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Old 10-27-2012, 05:28 PM   #1
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Discuss the show's lead character, Arrow/Oliver Queen, played by Stephen Amell.






I've gotta say I'm loving his portrayal thus far. He's an engaging lead character. I love the decision to give him the interior monologue. Amell's acting does the role justice too. He's a very likeable lead and I'm glad he's a fan of the material who gives 200% to the role.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lj34Op3CtKM

I haven't liked this character as much since The Longbow Hunters. They've really captured the essence of what Arrow is all about and finally made the character relevant again.

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Old 10-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #2
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After only 3 Episodes, I find him already more badass than Nolan's Batman. And it's not because of the fact that he kills.

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Old 10-27-2012, 05:41 PM   #3
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I think Stephen Amell is superb as Oliver Queen/Arrow and very different than Justin Hartley. I'd say its like the difference between Christian Bale and Michael Keaton, I loved both but they suited the movies they were in same as Amell and Hartley in the TV shows they are/were in.

I also love the inner monolgue stuff and its gotten me more excited for Green Arrow than I have ever been. He's always been a character I liked but now he's a character I love thanks to Arrow and Amell.

I especially love Amells voice as Arrow think its perfect, I'm so glad he and the producers went with what they did and not some silly growl or voice changing apparatus.

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I just hope that down the road or after this whole list thing that Ollie becomes less serious and have some personality that isnt driven by revenge.

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Old 10-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #5
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I'd equate Hartley to Schumaccer's Batman. I didn't find Justin's version true to the modern GA at all. It was closer to the cheesy Silver Age version, and so was his portrayal.

Amell's Oliver Queen/Arrow is badass.

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Old 05-17-2013, 04:17 PM   #6
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So this shouldn't be on the last page. Amell went from being pretty emotionless and bland to "i can't envision anyone else as Oliver Queen ever again" pretty quickly. He grew more comfortable with the role episode by episode in my opinion and hit his stride in the second half of the season.

His acting in the final episodes of the season was phenomenal, especially in the Undertaking episode where he played young playboy Ollie and current day vigilante equally well.

Lots of great action and stunts from him towards the end too, looking forward to him taking it up a notch next season. Great writing for him too.

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Old 05-29-2013, 06:07 AM   #7
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I hope the one thing that we can avoid doing in Season 2 is not having Oliver have like 3 very predictable and very repetitive scenes where he goes to visit his then current love interest and have a so called "heart felt" discussion before they get intimate with each other for the first time. It was like de ja vu for three times when we saw Oliver having scenes with Helena, Laurel, and that other woman who's cop, which led to him sleeping with all of them.

And it kind of wastes any development that they spend time on since he just goes back to another woman. Was Oliver's character this flaky in the comics?

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Old 07-16-2013, 04:06 PM   #8
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Check out how Stephen Amell works out, no wonder he is so ripped:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43FMVVTx8-I

I LOVE HIM!! <3

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Old 07-23-2013, 11:11 PM   #9
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I'm not going to lie. Watching those scenes makes me want to find an abandoned factory and just train my ass off. Then I realize I'm not rich and sit by butt back down on the couch.

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Old 09-19-2013, 10:27 PM   #10
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If Oliver ends up getting romantically involved and intimate with both women at different points in this season, then people will have another reason for wanting Green Arrow Dead in Starling City: Because he's just so damn lucky.lol

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Yes, given Oliver's penchant for ill-advised or just downright dangerous hook ups, its only a matter of time until he sleeps with Summer.

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Personally, I'd prefer that Felicity date Diggle. I thought that those two had good chemistry in Season 1 and I prefer her and Oliver as "buds."

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Yes, given Oliver's penchant for ill-advised or just downright dangerous hook ups, its only a matter of time until he sleeps with Summer.
I wonder how many "moments" we'll actually have in Season 2 where Oliver has his, now vintage scenes with his female stars, where he has this emotional emphiany with them (while letting down a tear drop) as it leads to them sleeping with each other.lol

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Well, I'm positive that he'll sleep with Shado at some point. There's always Laurel, and Summer is a definite possibility. Oh, and Black Canary, lets not forget her.

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Well, I'm positive that he'll sleep with Shado at some point. There's always Laurel, and Summer is a definite possibility. Oh, and Black Canary, lets not forget her.
Well, it's almost a given that he'll sleep with Shado due to their somewhat controversial history together in the comics.

And he's already slept with "Black Canary" when you consider who she really is based on what was spoiled about her identity.

Frankly, the only women that seem to be safe from being romantically linked to Oliver are just his family members or women far older than him (at the moment regarding the latter).lol

And they even mentioned on how we might even get hints of Oliver and Felicity later on in the season.

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Old 09-20-2013, 12:00 AM   #16
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Jeez, Oliver gets more action on this show than Tony Stark, Bruce Wayne, and James Bond combined. Also, I'm hoping that Shado shows up in Starling City at some point, perhaps with a 5 year old son named Connor.

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Personally, I'd prefer that Felicity date Diggle. I thought that those two had good chemistry in Season 1 and I prefer her and Oliver as "buds."
I don't want any of them dating.

There's no need for romance IMO.

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