Showing posts with label Arrow. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Arrow. Show all posts

Thursday, December 4, 2014

10 Things We Loved About "Flash Vs. Arrow"

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"The Flash" and "Arrow" exist in the same universe, but the tone of each show is quite different. Bringing the two together for a crossover two-episode event was a challenging proposition, but we gotta say it was a pretty big success. The blend of action, drama, humor, and even soul-searching was highly entertaining, and left us wanting more Barry and Ollie team-ups in the future. Here are 10 of the things we loved best about "Flash Vs. Arrow" and "The Brave and the Bold":

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1. Ollie as the older and wiser sage. Former rich playboy Oliver Queen has been around the Island a few times, in contrast to the naive and nerdy Barry. It was fun seeing Arrow take on the big brother role to The Flash, teaching the young'un a thing or two about battle strategy and the dangers of rushing headlong into a fight. And like any big brother, Ollie didn't pull any punches, shooting Barry in the back just to make a point. Well, two points, to be precise. Ouch.

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2. The badass fight between Flash and Arrow: Fans were waiting for a really good reason why our two heroes would be battling each other, and we got it. Barry got "whammied" by a metahuman who could bring out someone's anger issues with just a meaningful stare from his glowing red eyes. A simmering Barry got a lot of his inner angst off of his chest, telling off his boss, roughing up Iris' boy toy, and eventually trying to beat the crap out of Arrow with a thousand angry super-speed punches.

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Barry may have superhuman abilities, but as we saw in the training scenes, Oliver has heaps more experience and intuition. It was a worthy battle, where we could see the true power and danger of The Flash's epic speed, but also the way Arrow's ingenuity and intuition could still best the blur in front of him. Entertaining stuff. And best to leave the friendly battle at the end to the imagination....more fun for us to all keep arguing over who would really win a fight to the finish with these two.

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3. Cisco geeking out over the Arrow cave: Cisco is a man who loves his job. It was entertaining as hell to see him squeeing like a fanboy when he got allowed into the Arrow hideout where he could lust over gadgets and sleek leathery outfits. It was also amusing to see Ollie flabbergasted at Roy adopting that whole "Arrow Cave" nonsense the ever-nicknaming Cisco came up with.



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Are we showing *everyone* the Arrow Cave now?


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4. Digg's reaction to seeing The Flash: Since we're so used to Barry, we kind of forgot not everyone has experienced that streaky dude kicking up a cloud of dust (or pile of paperwork) everywhere he goes. Digg's stunned, babbling reaction, "I knew someone who got struck by lightning. He just ended up with a stutter," was pretty hilarious. It's not often we see tough-guy Digg this befuddled.

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5. The teams combining their mad skills: Arrow and Flash get a lot of the glory, but it was cool to see Cisco, Caitlin, Felicity, Digg, and Roy teaming up to get their bosses in and out of trouble. When you've got scientific, mechanical, medical, and tactical skills all coming together, those bad guys don't have a chance in hell.

We also loved that Oliver's Arrow senses were tingling over Dr. Wells...something about that scientific mastermind ain't right for sure, Ollie!

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6. Girl power: Caitlin and Felicity may not be ninja assassins, but it was cool to see them turn that whole "damsel in distress" idea on its head. Lyla fended off their boomerang-wielding enemy long enough for Felicity to literally drop a bomb on the guy. Then Caitlin swooped in to treat Lyla's wounds until Barry arrived to zap her quickly to the nearest hospital. Nice to see the ladies saving their own bacon before the cavalry arrived.

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And we always have to love Felicity for speaking to the fangirl population. We couldn't help sporfling in agreement when Caitlin asked about the salmon ladder in the "Arrow Cave" and Felicity sighed wistfully over the "distraction from work."



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7. Creaking leather boy talks: When Barry and Oliver had their heart to heart, it was tough not to be reminded of the "Supernatural" meta episode that pointed out all those emotional boy talks next to the Impala. It takes metahuman manliness to pull off a scene with two guys in body-hugging leather and masks talking about their feelings. Somehow Gustin and Amell did it beautifully, and we were all better for it. I mean, Barry telling Ollie that he really does have a light inside made our little fangirl hearts expand more than we thought possible.

