DC’S LEGENDS OF TOMORROW: HEROES VS ALIENS PART FOUR RECAP
They saved the best for last. After a promising start Tuesday night with The Flash, the showdown of heroes vs. aliens was leaving many viewers chomping at the bit. Fortunately, Legends of Tomorrow delivered in a satisfying way. But it’s not to say it couldn’t have been better. Warning, spoilers ahead…
I think the creative minds behind the DC Television property for The CW is outstanding. They get it. But even they can slip a little. Such was the case with this crossover event. Overall, it was enjoyable. It just lacked that little extra something special that was promised during the months of promos that led to this week’s event. Speaking of which, let’s talk about Legends of Tomorrow and the finale of the Invasion storyline.
As it turns out, the Flashpoint occurrence caused by Barry had a bigger impact on intergalactic scale. The Dominators don’t trust metahumans and Barry’s manipulation of time only furthers those fears. In order to leave the human race alone, the Dominators want Barry. Barry is more than willing to sacrifice himself if it means saving the others. Oliver, Kara and the Legends won’t let that happen and wow to fight together as a team. Even Cisco had a change of heart when it came to Barry and holding him responsible for his brother’s death due to Flashpoint. Cisco experiences for himself what it’s like to change the past when he, Felicity, Nate and Mick travel back to 1951 to learn more about the aliens and their intentions. Now matter how noble the cause, the consequences are unpredictable.
The epic final battle was pretty much inspired by Captain America: Civil War and even the “Earth’s Mightiest Heroes” comment by Kara to Oliver and Barry may be DC’s way at jabbing at their rivals at Marvel. All in all it was pretty epic and I loved the interaction between the heroes. Much like when Patrick Swayze reminded everyone that no one puts baby in the corner; no one should put Supergirl in the corner. That was the biggest misstep of the finale. The biggest treat fans wanted to see was a Supergirl-Flash-Green Arrow smack down and this time around it fell short. Even Oliver’s rejection or better yet his distant behavior toward Kara after his close encounter with the aliens was out of character. Despite the lack of Supergirl, The Invasion crossover ended on a strong and promising note. And now that Kara has a way to get reach this earth, I sense another crossover in the not too distant future.
May the Dork be with you,
The Dork Knight