There was some discussion of the Crossover this week in the Supergirl thread, but since Legends is the only one of these shows I watch, and also since Legends was the Big Finish of the Crossover, I’ll put some thoughts in here:
Since I only watched Legends, I didn’t see the first 3 parts of the Crossover, and there were no “before on” scenes, but it opened in media res with such energy that I quickly got the gist. A good example of how sometimes you can throw the “bite sized episode” concept out the window and just go.
Legends is cheesy but I love the classic 4-color images in this finale: the line of superheroes marching to battle, and the multiple bit show-piece battles. The show also demonstrated that sometimes a brief shot of high-power heroes works as well as long drawn out movie-style fights. Flash and Reverse Flash having a proper super-fast fight, and Supergirl and Overgirl throwing down with quick but brutal punches was awesome.
Overall, a great IMO cheeseball 4-color style classic Crossover. Well done.
A couple more little things:
I noticed a couple of episodes back that Caity Lotz was looking pretty ripped. And I’ve always enjoyed the way they show her fighting, as a small but high impact ball of whirling beat-down. This episode featured either the best editing I’ve ever seen, or a for-real shot of Caity Lotz executing a pretty sweet spinning back kick to a Nazi’s jaw. I guess she’s been training hard.
Mick and X-Snart were fun, but my favorite exchange in the episode was this, from Mick and Sara:
Mick “You hit that?”
Sara “Shut up.”
Way to be classy Mick. Don’t ever change.