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8. The light vs. dark: Putting the two heroes together really highlighted their contrasting styles. Arrow has always been hardcore, but he seemed pretty beastly through Barry's more innocent eyes. Like the Time Lord on "Doctor Who," it's not a bad idea for Ollie to be periodically reminded to scale back the violence a bit.

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On the other hand, Barry and his team realized they'd been playing heroes sort of like they'd play a video game, not entirely associating any of this mayhem with real life. They got a healthy wake-up call at the same time Ollie was learning not to take himself so damn seriously. It was a great way to play the different tones of the two shows off of each other.

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9. Ollie's Roy Wonder: Despite the Flash Vs. Arrow focus, we got to see some cool moments with Arrow and his sidekick Arsenal doing damage together. Synchronized ass-kicking is twice as entertaining as the lone wolf doing his thing, must say. And Roy has become quite the sexy little demon in that totally hot red-fade-into-black hooded gear. Even Cisco couldn't find a way to improve on that laced-up costume perfection.

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10. Ollie being Teh Sex: Excuse us while we continue our drool fest. Something about "The Flash" universe seems to make Oliver even warmer and dreamier than usual. Maybe it's the slight escape from his own dark reality that helps.

We get to see a lot more of that winning grin, and that affectionate admiration for Barry's squeaky shiny hero aspirations. It's nice to see the softer side of the man with the killer abs, and we swooned as much as Iris did over the famous Oliver Queen. We would so totally make him a fresh pot of coffee, too.

 What about you, "Flash" and "Arrow" fans? What were your favorite parts of the episodes?
 

Thursday, May 15, 2014

'Arrow' Finale: Six Things We Totally Hated

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*MASSIVE SPOILER ALERT* This season of "Arrow" built up to an unbelievable finale full of surprises, rescues, meaningful stares, kick-ass fight scenes, 120 ways to stab a guy with an arrow, and that whole "Save the World" kinda thing our heroes are so darn good at. There was so much to love, but we gotta admit, there were half a dozen things we soooo totally hated:

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1. Total #Ollicity fake-out, man. I mean, from a total shocker gasping drama moment it was AWESOME. But for our poor, long-suffering, Felicity-adoring hearts, it was so, so, so cruel.

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No one wants that implied "...like a sister" after the abs-liscious man of your DREAMS tells you "I love you..." No one, I tell you!

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2. Thea always takes the completely irrational route. Yes, Roy totally shouldn't have lied to her, as usual. And she's had her fair share of betrayals. But to respond by disappearing into the ether with creepy mass murderer dad who's so proud of you for shooting him and still disses Tommy even after he's dead? Oh yeah, that seems like a sound decision.

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Plus, Thea made Roy cry. Now that's just uncalled for.

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3. Killing Isabel. Ollie totally needed to get slow, cruel revenge for her stealing the family company. And ya know, totally creeping Oliver out by sleeping with him...and his dad. Double-dipping in the Queen family line, soooo not cool.

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4. Why does Slade have to stay evil? This buff, pirate-y, gravelly-voiced dude is too hot to be rotting down in an underground island prison. Can he and Ollie get together and play chess like Professor Xavier and Magneto? Can we get a crazy but hot girl in the cell with him for steamy conjugal visits? Give us something in Season 3 of "Arrow," please!

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5. The Lance family send-off. "Byeee Sara! Have fun being a sadistic, emotionless assassin!" How on earth does one go from lamenting her awful bargain to save the city/world to grinning and waving at the pier as you send your loved one off to a life of cruelty? So confused, "Arrow" writers, so confused!

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6. Daddy Lance is in trouble! And we WON'T KNOW WHAT HAPPENS UNTIL SEASON 3!! AUGH!!! There'd better be some serious rescuing going on when we get back, no way they can deprive us of all that tall, cynical, hairy-chested DILF goodness.

