Masterfully balancing over 20 superheroes on screen & culminating over 15 seasons of TV, Crisis On Earth-X is the best live-action Justice League movie to date. 9.2/10.
Barry and Iris’ wedding brings the gang together, but things go awry when villains from Earth-X attack the ceremony. All of the superheroes band together with help from their super friends like Citizen Cold, The Ray, Felicity Smoak, Iris West, and Alex Danvers to take on their most formidable villains yet. Earth’s mightiest heroes – Green Arrow, Supergirl, The Flash, and White Canary – lead their teams into battle to save the world.
*Possible spoilers ahead*
Most Memorable Moment: 1. Opening Earth X scene, 2. Fight in the Church, 3. Final fight scene
Pros: JAW-DROPPING Opening Scene showing how unstoppable Green Arrow would be if he was evil and bringing reminiscence of how badass Oliver was in Arrow S1, UNBELIEVABLE fight scenes and team-ups especially in the finale, Metallo fight, and most of all, the Church fight scene – one of the craziest action scenes I have EVER seen in a superhero movie or show!!!!, intriguing plotlines and good balance impressively juggling all the character’s problems and making not just an action-fest while not a drama-fest either, the sheer magnitude of the crossover – over 20+ BONAFIDE Justice League members on screen at the same time and the type of chemistry only years of interaction and crossovers can get you – plays like a Justice League sequel, emotional resolution and fulfillment in the wedding, absolutely INCREDIBLE scoring – ballsy too being very unique and different with choir and sharp, arpeggiated choruses that just make it crazy epic and fitting for a superhero movie of this magnitude, so many comic references and easter eggs like having Barry and Iris’ daughter and Prometheus other reveal and pop culture references too, one of the greatest storylines in the HISTORY of comics pitting the unthinkable: the Justice League against themselves – just as powerful, knowing all their flaws and strengths, and making for some unbelievably acted and impressively difficult scenes having to confront and fight against themselves, incredible acting especially led by Stephen Amell, Colin O’Donnell (Tommy back FTW!!! those dialogue scenes with Oliver were just powerful after all these years), Melissa Benoist, and Tom Cavanaugh playing multiple characters at the same time drastically different in tone and motivation, phenomenally developed plot with loads of twists and turns, delivers everything a superhero fan could want – sense of wonder with breathtaking fast-paced action scenes and beautiful suits and power showing all-around too, introduces a BUNCH of new characters like The Ray and and teasing things like Doomsday, powerful emotion and extremely ballsy having things like a bonafide and heart-wrenching death of a top tier Justice League member in *SPOILER* Firestorm (almost legit made me cry how beautifully it’s executed) that most superhero movies are even scared too – adds extreme weight and power to the stakes and crossover making it truly hold its own as a movie that challenges if not is even BETTER than the $300,000,000 Justice League movie currently in theaters (proving that storytelling and craftsman writing >>>> budget), scale as big as mountains of money can buy but also has little hero acts that are just as satisfying like when the Trinity – Green Arrow, Flash, Supergirl face their evil doppelgangers and save the construction site, breathtaking cinematography in things like Dark Green Arrow with the red glowing Nazi backdrop and the prison sequence with golden lighting introducing Booster Gold, feels truly like a movie
Cons: Dips into the relationship drama flask a little too much, too blunt at times trying to give representation (although important and will likely be groundbreaking) to factions like LGBTQ, the very ending of course with Felicity’s wedding overshadowing -.-
Overall Rating: 9/10