The Flash Movie Review – Transport goods despite obstacles
Plot: When Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) discovers he can travel through time, he tries to save his family from their ultimate fate. But his actions had consequences for which he was not entirely prepared.
Review: Fans of The Flash have been waiting years for the “Flashpoint Paradox” storyline to hit the big screen. The critically-acclaimed saga features multiple multiverse-based storylines involving DC’s roster of superheroes. While this film was originally intended to have a similar impact, behind-the-scenes developments will change its course many times over than Barry Allen could have predicted. These situations affect the outcome, but director Andy Muschietti keeps the plot focused on a range of emotions. Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) has to work on his younger self for this version to get his powers. The actor convincingly portrays two different iterations of the character, both distinct in their own way. The scenes with them are hilarious but sincere, and the movie’s jokes are generally at their most numerous, even silliest. This has its basis in a well-balanced drama, especially with older Barry and his mother Nora (Maribel Verdú) leading the story as chaos unfolds. Michael Keaton takes on his pivotal role as Bruce Wayne from the 1989 and 1992 films, going beyond fan service to contribute in a meaningful way. It was gratifying to see my Batman do things that cinema technology at the time couldn’t do. Sasha Calle completes the great mission of investing in us the new Kara Zor-El/Supergirl. Muschietti also offers a compelling perspective on the film’s action with the camera working in sequence to give a vital sense of direction and scale. However, the weakest element of “The Flash” is that the CGI seems sloppy. Besides the scenes with two Barrys, an important plot device that requires rich visual effects, this seems wrong. This shows that the story is going through a lot of changes without much time to process this important element. Either way, there’s plenty of fun time in the cloud for fans old and new. The fate of these characters remains unknown as the studio embarks on a seemingly new path. If “The Flash” was meant to end the DCEU of the last decade, it certainly worked, thanks to Muschietti’s distinctive tone and execution.
Release date: 16 June 2023 (India)
Director: Andrés Muschietti
Distributed by: Warner Bros. Pictures
Adapted from: Flashpoint
Box office: $215 million
Cinematography: Henry Braham
- Overall rating 7.5 out of 10!