Thursday, May 26, 2016

Arrow season four review

Arrow Season four review 


Intro: CW what's the point of giving this Green Arrow the title Green Arrow if you're still going to rips off Batman? Not only that you stole Magneto's Helmet! 

Arrow season four: This season takes place six mouth After team Arrow stopped Ra's al ghul and Oliver and Felicity took off in some city making the Olicity fans happy. Meanwhile team Arrow is having a hard time protecting Star City from a group called ghost that is leaded by Damien Darhk. So team Arrow went out to find Oliver and Felicity and ask them to come back to Star City to help them stop this new threat. 

This season failed to aim higher, no pun intended. This season did a few things different like introduce us to the main villain in the first episode, we don't have a flashback centered episode ( That annoyed me.) we learn that a character is working for Damien Darhk and another character is going to die in the first episode. I want to talk about that this show did a good job at keeping us guessing who's going to die, it looks like they learned something from season three. When you learn who dies your going to be surprised, not in a good way. I shouldn't have been that surprised by the death of this character because this was foreshadowed. 

We finale learn who Felicity's father is and the reveal is underwhelming, I thought it was going to be a well known character from the comics unless this person is underrated. Speaking of Felicity it looks like she picked up laurel's bad habit's I mean she was annoying last and she's annoying this season. 

I'm happy to say that Laurel/the Balck Canary is likable this season, she's the heart of the team. 

Thea/speedy fills in Roy's role. Her subplot serves no purpose.  

The Diggle subplot got resolved this season I don't like how it got resolved all it did is add more drama and that drama might continue in the next season. The one good thing about it is that we see a side of Diggle that we haven't seen before. 

This season tried to make hope and having dark side a theme this season but they didn't do a good job at it, you have to do more then have people say the word hope over and over again. As far as the dark side theme it wasn't handled well either. Some of the fight scenes are a joke especially in the final episode. The flashbacks was OK it was similar to season two's flashbacks but lame. In the flashbacks Oliver is helping the same agency from the previous season to investigate a group of soldiers on the island he was stranded on. The problem I have with it is that it starts to drag, towers the end of the season, the flashbacks got shorter and shorter. Also Oliver didn't learn anything in the flashbacks. 


The problem I have with this show is giving the main character the title Green Arrow what's the point of doing that if you're not going to make him like his comic book counterpart or adapt any of the Green Arrow stories? Well they did adapt the story of Oliver running for Mayor. I wish they would have saved that for the finale season. Oliver even talks about doing things differently what did he mean by that he was doing the same thing for the past three seasons. This wouldn't have bothered me if the CW didn't say that they were going to make this show more light heated, this is why I don't like to keep tabs on shows and movie. 


Because they don't always follow through with what they planned 


                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                  
                                                                           


I annoyed that team Arrow didn't have a problem with asking Oliver to help them after everything that happen in the previous season. Like I said before this show still ripping off Batman. Heck they even ripped off a scene from the dark knight rises. That's another thing that bothered me about this season I thought they were doing a No man's land story because in the beginning of this season people talk about no one wants to live in Star city and the city is losing money. That plot point got drop later on. 

Also there are some dumb moments with the characters in this show. Another problem I have with this season is Damien Darhk, in season three we learn that he was Ra's al ghul rival is this a joke!?! Damien Darhk is nothing without his magic when he does fight he gets beat up, how is he Ra's rival and why didn't Ra's mentioned that his into magic? When we learned what Damien Darhk's plan is it annoyed me because they could have used it to make him interesting if he didn't carry himself like a villain, plus this season tired to make hope a theme. The only good thing I can say about him is that he's amusing. Bottom line is this season wasn't a good season. The ending got me interested in seeing where the show is going to go from here, despite the fact that it rub fans the wrong way.  

P.S. I'm sorry I forgot to mention the crossover episodes they were better then the first ones despite the fact that the story is kind of weak and it service as a set up for Legends of Tomorrow, so did the other episodes before the crossover.     

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

The Flash Season two review

The Flash Season two review 




Intro: Can I make a suggestion CW? Please don't let the main villain for season three be a speedster. 


The Flash season two: This season takes place six mouths after Barry/The Flash closed that giant hole in the sky, but he didn't realize that the hole opened the door to other different versions of earths. Also it broth us more meta humans and our main villain called Zoom, so Barry has to stop Zoom, the Meta humans and put them back where they belong. 

This season is OK it feels like the writers were playing it safe and it feels like they didn't know how to end this season. The reason I said that is because they borrowed elements from the first season, also this season feels like it has three different ending. I like that this season is embracing the comic book stuff. ( I wish Arrow would have done that instead of catering to the Olicity fans. If the DC films did the same thing they would be better films but I digress) This season continue the theme of moving on with your life, however they undermine that theme in the last episode. 

The problem I have with this season is the plot holes involving Zoom, the different earths, other characters and time travel. Another issue with this season is Zoom, he's the reason why this season feels like it has three different endings. To be fair Barry played a role in that too. The problem I have with Zoom is we don't know what his plan is until the last episode, it feels like a last minute thing. That sad because Zoom started to become interesting when he starts to manipulate Barry/ The Flash, if the writers continue to have Zoom do that this season would have ended differently. Barry/ the Flash is my next problem his ARC this season was about him letting go of the past and moving on with his life. But he did something at the end of this season to undermine that ARC. I will give you a clue to what he did it involves fan service. Despite this season not being as good as season one and the new elements to season brings this season was fine I would recommend this if you're a comic book fan.