The show finds its feet while the Vox Machina hunts down a deadly dragon.
This recap of Amazon’s The Legend Of Vox Machina season 1, episode 2, “The Terror Of Tal’Dorei Part 2,” contains spoilers.
Episode 1 ended with the Vox Machina failing to slay the blue dragon and just about escaping with their lives. Keyleth, who can control plants, animals and the weather, saved the seven mercenaries by shielding the gang in a thorny cocoon. You’re not alone if you felt nostalgic of Groot’s heroic antics in Guardians Of The Galaxy on that one. Marvel may be contacting their lawyers as we speak. Anyhow, Episode 2 throws us straight back into the fray, with General Krieg (David Tennant) and his army preparing to take on this lethal foe.
The Legend Of Vox Machina season 1, episode 2 recap
Once again the opening scene is chock-full of gore as soldiers are gruesomely skewered on spiky branches or incinerated in blue flames. The dragon drops fighters from great heights and effortlessly slaughters most of the army. Our humble show gets a fancy new opening credits and we’re back into the fantastical realm of Tal’Dorei. Krieg barely escapes and the council plot their next move.
The crew are desperate to kill the dragon and seek the help of the fabulous Gilmore of Gilmore’s Glorious Goods. Vax flirts with the shop owner in exchange for some advice. Meanwhile, Scanlan and Grog are sent on an errand to follow the suspicious Sir Fince (Tony Hale). Scanlan wants to investigate in the local brothel, whilst Grog’s feeling rather peckish and just wants a sandwich. The dynamic duo stalk Fince all the way to the dragon’s lair. As always, the writing is cheeky and quick witted. There’s some quirky Easter eggs to discover on further viewings and the cast are potty-mouthed to say the least.
Our gallant gang of misfits do battle with the dragon once more in the episode’s climactic showdown. It’s a little by the numbers with not much in the way of real tension or danger. The fight scenes feel clichéd and although the twists just keep coming, they’re also a tad uninspiring. I think this may just be a slight blip in the production. It isn’t all hopeless though, the animation is always pristine and it’s nice to see the characters growing into their roles. The Legend Of Vox Machina is still finding its feet but the adult content is just as glorious to behold.
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