The Facts are These:
Oliver Queen after the incident caused by Malcom in the last season believes he has failed his city. Though he returns and vows not to kill again, by becoming a hero in memory of his fallen friend.
This season built up on the previous season, showing the repercussions the cast and citizens feel after the Glades being destroyed. One of my big problems with the first season was that The Green Arrow was killing people which DC Heroes do not do, it is against their moral code. I just chalked this up to them wanting to make it similar to the Dark Knight movies with the gritty realism. Though with the new season we see that as a step to where the hero goes. He becomes the hero that we all now from the comic books trying to make the city a better place, to write his wrongs and change what needs changing.
Behind the Scenes:
Arrow is based of the DC comics super hero the Green Arrow created by Mort Weisinger (known for creating Aquaman) and George Papp. The series was developed by the writers/ producers Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim, and Andrew Kreisburg for the CW network. Greg Berlanti worked on No Ordinary Family, Everwood and the Green Lanern Movie. Marc Guggenheim has worked on the screenplay for the Green Lantern movie and Percy Jackson Sea of Monsters. Andrew Kriesberg has written on several television series, for example Justice League, The Simpsons, Star Wars: The Clone Wars and Warehouse 13. The Series was produced by the CW network and as a tie-in for the second season a product tie-in with BOSE webisodes were made.
Here is the Season two trailer…
A Brief View of the World:
The world of Arrow is very similar to our own, with everyday normal civilians living there, but their lives are affected by the heroes and villains struggles. This season changed the format of the last, with the last season focusing on everything being able to be set in reality, while this season started to introduce the extraordinary occurrences from the comics, for example the Mirakuru and the creation of The Flash.
This season was more enjoyable than the last adding on to the last season without taking anything away, it created a fun environment with an epic story. There were heartfelt moments and the characters are clearly growing and changing with what it happening in the world. The addition of the Red Arrow was great and showed a more human side of Oliver and showed the problem with too much power.
The season is somewhat rewatchable with the main problem of rewatchability being that each episode has an average runtime of 43 minutes. That being said if you wanted to marathon the show like I normally do, it is going to take you almost a day to watch it, though that shouldn’t stop you from watching this great show.
Smallville: Smallville has the same premise as arrow of how the hero we know came to become them. So if you liked arrow you will like the lighter toned Smallville
Batman: The Animated Series: Is the original dark, gritty adventure series and if you like Arrow than you will like the original hero of Gotham.
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