Amount

Underused in the Invasion crossover?

29 Nov 2016 13:43 #51453 by andyf
In his review of the Invasion 3 part crossover, Deadline Hollywood's Domenic Patten says the crossover is a lot of fun and the best one the CW has done yet, but Supergirl herself is somewhat underused.

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • andyf
  • andyf's Avatar Topic Author
  • Offline
  • SWM - Senior
  • SWM - Senior
More
01 Dec 2016 14:04 #51484 by five_red
Replied by five_red on topic Underused in the Invasion crossover?
Crossover myth: by putting two popular superhero properties together you get an outcome that is as powerful as both properties combined.

Crossover reality: by putting two popular superhero properties together you get an outcome that is as powerful as both properties halved.

Or, put another way... nobody is well served by crossover episodes. They are, by definition, always compromises were numerous characters all have to squeeze into a single spotlight.


R5

Supergirl Pre-Crisis Chronology: www.superwomenmania.com/supergirltl/
Supergirl: the Life and Times of Kara Zor-El: maidofmight.wordpress.com/
DeviantArt: 5red.deviantart.com/
Blog: x5red.tumblr.com/
The following user(s) said Thank You: andyf

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
02 Dec 2016 09:49 #51493 by Woodclaw
Replied by Woodclaw on topic Underused in the Invasion crossover?

five_red wrote: Crossover myth: by putting two popular superhero properties together you get an outcome that is as powerful as both properties combined.

Crossover reality: by putting two popular superhero properties together you get an outcome that is as powerful as both properties halved.

Or, put another way... nobody is well served by crossover episodes. They are, by definition, always compromises were numerous characters all have to squeeze into a single spotlight.


R5


I think that the problem is that when writing a crossover you have to decide to either put every ongoing storyline on hold and focus purely on the characters interactions, or keep the storylines developing and have the extra characters being mostly a glorified extra. It's possible to do a bit of both, but it's pretty damn hard (during this crossover the only time they did it right was with professor Stein).
The big issue with Supergirl here is that she's the newcomer on the team and a pretty damn powerful one. All the other characters know each other well and are used to work together to a point. As a result the writer didn't need much screentime to establish how Barry, Ollie, Sarah and the others relate to each other because that's a given factor. Kara is different, because her only established relationship is with Barry, so they had to choose to either spend a LOT of time to define these other relationships or to further the story.

(formerly Anon, still Librarian)

"What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?" ("Gentleman" John Marcone)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
02 Dec 2016 13:45 #51498 by AuGoose
Replied by AuGoose on topic Underused in the Invasion crossover?
A Kryptonian would render most of the plot moot, so they're shoved into the background except as a target for baddies to hit hard to establish the aggressors' credibility? oh, man. I'm never seen THAT before. ;)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
04 Dec 2016 12:13 #51524 by KarkClent
Replied by KarkClent on topic Underused in the Invasion crossover?
Totally unrelated but that inside joke that was said by Brandon Routh made me chuckle more than it should've.
The following user(s) said Thank You: Markiehoe

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

  • KarkClent
  • KarkClent's Avatar
  • Offline
  • SWM - Junior
  • SWM - Junior
  • [TO BE CONTINUED]
More
05 Dec 2016 20:46 #51565 by Woodclaw
Replied by Woodclaw on topic Underused in the Invasion crossover?

KarkClent wrote: Totally unrelated but that inside joke that was said by Brandon Routh made me chuckle more than it should've.


Me too. In general actor allusion can be extremely funny when done right. I'm kind of disappointed that they didn't any in Supergirl season 1 when Laura Vandervoort was on set.

(formerly Anon, still Librarian)

"What is the point of having free will if one cannot occasionally spit in the eye of destiny?" ("Gentleman" John Marcone)

Please Log in or Create an account to join the conversation.

More
Time to create page: 2.740 seconds