While on the Disney+ and Amazon side, the series featuring many characters with superhuman abilities are flourishing and thriving, the Netflix platform seems for the moment to be more outdone than its congeners in this department. The only glimmer of hope for the red N which multiplies disappointments when its programs focus on depicting superpowers (those who remember Jupiter’s Legacy will understand), the series Umbrella Academy, self-titled adaptation of the graphic novel co-written by the artist and singer Gerard Way and his sidekick the author Gabriel Ba.
Thus, at the end of the first two seasons, certainly unequal, but very caustic, the series driven by Steve Blackman has been able to create an audience, generate enthusiasm and guarantee a third season, which will land on screens in a few days. And it was time, the series having, like many others, accused the blow of a pandemic that we no longer really present.
Thereby, two years after the final cliffhanger of the previous season, the Hargreeves siblings therefore cheerfully returned to upset the space-time under the watchful eye of the first critics. Did these new episodes live up to expectations? ? Newspaper.
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“Season 3 is still entertaining and absolutely worth watching. However, we should not trust rumors suggesting that these new episodes surpass the previous ones.” Digital Spy
“With an all-new family and all-new powers to explore, this season is jam-packed with action and dramatic twists. In line with other seasons, the finale of these new episodes doesn’t feel so much like the a season 3 than at the start of a season 4.” mama’s geeky
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“In essence, season 3 of Umbrella Academy is conceived as an antithesis to the traditional superhero genre. In the same way that The Boys tackles several political and capitalist issues under the guise of bloodshed and wind capes, Umbrella Academy delves, through superpowers and other time travel, into the heart of intimate struggles and explores the complexity of family relationships. Collider
“Umbrella Academy Season 3 takes a few episodes to find its footing, but if the viewer is willing to give it a little patience, the show ends up betting on what it does best: developing each of the members of the Hargreeves siblings and explore the bonds they share with each other. […] These new episodes may, at first, seem less original and dynamic compared to previous seasons, but what they lose in wackiness they make up for in sensitivity and clarity. IGN Entertainment
“If season 3 of Umbrella Academy remains pleasant to watch and entertaining, these new episodes are however in a much darker register than the previous ones, and each of the characters seems in turn haunted by the ghosts of the past. But what make no mistake: this new season is still a lot of fun, and the Hargreeves are more chaotic than ever. Nevertheless, it is time for the series to provide viewers with some answers to the questions it raises, or the viewer will eventually get bored.” ScreenRant
“Umbrella Academy Season 3 is still as unique as ever, but drags on a bit too long in the early episodes. […] In continuity with the previous two seasons, the series is at its best when the characters find themselves and manage to officiate with each other, and yet a good part of these new episodes strives to separate them. […]. So it may well be that this season is the weakest of the three, though it remains deeply entertaining and radically different from the rest of the current television landscape. Too bad Netflix seems to refuse to exploit the series to its full potential.” comic book
“We’re getting a little bit down there, aren’t we?”
“I really wanted to love Season 3 of Umbrella Academy, and at times I did. simultaneously satisfied and bitterly disappointed. The good news is that Netflix has renewed the series for a fourth season, which will give them the opportunity to rectify the situation, and perhaps even, deliver to these characters that the ‘we have learned to deeply love over the episodes, the ending they deserve. Slash Movie
“This new season of Umbrella Academy is excessive. Truly excessive. And yet, it doesn’t bring anything new. Sure, there are new characters, and new settings, and a whole new apocalypse looming, but, ultimately, it’s still a show about siblings who love each other more than anything and yet persist in being extremely bad with each other. […]. And besides, the world continues to be threatened because the Hargreeves can’t stop screwing up. This is the third time this has happened, and while the series continues to be a success, it is highly likely that this redundancy will eventually cause its downfall.” polygon
Mixed to say the least, early reviews obviously agree that this new season seems somewhat below of the previous two. Where some accuse the redundancy of apocalyptic occurrence (recycled for the third time in a row), others rather question a dissipated narrative, more concerned with recycling already exploited narrative arcs than developing new ones.
If this new burst of episodes therefore responds to a regrettable lack of ambition, these first returns do not fail to underline the always unique character of the series, and the extent of its sensitive dimension. A sensitivity that will undoubtedly be increased tenfold by the treatment of the character of Viktor, formerly Vanya, whose transition reflects that of actor Elliot Page.
Adventure story and theater of the complexity of family relationships, the third season ofUmbrella Academy should therefore, if not promise an innovative and overwhelming experience, at least guarantee a friendly entertainment, starting June 22 on Netflix.