Fan Fest Reacts: Here’s What We Thought of the 2018 Arrowverse Crossover Event
It’s been a week since the annual Arrowverse crossover event on The CW. We’ve given the three-night run some time to sit, and now we’re here to offer our thoughts on ‘Elseworlds.’ I’ve teamed up with fellow Arrowverse-junkie Jerrold to share our reaction to the event.
I’m conflicted (don’t everyone yell at once). This was a solid three-episode event that had a whole lot of great moments, but I thought, overall, it didn’t stand up to some of the events of the past. Having said that, I’m interested to go back and rewatch “Elseworlds” after we get “Crisis on Infinite Earths” next year. I’m glad that we already have that announcement because the whole thing did feel like a set-up for something more, as opposed to previous years where it’s been rather one and done. I also agree with Jerrold that the inclusion of Gotham City and Batwoman was way over-hyped for what actually made it into the cut. What we did get of Batwoman was awesome. She totally kicked Barry and Oliver’s butts and had some amazing chemistry and moments with Kara. I am definitely interested in her own series and hope that that comes to fruition. Everything about her and Gotham felt right.
Having said all of that, what made the crossover for me is the Trio. They are so great together. The chemistry between Oliver, Barry, and Kara is infectious. It is always a highlight to have Oliver and Barry together, but when Kara is also there, it just really makes things special. The best moments for me was when the three of them were fighting side by side or ragging on each other for whatever reason. Add in the body-swapping and it lead to even more jokes and funny moments, which helped ease some of the more intense moments.
I was a bit apprehensive about Lois Lane, but, man, was Elizabeth Tulloch was fantastic. She and Tyler Hoechlin had an ease about them that sold the relationship between their characters and really made you believe that they have been together for ages. I loved her gung-ho attitude and humor. I laughed really hard when she yelled for Barry to kick Oliver’s butt because he’s a jerk. I’m not a super huge fan of Superman and all that lore, but Hoechlin and Tulloch helped change my mind with their take on the characters.
That’s it for the 2018 crossover event, but we definitely have next year to look forward to with “Crisis on Infinite Earths.” That a massive piece of DC lore, and we are definitely anticipating a game-changing event. So, until next year.
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