The Messengers Review: ‘It Does Not Define CW’
Despite the promised cinema-quality plot of The CW’s “The Messengers,” so far, critics have been expressing their disappointment since the premiere episode. Read on to know why.
With the concept of angels in tow, “The Messengers” appeared as predictable for some viewers. At first, Anelle Mensah from The Cavalier Daily described the show as “intriguing” because of its characters’ superhuman powers, backstories and challenges. However, she pointed out shortly that despite the show’s attempt to provide vague concepts, viewers have concluded right away that the enigmatic character, The Man, “is the human manifestation of the devil.”
Mensah also assumed that one of the chosen ones, Vera, represented Eve because she was openly approached by The Man. Despite poor visual effects and acting, Mensah still believed that “The Messengers” could redeem itself.
“The main storyline is different enough and could retain enough of a hold to ensure a win for ‘The Messengers,’” Mensah wrote.
On the other hand, TV.com’s Cory Barker also described “The Messengers” as “moderately intriguing.” Although, he added that that it was “bumpy, boring and was not particularly engaging.” Unlike Mensah’s take on the special effects, Barker appreciated the light streak scene over the characters and the luminous wings.
“It [The Messengers] wasn’t embarrassingly bad, but it didn’t have the kind of wild, compelling moments or standout performances that define current-era CW shows,” Barker stated as the final note.
“The Messengers” focuses on the lives of five chosen ones namely Vera Buckley, Erin Calder, Peter Moore, Raul Garcia and Joshua Silburn, Jr. who are given extraordinary abilities after a meteor crashed on earth. These individuals are going to merge for a mission that has something to do with the apocalypse or Rapture. They will eventually face the truth about the mysterious entity called The Man.
“The Messengers” stars Shantel VanSanten, Sofia Black-D’Elia, Joel Courtney, J. D. Pardo, Jon Fletcher and Diogo Morgado. It airs every Friday at 9:00 p.m. on The CW.
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