The Complete Fifth Season
review by Bobby Blakey
“Warner Bros. Home Entertainment provided me with a free copy of the Blu-ray I reviewed in this Blog Post. The opinions I share are my own.”
I have never been a big fan of The Flash comics, but was instantly a fan when the series originally debuted in 2014. Since its debut it has grown into something much bigger than just the Flash himself sharing the screen with not only its own band of heroes, but through the CW’s DC TV Universe often crossing over with Arrow, Supergirl and Legends of Tomorrow. Now the latest season is coming home with The Flash: The Complete Fifth Season.
The Flash follows Central City forensic investigator Barry Allen who as a result of a scientific experiment gone awry is now the fastest man alive The Flash. With the help of the S.T.A.R Labs team, Caitlin Snow, Cisco Ramon and Dr. Harrison Wells, Barry protects the people of Central City from these powerful new threats. In Season Five, shortly after defeating The Thinker, Barry Allen/The Flash and his wife, Iris, were stunned by the arrival of their already grown, speedster daughter from the future, Nora (Jessica Parker Kennedy). However, acclimating to their lives as parents won’t be the only challenge they face, as Season Five pits Team Flash against Central City’s latest scourge – the DC Super-Villain Cicada (Chris Klein).
Once again this series runs perfectly on track to offer up some great moments for comic fans or just fans of the series in general. I loved that this season continued with a big bad that wasn’t just speedster focused, but injected it with some twists connecting it to previous episodes and consequences. The show continues to be more of an ensemble super team that gives everyone here some fun moments and story arcs. The same can be said for the villains as they offer up some fun moments that are nostalgic to comic fans, but make sure to keep the story flowing a lot more smoothly this season in my opinion.
Much like every season The Flash teamed up with Arrow and Supergirl for the highly anticipated CW DC Universe yearly crossover with this one being the best so far. Using the Elseworlds element they introduce new characters, old classic
ones and some fun Easter Eggs for hardcore comic fans. The banter between Oliver and Barry is always entertaining and this crossover will have some big lasting effects for next season so will be interesting to see how it affects everything. I have really been digging this series and enjoyed this one quite a bit. The costume update is probably the closest to the comic so far and additional character appearances are loads of fun to see them come to life.
This collection not only features all 22 episodes from the fifth season in high-definition, as well as a digital copy of the season (available in the U.S.), the 4-disc Blu-ray will also include all three crossover episodes and featurettes taking fans behind bringing this show to life. Hit the ground running and grab your copy of The Flash the Complete Fifth Season when it hits Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on August 27th from Warner Bros. Home Entertainment.