THE FLASH Trailer Has Great Production Value, Little Originality

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Hot on the heels of yesterday’s poster reveal, The CW has released a new trailer for The Flash, their new series based on the DC Comics character of the same name.  CW’s other superhero Arrow also makes  a brief appearance which makes sense given the fact that this is essentially a spinoff of that show.  The two series will actually crossover in Episode 8 of both shows’ upcoming seasons.  While we got a teaser a few weeks back, today’s look at the show features a lot more footage.  I’m sort of underwhelmed by this trailer though.  While it has some impressive production value, it also feels rote and generic.

But make up your own mind! Hit the jump to check out The Flash trailer.  The show stars Grant Gustin, Danielle Panabaker, Carlos Valdes, Jesse L. Martin, Candice Patton, Tom Cavanagh, Rick Cosnett, and John Wesley Shipp with Robbie Amell, Wentworth Miller, and Clancy Brown poised for guest appearances.  The Flash premieres on The CW on October 7th at 8/7c.

Here’s the official synopsis for The Flash:

After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only “meta-human” who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion — and not everyone is using their new powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R. Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns what Barry Allen has become …The Flash.

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  • ItsNotaSchooner

    Evan, you have superseded Matt for worst written articles on Collider.
    Congrats!

  • ItsNotaSchooner

    Evan, you have superseded Matt for worst written articles on Collider.
    Congrats!

    • Harry

      Matt is my favorite writer on here. He can be cynical but he always provides reasons and his reviews are done well.

      Evan is sort of new here. Why don’t we give him some time lol although I prefer Chitwood/Goldberg articles, Evan creates some interesting comment sections.

    • WockerDaw

      Yeah! How dare he have an opinion, right!? How dare he write something that doesn’t necessarily represent the Collider comments section!!!

    • WockerDaw

      Yeah! How dare he have an opinion, right!? How dare he write something that doesn’t necessarily represent the Collider comments section!!!

  • Kyle Chandler

    Is the trailer “rote and generic”, or are you saying the show looks “rote and generic” based on a 1 minute trailer?

    Also, it absolutely does not show “a lot more footage”.

    • GrimReaper07

      I think it’s pretty obvious he’s judging the trailer.

      • Evan Dickson

        Yep. Judging the trailer. And all of the footage is new compared to the teaser.

      • Lovecraftlives

        Saw the pilot and it was great. Looking forward to this series. DC to me has always done better on TV than in the theaters.

      • Lovecraftlives

        Saw the pilot and it was great. Looking forward to this series. DC to me has always done better on TV than in the theaters.

      • Evan Dickson

        Yep. Judging the trailer. And all of the footage is new compared to the teaser.

    • GrimReaper07

      I think it’s pretty obvious he’s judging the trailer.

    • enzofloc

      It’s based on the 52 minute trailer leaked last month. Flash will be Superman to Green Arrow’s Batman.

  • Kyle Chandler

    Is the trailer “rote and generic”, or are you saying the show looks “rote and generic” based on a 1 minute trailer?

    Also, it absolutely does not show “a lot more footage”.

  • appolox

    Can anyone on this site just present the damn news without blabbing your always negative opinions on it?

    • Neven

      No! Not this again! We’ve already established countless times before that this is not just a news site, but also a blog-like site so every one of it’s writers have the right to express their opinion. If you don’t like it, feel free to leave at any time, or at least have the decency not to bitch about it in the comments section and let others enjoy what they’re reading.

      If Evan thinks this looks “rote and generic” (I personally wouldn’t go that far, but it certanly doesn’t look great either), and you disagree with that, that’s completely fine, but don’t pretend like we’re talking about science and numbers and that there is only “one right opinion” and everyone else is wrong.

    • WockerDaw

      Can you just read an article, or watch a youtube video without complaining that there are entire sentences written that voice opinions not completely matching up with your view point?

      When did this become a site where the writers stopped being allowed to write, and instead copy and paste press releases as the entire article?

    • WockerDaw

      Can you just read an article, or watch a youtube video without complaining that there are entire sentences written that voice opinions not completely matching up with your view point?

      When did this become a site where the writers stopped being allowed to write, and instead copy and paste press releases as the entire article?

  • appolox

    Can anyone on this site just present the damn news without blabbing your always negative opinions on it?

  • GrimReaper07

    I agree. It looks pretty generic and dull despite some impressive effects.

  • sense

    it looks like blah

  • Colin Christian

    Speedy General Hospital.

  • Colin Christian

    Speedy General Hospital.

  • VicManMan

    The pilot showed a lot of promise…uh, NOT THAT I WATCHED IT OR ANYTHING!

  • JohnDaggett

    All early reviews agree that the pilot is a ton of fun

    • Lovecraftlives

      Yes, I think I can say or predict that this show is going to do as well as the Arrow. Could be wrong, but I don’t think so.

    • Lovecraftlives

      Yes, I think I can say or predict that this show is going to do as well as the Arrow. Could be wrong, but I don’t think so.

  • Joey Stone

    did you just review a trailer?

