Tuesday, October 07, 2014

Funky Flash, Man

Flash Fact: The Flash is fast-paced fun! With charismatic feature players, respect for the comics legacy and continuity without being slavish to it, a solid pilot episode with clearly ambitious plans for the future, the Arrow spin-off should become a fast favourite for fans of superhero hijinks with a much-needed dose of hope and optimism. Barry Allen is a perfect foil for the brooding Oliver Queen, as demonstrated in a fun little five-minute crossover that goes by in a...well, you know.

If the pilot has one weakness it's the lead villain, a warmed-over version of the Weather Wizard who doesn't get much character development - he's just an obstacle for the Flash to overcome. But a blink-and-you'll-miss-it nod to Gorilla Grodd promises there's much more fun to come.

All right, I don't think I can write in the Entertainment Weekly style for too much longer without my fingers rebelling, but one last thing: I quite enjoyed this latest effort from the creators of Arrow, and I hope it's no flash in the pan. 

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