So, "Arrow" fans...what did you hate -- or love -- about the Season 2 finale??




PHOTOS: "Arrow" finale "Unthinkable" screencaps, 2014, CW, fair use.

Thursday, February 27, 2014

'Arrow', "Time of Death" -- 13 Things We Learned

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Hangin' with the big boys...


 A lot happened on "Arrow" this week, including a little bit of War of the Girls. The nice thing about "Arrow" is the girls usually resolve this by kicking ass, or at least speaking their minds, instead of a lot of catty BS. Rock on, Awesome Women!

Here are the 13 things we learned in episode "Time of Death."

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I'll show you mine if you show me yours...

1. Felicity is feeling jealous. There's a new girl in the Lair, and she can spar with the muscly shirtless boys and hold her own in the "who has more scary scars" game. She's smart, strong, and can even analyze blood. And oh yeah, there was that whole lesbian thing, too, and we know guys like that.

And the worst: Sara is pretty nice to our favorite geek girl, which makes it kinda hard to hate on her.

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Thea realizes she should have specified a dress code...

2. Every family has their own style. "When you come back from the dead, you get a party...it's a Queen family tradition," Oliver informs a reluctant-to-be-social Sara. She shares the Lance family tradition: "Holding grudges forever." As whiny as Laurel has been lately, you gotta admit she's got some solid reasons for grudge-holding, though.

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3. Oh, and if you want to keep your relationship with a dude secret from your family, don't invite him to your family-only make-up dinner. Laurel can totally smell the shared lust on you.



4. At that same dinner, we find out momma Dinah has a new boyfriend. There goes daddy Quentin's dreams of reuniting. Really, maybe that grudge thing was a better idea.

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5. When your whole high tech computer system gets infiltrated and fried, and you're feeling down about being the Most Useless Girl Ever, it turns out Diggle is a really good listener. He's also really hot and super strong. Maybe you've been pining over the wrong dude, Felicity!

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6. Apparently on Arrow's Super Sekrit team, only Sara and Oli need to wear masks. Because no one will go after Felicity and Diggle, they're the B Team. And who would ever figure out what dude those two have in common, right?

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7. Felicty does know how to Kick Ass, as if it was ever in doubt. She takes a bullet for Sara, and then electrocutes the bad guy by hacking and frying his phone. After she helps Diggle figure out how to save them all from going BOOM. Top that, Hooded Withholder Of Affection!

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8. Secret Lair rules: Boy or girl, seeing each other in your underwear is no big deal. And we don't need no stinkin' hospitals, when we have needle and thread and a semi-sterile environment. Oh, and "aspirin" = "oxycodone".


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9. Flashback reveal: When a plane was shot down over the Island, Sara stayed with the dying pilot, and promised to look after his daughter if she ever got back home. Guess who that orphaned daughter is? Yep, that explains the whole Sara/Sin bond, though we don't know if she's ever told Sin about her dad.



10. Grudge fests can be broken! Lance apologizes to Oliver at Sara's party, saying he was too hard on him after his return, when he'd basically just been a kid like Sara. And when Oli lays the tough love down on Laurel, she decides being mad at a sister who's alive is preferable to angsting over a dead one.





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11. Meanwhile, exchanging stony glares with your mom is eventually going to get even Thea to notice something is up. And she's totally not going to believe your "Everything's fine" BS.

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12. This is the least of Oli's worries, however. After all, his mom's meeting at the house with Slade, who is totally making that eye patch work.



13. But who cares about all that!? The most important thing we learned was that Felicity will always be Oliver's "girl." You know, not his *girl* girl...his girrrrl. Felicity knows that sounds like the same word, but it's not. Hell with Girl Friday, Arrow has a Girl Felicity. And that's soooo much cooler.

Watch for more on "Arrow", Wednesdays at 8/7c on The CW.



PHOTOS: "Arrow" episode "Time of Death" screencaps, 2014 The CW, fair use.

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