The 'Umbrella Academy' Season 2 Is Getting Practically Perfect Reviews From Critics
In case you needed another reason to binge The Umbrella Academy season 2 the second it lands on Netflix this Friday, the second instalment of the superhero series is currently sitting pretty with a near-perfect critical reception.
And if that's not reason enough to get SUPER excited, we don't know what is.
Ahead of its Friday (31st July) release, critics have been watching the show in advance - and it's safe to say they love it, awarding it a Rotten Tomatoes score of 96 per cent.
That's better rated than the first series - which sits at a still decent 85.
The critics consensus for part two reads: "Proof that time can heal almost all wounds, The Umbrella Academy exhilarating second season lightens its tonal load without losing its emotional core, giving the super siblings room to grow while doubling down on the time traveling fun."
Film critic Sabrina Barr wrote for the Independent: "Employing dry Wes Anderson-style humour and end-of-the-world exploits worthy of Heroes, the second season of The Umbrella Academy is just as - if not more - wacky than the first."
Kyle Wilson from The Lamplight Review added: "The Umbrella Academy's return is a welcome, escapist experience that ups the fun factor from the previous season with a dash of poignant societal reflection."
Critic Perri Nemiroff added: "Season two takes all of what you love so much from season one and brings it all a major step forward through more refined storytelling and situation - and time period - that tests these characters in new ways."
The show is based on the comic book series of the same name by Gerard Way and Gabriel Bá, and focuses on adoptee children, Number Five (Aidan Gallagher), Vanya (Ellen Page), Allison (Emmy Raver-Lampman), Luther (Tom Hopper), Diego (David Castañeda), Ben (Justin H. Min) and Klaus (Robert Sheehan).
In season 1, the whole clan reunite after going their separate ways after the family's adoptive father dies, coming together once again for his funeral.
Bringing in a supernatural spin, it turns out the Hargreaves siblings actually have super powers - and if that wasn't dramatic enough, they're also facing an impending apocalypse.
In the disastrous season finale, they agreed to go back in time to try and rectify their mistakes and prevent the apocalypse - which is where the second season comes in - them attempting to stop the world being obliterated.
As for season 2, a teaser synopsis of the upcoming reads: "Five warned his family (so, so many times) that using his powers to escape from Vanya's 2019 apocalypse was risky.
"Well, he was right - the time jump scatters the siblings in time in and around Dallas, Texas. Over a three year period. Starting in 1960.
"Some, having been stuck in the past for years, have built lives and moved on, certain they're the only ones who survived.
"Five is the last to land, smack dab in the middle of a nuclear doomsday, which - spoiler alert! - turns out is a result of the group's disruption of the timeline (déjà vu, anyone?).
"Now the Umbrella Academy must find a way to reunite, figure out what caused doomsday, put a stop to it, and return to the present timeline to stop that other apocalypse. All while being hunted by a trio of ruthless Swedish assassins. But seriously, no pressure or anything."
A trailer released for the season last week shows fans are in for a gripping ride.
The Umbrella Academy Season 2 lands on Netflix on Friday 31st July.
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