Ollie lives busy.
According to Jesse Schedeen
Warning: Full spoilers in the bottom section.
Arrow's team and crew took place this week yesterday. It's not hard to understand why. "Slabside Redemption," is a 7-year prison sentence and is the end of the bouncing spring between Oliver Queen and Ricardo Diaz. But notwithstanding all this, this passage is not quite a hope. It is not the strongest event of the 7th season.
In some levels, you're happy to feel this cast and crew pass this after a few weeks, with Daredevil Season 3 hit with Netflix. This series is already used as a gold standard on superhero martial arts television, which is nothing to say amazing and the only ones take prison fights Episode 4 scene. It's hard not to bring comparisons between the two in terms of how they provided similar tones and settings.
In a way, the direct comparisons between Arrow and Daredevil draw apples and oranges. Daredevil has a higher budget and fewer episodes, as well as responding to the elderly audience. More than any other superhero series, it looks for a 13-hour movie per season.
But, on the other hand, Daredevil's jail fight was not so memorable. The Arrow prison battle is far more ambitious with a large number of scales and fighters. Daredevil has made less. Choreography was much more complex. The claustrophobic environment was better used. The lighting had the chance to see all the movements and keep the meaning of each fighter in the frame.
James Bamford (arguably the best Arrow director when action scenes) despite the camera behind this week, the action proved desperately bland. The best fighting scenes were the main ones that took advantage of the heights of the prison environment, especially sequences where Ollie and Turner simultaneously fought at different levels. On the other hand, this week there was very little action. The low point was easily the crossroads between Ollie, Sampson and Brick. The lighting of the nighttime was very difficult for the fighter who was asking me, for a moment I asked Sampson suddenly that Brick was betrayed and had to join Team Ollie.
The Ollie / Diaz revenge was also a desperate disappointment. The decision to give Diaz super power was definitely played. In spite of the violent struggle between equals, this battle, especially, was apparently formed by Diaz, and then eventually dropped the guard. Why was the supercolastic force really needed?
At least I appreciate the poetic end of the Ollie / Diaz competition phase. Because he did not die in prison, Diaz found his enemy again and he saw fear. Again, this section was not difficult. In fact, I thought that Ollie ended up losing the defeat of the villainy Diaz and analyzing his failure. But according to Stephen Amell, Diaz survived and became the new Inmate of 4587. Honestly, you have to go to Diaz. This and the fact that Longbow Hunters shamelessly shake the Star City outweigh the fact that characters are being put in mothballs rather than putting them on a full, proper send-off.
For all these complaints, there was still a lot of "Slabside Redemption" that worked quite well. On the one hand, he decided to keep the story in the slabside countryside and ignore the rest of the Arrow group. It is much easier to feed the tension and isolation of Ollie's mission while we are out of the outside world. That's why the work carried out at the last conference between Ollie and Diaz has worked well, even though there is no payment. The visitor room sequence worked very well, next to Diaz's anger, and he played against the helpless and furious rage of Ollie.
This has also been a great weekend at Michael Jai White's Ben Turner. His first appearance, Turner has never been given in its entirety. The show has been a complex partner in the Suicide group, and its most interesting features are removed. This season, Arrow was able to solve problems and become a hero of Turner's maneuver (or at least an anti-hero). Turner's Ollie's decision was somewhat corrupted, and I've tried to make that change a bit more than the previous episodes. However, it is very good to be the protagonist, especially when the door is open for the return of the Suicide team.
Inelegant fight scene, however, this incident led to Turner's ally allies, Sampson and Brick. It was fun not only that these were the roles played, but at this point it was quite useful. For this reason, two deaths were well suited, Sampson slapped and survived and Brick was expected to face the final prisoner. That said, it was very fun to watch Stanley's dark side appear in this week, and the antagonist should be delighted when Star City succeeds.