Marvel Fans Argue DC Can't Do Super Speed After Comparing ETERNALS To THE FLASH Movie And TV Show

Marvel Fans Argue DC Can't Do Super Speed After Comparing ETERNALS To THE FLASH Movie And TV Show Marvel Fans Argue DC Can't Do Super Speed After Comparing ETERNALS To THE FLASH Movie And TV Show

The MCU has introduced two versions of Quicksilver, his nephew Speed, and the Eternal Makkari, and fans on social media are now arguing that they're all vastly better than what we've seen from The Flash.

By JoshWilding - Sep 06, 2023 02:09 PM EST
Filed Under: The Flash

The Flash was finally released in theaters earlier this year and, somewhat coincidentally, 2023 also marked the end of The CW's The Flash TV series. 

Questionable special effects in the latter became the norm, though they were easy to forgive considering the fact producers were working with a relatively low network television budget. In fact, there are times when The Flash looked really rather good...just not when Barry Allen was running. 

Unbelievably, The Flash movie somehow looked even worse. While its divisive cameos were the biggest issue for some fans, the fact Ezra Miller looked so laughably bad when racing into action (the baby sequence will forever be the stuff of nightmares) is unforgivable for a movie thought to have cost over $300 million.

Filmmaker Andy Muschietti has claimed it was a stylistic decision and if that is indeed true...well, it was a bad idea. 

As first pointed out by Screen Rant, a fan account recently shared a comparison video of The Flash movie and TV show to highlight just how goofy DC's Scarlet Speedster looks while utilising his super speed. That prompted Marvel fans to chime in, with many using Eternals' Makkari as an example of how this ability should be portrayed in live-action.

Love or hate that 2021 movie, it feels like they might be on to something here!

By not making everything around Makkari slow down, it ensures what we're seeing looks far more realistic. Interestingly, Zack Snyder took a similar approach in 2013's Man of Steel when he had the movie's Kryptonians show off their speed. 

Check out the comparison below and then let us know your thoughts in the comments section.

Worlds collide in The Flash when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time in order to change the events of the past. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening annihilation, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to.

That is, unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian...albeit not the one he's looking for. Ultimately, to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows, Barry's only hope is to race for his life. But will making the ultimate sacrifice be enough to reset the universe?

The movie stars Ezra Miller, Sasha Calle, Michael Shannon, Ron Livingston, Maribel Verdu, Kiersey Clemons, Antje Traue, and Michael Keaton.

The Flash is now streaming on Max with a Blu-ray release set for September 15.

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FireandBlood - 9/6/2023, 2:38 PM
They’re not wrong.Snyder handled it fairly well in Man of Steel with the Kryptonians, but completely dropped the ball with Flash when it came to Justice League. And let’s not even get started on the show.

Problem is, all the OTT lightning that Johns added and they kept on running with looks [frick]ing hideous, on page and even more so on screen. It takes a cool sleek power set and uglies it. They need to ditch that shit altogether.

The opening scene of him running from Central City to Gotham was good though, ngl
mountainman - 9/6/2023, 2:55 PM
@PlusUltra - Yes the zoomed out running was good. In fact that opening scene, minus the baby debacle, might have been one of the best parts of the movie.
EarlChai - 9/6/2023, 5:44 PM
@PlusUltra - "OTT" lightning?
FireandBlood - 9/6/2023, 5:46 PM
@EarlChai - Over the top lighting

bkmeijer1 - 9/6/2023, 2:38 PM
Yeah, Eternals definitely had the best running on screen. After that is Flash (the show). I don't know what the movie did, but The Flash' running was just so awkward
mastakilla39 - 9/6/2023, 5:05 PM
@bkmeijer1 - I thought Age of Ultron was good too for a speedster saving people and fighting Ultron bots. Sadly a lot of people don't remember it. MCU has been nailing the speedster visuals, problem is they don't have a popular character like The Flash.

bkmeijer1 - 9/7/2023, 2:24 AM
@mastakilla39 - yeah, Quicksilver was great too. Visually Age of Ultron is pretty good allround (even one of the reason I actually think it's better than Avengers, which really looked like a tv special at times)
Origame - 9/6/2023, 2:39 PM
...what do you mean it looks more "realistic"? I think the word you're looking for is powerful.

