The Flash is a powerhouse of a comic book movie!
The Flash movie has been highly anticipated for years. It underwent several changes in writers and directors before being confirmed for release in 2021. However, due to the pandemic, filming did not begin until April 2021, causing a delay in the release date to 2022. The film faced further setbacks due to reshoots and VFX work, resulting in a final release date of June 16th, 2023.
Worlds collide when Barry uses his superpowers to travel back in time to change past events. But when his attempt to save his family inadvertently alters the future, Barry becomes trapped in a reality in which General Zod has returned, threatening destruction, and there are no Super Heroes to turn to. That is unless Barry can coax a very different Batman out of retirement and rescue an imprisoned Kryptonian… albeit not the one he’s looking for. Ultimately, Barry’s only hope is to race for his life to save the world that he is in and return to the future that he knows. But will making the ultimate sacrifice enough to reset the universe?
There is no doubt that there is some controversy surrounding this film regarding star Ezra Miller and their legal troubles. However, on-screen, their performance is outstanding, and their distinct portrayal of Barry Allen is unforgettable. This film is a big win for DC. It is the type of quality film that many of their previous titles have failed to deliver. The Flash may not be perfect, but it is one of the best Comic Book Movies in recent years.
Alongside Miller, this film boasts an impressive ensemble cast.
The Flash features Ben Affleck returning as Batman and Michael Keaton reprising his iconic role as Tim Burton’s Dark Knight. Affleck’s Batman became my favorite since his debut in Batman v Superman. It is a shame that his time as the Dark Knight has ended, but as surprising as it was for Keaton to return, he lets home that Affleck could return one day. Most Batman fans say Keaton is the best Batman to date, which is hard to argue. Every scene with Keaton in his movie is awe-inspiring and beyond belief.
Sasha Calle makes her debut as Supergirl, and her appearance makes a strong case that a film focusing on this Kryptonian character would do very well and be extremely fun on the big screen. This movie is filled with surprising easter eggs and unimaginable cameos. All I will say is that she is not the only Super character to make an appearance, and I will be rewatching again just for that specific cameo which is easily worth the price of admission.
This movie redefines the superhero landscape for DC film, taking audiences on an exhilarating journey through the multiverse. The successful execution of this movie is thanks to acclaimed filmmaker Andy Muschietti. He is known for his work on the “IT” films and is apparently attached to directing James Gunn’s Batman: The Brave and The Bold.
The Flash showcases a unique creative vision that balances spectacle and emotional depth. Muschietti’s approach combines a captivating narrative with stunning visuals, ensuring that the film delivers an intriguing and richly layered story that explores the depths of heroism and the complexities of the DC universe.
I give The Flash 4 out of 5 stars. With two Batmans making an appearance, this is an easy must-watch for fans of the caped crusader. Hold tight because the speedster is about to take moviegoers for a wild ride. Don’t forget to stick around for an end-credit scene. Read more Reviews on Nerdtropolis and Subscribe to our YouTube.