I have yet to find a single person that doesn’t love Ben Affleck’s Batman, and all those who do love the scene in The Flash where he is in a dramatic high-speed chase with Alberto Falcone, who has stolen a deadly virus from the lab at Gotham General. What would make that scene even better? If it had the same Zack Snyder flare as Ben Affleck’s other DCEU appearances. Luckily, UltraEdits on YouTube did just that, giving The Flash a Zack Snyder makeover.
Titled Batman Motorcycle Chase – Zack Snyder Style (The Flash 2023), the scene is much the same. It starts with Batman exiting the back of the jet on his epic, kitted-out bike and starting the high-speed chase. You’ll first notice that the music is epic because UltraEdits scaled up the wow factor with the sound editing, making the entire scene feel so much more epic and dangerous.
The entire clip is colour-graded a little cooler to match the gritty feel of many of Zack Snyder’s films, making the bright colours like yellow a bit more faded and making the blacks and greys in the shot stand out a lot more. This brilliant editing tactic makes the entire situation feel cold and much more dangerous than in the original.
Once Batman exits the jet and starts the chase, in the original film Barry Allen calls him to find out what he is doing, and Bruce explains the situation. In the edit, this conversation and any scenes featuring either Wonder Woman or The Flash have been edited to make it feel like Batman is in this fight alone.
While a lot of the dialogue was edited out, the ambient sounds like the screeching of tires, bullets deflecting off of Batman’s armoured motorcycle, and onlookers screaming when they are almost hit by a police car have all survived into the edit, all with dramatic music playing overtop that perfectly suits the action anthem that is in the original clip.
The sound of elements like the whirring of Batman’s motorcycle and even the tanker’s explosion on the highway have been enhanced, making the scene more dramatic. In contrast, the colour-grading makes the fiery cloud of the explosion look like it is much hotter and more devastating in the original.
Another technical element that has been changed about the clip is that the aspect ratio has been changed to a slightly tighter screen ratio. You would think this is just a simple editing trick, but it’s really well-thought-out.
Although it seems like something that wouldn’t make much of a difference, it makes the viewer feel like they are being sucked into the action, making it feel closer than it really is, adding to the feeling of the action being enhanced in the clip.
When I first watched the clip, I felt a lot had changed from the original to the edit. It took comparing the two every few seconds to see the little tricks that UltraEdits had used to realise that they hadn’t added any special effects but used brilliant editing to make the clip feel much more impactful and give it a Zack Snyder DCEU feel.
If you loved this scene with Batman in The Flash, I highly recommend looking at this edit; you won’t regret it.
What do you think of this Zack Snyder-style makeover for The Flash?