Crisis Countdown: Part One

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2019
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Brief Synopsis:
There is a Crisis Coming.
A Crisis that threatens every life in the Multiverse.
And Three Arrowverse Heroes are the key to the survival of all of existence.

The Green Arrow embarks on a mission for the Monitor to create a weapon for the coming Crisis.
The Flash must prepare his Team for his prophesized demise so they can save billions of timelines.
And the Martian Manhunter, with the aid of Supergirl, must come to terms with his dark past so he can become the hero needed for the future.

A Crisis is coming, and the Countdown has begun!

This Fan Edit mixes various storylines from the series ARROW, THE FLASH and SUPERGIRL to tell the tale of the days leading up to Arrowverse crossover event of 2019 -- CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS!
Intention:
The CW's CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS is perhaps the most ambitious Arrowverse Crossover, but it is also it's most problematic.
One issue of many, it is not a Stand Alone Story.
For the story to make complete sense and to have full impact, the audience needs to be aware of the events from the various Arrowverse shows that lead directing into COIE.
With a Fan Edit of COIE being my ultimate goal, I wanted to create a Prequel Event that directly leads into the Final Crisis.
Other Sources:
ARROW:
"You Have Saved This City" season seven
"Starling City" season eight
"Welcome to Hong Kong" season eight

SUPERGIRL:
"The Quest for Peace" season four
"Event Horizon" season five
"Stranger Beside Me" season five
"Blurred Lines" season five

THE FLASH:
"Legacy" season five
"Into the Void" season six
"A Flash of Lightning" season six
"Dead Man Running" season six
Special Thanks:
ArtisDead, Dwightfry, MusicEd and everyone else who contributed suggestions and support for this project.
THANK YOU!
Release Information:
Digital
Editing Details:
Cut all B and C plotlines from the various series and kept the focus on our main heroes and the storylines that lead directly to Crisis on Infinite Earths.
Final Trailer

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A Crisis is coming.....

Upon hearing of the intentions behind this edit, i was intrigued to learn how BionicBob would pull it off. There is a lot of backstory and character building in the lead up to Crisis (across all the Arrowverse shows) and this edit would be no small task. The end result.....BionicBob does it again.

This edit is masterfully done. from a technical perspective, the editing is flawless. Visually stunning and there were no audio issues noticed in my viewing. The scenes and story beats that were chosen from all the shows all contribute to the characters stories and add to the stakes of what this will mean going forward.

My only nitpick would be that at times, the narrative felt like it was drifting away from the core focus of building to Crisis. Specifically, i felt the Blood Work arc from Flash Season 6 contributed little to the narrative that was not already being explored by the other flash season 6 scenes with Barry coming to terms with the knowledge of the impending Crisis and how he chooses to deal with it.

Other then that, this edit completely works in fulfilling Bionic Bob's intentions to produce a worthy build up (Countdown) to the most significant event in the Arrowverse history.

I cannot stress how much i enjoyed this edit.

A big thank you to BionicBob for all the hard work and effort that went into this. I cannot wait to experience the part 2.

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The countdown has begun.....

This was a great edit that I wasn't sure what the end result would be because at no point do our heroes cross paths. If anything, the bridging character is The Monitor. This is a very unique and fun way to see how all of these stories build towards the inevitable and what motivations our heroes have when the crisis arrives.

As I followed the progress on this edit in the forum thread, I was worried that it would feel like a long clip show that gave us the essential info, but I'm glad that that is NOT the case. While we do have multiple stories running at once, they are all as fleshed out as they can be and it never feels like its 2+ hour running time. At the point that these episodes had aired, I was still fully immersed in the Arrowverse, so I remembered most of what was going on, but anything you don't remember can be inferred in the dialogue. I will say that this is not something to dive into blind. You really need to know each show to follow what's happening, but honestly, who is watching Infinity War/Endgame without watching at least a couple of the movies that came before it?

Bob's Arrowverse movies are needed now more than ever with Marvel's newest phase being a bit daunting and subpar and DC films going through it's own crisis and eventual rebirth. Like his previous edits, they are a reminder of what was good in the Arrowverse and leaves you wondering what it would've been like if they weren't bogged down by large episode amounts and could have the freedom and budget to make half the amount of episodes with a better focus.

While the world is running to see Avatar 2, I'm here waiting to run and watch the next BionicBob Arrowverse edit. Keep 'em coming!
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Master editing, and assembling such a rich storyline spread between multiple shows into one single straightforward storyline is outstanding. To now it's the "darkest" point our heroes went through since I started following BionicBob's ArrowVerse edits, wich is hooking me up 'till the end.
My only complaint isn't toward BionicBob who did the best he could do to bring all these series together, but on me who didn't followed all the ArrowVerse shows, that's why I got lost at some points (Batman's cowl on the island, Flash & Iris' daughter from the future. . . etc). But overall, it's a great watch.

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I don't know how he does it, but once again Bob has, with scalpel precision that could only be obtained by micro motor joint management and piston backed pressure applied, trimmed the fat away from another DC live action story to produce a coherent, enjoyable movie.

All the slow and unnecessary filler story has been removed and we have here a very tightly paced build up to the main event. I can not wait for Crisis pt2 to be released, these crossover edits are perfectly paced and you will not feel like anything is missing while still knowing the full story being told.

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