So far so good. "Flashpoint" has left the show with a strange new status quo. I love Alchemy stories so this is a lot of fun. Jessie Quick is surprisingly great.
I like the small changes in the status quo and how it even bleeds over into Arrow a little. It's not that uncommon nowadays but I still think it's admirable when a tvshow does not immediately hits the reset-button after something like this but instead works with it.
Jesse Quick was fun and her having speed was a nice way to let Wally want his own speed even more. I don't know Alchemy from the comics but I'm not enjoying him that much in the show for now. I do hope they avoid the obvious, so no Malfoy turning out to be Alchemy, no Wally getting his superspeed from Alchemy, etc. Sure they could make that work, but it wouldn't be all that surprising. I like that they got a new Wells. This show really needs a Wells. The way they got him though, that was so weird and clunky. Harry was about to leave so they just go and pluck a different Wells from the multiverse? That's just weird. Luckily it was still fun.
Post by briandomingos on Nov 7, 2016 9:31:45 GMT -6
Yeah, I always worried about the obviousness "new character is new bad guy" angle. (See ARROW for a similar possible weak step.) Alchemy has had a couple of versions over the decades; Johns always wrote him well. The IRON HEIGHTS one-shot has a fun take on the original and the Alchemy II that showed up in the "Ignition" arc is similar to this TV version.
So yeah, they went the obvious route with Alchemy, which is a bummer. The Savitar stuff was a nice spin on it though. Anyway, none of that matters right now because it is crossover time!
The Invasion-crossover started in earnest with the Flash this week (there was a little bit in Supergirl but that was hardly worth mentioning). The plot is super-thin, aliens show up and they're evil and that's basically it. But that doesn't matter that much since it's all just an excuse to get all (or most) the characters interacting with each other. And that's the real draw here, and the show seems to know that. They hardly even fight the aliens, they spent most of their time either training or fighting each other. It's great fun, but there is little substance to it. Sure, characters get their little moments, and there are even jokes to be had, but don't go watch it for the plot. Just watch it for all the colorful dressed people fighting each other. (although to be honest, I've seen better fight choreography on the individual shows)
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This crossover has been awesome. Supergirl was a good episode, but wasn't really related to the crossover.
Both Flash and Arrow were great episodes. This story has been a lot of Barry's guilt from messing up the timeline. The 100th episode of Arrow was one of the best, even with it's familiar theme. Also Oliver and Barry's relationship is pure Batman/Superman, if Superman was feeling really unsure of himself.
I cannot wait for the finale tonight in Legends.
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