In fact I'd argue the illusion of slow motion makes that look more believable than just showing them yank people all over the place at speeds would obviously turn their insides into paste.
GhostDog - 9/6/2023, 2:39 PM
The super speed in Eternals was one of the few highlights. The sheer force Makari moved with and how the surrounding world shifted around her was very visually cool. You could see the super agility working with the speed.
FireandBlood - 9/6/2023, 2:41 PM
@GhostDog - And funnily enough, she looks more like Flash than Flash does. The lightning really does a disservice to the visuals of his power set. Outside of Green Lantern, they really need to start ditching a lot of Johns ideas at DC.
Thing94 - 9/6/2023, 2:41 PM
Yes absolutely Makkari in Eternals by far was the best I've seen
MarvelZombie616 - 9/6/2023, 2:43 PM
Eternals is a vastly underappreciated movie.
The Deviants have ugly ass cgi, but the rest of the movie is more intelligent than most people realize.
Also it is much better than The Flash, even though i enjoyed it more than i thought.
Vigor - 9/6/2023, 2:49 PM
@MarvelZombie616 - finally some Eternals appreciation around this place
WhatIfRickJames - 9/6/2023, 3:29 PM
@MarvelZombie616 - A beautiful movie, could have been tighter but I still enjoyed it. Dropped the ball on the Deviants for sure.
Razorface1 - 9/6/2023, 4:08 PM
@MarvelZombie616 - eternals esa amazing. My only gripe is how they killed off Kro so quickly after aknowledging his sapiency.
Arthorious - 9/6/2023, 3:46 PM
@BuzzKillington - I think this site has moved on from Dc vs Marvel arguments and has moved to politics.
ThorArms - 9/6/2023, 2:46 PM
Yeah, Makkari was done correctly.

I did like Quicksilver from Fox-men though a lot as well, so the slo-mo thing can work - Flash just did it poorly
HistoryofMatt - 9/6/2023, 2:46 PM
Sure. Whatever you say.

Th3Batman - 9/6/2023, 2:49 PM
The only thing DC does better than its competition is losing money. DC might as well give away money instead of funding these projects, because at least that doesn't include all the effort that goes into filmmaking.
FireandBlood - 9/6/2023, 2:52 PM
@Th3Batman - Ain’t that the truth
EgoEgor - 9/6/2023, 3:01 PM
Cause Ezra runs like a goof.

Who runs like that? And I don't known if it's Ezra being unable to run or Zack trying to visually complicated a simple thing but it looks horrible. They should've studied actual runners.

Even the TV show did the running better.

JonC - 9/6/2023, 4:34 PM
@EgoEgor - i read he was supposed to be mimicking speed skaters in the olympics.
cheeseburger - 9/6/2023, 5:04 PM
@JonC - you would think they would mimic Usain Bolt the fastest human ever but speed skaters?
THEDARKKNIGHT1939 - 9/6/2023, 3:01 PM
The CGI in Eternals is just as shit as the CW's Flash.
comicfan100 - 9/6/2023, 3:02 PM
Eternals has the best showcase of super speed in live action. You shouldn't have to always show speed from the POV of the speedster with everything slowed down.
AnthonyVonGeek - 9/6/2023, 3:04 PM
What? We all know that the 90s Flash had the best fx

Followed closely by 1979 Flash fx

NinnesMBC - 9/6/2023, 3:07 PM
You must be really running in serious low of news influx if you're resorting to make this kind of thread Josh.

"Questionable special effects in the latter became the norm. In fact, there are times when The Flash looked really rather good...just not when Barry Allen was running."

The actual "questionable special effects":

Ignorance's truly a bliss.
Lokiwasright - 9/7/2023, 12:19 AM
@NinnesMBC - Jesus christ of hell?!
Himura - 9/7/2023, 1:41 PM
@NinnesMBC - I'm guessing the strikes have him running low on content rn lol
MotherGooseUPus - 9/6/2023, 3:13 PM
I would also say that quicksilver in the MCU showed speed much better than the Flash (movie). i think the Flash (show) did a pretty decent job for a lower budget lower network (CW) type of show. But yea, Makkari looks fantastic and is def one of the hightlights of an underrated movie.

RolandD - 9/6/2023, 3:17 PM
Josh behind his keyboard.
Oberlin4Prez - 9/6/2023, 3:17 PM
Quicksilver in X-Men breasts them all I'm afraid.
MochaKing - 9/6/2023, 3:26 PM
@Oberlin4Prez - oppai...
EskimoJ - 9/6/2023, 4:44 PM
@Oberlin4Prez - Days of Future Past was the most fun of them, but it's also more stopping time than depicting superspeed.

Dash in the first Incredibles is still 🤌🏾.
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