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Subj: Matt Barr should have been cast as Barry Allen
Posted: Fri Nov 06, 2015 at 03:56:36 am GMT (Viewed 640 times)

Back when I saw Grant Gustin appear in Arrow for the first time as Barry Allen, I immediately knew he was a major miscast. Wrong look, wrong face, way too skinny, too geeky and the wrong hair/eye color. I still think that today. With one season under his belt and season 2 currently in progress, Grant Gustin still has yet to convince me he was right for the part. Grant looks surprisingly good in the Flash suit, but again...way too skinny. Yes, I know the Flash is a runner and is not a huge guy. But just compare Grant Gustin with Usain Bolt. Grant looks like a toothpick compared to Bolt. THAT'S the build Grant needs to work on.

Matt Barr was one of the top three actors being considered for the role. Looking at him, he has the right look, the right build, even down to the eyes and hair. He would have been perfect! Talk about a major missed opportunity...

What do you think? Are you happy with Grant Gustin or would you have liked Matt Barr instead?

It's interesting that a hero/villain performs one amazing feat, or use a power they haven't used for 20+ years, and that automatically propels them to a high status despite scans and evidence to the contrary. I don't know what is worse, selective feat picking that has only been done once or twice 20, or more, years ago or ignoring evidence from scans or the lack thereof. We need to stop putting our favorite heroes/villains on pedestals and start putting them where they really belong. But it's evident that people never will because they would rather accuse others of cherry picking feats, when they don't, and being 'morally superior' when they aren't. I guess being honest and as fair as possible only opens one up to being the target of childish accusations and fault finding by those who insist on acting petty and childish. What happened to a good debate between two civil, mature, adults?