of riding elephants her cartoons had promised her, Mindy spends the majority of her time as a film, theater, and voice over actress in the Austin, Texas area. They still give her money for being on HBO that one time, with her name in the credits spelled wrong. A nerdy geek, this award-winning actress joined One of Us figuring she’d put her summa cum laude BFA acting degree to good use…by judging other people’s acting. In the few seconds she gets to herself, Mindy bakes for charity, knits eccentric plushies, plays original RPG’s with her gamemaster husband, and spends time with her soulmate, Batman.
Matt Foster (Screener Squad)
Matt Foster is a stand up comic, podcaster, and movie critic currently living in the greater Salt Lake City area. His lifelong love of genre film began early, when he realized they freaked out his mom. He performs (epidemics permitting) regularly on Dungeons and Comedy, a DND live play with standup comedians, and is the slightly less mustache-y half of the Nighthawks Podcast, a cinema-centric discussion cohosted by Trevor T. Trujillo.
Neil Anderson (Screener Squad)
I first got hooked on movies when I saw Star Wars at a drive-in theater as a kid. Growing up in a small, rural town meant not having access to a lot of movies. In college, that all changed. I couldn’t get enough. I love it all — flicks, films, movies, and cinema. I still have that wide-eyed wonder of that kid watching movies from the back of a pick-up truck at the drive-in.
T.C. De Witt (Screener Squad)
T.C. De Witt is a multi-awarded writer/director originally from Wisconsin and now based in Los Angeles. His life has been devoted to the arts since he was a child. He’s been a stage performer, playwright, stand-up comic, film and television actor, radio DJ, podcaster published author, recorded musician, and comic writer/illustrator. He is now a professional screenwriter and has been thriving for the past decade, regularly offering his talents to production studios in LA, Chicago, Milwaukee, and internationally in Sydney and Poland. He’s provided content for Amazon Prime, Netflix, and several YouTube partners. His films have screened internationally, and his stageplays have been performed across the country. In the last ten years, he has directed 57 films, 23 episodes of his series The One Minute Rewatch, 300+ episodes of podcasts, and his multi-award-winning short film Screen: Righter screened at the Festival de Cannes in 2016. He has released two feature films, The Princess Knight and A Christmas Sunset. He thrives on collaboration and the thrill of sharing stories in all forms.
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