Nothing got in my way of everlasting enjoyment of seeing people die, bombs going off and the baritone guitar instrumental. Back on the island, Oliver recalls how Shado helped him incrementally gain confidence with a bow and hit the target for the first time. It just all clicks from the get-go. Overall a good action flick with a leave your brain at home plot. Back in Starling City, Oliver slowly reconnects with those closest to him. John Woo's choreographed action is not as dramatic as the Matrix-clone films that are so common today.
To reconfirm the lead, Oliver gambles that Felicity can be counted on in the field for the first time. Meanwhile, Oliver struggles to balance his new relationship with McKenna and his duties as Arrow. Oliver immediately pays a visit to the mental institution where The Count is locked up, but finds he is in no condition to deal drugs. John Travolta stars in this mindless thriller in which he steals a nuclear weapon and its up to Christian Slater and Samantha Mathis to save the world. Oliver offers to take a polygraph in front Detective Lance but things get tense when Lance asks him if anyone else was on the island with him. After hearing of the danger in The Glades, Thea races to find Roy, inadvertently putting herself directly in the line of fire for Malcolm's devious plan.
The John Woo directed action scenes stretch over the top at times, there's the mentally unstable talkative nemesis and yes even one of those bombs that graces us with a digital readout. A guilty pleasure if there ever was one. Yet for one reason I can't. Brion Markov and his team. Helena's quest for revenge proves to be too strong for Oliver to handle after she kills the head of the Triad and all hell breaks loose.
Meanwhile, Tommy asks Thea for relationship advice, but things get awkward when she realizes he was asking about Laurel. Meanwhile, Roy and Thea are still looking out for a hero. If you want an action film in which the hero has a personality, and the bad guy has an even better personality, take a look at Broken Arrow. She is cute, earthy, and actually believable. Oliver and Moira entertain a number of surprise - and mostly unwelcome - visitors. There are some unusual special effects but if you've missed one example it's okay because another is right around the corner. Meanwhile, Laurel and her father struggle with the return of Dinah Lance who claims she has proof Sara is still alive.
I've sat through this thing three times and I am now convinced it has turned the higher reasoning centers of my brain into tofu. He is great at creating interesting relationships between heroes and villains, and this film is a good example. Oliver recognizes Martin's name from his father's book and sets his sights on taking him down. If Travolta attempted this movie now instead of when he did - it wouldn't work. Oliver and Tommy are thrilled they were able to get Steve Aoki to play at the opening of their new nightclub, Verdant. Flashbacks reveal how Rene went from simple family man to a hero named Wild Dog. Travolta goes slightly over the top with his character but is still good.
Laurel is his loving fiancée and their wedding is imminent. The team is split about whether they should stop someone who is helping keep the city safe. As Oliver hovers between life and death, he flashes back to a seminal event on the island - a daring escape attempt with his new friend Slade Wilson. But when Oliver's ex, The Huntress, suddenly returns to town, she threatens to destroy everything and everyone he cares about. A jewel thief named Dodger hits Starling City and targets someone very close to Oliver. Oliver turns to McKenna Hall, an old flame and current Vice cop, for help. Tommy and Oliver's already tumultuous relationship takes a turn for the worse after Oliver makes a confession about Laurel.
Oliver suspects Ted is responsible for recent armoured truck robberies, but Diggle defends Ted and takes a job at Ted's security company to keep an eye on him. Diggle is frustrated with his new situation and Thea fights for Lance who confesses a shocking secret. She has nice plump lips, big blue eyes, and the tightly tailored slacks of a Park Ranger. If you like action movies filmed entirely in parking garages and spooky allies, then you will not appreciate the settings in this film in America's majestic West. Oliver flashes back to when he got his first scar, courtesy of Deathstroke. Moira makes a move against Malcom. Laws of nature will not allow him to make another good movie where he plays a bad guy.
If you want a film that will repeat every aspect of every other military adventure film you have ever seen, you will be disappointed. Meanwhile, Laurel steps in to defend Thea, and Felicity gives Oliver some disturbing news about Moira. Meanwhile, Moira and Walter ask Oliver to take over the company. I just like it, that's all. To make things worse, he broadcasts these murders online and claims he was inspired by Arrow's vigilantism. There is no dialogue worth remembering. John Travolta overdoes the psycho routine, hamming it up when some restraint would have made for a more believable performance, but his considerable charm sees him through.
This is one of the better ones. However, when she reveals what she wants from him in exchange, Oliver isn't sure he can accept her help. Tensions run high in the Arrow bunker. The crossover starts on Supergirl S02E08 Medusa I and The Flash S03E08 Invasion! Meanwhile, Tommy throws a benefit for the firefighters and Thea tries to lift Moira out of her depressive state. If dialog bores you, skip this film.
Hooded confrontations at home and the Meryln Global Group reveal dark secrets. Meanwhile, Tommy asks Laurel to spend Christmas with him but she points out that Christmas was also her sister Sara's birthday and she needs to be with her father. The love interest isn't an idiotic supermodel playing a nuclear scientist or something, but a park ranger, also doing her duty. Meanwhile, Oliver shows Moira his father's notebook and questions her about the names on the list. As his plan is to bring people to justice vs. Anybody up for some sesame oil? This movie is junk food, of course, but it's very tasty indeed. Realizing he can't protect his family and stop Deadshot at the same time, Oliver enlists Detective Lance's help, but his plan has dire consequences.