What’s New on Prime Video in February 2022

What’s New on Prime Video in February 2022
Screenshot: The Legend of Vox Machina/Prime Video, Fair Use

In more news from the niche corners of the modern streaming marketplace comes The Legend of Vox Machina, a hyper-violent animated fantasy series that’s half-Dungeons & Dragons parody and half genuine Dungeons & Dragons adventure, and fully based on a YouTube series that’s basically just footage of a bunch of professional voice actors sitting around playing a role playing game.

The parent series, Critical Role, is what’s known as an “actual play” webcast, which means exactly what it sounds like it means — you’re watching people who are actually playing a D&D campaign, albeit one that has been juiced a little to be as dramatic and funny as possible. The astonishingly popular show has been running since 2015 and has birthed a podcast, a bestselling graphic novel, and now, after a wildly successful crowdfunding campaign that raised more than $US11 ($15) million, an animated series based on its epic, wacky first campaign, The Legend of Vox Machina (Feb. 18). If this is all Elvish to you, the trailer will give you a good idea of what you are in for.

If you don’t like hyper-violent meta fantasy animated shows but you do like comfort TV shows about deeply annoying people, The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel (Feb. 18) is still on and returning for a fourth season of snappy banter and catastrophically unfunny standup scenes. Also apparently trying to be funny, at least based on the trailer, is the first season of Reacher (Feb. 4), a new take on Lee Child’s perennially bestselling military/detective/vigilante/very tall man novels starring one-time Aquaman Alan Ritchson as ex-military detective vigilante and very tall man Jack Reacher, who solves various crimes while being much taller than Tom Cruise.

Here’s everything else coming to the streamer in February, including a bunch of Prime Original movies, the most intriguing of which, to my eye, are HOMESTAY (Feb. 11), an East Asian import about a boy who dies and returns to Earth in the body of another, with 100 days to uncover the mystery of what happened to him; and I Want You Back (Feb. 11), a sort of anti-romantic comedy in which Charlie Day and Jenny Slate play friends who team up to get back at (and break up) their respective exes’ happy relationships.

What’s coming to Amazon Prime Video in February 2022

Arriving Feb. 1

  • (500) Days of Summer
  • A Fistful of Dollars
  • All About Steve
  • Alpha Dog
  • America’s Sweethearts
  • Borat
  • Bride wars
  • Die Hard
  • Die Hard: With A Vengeance
  • Don’t Be A Menace To South Central
  • While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood
  • Forrest Gump
  • Gone In Sixty Seconds
  • Half Baked
  • Hollywood Shuffle
  • How High
  • Humpday
  • I Heart Huckabees
  • Just Between Friends
  • Borat
  • Killers
  • King Arthur
  • Life Partners
  • Lincoln
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Live Free Or Die Hard
  • Love & Other Drugs
  • Overboard
  • Platoon
  • Posse
  • Reign of Fire
  • Robocop
  • Ski Patrol
  • Southern Charm: New Orleans
  • S2
  • Step Up
  • The A-Team
  • The Fly
  • The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
  • The Impossible
  • The Rock
  • Turistas
  • Tyler Perry’s Madea’s Witness Protection
  • Untamed Heart
  • Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox StoryReacher
  • Walk The Line
  • What Happens In Vegas
  • You Again
  • Bad Girls Club, Seasons 15-16
  • Key & Peele, Seasons 1-2
  • Khloe & Lamar, Seasons 1-2
  • Nathan For You, Seasons 1-2
  • Revenge Body With Khloe Kardashian, Seasons 1-3
  • Workaholics, Seasons 1-7

Arriving Feb. 2

  • Freakonomics

Arriving Feb. 4

  • Book of Love (Amazon Original Movie)
  • Reacher: Season 1 (Amazon Original Series)
  • Phat Tuesday: Season 1 (Amazon Original Series)

Arriving Feb. 11

  • I Want You Back (Amazon Original Movie)
  • HOMESTAY (Amazon Original Movie)
  • Sofia Nino de Rivera: Lo Volveria a Hacer: New Episodes (Amazon Original Series)

Arriving Feb. 18

  • Lov3 (Amazon Original Movie)
  • LOL: Last One Laughing Canada: New Season (Amazon Original Series)
  • The Marvellous Mrs. Maisel: New Season (Amazon Original Series)
  • The Legend of Vox Machina: New Episodes (Amazon Original Series)

Arriving Feb. 25

  • The Protege

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