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YMMV / The Flash 2014 S 3 E 13 Attack On Gorilla City

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  • Captain Obvious Reveal: Grodd's treachery and him being the one who wants to invade Central City felt like an easily telegraphed twist, especially given that in the comics Grodd is always an evil character whereas Solovar is more heroic.
  • Epileptic Trees: With the rather telling "twist" of Grodd Playing Both Sides to his own ends, it's immediately speculated if Solovar (who in the comics is traditionally an ally of The Flash) might actually be under Grodd's control the whole time.
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  • Memetic Mutation: When Cisco tells Barry to "time to go reverse", jokes about Barry Time Traveling back to Solovar's childhood to kill his mom flooded a number of comments on many "Flash vs. Solovar" videos in YouTube.
  • Narm:
    • Grodd speaking through Wells, and Solovar though Cisco can easily come off as ridiculous. It worked with Grodd speaking through Eiling back in Season 1 because Clancy Brown was a talented enough voice actor with a Badass Baritone to make it work; Tom Cavanagh and Carlos Valdes however simply don't have Clancy's impressive vocal range.
    • Barry's extremely cheesy I Come in Peace speech to Solovar about how not all humans are bad.
    • The presence of redwoods in what's supposed to be Africa is also chuckle-worthy.
  • Narm Charm: Despite the problems mentioned here, admit it. The little kid inside of you was jumping for joy during Barry's epic duel against Solovar. The fact that it looked almost ripped straight out of a Saturday Morning Cartoon just upped that factor.
  • Special Effects Failure:
    • When Barry is speaking to the gorillas in the arena after defeating Solovar, the green screen effect isn't hard to see. Same goes for The Stinger, when Grodd and his army are preparing to invade Earth-1 with the aid of a brainwashed Gypsy.
    • It's pretty clear none of the gorillas have genitals.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: Though not all of the special effects work, as mentioned above, Grodd and Solovar look really convincing on the show's budget; same can be said for the battle between Barry and Solovar.

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