The Sandman Review: In the time when Superhero content is experiencing its high, just now we’ve seen The Boys getting so much hype and delivering it with MARVEL and DC’s own line-up ready to swoop us from our feet into experiencing a whole new world of imagination.
In this struggle for power, DC Universe has unleashed their new live-action series based on their comics which is not so much of a superhero but a supernatural entity, endless, if you will who, governs dreams of humanity after we go to sleep at night experiencing a world of endless possibilities. The man of the moment is, “The Sandman” which was one of the much-awaited series to be debuted on Netflix, the streaming giant.
Now, the Sandman is getting high praise from audiences all over the world but it’s too early to even speculate how good it is doing because it’s been a couple of days since its release. However, what we can give you is our review of the show.
The Sandman is based on the 1989-1996 Comic book written by Neil Gaiman and published by DC Comics. It tells the story of Dream, who is one of the endless siblings like Destiny, Death, Desire, Despair and Delirium. Dream governs the world of Dreams where people come after they’re asleep and experience a world of endless possibilities with nightmares as well that Dream created in hopes people would get stronger and it would make better people in the waking world. Starring Tom Sturridge as Morpheus/Dream, Boyd Holbrook as The Corinthian, Vivienne Acheampong as Lucienne, and Patton Oswalt as Matthew the Raven.
The series is a darkly visually beautiful story of how Dream/Morpheus is captured in an occult ritual and held captive for more than a century. After he’s escaped captivity and his weapons/tools stolen from him, he realizes that while in captivity, his kingdom of the Dreaming has perished and he sets out to find his tools and restore order to his kingdom, with his nightmare The Corinthian setting hell lose on Earth killing people for sport and gouging their eyes out giving rise to a cult of serial killers who kill for fun.
Every Episode of this series has a deeper meaning associated that you might understand. Of course, it does because it’s written by none other than Neil Gaiman and you would know if you’ve watched his other stuff like American Gods, Good Omens & Stardust. Dream goes on an adventure to collect his tools from people who do not want to give it back. Before a stuck-up egocentric Dream realizes that he also needs to change if he is to govern a universe full of people’s dreams.
The series has a total of 10 Episodes with a runtime of fewer than 60 minutes that grip you throughout. Some of the Episodes are quite dark and a little part of those episodes are definitely creepy. The series is definitely meant for adult mature audiences because of the level of intensity and philosophy going in it.
The series has been released altogether on Netflix with all 10 Episodes in multiple languages. Do check it out.
Final Verdict: 3.5/5