‘Mr. Rock, Your Reign Has Ended’: Dwayne Johnson’s ‘Scorpion King’ Gets Slammed by Netizens After DCEU’s Flash Becomes an Instant ‘Disappointment’

Published 06/18/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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Dwayne Johnson wrestled for eight years in WWE before deciding to switch to Hollywood. He landed his first big screen role in the 2001 movie, The Mummy Returns. It was a small yet crucial role in the movie, which later landed him the lead role in The Scorpion King, the next year.

The movie was a box office success as it gained three times that of what the filmmakers invested in making the movie. However, it also received severe backlash from the fans and it was reportedly because of its ‘poor’ CGI. Now, 21 years later, once again fans are lambasting the movie for its poor graphics and comparing it to the DCEU’s new Flash movie.

DCEU didn’t do justice to The Flash


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The Flash 2023 movie hit the theaters on June 16. It was one of the much-anticipated movies of 2023. But it looks like the movie failed to create an impact on its audience. Considering the fact that it’s 2023, and the movie belongs to DC Extended Universe, fans thought that its graphics were not up to the mark.

In fact, they compared it to The Scorpion King which was released 21 years ago, when there was still advancement going on in the field. It is safe to say that The Flash movie soon became a disappointment among the fans and led to people making fun of Johnson’s 2002 movie along with it.


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Fans troll Dwayne Johnson’s movie to make a point

Fans are using Johnson’s movie to compare how bad the CGI in The Flash movie is. Here are some top comments from the fans.

One fan claimed that The Flash has worse CGI than The Scorpion King 2002 movie.

This fan is in utter disbelief after The Flash came out with extremely poor graphics. She pointed out that fans never thought DCEU would execute such a poor performance.

One user pointed out that the movie has a good story and characters, but bad CGI moments kill all the plus points of the movie and make it look bad overall.

Fans seem pretty mad at DCEU.


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DCEU fans are not happy with The Flash at all.


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Well, from all the comments, it is pretty clear the DCEU didn’t get the response it was hoping to get from its fans. Have you watched The Flash yet? What is your take on comparing its CGI to that of The Scorpion King? Tell us in the comments below.

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Monika Thapa


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Monika Thapa is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports, who brings a unique blend of fluency in language and passion for the sport to her writing. Having been a fan of WWE since her childhood, Monika writes thought-provoking articles that offer readers deeper insights into the lives of their favorite superstars. She believes that WWE superstars present valuable life lessons that readers can learn from, as seen in her recent piece on Ronda Rousey's workout video.
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