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.