May 15, 2014 at 6:58 pm #993
amsParticipantMay 15, 2014 at 8:13 pm #40145
Love it, love everything about it…but I grew up a solid DC fan…I’m just happy to see them finally world building.May 15, 2014 at 9:01 pm #40149
Some thoughts from someone who never read the comics:
If the villain can control the weather why does he waste his time robbing banks? And if the shockwaves from Barry running are enough to fling a grown man several meters backwards, wouldn’t they also shatter all those car windows he runs within inches off? Also, I get that he has accelerated healing and that he and his suit are immune to air friction, but how the heck aren’t his regular clothes and the Flanders spandex instantly vaporized? How is the cyclist he snatched up at 4:10 not freaking dead? He was effectively punched at the speed of sound by a superhero, his entire torso would be reduced to a bag of bone powder, hamburger meat and stomach acid, if not outright split in two. Hell, he might have been better off just smashing into the pavement. Black cop guy is right, by the way, this Barry character is a weirdo: You don’t get down on all four to smell the evidence, mister hero, way to contaminate the crime scene. Why doesn’t he have nine months worth of bed hair when he wakes up from the coma? Maybe some nurse cut and washed it every now and again, but I don’t see why “combing and hair wax” were higher on S.T.A.R. Labs’ priority list than “shirt”. Then again these doctors seem kind of incompetent; for Christ’s sake, ladies, the guy just woke up from a coma after having had a goddamned bolt of lightning rammed down his throat, maybe you should sit him down and give him some ice cream or something before you shove the urine cup in his face!
Effects look good, though, and my brother-in-law swears by Arrow so I might give this a watch.May 15, 2014 at 9:12 pm #40152
Dude…it’s a superhero story…let it be fun without over thinking it.May 15, 2014 at 10:50 pm #40163
Can’t stop overthinking it now, I’m on a roll.
Why does black cop guy wear his badge sideways? Why are all three cops standing in the crime scene wearing no protective clothing what so ever? What is the reasoning here? “Go ahead and touch the body of our fallen comrade, Barry, gloves are for sissies anyway”? “It’s just Johnson, nobody liked him anyway, he kept stealing food from the lunch room. We tried to stop him, but as you may have gathered we are not very good at preventing crime”?
The hero seems like a pretty smart guy so why does he, right after seeing an enormous thunderbolt take out every glass pane and lightbulb of an entire city block, immediately grab onto the giant steel chain hanging from the skylight in the cieling of his penthouse apartment. I’m no expert when it comes to meteorology in general or electric conductivity in particular, but that strikes me as a mind-bogglingly stupid move!
Luckily his hair still looks pretty good.
Yes, lightning gave you abs, Barry. It also waxed your chest- and abdominal hair. Lightning is weird like that.
Dan Dorian is in this show? All grievances are hereby forgiven!
It was actually very impressive to see the waitress catch the tray before it hit the ground. She’s got reflexes like a snake!
Hold on, he can see his hand going all blurry from trembling super fast? Doesn’t that contradict this statement: “See you thought the world was slowing down. You were going so fast it only looked like everyone else was standing still”? You know, the statement that was made less than two seconds ago?
Way to smash into that guy’s van, probably ruining a whole lot of the cargo. How the hell is he going to explain that to his employers? Luckily his hair still looks pretty good.
Rapid healing I have no problem with, but all that kinetic energy has to come from somewhere. I’m guessing that whatever it is that Barry eats would explode a normal human’s heart.
If you could control the weather why would you ever need a car?
Antimatter and dark energy aren’t really theoretical, Barry. Glad to see that Dan doesn’t take any science sass from the guy who thought that hugging what was essentially a lightning rod would be the optimal course of action during a thunderstorm.
“I’ve been thinking too small.” Dude, you can control hurricanes and essentially cripple half a city with a thought. You’ve had these powers for over a decade and only now you realize that robbing banks may not be the most efficient use of them?
Barry, was it really nessecary to flip that car? You could have just, you know, taken the gun from the guy, or something. He wasn’t wearing a seatbelt, so even if he somehow wasn’t scorched in the explosion he’s probably dead or at least severely injured now. Just saying. Luckily your hair still looks perfect.
The suit actually looks really good.
4:35, “TRAVELS FAST” You don’t say? I must have missed that.
He may not be faster than a bullet, mister gunman, but I just saw him slap an eight hundred pound slab of steel out of a the air, and it only looked like it mildly annoyed him. I don’t think a bullet is going to hurt him much. Hell, that suit is probably bulletproof anyway
Yes, Barry, Arrow does look like a pretty cool show.May 16, 2014 at 12:39 am #40168
I’d say it looks pretty decent at the moment, I’ll wait until it comes out before my final judgement. I like all the folklore they’re using (Reverse-Flash cameo right at the start was interesting). Can’t say the suit is especially great, but I’ve always doubted the Flash suit could really be done well live action anyway.
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