In Review: ARROW – CRISIS ON EARTH-X, PART 2

Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and White Canary – lead their teams into battle to save the world. 

Synopsis: Barry and Iris’s wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold, The Ray, Felicity Smoak, Iris West and Alex Danvers to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash and White Canary – lead their teams into battle to save the world.

Review: Picking the story up from where part one left off. Supergirl, Arrow, The Flash and the rest of the team are shellshocked by the sudden attack on Barry and Iris’s wedding and are trying to figure out the who, what and why of it all. With Cisco unconscious and concussed from the battle. What earth did these people come from and what do they want? In part, wells answer that for the team by telling them about Earth-X. The 53 rd parallel earth that is so bad they decided not to give it a designation. A bit like pretending it doesn’t exist.

The team does have a potential lead from one of the Nazi’s they captured, which to Ollie’s shock and dismay turns out to be the Earth-X version of his best friend Tommy Merlyn. Ollie tries to persuade Tommy to give him information on the Nazi’s who are being led by the Earth-X Supergirl and The Dark Arrow, who also happen to be married.

The episode mainly focuses on the good guys trying to launch a fight back, which they think they have in the bag when they figure out a way to track Supergirls evil double.

As with the first part. The action and fights are awesome and we get some great dramatic moments too. I particularly enjoyed the moment that Jefferson has with Stien about their bond and the fact that he’ll not just be giving up Firestorm when Stien leaves. He’ll be giving up someone that he thinks of as a father figure. We also had some really funny comedic moments too from Mick Rory being a little besotted by Killer Frost and trying to get Caitlin to change into her.

As you’ll imagine. This episode finishes off with the team’s backs against the wall and the Nazi’s claiming a victory. For the moment at least. It will be fun to see how they managed to get out of this one and I am so looking forward to seeing The Ray and the Freedom Fighters in action when they eventually show themselves.

I also thought the soundtrack to this episode was off the charts in terms of the number of themes and narrative pushing musical cues there were.

9.9
ARROW - CRISIS ON EARTH-X, PART 2
  • Story
    9.6
  • Acting
    9.8
  • CGI
    10
  • Incidental Music
    10

Ian Cullen is the founder of scifipulse.net and has been a fan of science fiction and fantasy from birth.

In the past few years he has written for ‘Star Trek’ Magazine as well as interviewed numerous comics writers, television producers and actors for the SFP-NOW podcast at: www.scifipulseradio.com

When he is not writing for scifipulse.net Ian enjoys playing his guitar, studying music, watching movies and reading his comics.

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