Getting to the first episode of The Sandman is like walking into Aladdin’s cave and running your fingers through all of the jewels on display. This stunning rendition of Neil Gaiman’s iconic comic book is a visual feast. A treasure trove of losses is waiting to be uncovered.
The first episodes of The Sandman
After other books called “Unfilmable” — Dune, His Dark Materials, even Lord of the Rings — Netflix has managed to take most of the comic book essence into a tightly scripted TV series.
Books Sandman also known as Oneromancer, Morpheus, or Dream
Books Sandman called Oneiromancer, Morpheus, or Dream. In many planes of existence – including Hell, the Realm of Dream and Earth – power was stolen. After robbing him during 70- years imprisonment for recovering the items.
A good performance by Tom Sturridge
The protagonist is played in a performance by Tom Sturridge. In which she needs to shine a lot all the time. God forbid a smile ever breaks his serious face – although on rare occasions, it warmed me up enough.
Series tribute to the original comics
The series pays tribute to the original comics. As it should. Most of the dialogue is taken verbatim from Gaiman’s source material. While many scenes from earlier versions are done almost exactly in the show, requiring liberal use of CGI.
However, much of the enjoyment for fans will come from examining the comparison between the source and the adaptation. It is not dedicated to comics. Which was first published in 1989, and some modernization twists come mainly in the form of the All-Star cast.
A gender-swapped John Constantine as Johanna by Jenna Coleman
A gender-swapped John Constantine with devil-may-care swagger is played by Jenna Coleman as Johanna; Gwendoline Christie is Lucifer; David Thewlis is rejoiced as the reimagined Batman villain John D (this is a DC comic, after all, though any hints of DC have been dialed down).
The parade of stars is so thick and fast. That at times, you almost want to take things slow and appreciate them a little more, but there’s so much in each episode that there’s little time to stop and stare.