The Flash Director Defends the Movie's VFX: "That Was Intended"

The Flash
Credit: Warner Bros.

The Flash
Credit: Warner Bros.

Leading up to its release this week, The Flash is receiving mostly positive reactions as it has respectable critics' scores and industry insiders have also been praising it for months including key figures such as Tom Cruise and Stephen King.

However, the film has also received a lot of criticism for its visual effects, particularly in the third act where it became a breaking point for some critics on whether they like it overall or not.

Nevertheless, it sounds like director Andy Muschietti made a particular choice regarding how the film will look regarding its visual effects and now we have an explanation from him regarding why it is the case.

Andy Muschietti Discusses His Creative Choice Regarding The Flash's VFX

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In an interview with io9, Muschietti opened up regarding his creative choice of the visual effects of The Flash where he iterated that the look and style were all intentional on his end.

They particularly discussed the action sequence in the beginning where Barry Allen was saving a lot of babies during a building collapse in Gotham City.

"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," he said.

Whether you like the look of the visual effects or not, we cannot deny that it was all Muschietti's creative choice and he decided that this is the best way for him to present Barry's point-of-view regarding his speedster scenes.

We also cannot deny that they were able to make an effort on presenting the speedster sequences in a most effective fashion and differentiate it from the previous comic book movies that have done similar scenes before.

Regardless, the point of the sequences was able to convey. It's all about the individual responses on whether the look was effective or not or whether you think that it could have been way better than what they did. After all, it's not easy to pull off quality visual effects.

Also Read: The Flash Movie Post-Credits Scene Explained

The Flash is now showing in theaters everywhere. You can check more details about it here.

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