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CW’s four-way crossover event is an epic hit with amazing camera work

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“Supergirl” aired Nov. 29 on the CW, kicking off an epic crossover event with the shows “Flash,” “Arrow” and “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow.”

This was the best crossover yet on the CW. Watching my favorite superheroes join forces to fight aliens made the series even better. It was amazing to watch the story unravel while maintaining each series’ viewpoint. I’ve heard people say it was a huge flop, but if you haven’t seen all the episodes from all four TV shows it can definitely be confusing.

I would’ve like to see “Supergirl” contribute more in the crossover rather than just showing a bunch of portals throughout the episode with Barry Allen (Grant Gustin) and Cisco Ramon (Carlos Valdes) make an entrance at the end.

“Flash” was the real start of the crossover as Barry brings together a superhero force to fight against the aliens who call themselves the Dominators.

I definitely enjoyed the emotional punch the episode gave to officially start the event. This episode started a great introduction as all the characters unite and are stunned at Supergirl’s (Melissa Benoist) powers to withhold anything they throw at her during training. Kara’s confusion with the whole situation was also very humorous to view.  

Although amusing, it pained me to see everyone rattle out on Barry for creating Flashpoint as Cisco is still not over with his brother getting killed in the process of the alternate timeline.

Flashpoint wasn’t the best creation ever, exhibiting what happens when the timeline is messed with. The creation of the timeline makes the show pretty confusing but Barry releases most of his guilt by the end of this episode, hopefully learning his lesson.

The camera work was absolutely amazing towards the end as the heated battle between the Flash and Supergirl is shown. Though not much of battle, I loved how CW demonstrated the speed on speed “fight.”

“Arrow” focuses more on Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) and his old gang as they get captured by the mysterious species. They are sent to sleep as their world changes portraying how Oliver’s life would’ve been like if he hadn’t become the Arrow. Trapped in a new world, the episode focuses on how they break free from the trance.

The Legends of Tomorrow heroes finishes off the crossover before the mid-season finales. It would’ve been nice to see more thrill to finish the event. This one focuses a lot on Martin Stein (Victor Garber), with some help from Caitlin Snow (Danielle Panabaker), as he faces the dilemma of having a daughter due to his mistakes of influencing his past self to have a child. For once in the crossover, it was Barry’s fault.

Felicity Smoak (Emily Bett Rickards)and Cisco tag along with the DC Legends crew into the past hoping to reveal more information on the Dominators. Oliver is still disturbed about the fact of Kara being on the team because she’s an alien herself, but they resolve it between themselves toward the end.

Directors Dermott Downs, James Bamford and Gregory Smith have really done it. Hopefully we can expect more crossovers between these four amazing series.

 

by SVEYTHA KAMARAJ

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CW’s four-way crossover event is an epic hit with amazing camera work