Gorilla Grodd is the gift that keeps on giving. As if it weren’t enough that The Flash took us on a trip to Gorilla City last week, now we got to see a full-on, Planet of the Apes-style attack on Central City in this week’s follow-up episode. Despite the obvious budgetary limitations at work, “Attack on Central City” still managed to deliver a winning blend of character drama and speedster vs. ape action.
As great as it would have been to see all 42 minutes devoted to nothing but speedsters wrestling with armored gorillas, there’s only so much the effects team can feasibly accomplish. It’s impressive enough that they’re able to bring an all-CG character like Grodd to life at all, much less put him at the head of a literal army of super-intelligent apes. So while this episode took its sweet time getting to the battle royale, at least that battle didn’t disappoint in the end. The scope in that climactic showdown was about as huge as we’ve seen from this series.