Heroes – Season 3
Season three continues on the lines laid out in the (short) second season. Chapter three, called “Villains”, sees visions of the future dominating the story with Peter Petrelli taking a stand against his brother who wants to give everyone in the world special powers, something he believes will turn for the worse.
Halfway the season we get to chapter four, called “Fugitives”, where Nathan Petrelli starts rounding up heroes in order to put them in isolation and find a means to get rid of their powers as due to the actions in chapter three he thinks they’re a danger to mankind.
Sound and Vision:
Universal continues with pretty decent image quality (despite some grain here and there but this might be intentional) but the DTS track we got in the previous season is gone again and we have to do with a Dolby Digital 5.1 track. Luckily this is again pretty good so nothing to complain.
– Audio Commentary tracks
– The Superpowers of Heroes
– Genetics of a Scene
– The Prop Box
– Tim Sale Gallery of Screen Art
– Alternate Stories
– Completing the Scene
– The Writersforum
– Deleted Scenes
Several extras that will please the fans but the “bonus disc” that is mentioned on the back cover is nowhere to be seen.
Season three completely gets rid of the slow pace of the previous seasons and instead were thrown in a rollercoaster ride that sometimes goes even a bit too fast. Character development is far to be found in the beginning while some characters (like for instance Sylar) for no apparent reason seem to be switching sides constantly.
Towards the end Brian Fuller came back in and it easily noticeable as the quality of the episodes suddenly starts to raise and links towards the lines laid out in the first season are picked up again.
Season 3 is better than the previous one but still can’t compete with the first. Chapter four, however, lays out some lines that can be very interestingly worked out in the upcoming fourth season which we hope to have the same quality as the first one. For now, fans will love the plentitude of extras that are available on the discs but have to do with less than perfect storylines.