‘Umbrella Academy’ bloodier than you think

Netflix’s new hit show is gruesome


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The six members of the Umbrella Academy are shown as their younger selves.

Chris Ruiz, Staff writer

If Marvel’s Netflix shows weren’t bloody, messed up, edgy and grand enough for you, don’t worry, Netflix’s new show, “The Umbrella Academy,” won’t let that rain on your parade any longer.

“The Umbrella Academy” is about seven out of 43 children that were born all on the same day, though their mothers weren’t pregnant at all when they woke up that morning. After this unprecedented phenomenon, eccentric millionaire Sir Reginald Hargreeves, went around the world and managed to purchase seven of these miraculous children.

From there he designates each child a number rather than a name, from numbers one to seven. Sir Hargreeves raised the children for one purpose, to stop the apocalypse from happening.

This leaves little time for the kids to have a childhood, or social life, since Sir Hargreeves only allowed the children to have fun rarely. With that and Sir Hargreeves only calling the children by their numbers instead of their names (which have been given to them by children’s robotic nanny they call mom) it’s lead these children to grow up to be dysfunctional.

From the wonderful mind of Gerard Way, the singer from My Chemical Romance, comes this wonderful, refreshing and new tale of a dysfunctional family that must save the world while they navigate through their issues.

The show starts off strong with the first episode, which sets the plot, characters and tone of the whole show.

The Umbrella Academy isn’t a show that does a lot of exposition. It launches the viewer right into the plot. From spontaneous pregnancies, robotic mothers, dysfunctional families and questionable relationships, this show gives us everything we wanted in a comic show, but didn’t know we wanted or needed.

If there’s ever been a show that made you feel like you’re reading a comic, this is the one.

From fantastical visual effects, shown with Pogo, the chimpanzee butler, who is made by the same team that worked on planet of the apes. To looney dance numbers that helps remind us that anything can happen in a comic book world.

Also with beautifully done camera work and an awesome cinematic look that involves split screens, slow motion and an amount of gore that flows so seamlessly in the show, Umbrella Academy doesn’t seem go over the top with cinematics. More necessarily, the cinematics help push the show further than it’s other cookie cutter comic book show families.

“Umbrella Academy” is a brutality gory show that is straight to the point and a whole lot of fun. Make sure to sit back, relax and get ready to binge watch your new favorite show.