AMAZON PRIME VIDEO / OUT NOW EPISODES VIEWED 2 DIRECTOR Ben Edlund CAST Peter serafinowicz, Griffin Newman, Valorie Curry
with His GOOFY blue outfit and an irrepressible optimism that borders on psychotic, The Tick is among the most joyful superheroes to ever romp across a comic cell. with that in mind, it’s hard to grasp why Amazon’s reboot of the character anchors his manic antics in such a sombre reality. Unlike the ’90s animation (or Patrick warburton’s short-lived 2001 incarnation), The Tick feels unnecessarily doleful, Peter serafinowicz’s larger-than-life proclamations forced and incongruous against a backdrop of violence and explicit mental illness. Directed by veteran DP wally Pfister, this is light on both fun and relevance, the character’s superhero satire woefully tired in 2017.