CLOAK AND DAGGER [PREMIERE REVIEW]
Updated: Oct 7, 2018
Show: Cloak and Dagger [Premiere] Starring: Olivia Holt, Aubrey Omari, Carl Lunstedt, Jamie Zevallos, Glore Uben, Maceos Medley, Rachel Rae Ryals Review: Klep Napier Rating: 3.5X's out 5X's Just coming off of two huge box office takeovers, Marvel studios continues their hostile takeover with another straight to TV property titled #CloakandDagger. Cloak and Dagger follows two troubled teens, Tandy and Tyrone, who have a bit of an unusual connection after being hit by an unexplained energetic force when they were kids, blessing them with certain abilities.
Tyrone aka Cloak, has the ability to create a dark matter around himself similar to a cloak, which can teleport himself and others like a wormhole from place to place. It can also allow him to see your darkest fears if he touches you. Tandy is the complete opposite. She can create light and see the hope in others when she comes into contact with someone, but when in need of self-defense, has the ability to create darts of light or daggers to strike her enemies. Although their origins are a bit tweaked for the TV adaptation, Tandy, played by #oliviaholt, and Tyron, played by #aubreyjoseph, portray these characters well without forcing it, keeping the story genuine, and being believable allowing it to flow well.
Another attribute is the balance between just dark enough and not too much fluff. Cloak and Dagger is easy to take seriously. The first two episodes [one hour long each] are just a build up, where we get a chance to meet our would be heroes, see when and how they obtain their abilities as they struggle to understand them, and their connection to each other. For the most part that's all we get. A clear understanding of the main characters world is established well and is easy to understand. A lot of questions are still unanswered but that's how they keep you watching. But the introduction and back story serve us with high hopes for a successful season. Overall, Cloak and Dagger starts strong. If suspense, drama, and superpowers are your thing, we suggest you give it a go with an open mind. Catch Cloak and Dagger airs Thursdays at 8p Est. on @freeform Cloak and Dagger Trailer