Cast: Brec Bassinger, Luke Wilson, Amy Smart
Release Date: February 8, 2022
A Review By: Kevin Lovell
Disc Rating: 7/10
DC’s Stargirl follows high school sophomore Courtney Whitmore (Brec Bassinger) and her stepfather Pat Dugan (Luke Wilson) as she leads an unlikely group of young heroes to take on the legacy of DC’s very first Super Hero team, the Justice Society of America. In the thrilling second season, Courtney and her friends take on one of the most frightening adversaries in DC’s mythology – the dark entity of corruption known as Eclipso (Nick Tarabay).
Please Note: Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Post. The opinions I share are my own.
Newcomers to ‘Stargirl’ are encouraged to consider starting at the beginning due to the show’s serialized nature and various continuing story elements within. You can find our review of the previous season’s Blu-ray release below!
The second season of ‘Stargirl’ (dubbed ‘Stargirl: Summer School’) rejoins Stargirl, aka Courtney Whitmore who along with her friends have now picked up the mantle serving as the new JSA. But when a mysterious and terrifying entity known as Eclipso with dark ties to the JSA’s past returns to their world after years of imprisonment, the secrets of the past unveiled along with his power to trick the minds of his victims results in a rift arising between our team. Now Courtney will have to try and find a way to take down this deadly evil who even the old JSA could barely handle while dealing with summer school and trying to keep her friends and team from falling apart in the process. It’s going to be a rough summer!
Season 2 of ‘Stargirl’ brings back Stargirl/Courtney and the rest of the new JSA for another solid season with plenty of action, humor, excitement and whole lot of heart that DC fans won’t want to miss out on. The second season explores the rift between our heroic team due to various factors including some of the choices made last year which results in one member beginning to question everything as their dark choice weighs heavily. Naturally, the season’s big bad and his ability to create illusions only leads to more conflict and struggle along the way and you have to praise the series for not disregarding the emotional aspects and repercussions it delves into as many action or superhero shows might and it only helps to make their journey to clarity all the more rewarding (and that much more painful at times as well). If you enjoyed the first season of DC’s ‘Stargirl’ but haven’t yet a chance to check out season two I would strongly encourage you to do so whenever possible. This series continues to prove a real treat that’s not afraid to take its time in order to craft some memorable stories and characters that actually grow and evolve in front of your eyes. Always taking care to let things build in an organic manner and prioritizing story over senseless action, yet still serving up quite a few marvelous and memorable action sequences throughout to keep things from ever becoming too slowly paced.
Overall, the second season of ‘Stargirl’ delivers another exciting, moving and well-constructed batch of episodes that fans of the show’s first season should love. Introducing a quite terrifying new villain as well as taking things to some surprisingly dark places while offering fans some wonderful and unforgettable moments throughout that are almost guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment’s 3-disc Blu-ray release of ‘Stargirl: The Complete Second Season’ in particular shouldn’t disappoint fans either. While it may be somewhat lacking in extras, it makes up for it in the quality of the episode presentations and features all thirteen episodes from the season with impressive high definition video and audio presentations on each, spread between three discs for the best possible quality. If you’re a fan of the series and were satisfied with the first season’s Blu-ray release then you shouldn’t have any complaints with this one. If you’re considering a purchase this Blu-ray release is definitely recommended.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Stargirl: The Complete Second Season’ features a full 1080p High Definition presentation with the show’s original 2.20:1 Aspect Ratio on all of the sophomore season’s episodes. The video presentations look wonderful altogether and deliver sharp, colorful and richly detailed presentations on every episode with no unexpected problems or faults to be uncovered along the way. They hold up admirably even during the various darkly lit, fast moving and heavily populated moments and never result in anything occurring onscreen becoming negatively affected, let alone rendered indiscernible. Overall, these are quite fantastic high definition video presentations that should easily thrill fans of the series.
The Blu-ray release features a 5.1 channel DTS-HD Master Audio soundtrack on all 13 Season Two episodes. These multichannel soundtracks are quite spectacular in their own right and offer crisp, clean and immersive audio presentations on each episode of the new season. They repeatedly take full advantage of all five available channels in order to send music, action and nature effects, plus a great deal more consistently zipping throughout the various speakers, while always making certain that any dialogue or other audio elements that might be occurring simultaneously remain clean and fully audible. Overall, these are stellar 5.1 DTS-HD MA soundtracks that deliver splendidly throughout and contribute their share of extra fun and excitement to the viewing experience.
The Blu-ray release of ‘Stargirl: The Complete Second Season’ features a couple brief extras. Included on the release is the general DC TV Featurette ‘Never Alone: Heroes and Allies’ (running approximately 21 minutes in length) that covers various DC television series and was also included on other recent DC TV Season sets such as The Flash and Batwoman. Also included on the release is a ‘Gag Reel’ (running approximately 3 minutes) and the Georgia promo video ‘Thank You, Georgia: Stargirl’ (approximately 5 minutes).
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Disc Rating: 7/10
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