The Flash: 5 major contrasts between DC's successful film and the comics

With Ezra Miller and Andrés Muschietti giving it their all, it appears that The Flash is on its way to conquering the hearts and minds of everyone in only a few days.

The Scarlet Speedster's debut film is already making waves thanks to a captivating premise and outstanding performances. 

The trouble is, it differs significantly from DC Comics' Flashpoint, from which the film's core idea is derived.

Below, we look at what distinguishes the cinematic version from the crossover event that transformed DC Comics more than a decade ago.

DC Comics published an event in 2011 that had Barry Allen traveling back in time to save his mother from the Reverse Flash.

After that, he returns to the present with a different world than the one Barry left. In this alternate timeline,

Cyborg becomes the leading American hero in a universe where Wonder Woman's Amazons and Aquaman's kingdom of Atlantis are at odds,

sinking most of Europe in the process.Barry would then seek the assistance of Thomas Wayne, this reality's Batman,