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Rinzy Reviews ‘Code 8’ (2019)

Release Date: December 13

Starring: Stephen Amell, Robbie Amell, Sung Kang, et al

You watch this movie and can instantly tell it’s a passion project – the Amell brother’s. 

When one powered man (Robbie) struggles to make ends meet for his sick mom, he turns to a friend (Stephen) who works for a high-powered drug lord (Greg Bryk, Ad Astra), and the two turn to superpowered crime. But they’re on the run from two detectives (Sung Kang and Aaron Abrams) and a scarily high-tech police force that feels like Robocop crossed with District 9. – Collider

Based on the 2016 short film, ‘Code 8’ revisits the familiar story (thanks to the X-Men franchise) of humans afraid of other humans who’ve evolved into something more. The story might be somewhat familiar, but the execution (writing, acting and direction) is undeniably good. The CGI used to bring the powers to life, too, is surprisingly clean for a low-budget movie. This is a commendable piece of art.

The Amell brothers (Robbie and Stephen – Fire Storm and Green Arrow) aren’t strangers to our screens, yet this movie showcases their acting range in a way the Arrowverse never could. After this, I’m excited to see more of Stephen’s career path, post-Arrow.

Rinzy’s Rating: 3/5

Directed by: Jeff Chan

About The Arrowverse 2018 Crossover – Elseworlds

When Arrow birthed The Flash in 2014 and, by extension, what we’ve come to know as the Arrowverse, it marked a new age of comic book properties on television. Comic book inspired shows have become increasingly popular over the years, and doesn’t show any sign of stopping anytime soon, which is both good and bad depending on how you look at it.

2015 saw the first crossover between shows in the Arrowverse; Arrow and The Flash started it, and since then it’s become an annual event that’s only gotten bigger as the years go by. Remember the awesomeness that was Crisis on Earth-X? So, when the crossover event for 2018 was announced – Elseworlds – core fans of the event, like me, were understandably elated being that it was the only time in the year the Arrowverse shows were extremely fun and bearable.

But, honestly, what we got in Elseworlds isn’t what any of us bargained for.

From a cheesy, overhyped introduction to Kat Kane aka The Batwoman, which served as a backdoor pilot to her own spin-off show; to underwhelming villains in The Monitor and Professor Psycho; to an even more underwhelming plot that made the entire three-episode event seem like filler episodes for the grander, more popular ‘Crisis on Infinite Earths’ storyline coming next year, I think the time has come for the Arrowverse to wrap things up for some of its shows that have overstayed their welcome.

The first entry in Elseworlds, that’s The Flash’s episode stands out as being the best of the trio. Arrow tried its best to sustain what was given to it, but its the Supergirl installment that wrecked the entire thing. Effortlessly turning it into a senseless pile of garbage. And I’m pissed!

One of the hardest things in life is saying goodbye, but one of the wisest is knowing when to call it quits. I believe the Arrowverse has overstayed its welcome judging by how lackluster most of its shows now are… The Flash easily comes to mind; I mean, what the heck is a meta-tech? 😥

Whatever sacrifice and trial next year’s Crisis on Infinite Earth’s crossover brings, I hope the Arrowverse comes to an end as the story provides the perfect closure.

Honourable mentions:

1. Bitsie Tulloch as Lois Lane looked rather believable. I’m sad to see her and written off almost as soon as her debut.

2. Tyler Hoechlin continues to shine as Superman.

Arrow Season 6 Finale Review

In recent years, the main problem of the show Arrow has been bad writing. It’s a story though the writers have a problem properly weaving together the various plots they themselves concorted; an issue that took a back seat last season (5).

For this season (6) finale, we see a lot of plots been poorly resolved and a villain, who was once promising but later became a shadow of his projected image, spilled over into the next season. These and many more makes me wonder how much more garbage can we, the viewers continue to swallow? How much more? If not anything, we deserve something disguised as quality… Remember seasons 2 and 5?
SPOILER ALERT!!! 

*I disliked the way Quentin was written off! 

For a character that’s been with the show since the first episode of the first season, Paul Blackthorne’s character wasn’t given a proper sendforth. Yes, he was injured. But this is the same kind of injury he and many other characters have suffered tremendously in the course of the show’s runs. It isn’t need that concussions and surgeries are like headaches in the #Arrowverse. So, why send the character that way? 🙄

*OLIVER is the GREEN ARROW

Yeah. We the viewers already know. But what does this major reveal means for every one in Star City, especially Felicity, Williams (whom I dislike so much 🤕) and the rest of the Arrow crew? They all definitely have a target on their backs now 🎯. Team Arrow can handle themselves, my fear is on Master and Mrs Queen’s safety. 🤔. The full consequence of this reveal should be one of the highlights of the next season, unless the writers decide to show us why they’re called the bane of this show… 🤥.

On the plus side: I was happy to see Sara again. There’s this different feel it had to weeing her on the waverider; I was just catching breezes of season 2 and 3 (before her first, real death 😂). 

