Thursday, October 18, 2012
I caught the Premier of the new Arrow series, and the verdict is still up in the air for me. The action scenes were done well and the actor playing Oliver Queen is good, but I wasn't crazy about Green Arrow killing so many people and there were a lot of pretty cliched moments. A mysterious Arrow guy shows up exactly at the same time that Queen miraculously reappears and nobody seems to make the connection especially when all he uses is a smear of paint for a mask. I don't know why they can't explain away a cool looking mask by saying it has special lenses that help with his eyesight - perfect for an archer character. The same goes with Hawkeye in The Avengers... let's give him a proper cowl again!