    • WockerDaw

      Literally two sentences with an opinion in it. That’s about as much of a review as any of these comments…

    • WockerDaw

      Literally two sentences with an opinion in it. That’s about as much of a review as any of these comments…

  • Joey Stone

    did you just review a trailer?

  • eternalozzie

    This is just a cut down version of the trailer we had already seen months ago. This show has a top notch cast and a good production team. Writing will be the end all be all of this series … if they keep it focused like Arrow or half as much as Jeff Davis does with the Teen Wolf team they should do well … if they write in a million different directions like AOS it will fail. I really want this to succeed.

  • eternalozzie

    This is just a cut down version of the trailer we had already seen months ago. This show has a top notch cast and a good production team. Writing will be the end all be all of this series … if they keep it focused like Arrow or half as much as Jeff Davis does with the Teen Wolf team they should do well … if they write in a million different directions like AOS it will fail. I really want this to succeed.

  • http://www.JustPressPlay.net Lex Walker

    I think it’s hilarious that we’re still over a month a way from the premiere, but the pilot episode has been online since July. Oh piracy, you’re marketing’s worst enemy.

    • Kyle Chandler

      Or best friend! If the material is good, I think it can make your job easier because the people that download it are more likely to talk it up and bring people into it.

  • Mixed race rich kid NYC

    There was a time when anyone could be a superhero now superheroes ARE DESTINED TO BE, IT’S IN THEIR BLOOD, IT’S THEIR DESTINY, ONLY YOU CAN SAVE THE WORLD, YOU ARE THE ONE, THE PROPHECY CHOSE YOU, THE ORACLE PICKED YOU
    There was a time when superheroes were happy to be a symbol of good, now it’s WHY ME???!! I DONT WANNA, LEAVE ME ALONE, I JUST WANT A NORMAL LIFE while crying
    I blame Nolan

  • Mixed race rich kid NYC

    There was a time when anyone could be a superhero now superheroes ARE DESTINED TO BE, IT’S IN THEIR BLOOD, IT’S THEIR DESTINY, ONLY YOU CAN SAVE THE WORLD, YOU ARE THE ONE, THE PROPHECY CHOSE YOU, THE ORACLE PICKED YOU
    There was a time when superheroes were happy to be a symbol of good, now it’s WHY ME???!! I DONT WANNA, LEAVE ME ALONE, I JUST WANT A NORMAL LIFE while crying
    I blame Nolan

  • cimmerian

    I’m just surprised he watched the trailer before writing about it. That’s a step in the right direction for Evan. Baby steps buddy…

  • Cedhollywood

    With the “team” of supporting characters this reminds me a lot of the first tv series.

  • Cedhollywood

    With the “team” of supporting characters this reminds me a lot of the first tv series.

  • Nathaniel Haywood

    Well, that was the trailer – not the entire show. So it’s hard to be too critical, I think. There’s potential here. It all depends on the supporting cast, I think. It they help create a fun and engaging dynamic, then it will be great.

  • Nathaniel Haywood

    Well, that was the trailer – not the entire show. So it’s hard to be too critical, I think. There’s potential here. It all depends on the supporting cast, I think. It they help create a fun and engaging dynamic, then it will be great.

  • ervin

    mainstream tv crap with bad acting

  • ervin

    mainstream tv crap with bad acting

  • Gooniesmurf

    It’s like you guys don’t understand – the “click Bait” strategies….

  • Bub

    Between this guy and Goldberg I’m done. I need another site. Ideas?

    • WockerDaw

      Youtube comments sections. You’d get along there.

    • Tim

      Screenrant

    • cimmerian

      Comicbook.com. It’s fair and doesn’t seem to have an agenda. The writers will respond to comments in reasonable ways and seem to actually enjoy the genre they’re involved with.

  • Max Rockatansky

    Why the surprised? Arrow is pure shit and I have no clue why people like that show. But I have to admit this look better than POS Arrow.

  • brett1368

    I hope everyone who is excited about this show truly enjoys it. Flash was always one of my favorite characters, I loved the show from the 90′s even though the stories weren’t that great. Still, John Wesley Shipp was super cool as The Flash and the costume was cool as $#!t. One of the best superhero costumes on tv at the time (not that it had much competition but I digress). That said, I won’t be watching the New Flash show. I saw the trailer, wasn’t impressed. And the costume is just plain doofy. I can’t look at it and take the show seriously. Then again, Greg Berlanti is producer and he ruined GL so I have no interest in this show. I hear Arrow is pretty good, he was rewarded with his GL flop with Green Arrow and a lot of people seem to like it but still, its a Greg Berlanti production so I just can’t seem to care. So many other good shows to watch, I don’t feel like I’m missing anything by skipping Arrow and can’t look at The Flash without giggling a little. So pass for me.

  • ʝoe βloggs

    ooof! That costume is so bad.

  • mattritchey

    This. Looks. Awful.

  • Jongo

    All the footage was from the first ep, came out months ago..

  • One of Nine

    I’m excited for this show, the question is by end of the season how well will it really do. The Flash is a very hard character to translate to TV, while it was great with Shipp back in the day I’m still not 100% convinced this will work. That said, I hope I’m proven wrong!

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