After the phenomenal bomb that Ezra Miller's The Flash proved to be, DC immediately released a new Scarlet Speedster project that showed just how little anyone learned since the last movie.
We firmly believe that The Flash with Ezra Miller managed to achieve true greatness. It takes something (no idea what, exactly) to be completely forgotten about this quickly after spending a small country's budget on production and marketing and losing almost the same amount all over again at the box office.
What’s funny about this movie is that forgetting appears to be a recurring theme here. Not only is the film itself an unmemorable and hollow spectacle that most people don’t recognize as having ever existed anymore…but the titular character himself seems to have completely forgotten everything that happened in the movie!
After the horrific box-office and critical failure of The Flash, DC hurried up with the next project about the Scarlet Speedster which is already out. It’s a podcast called The Flash: Escape The Midnight Circus that was claimed to be a “companion piece” to Ezra Miller’s movie even though in the podcast, Barry Allen is played by Max Greenfield instead.
The thing is, while having completely different lead actors, the two projects have the exact same plot device. While in the movie, Barry Allen travels back in time to save his mother, in the podcast, he travels back in time to…save his relationship with Iris West. This is arguably a way less significant reason to break the universe, right?
You would’ve thought that since Escape The Midnight Circus was announced as a “companion piece” to The Flash and it happens soon after the movie’s events, Barry Allen would’ve learned something about the issues of time travel and altering the universe. Apparently, he didn’t — so he does the exact same stupid thing again.
Surely, this breaks everything, and upon returning, the Scarlet Speedster realizes that he accidentally created an utterly cursed timeline and now has to deal with the consequences. Just like the first time! Who would’ve guessed that making the same mistake would lead to the same result as a few months ago, right?
Admittedly, The Flash was so forgettable that not only the viewers forgot about it but the writers forgot its plot and Barry Allen forgot his past. What a nice touch to wrap up the story of “the best superhero movie ever made.”