This cut was absolutely phenomenal. BionicBob did a fantastic job sewing together what I assume was a hot mess of a TV show. I never bothered finishing any of the Arrowverse shows because they were too drama heavy and often felt like a soap opera more-so than a comic book series. Bionicbob fixed that, and created a viewing experience that feels like a really great movie. Thank you kindly, Bionicbob! Now I can finally enjoy all of the DC TV content in the best way possible. :)
This is another very solid superhero edit from the ever reliable Bionic Bob. The differences here have certainly improved the pacing of what was already a very long story - for example, I never for once felt the story drag here, with more or less every scene having some weight of importance to it. Sure, there's still plenty of time for some moments of light relief (after all, who wants a 100% deadly serious Arrowverse show), but none of them feel particularly superfluous.
Admittedly, I'm a bit late to the game on this one, but I really admire the hard work that Bob has gone to in presenting his version of the Crisis storyline, and this verision of Elseworlds certainly acts as the perfect prelude. It really makes you want to start watching is Countdown to Crisis edits immediately afterwards. Coming from someone like me who can easily suffer from superhero fatigue, that's meant as a huge compliment.
On the technical side it's nearly 100% perfect. I did notice a couple of scenes where audio levels did vary - i.e. one scene suddenly has slightly louder dialogue. It's no big deal at all though, and things quickly correct themselves. Bob did an awesome job with the cropping and zooming in to remove the title cards and episode credits. It was so good on my 55 inch TV that I had to check with him to make sure he hadn't discovered an amazing editing tool which could remove titles, but no, it was just skillful cropping.
All in all, an extremely entertaining 2 hours and I feel suitably pumped and excited to enter the Countdown to Crisis! Highly recommended.
Let me say, that this Elseworlds edit of the Arrowverse crossover is just a masterpiece. All the cuts are seamless and the music choices are certainly the best.
At any moment, you cannot notice that this was made for a TV series. The pacing is great and the fun and excitement is guaranteed during all the running time.
The addition of the deleted scenes are a wise choice because they add depth to the story and focus a little bit more on the characters.
Once again, BionicBob has accomplished a truly masterpiece by removing all the soap opera antics and making it flow like a true motion picture.
I really think that Warner Bros. and DC must watch this edit and learn something on how to make and edit movies and stop making crap.
Another day, another fun tv-to-film edit of BionicBob. Here 3 episodes of 40 min are edited into a film of just under 2h. Again, t's seamless. You never feel like anything is missing even though about 25 minutes throughout the 3 episodes were jettisoned. If you like the Arrowverse or superhero action, but are somewhat exasperated by the over-reliance of soap opear antics by the CW shows, Bob keeps only what matters and makes it all flows.
Thumbs up, can't wait for him to finish the whole Crisis saga.