I still believe #Arrow is capable of so much greatness (if season 5 taught us anything), the writers should do their homework properly and stop limiting our intelligence and the show’s growth. Thank you. 😁. 

Rinzy Reviews Crisis on Earth-X

SPOILER!!!
WTF! Victor Garber’s send forth could only be realized by killing off his character Martin Stein…. why?

On this note I begin my review of 2017’s Arrowverse massive crossover.

Ever since ‘The Flash’ was spun out of Arrow in 2014, the Arrowverse has continue to grow with more characters added to its ever growing list and its crossover becoming more and more ambitious. This year’s wasn’t an exception. It’s the best so far.

A lot of things happened. We had the disaster wedding of the moment, courtesy of Nazi soldier’s from Earth-X interrupting Barry and Iris. We also had them getting married at the end courtesy of John Diggle, with a spoiler, Oliver and Felicity also got married… I didn’t see that coming.

We got to see evil doppelgangers of our heroes and the return of the Reverse Flash. I think the producers have gotten tired of explaining his return, so much, that they just skipped it, on purpose, this time. Barry needs his Eobard, this we know, it’ll be easier if they just stopped killing and rewriting him. 

I enjoyed the crossover. An article from ‘Screen rant’ said it was a better DC team up than the cinema-released Justice League. Ouch!

The stakes keep getting bigger, more expensive, I really wonder what they’ll do next year.

All shows in the Arrowverse return for their mid season finales next week.

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Arrow: Oliver’s Identity Exposed

After six season of guarding the identity of his alter ego, Oliver has finally been ousted at the end of the S07 E01, possibly by Black Siren. While this is an important move on the part of the producers’ to marry Oliver the mayor with Oliver the vigilante into one, it sure will have dire consequences moving forward. 

I do blame the people of Star City for being dumb all these years, how hard could it be to ID the man. Deep down, I think they’ve always known, but choose to play pretend. Now that Oliver is doing good with the city job, as Mayor, I want to believe the populace will be more accepting of his secret double life, which wouldn’t be a secret anymore.

This revelation has been a long time coming, the full consequences of this revelation can only be seen as they unfold. As usual, things will only get worse before they start to get better.

Arrow airs Thursdays on The CW

‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ Is Back!

 The Legends are back on ‘Legends Of Tomorrow’ – third season – still as funny as ever. I for one have missed the shenanigans of the band of misfits gracing my screen. Considering how the shows in the Arrowverse have grown in complexity and story, LOT has been good, especially in its sophomore season. So, you can imagine why I’m happy.

The season three premiere spends a lot of time with Julius Caesar. A pleasant surprise considering how last season ended. The speed with which the time paradox cliffhanger was resolved was alarming, but it made sense. Rip Hunter had spent five years building a new time order, called The Time Bureau, but in ordinary time he was gone for only 15 minutes. Haha! The episode showed how The Legends adjust to ordinary lives after rejection from Rip, because he said they were non qualified to time ride now, and how they try to fit into the new world Rip has created. I enjoyed it.

So far, no central villain has been introduced, but news report gossip it’ll have something to do with Amaya in Zambesi, Africa. PS: Amaya has returned to her timeline in 1942.

One thing this episode got right was spiking my emotions, I was naturally anxious, afraid, thinking how the world would be if Julius Caesar knew too much about the future to effect a change of it for himself. Luckily, it was a one episode plot, and history was preserved and the future untampered with. Excellento! The premiere also gave us what could be shots of Sarah fighting side-by-side another female, something we haven’t seen since her time on Arrow.

I really enjoyed the episode, and I hope this season surpasses the second – I really enjoyed the second season. Welcome back Legends. Welcome back Waverider. Here’s to hoping Mick Rory and Sarah get it off this year… they’ve got mad chemistry!

DC’ Legends of Tomorrow airs on a new timeslot at 9p.m., Tuesdays on The CW.

Prometheus To Feature In Arrowverse 2017 Crossovers

Are you a fan of The CW Arrowverse?

Did you watch Arrow’s fifth season?

If you answers to both questions are yes, then you’ve met Prometheus (no relation to 2012’s Ridley Scott’s Alien prequel).

Prometheus

Prometheus was the villain to beat, a player on a whole new scale for Oliver and the other members of Team Arrow. Even though he died at his own hands at the end of the season, he won, he caused Oliver enough damage to last a lifetime. And now, its been confirmed that Prometheus, or at least a variant of the villain, will be appearing in the annual crossover event.
This year’s crossover is titled, Crisis on Earth-X, and will be a fallout between our heroes and villains around the multiverse on the occasion of Barry and Iris’ wedding. Prometheus, from Earth-X, has been billed to appear as a formidable foe for Oliver; it’ll be wonderful.

Crisis on Earth-X

The crossover episodes have become a yearly event since inception in 2015; every year keeps getting bigger and better. After last year’s Invasion, one might be tempted to think no way forward, but this year promises to be better.