Arrow picks up this week where The Flash, but with tighter plotting, and the fate of more than just the Hawks at stake.
Title: “Legends of Yesterday”
Director: Thor Freudenthal
Writers: Marc Guggenheim, Brian Ford Sullivan, Greg Berlanti
Stephen Amell as Oliver Queen / Green Arrow
Grant Gustin as Barry Allen / The Flash
Casper Crump as Vandal Savage
Ciara Reneeas Kendra Saunders / Hawkgirl/ ChayAra
Falk Hentschel as Carter Hall / Hawkman / Khufu
Carlos Valdes as Cisco Ramon
Katie Cassidy as Dinah “Laurel” Lance / Black Canary
Danielle Panabaker as Caitlin Snow
Willa Holland as Thea Queen / Speedy
David Ramsey as John Diggle
John Barrowman as Malcolm Merlyn
Anna Hopkins as Sandra Hawke
Michael Tiernan as Rameses II
Peter Francis James as Dr. Aldus Boardman / Guy who would have a Youtube channel today
The Green Arrow, the Flash, and their associates join forces to save the Hawks from Vandal Savage.
Ollie takes time off to learn the truth about another Hawke.
This week featured some excellent chemistry and witty banter.
A couple of questions:
-When the Flash travels back in time, why aren’t there two of him until he reaches his point of departure?
-Did they have a Betamax? Because without one, I don’t see how they could be watching that grainy videotape. Even a conversion (which, like a DNA test, takes time) would require a device capable of playing a Beta tape.
Originality: 3/6 At least they hung a lampshade on the farm.
Effects: 4/6 The effects range from effective to stylized, but I wasn’t bothered by any of them.
Story: 4/6 The story was stronger and tighter in the second half, and less bogged down in stupid decisions and unnecessary silliness.
Emotional Response: 5/6
In total, “Legends of Yesterday” receives 31/42