Back in December 2019, we left our heroes (and one villain) at Vanishing Point, a place outside space and time. All hope seems lost, as Earth after Earth had fallen to the anti-matter wave. All we know at this point is that 7 people hold the key to restoring some part of the multiverse. But, how will they do it? Is there anything left to save? And, how do they deal with the fact that [REDACTED] used a stunt with a sharpie to replace [REDACTED] at Vanishing Point? So far, this crossover has been absolutely outstanding. How does it end? Wanna know more? Follow us after the jump!
The first two installments of ELSEWORLDS have been absolutely stellar! We’ve seen reality twisted with Barry and Oliver switching heroic roles. We’ve seen the 1990’s Flash in full costume. We’ve been to Smallville, with even the Kent Farm from that series. And, we’ve met Batwoman and learned whether Bruce Wayne exists in the Arroverse! Believe it or not, that doesn’t give half the things we’ve seen and learned in this crossover. It’s almost a shame to end it tonight…but will ELSEWORLDS go out with a bang or whimper? What major developments will we find that could impact FLASH, SUPERGIRL and ARROW for years to come? Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!
THE big event is finally here! ELSEWORLDS shakes up the Arrowverse, and if this first chapter is any indication we are in for a fantastic ride! This is an action-packed, high intensity, top speed (pardon the pun), and at times hilarious crossover, and it all starts HERE! The setup works exceptionally well, bringing together most of the major players seamlessly. Want to know more? Follow us after the jump!
So Arrow ended about 5 minutes ago and “wow”. Grant Gustin is definitely growing on me as Barry Allen and the show is amping up the tension with this Mid-Season Finale. Definitely ended on a very interesting and high note.
Luckily in this second part of the introduction of Barry Allen they managed to tone down the more heavy-handed elements of his character. Barry is still noticeably fanboyish and geeky but he has thankfully stopped mentioning it so much. Definitely still getting a bit of a Peter Parker vibe especially with his science geek mentality and inventiveness. Now I’m not saying that this isn’t a core element of Barry’s character either but coupled with the brown hair he really invites the comparison.
Still excellent episode and a show that has yet to disappoint me. Beyond this point be SPOILERS, so tread lightly.
So as I am writing this Arrow has ended about 4 minutes ago and I’m extremely jazzed up from watching it. I’m just going to give my overall impressions and then after the break you can look forward to some details on the Barry bits. I will also add that I’m a huge fan of the show and it alone has made me care more about Green Arrow than I ever have before. With every episode I believe the show improves and I love keeping an eye out for all of the easter eggs and little nods. So many just in this night’s episode alone.
As far as this episode goes…while a lot of the Barry Allen stuff was extremely heavy-handed I can also understand why they chose to go that route. Overall they did a fairly good job introducing Barry Allen to new fans although does anyone else find themselves getting a Peter Parker vibe from Grant Gustin? I guess it doesn’t help that I rewatched Amazing Spider-Man last night. I do like how right in the first episode, we’ve established Barry’s general temperament, what he brings to the table as far as skills and resourcefulness, and his motivations. Bing, bam, boom. I can’t say that I am thrilled that certain aspects of his revised Brightest Day/New 52 origin were retained for that adaptation but I also can’t say I’m totally surprised as that was kind of the point of doing the New 52; streamlining origins and making characters easier to relate to. We also got some great hints of things to come, including a certain opposite who has yet to get his due in live-action.
Please do not read any further if you do not wish to read Spoilers. Spoilers are after the break.