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A family in the signs of the Apocalypse

It could be a perfectly normal upper-class family. You walk through lush rooms, you can use teases and scolds, but at the table is silent. Sir Reginald Hargreeves (Colm Feore), a scientist with a white moustache and monocle, has determined so. But then it turns out: Hargreeves is an alien, his wife is a robot Butler, a talking chimpanzee, and the seven adopted children were all born of women, at the same time for a day were pregnant.

it may come as a surprise This whole load of oddities, in "The Umbrella Academy" but the System: It runs as a weird staff, signed the aspiring super-heroes, however, be as human as possible and gives plenty of retro chic. And then it runs but not the way you think. The adoptive siblings move out and find only after the death of Hargreeves. Where "relative" is to be found, but already in the abdication ceremony in front of the country to brawls seat, what a Statue – reminds you of the deceased number 6 – is broken.

saw the future

Yes, the children in "The Umbrella Academy" wear numbers, sometimes names. A works on the moon, another is an actress, and together they must save the world in eight days. Of the impending Apocalypse, we learn, because number 5 (Aidan Gallagher) has seen the future and forty years in a big city desert remained. When he finally returns in the body of a teenager, he attended to the supposedly talent-free number 7 (Ellen Page).

Trailer for the Netflix series "The Umbrella Academy". Source: Youtube

The narrative system of "The Umbrella Academy" works because the series builds up a real microcosm of the Interpersonal. Add to that Surprises a special number, it goes back from the time travel to the time ellipse and back again. By Steve Blackman ("Fargo") - designed series also includes Action, of course, because of the genre. And speaking of super heroes: Because in the nearest time, the entire Marvel Armada of Netflix (Disney launched in the fall of 2019 in a private offering), the streaming provider this relatively young comic book series a powerful, expandable Alternative.

From the music to the Comic series

Invented "The Umbrella Academy" by Gerard Way, the former lead singer of My Chemical Romance, along with Illustrator Gabriel Ba. The Comic, a soaring Furioso, lives of angular figures, expressionist perspectives and narrative scarcity. Right off the bat, there was the Eisner Award, the Oscar of the comic industry.

In the series, which was extended to ten times sixty minutes, the fight scenes only a small part of the action. And, although the Apocalypse is imminent, and time-traveling Killer (Mary J. Blige, Cameron Britton) fights would have to be. But then the group released the villains are mostly interested in risk allowances and sweets.

There are such refinements give the series a good grip and together with selected references for Aha-effects. For example, as the number 1 (Tom Hopper) the eighties Song "I Think We're Alone Now" through the family's property boom. As the siblings begin to dance, each in his own room. More accurately, you can't describe a dysfunctional family.

also Outstanding is the figure drawing. There is the loyal leader, the pugnacious Nerd, the sad sunshine, the drugged-out Mind experts, the brainy time traveler and talent-free violinist. If these Freaks eight days to save the world? In the Comic they only had three days, but there's no room for other debauchery. Suitable for the series production start of the long out-of-print Graphic Novels now appear in a larger Format. The comparison shows: A story in such a revamp, that you will, in the end is still the essence of the original, bears witness to a high art.

"The Umbrella Academy": From 15. February on Netflix. Gerard Way, Gabriel Ba "The Umbrella Academy. Doomsday Suite". Reprodukt-Verlag, Berlin, 2019, approximately 32 Fr. 11. February. (editor-in-Tamedia)

Created: 08.02.2019, 14:49 PM

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