episode recaps written by Lee Sonogan
Originally published on entertainmentcultureonline.com
The annual Arrowverse crossover event is currently outdoing itself as it is now trending on Twitter. Given my collection of recaps on everything so far, the final to parts are about a month away. This is one part of a 5 series that cannot be entirely at one time. As always I shall be rating each episode in order and giving them my rating out of ten.
Watching Batwoman for the first time ever while have not seen Supergirl since season one, the end begins on the Supergirl show. There we see everyone making an appearance and switching between different Earths/dimensions. Superman from the original Smallville series played his old role with Lex Luther making an appearance. The twists add on to each other as more planets get destroyed by the anti-matter,
Moving to Batwoman first seeing her stuff other than then-controversial comments made, her role in this episode was not too forced while developing the script. Such as… (SPOILERS!) Oliver Queen was killed. Although the hope to bring him back is strong. As everyone who thinks their fate is to die or outwit destiny remains strong and hopeful so far. In part 3 the most recent one may be the best one of the three recapped here. Packing more people into tight scenes they are going into directions that are always engaging while staying incredible.
And as sly as ever Constantine and some of the heroes have a talk with Lucifer. Leading to purgatory and bringing Oliver Queen back to life. Other cameo appearances include the original Robin from the first Batman made in the sixties. Black Lighting another show I have not followed but seen in DC Comics I have read saves the day.
Part 4 and 5 are looking to be something with enough cinematic universe history to rival Marvel’s movie franchise. In the first episode, there was a short flashforward of things to come. Such as the appearance of Titan’s universe, an original show made on their streaming service. The Monitor vs The Anti-Monitor is seen in the final preview trailer at the end of Part 3. Finally, will there be enough shows to outdo this one at the end of next year for one more?
Supergirl – Part 1 (7.7/10)
Batwoman – Part 2 (7.89/10)
The Flash – Part 3 (8.1/10)
After the Crisis On Infinite Earths and seeing the new CW universe episodes are out, I could have published this second part of episodes recaps. Watching DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow right now and a spin-off of the new Arrow episode next, this recap will be part 4 and part 5 of the series. The sage relating the contrast between The Monitor and The Anti-Monitor concludes as the long crossover in the franchise.
Part 4 may be the best story out of the whole collection. As in the Arrow episode, the multiverse of reality was destroyed. In the first few scenes, it built up enough suspense that there was truly nothing left. Then The Flash comes without any time passing since everything was obliterated. The ‘speed force’ concept is one of the ideas that keeps The Flash character interesting. One by one he has to wake up all his friends alive or even dead to meet their enemy in its domain slummy in the anti-matter realm.
Concluding with a long and technically detailed fight scene after the newly named Spectre gives them a peep talk. Stephen Amell’s take on the cosmic character delivers within the most conflicting moments. CGI used for the monster floating everywhere was decent and in the background, Oliver Queen and The Anti-Monitor were going Dragon Ball Z at each other. You can see their focus on the special effects in this scene. The aftermath takes place in the final part 5.
Paying respect to The Green Arrow, many more possibilities reflect out through the multiverse. The new television show in post-production is named Stargirl. Out in space a first look into the Green Lantern Corps was exciting. A shot of Earth 19 depicting a location of a swamp. Earth 9 shows the to be home of the Titans. And a few more Easter eggs and references to other shows.
You can see their focus on the special effects in this scene. The aftermath takes place in the final part 5. Paying respect to The Green Arrow, many more possibilities reflect out through the multiverse. The new television show in post-production named Stargirl. Out in space a first look into the Green Lantern Corps which was exciting. A shot of Earth 19 depicting a location of a swamp. Earth 9 shows the to be home of the Titans. And a few more Easter eggs and references to other shows.
Telling some spoilers and holding some key moments, just judge it all for yourself although you got to watch all of the previous content to appreciate it. It presents a singular reason why superhero stories still work. Compelling consistency towards the storytelling which is told through performance expression taking advantage of the high production style. Gives you hope that DC intends to make more complex portrayals to keep up with competitors in modern times.
Arrow – Part 4 (8.2/10)
DC’s Legends Of Tomorrow – Part 5 (8/10)