REVIEWS: The Flash (movie)

Saw the Flash movie. I had low expectations based on opening weekend numbers and online comments. I was also worried because I was underwhelmed by Ezra Miller in Justice League. In this movie Ezra Miller plays two different versions of Barry Alan that have to interact with each other, it was a really strong performance in that I was never thinking that they weren’t interacting together and that each part was filmed separately and put together later. Everything they did was Batman was magic, in every way. Michael Keaton was amazing. However, everything they did with Superman had the quality of a make your own character in a video game. None of the Superman parts looked remotely human, it looked like bad computer animation. Fortunately, Superman was only a small part of the film. I loved the Man of Steel film and the return of Michael Shannon as Zod was something I was looking forward to but was a minor role. Sasha Calle did a good job as Supergirl it was a different presentation than DC had done in the comics but it was good. The animation for the villain at the end was weak. There was a lot of humor in the movie that felt natural and added to the movie. There were fun cameos throughout. It was better than many of the DC movies. I would give the movie a solid B

Barry Allen is struck by a bolt of lightning and thus, an extraordinary power is born inside him: The Speed Force. When he uses this power to run back in time and save his mother, he creates a world without heroes and General Zod has returned. To defeat him, his only hope rests in the hands of a retired Batman, another Barry, and an imprisoned Kryptonian.
June 16, 2023
Rating: PG-13 (Partial Nudity|Action|Sequences of Violence|Some Strong Language)
Runtime: 2h 24m
Directed by Andy Muschietti
Screenplay by Christina Hodson
Screen story by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, and Joby Harold
All-Star Cast includes…
Ezra Miller … Barry Allen / The Flash
Michael Keaton … Bruce Wayne / Batman
Sasha Calle … Kara Zor-El / Supergirl
Ben Affleck … Batman / Bruce Wayne
George Clooney … Bruce Wayne
Gal Gadot … Wonder Woman
Jason Momoa … Arthur Curry
Michael Shannon … General Zod
Jeremy Irons … Alfred Pennyworth
Nicolas Cage … Superman
Christopher Reeve … Superman (archive footage)
George Reeves … Superman (archive footage)
Helen Slater … Supergirl (archive footage)
Adam West … Batman (archive footage)

Opening day $24,133,354
Opening weekend $55,043,679
Budget $220 million
84% AUDIENCE SCORE on Rotten Tomatoes

About Author