Saturday, March 5, 2016
I am glad that The Atom is now appearing on a regular TV series, but I wish the execution was a lot better. Brandon Routh does a fine job in his performance as Ray Palmer, but the character still doesn't seem much like the Atom from the comics. The costume is way too bulky and the helmet with the clear face shield especially does not work for me. He took his time developing shrinking abilities - and he still barely uses them! Basically, he comes off as Iron Man lite instead. I hope the producers and writers on DC's Legends of Tomorrow will steer him closer to his comic roots.