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The Flash (2023) - WHY IT FAILED - Episode 274

The Cinema Psychos Show

Release Date: 07/03/2023

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Do you remember 1995?  We sure do!  This week as we close out Dystopian, 90's, Sci-fi, Cyber Punk Month, we are revisiting what people thought teens would do with a Packard Bell PC that cost 2k from Circuit City in 1995....HACK THE PLANET!  We're talking about of course Hackers starring Johnny Lee Miller and Angelina Jolie.  A movie that we think has some kind of a message, but gets kinda muddled by things like 30 year old actors pretending to be teenagers, Jolt Cola, roller blades, and some pretty insane fashion choices.  But is this movie as bad as some reviewers...

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This week, we are heading again to 1995 to review Johnny Mnemonic. A movie that feels a bit like a chipotle burrito, jam packed filled with brain implants, yakuza assassins, a global pandemic created by "technology", a cyborg dolphin, and yea....Henry Rollins is in it too. But is this movie really all that terrible? Are there any redeeming qualities to a film that has the pedigree of William Gibson's writing and the direction of artist Robert Longo? Well get ready to jack in as we tackle the world of cyber implants, VR Internet, and Johnny Mnemonic! DISCORD!!!  Take the conversation...

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Do you like movie reviews with a heavy does of comedy? We'll we're The Cinema Psychos Show!  We are indie filmmakers, Brian Cottington and John Wooliscroft who each week deep dive your favorite movies and filmmakers (both bad and good) with our own brand of vulgar-yet-smart film criticism.   Follow us where ever you get your podcasts or reach out to our website    DISCORD!!!  Take the conversation further!  Come check out our Discord channel where we you can interact face to face (digitally) with us.  Like our opinion or hate it, now you can tell us...

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Gather round, superhero fanatics! Ever thought about the cost of producing a blockbuster like "The Flash" and the lack of substantial return on investment? We pull back the curtains on the economics of superhero movies in a lively discussion that ranges from the controversy surrounding Ezra Miller to the quality of VFX in this DC production. We've got a lot to unpack here, including our candid reactions to the film, the plot holes, and the impact of Michael Keaton's return to his Batman role.

Are the glowing reviews of "The Flash" genuine or influenced by Warner Brothers' pressure? Hold onto your seats as we shake things up, raising insightful questions about the complicated relationship between movie execs, filmmakers, and fans. We chew over the balance of comedy and drama in the film, distinguishing between the scenes that strike the right note and the cringe comedy moments. We also dig into the implication of VFX houses' economics on the quality of VFX in superhero movies and put the controversial actor Ezra Miller under the microscope.

Finally, we turn our keen eyes to the DC Universe's possible success if they were to focus on standalone films rather than fan service. It's a heated debate on the potential of time-travel movies like "The Flash" and the impact of iconic characters like Michael Keaton's Batman. We round-off with a critique of the Flash’s comedic ending, and a thought-provoking exploration of alternate endings. So gear up for this rollercoaster ride as we dissect the superhero cinema landscape from top to bottom!

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(0:00:00) - Review and Critique of the Flash
(0:10:33) - Flash Movie Reception Discussion
(0:21:43) - Challenges of "The Flash" Movie
(0:34:37) - VFX and Multiverse Issues in Superhero Films
(0:42:14) - Flash, Multiverses, and Michael Keaton's Batman
(0:55:49) - Flashpoint Movie and Humor Balance Discussion
(1:02:19) - Film Flaws and Nicholas Cage's Superman
(1:15:10) - Critiquing the Flash and the DCEU
(1:24:36) - DCU's Need for Standalone Films


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