'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 5 Review: It's a brave new world and a new Justice League after the epic battle

'The Crisis on Infinite Earths' was an ambitious crossover and calling it a success isn't entirely a wrong thing


                            'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 5 Review: It's a brave new world and a new Justice League after the epic battle
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This review contains spoilers for 'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 5

You do know that the multiverse has definitely ended and born again when Lex Luthor wins the Nobel Peace Prize. "I stand with mankind" is not really Lex, but he says that with such determination, that Supergirl's biggest foe is actually the hero of the universe.

'The Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 5 is essentially an epilogue after the multiverse-shattering battle. When The CW said, "World's will end, World's will be reborn", they weren't kidding as they pulled out all stops to make what was TV's biggest event an epic watch. 

Long story short, the multiverse just combined in the same storyline as shown in the 12-part comic. The episode opens with the world's merged and the superheroes all stuck on one world.

J'onn J'onzz (David Harewood), who didn't really do much as a Paragon during the battle is now unlocking memories of those involved in the battle.

Caity Lotz's Sarah Lance too finds herself in the same world, except she is the only one who hopes that like the other heroes, Oliver Queen (Stephen Amell) survived the war, except he's shown to be dead.

As far as the metas go, the united earth faces the first threat in the form of Weather Witch, Sargon the sorcerer, and Beebo (the construct created by the demented magician).

The episode also heavily focusses on Lance's connection to Oliver serving as the perfect opener for 'Legends of Tomorrow' Season 5.  It also cements her as one of the pivotal leaders of the group.

That the Legends are famous as shown in this chapter also sets the tone for the rest of the season. Comicbook fans have every reason to rejoice as the episode treats them to a Marv Wolfman cameo. 

Except, after all this, we got to take our statement of calling this an epilogue as the Anti-Monitor returns with his horde of shadow demons.  The battle isn't necessarily another bloodied affair, as the heroes manage to fend off the threat a lot more easily this time. 

'Crisis on Infinite Earths' Part 5 has its moments — cheesy and cool. Some random lines were thrown around, fairly decent VFX which is still surprising considering a TV budget, and enough emphasis on female superheroes, and a women President. 

The crossover also explains the formation of the first Justice League and a tribute to the Green Arrow.

Final verdict

'Crisis on Infinite Earths' was an ambitious crossover and calling it a success isn't entirely a wrong thing. While there are things they could have done better, this experiment at this point deserves credit.

This may also set the way forward to how the Arrowverse goes from here. The final episode is a roller-coaster of emotions. When Stephen Amell said, "It is going to be a happy ending", he wasn't wrong. 

'Legends of Tomorrow' returns on The CW on January 21, 2020.

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