".........The dark matter didn't just create new metahumans, it brought back memories"Well, they did establish that only the Paragons and whoever J'onn gave the memories to would know anything about the multiverse. Any random pop up baddies shouldn't know anything. From their perspective all the heroes, aliens, metas etc were always present on that Earth.
And Lex, obviously.
More a fan of Calcified Speedforce Memories tbh.
To be fair the comic has the same issue, the comic ends at 10-11 and AM comes back for 12 in the same way way the show did.Part 1 was largely whack af. Only real highlight was the Erza cameo (which got completely spoiled for me cuz my jackass friend that doesn't even watch the damn crossover), and seeing Lex continue to ham it up. Pretty much nothing happens until the final 10 minutes, and (unsurprisingly at this point) the final fight against the Anti-Monitor was very underwhelming. Especially compared to Earth X, that boasted a much bigger cast for the big battle.
Ryan Choi being one of the paragons still felt random due to him being a newly introduced character, they should've introduced before this crossover. And I just straight up didn't like Arrow becoming the Spectre. Everything about that was handled poorly and it felt very boring. All I can really say is I guess his 2nd death was a little better than the first?
Part 2 starts off on a better note, in that it at least finally achieves at least the goal of bringing Supergirl and her cast on over. That that also included the detail of Lex being in control of the DEO, as well as a respected figure, was very interesting. It started to get kind of annoying though having to go through the process of J'onn restore the memories of several characters though. Was seeing some good ol' Legends banter (and some actually enjoyable crossover dialogue) tho, same for the giant Beebo callback. Main issue with this episode though is that it feels more like an epilogue. Which maybe could've worked... if Part 4 actually felt appropriately climatic. I mean yea they fight Anti-Monitor again, and it was slightly better than Part 4... I guess, but at that point I'm just more interested in seeing everyone adjust to Earth Prime. Fuck the Anti-Monitor, Lex was a better antagonistic force.
Though Oliver's 2nd death still felt somewhat lacking, seeing the president, cast, and effectively the whole world honor Oliver's sacrifice actually got to me. That was genuinely emotional.
Was annoyed that Black Lightning got the short end of the stick in terms of screentime, but they made up for it by confirming he's also a part of Earth Prime, as well as a founding member of the Justice League (!!!) Also the "Oh it's like that?" line had me dying
Overall, I consider this crossover to be a huge disappointment for the most part. Also didn't help that the break just killed any hype, not that the final two episodes really deserved it. The Anti-Monitor just didn't feel very threatening, there was arguably too many damn cameos (As in, the ones that took up ample screentime) as well. But at least I can take solace in it not copping out or half-assing actually combining the worlds like we all wanted.
I especially liked the Sara/Barry scenes, it'll be cool if they end up being a major badass duo to replace Barry and Oliver.I appreciated how much attention they gave Sara in this. She is one of the pillars of the Arrowverse and I dont think her link to Ollie and Team Arrow get enough love so it was really nice to see. I did have to laugh though at Ollie being her last link to the girl she was before all this started even though her mother is still alive.
I think Cryer is at a time in his career where he has earned enough money and is now relieved at a chance of doing something refreshing after being typecast so long as the goofy one.I like that Diggle now has his son and daughter. Looks like they tied down Jon Cryer to a longer contract than expected. I hope Lex shows up on both Super shows. The last 10 minutes was a good way of acknowledging other DCTV shows without having to do extra filming.
"It shouldn't be possible anymore" was likely in reference to Crisis fucking everything up. If I had to guess, the DCEU is probably Earth-1.
Yes exactly, Crisis fucked everything up but somehow DCEU Barry still existed even though at that point the multiverse was gone.
The only explanation I can think of is that DCEU Barry entered the Speed Force before his Earth got Crisis'd. But now I'd imagine that the DCEU is Earth-1 (the Arrowverse is Earth-Prime), with Earth-2 having Stargirl/Jessie Quick/Current Laurel/Harry/etc. in/from it.
Yeah possibly. One thing I'll say though is that multiple multiverses in a thing in the comics as it's how the DC/Marvel crossover was explained.The only explanation I can think of is that DCEU Barry entered the Speed Force before his Earth got Crisis'd. But now I'd imagine that the DCEU is Earth-1 (the Arrowverse is Earth-Prime), with Earth-2 having Stargirl/Jessie Quick/Current Laurel/Harry/etc. in/from it.
I know, it would just feel weird to have the DCEU isolated when every other live-action DC universe has its own Earth.
I'm gonna assume he doesn't have his powers for now but could be wrong. Also I'm just gonna assume that J'onn restored the memories of all the cast members of the shows that at least knew of Crisis but wasn't in the finale like Iris, Joe, Lena, Laurel, and maybe Wally