The Flash's Extremely Bad CGI is Just Misunderstood, Apparently

The Flash's Extremely Bad CGI is Just Misunderstood, Apparently
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The director says fans have misunderstood his movie.

After five years in production and five expensive reshoots, The Flash is finally in theaters across the country. Warner Bros. did everything in their power to make the movie look as good as possible during the press rounds, but fans are not feeling the sensation at all and accuse the director and producer team of Andy and Barbara Muschietti of ruining the one thing that made the film stand out — The Flash's ultra-fast running scenes.

As we all know, Barry Allen is able to run so fast that he can basically pierce the fabric of the world itself and travel through the multiverse without any special equipment. Naturally, fans of the superhero expected a $200-million movie to make sure those running sequences looked great, but when the final cut of The Flash was shown to the public, people were offended at how cheap the CGI looked in those moments.

The most striking example of The Flash's inexcusably bad CGI actually came early in the movie, when Barry was asked by Ben Affleck's Batman to help him rescue people from the collapsing hospital. Of course, Barry decided to use his supersonic speed to save the poor nurses and children, running around the hospital and pulling people to safety.

Viewers were surprised to see how poorly the scene was done, saying that the babies looked more like plastic toys than real people. In response to these complaints, director Andy Muschietti addressed the issue and explained that CGI in his film wasn't bad, but it was a misunderstood creative decision.

'No, we used all real babies. The idea, of course, is… we are in the perspective of the Flash. Everything is distorted in terms of lights and textures. We enter this "waterworld" which is basically being in Barry's POV. It was part of the design so if it looks a little weird to you that was intended,' Muschietti said.

Apparently, the director is trying to absolve himself of bad CGI accusations, making it look like it was his own creative decision. However, even if the ridiculous CGI was in fact part of the film's design, it didn't make sense to millions of DC fans around the world, who all hoped to see some quality action scenes in The Flash.

Source: Gizmodo.