Arrow: Review

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Ok, cards On the table, there are just some films or tv shows that you just know, despite all the signs that lead to the contrary……you’re never going to really “Get”. After a combo of finally warming to Bruno Heller’s mixed bag take on “Gotham”, D.C. Playing a little bit of show and tell with their forthcoming Big screen ventures, having had my ear well and truly chewed Off on this one and finally getting my grubby mitts on a boxset, it seemed like the right time to give “Arrow” a shot…….(don’t you roll your eyes at me, I’m tired.)

“Green Lantern” and “Dawson’s Creek” scribe Greg Berlanti takes the left leaning Emerald Archer of the Neal Adams/Denny O’Neill “My ward is a Junkie!” days and manages to mould him into a brooding billionaire who takes his targets from a little notebook(really……has a proper “Dear Diary” feel to it and everything.) and turns hooded himbo with a martyr complex for the YouTube generation .
Kind of reminds me of what “TopGun” would be like if made for the cape and tights crowd, topless scenes (with Stephen Amell in the title role) aplenty charged with a barrage of homoerotic training montages just feel forced and cynically apologetic about its source material. Only half way through the first series thus far and finding it more “Miss” than “Hit”, the occasional fanboy nod and “Deathstroke” scene stealing like a good ‘un notwithstanding, it’s distinctly in the “Don’t get it” pile at the moment.


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