If you are looking for an episode by episode account, you’d be disappointed. This only talks about the first episode and my P.O.V and anticipation of what’s to come
Over and over again, Netflix serves Original Series and more. Reboot is one of the Netflix Original collection. As we always do, I watched the trailer. I was confused for it seemed to be hanging somewhere between Power Rangers meets Iron Man, only in Virtual Reality/futuristic world.
Since, I love all of those things, I decided to give the series a chance, Here is a complete breakdown of the pilot episode + my own thoughts.
Ty Wood as Austin (Vector)
Ajay Friese as Parker (Goose)
Sydney Scotia as Tmara (Defry)
Gabriel Darku as Trey (Enigma)
Hannah Vandenbygaart as Ver
The earth lives in a time where technology has come too far and every minute of every moment, earth relies on computers. The episode starts with 4 new students, our cast, entering the school and a mastermind programer filling the internet with a virus, a Locus.
Back to the school: While Austin and Parker know each other, Tamara is an online vlogger and Trey is a basketball player. As they enter school, their phones alert them towards a ‘Homeroom change: Homeroom 0’. They find a secret place which ends up being on the other side of the wall (the entry is through the wall). In the secret room, they discover to be the players of the same online game, top scorers at that! The screens in front of them blinks open as Parker tinkers with the computers. It also, accidently, sets off a timer. Eventually they end up saving the virtual relaity world in their game avatars. They also learn that their favourite game was a initial stage of their training program to become guardians. As they leave the room, everybody agrees to secrecy. After coming back to class, it turns out that the accidental timer was for creating a body for the virtual program V.E.R.A (or let’s just say, Vera). She turns up into the classroom, registers herself in the class and tells them that she cannot go back now.
In the middle of the first episode, I was saying, ‘great action and all but what place is this’. When I found out it was virtual relaity, I was still ‘meh, I figured’. It was only when Vera came alive in human form adding a possible comic and problmetic adventure into their real life, that my interest was super peaked. Since, each episode is only about 20 to 23 minutes each, things seem to progress pretty quickly, making us feel like the characters adapted too quickly or the rightful space and emotion was not dedicated into a scene. But on the action and sci-fi front, the pilot did a good job and deserves to be watched further.
If it grabbed greater attention and large audience along with an expanding, developing and integrated story line, we will get to see a great role of Vera and some awsome action scenes. I am definetly watching more episodes but I probably won’t bring more updates (probably). Since I am fresh out of completing the Dragon: Race to the Edge series, my expectation are high. Dreamworks high!