The Flash Review: Most awaited superhero movie of the year, “The Flash” hit theaters today. With high hopes and anticipation, fans were eager to see their favorite scarlet-clad hero sprint across the big screen and deliver an unforgettable experience.
Unfortunately, despite its captivating premise and star-powered ensemble, The Flash movie struggles to live up to the hype, leaving viewers with a sense of unfulfilled potential. In this article, we will explore the film’s highs and lows, delving into the factors contributing to this surprisingly lackluster outcome in an otherwise enthralling superhero world. Here is our ‘The Flash Review’ for you.
The Flash Review: Barry Allen Overshadowed
While we saw the Flash in the Justice League, the first phase of the movie established the character of Barry Allen really well, and it ends on the same note with his father’s trial. Ezra Miller played both main, and young Barry Allen role in the movie. He did a brilliant job in portraying two different characters at the same time on screen as well as the main villain. However, it was only until the other characters appeared on the screen.
The time Michael Keaton’s Batman and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl appears on screen, they overshadowed the character of The Flash. Namely, the middle phase of the movie is only on the shoulders of Batman and Supergirl. It’s not like the performance of Ezra Miller is not good, But the character doesn’t feel important during the whole General Zord arc.
The Flash lacks a Main Villain.
At First, General Zod was shown as the movie’s main villain in trailers and tv-sports of The Flash. However, he is not a villain of the Flash. He never was a villain of the Flash, which also continues in this movie. Zod is the villain of Sasha Calle’s Supergirl, and Flash doesn’t even get to fight with him.
Afterwards, we also get to see an older version of young Barry Allen, who was supposed to be the movie’s main villain and fight with Flash. Instead, he appears on the screen just for a minute before worlds collide and The Flash ends up in a new timeline. There was no Flash villain in the movie, that supposed to make this interesting.
Poor VFX/CGI of The Flash
The Flash was made with a budget of $220 million, and it’s one of the most expensive movies by DC. For your information, DC Studios has assigned a budget of only $100 million max for each movie that will be made under James Gunn.
With a budget of $220 million, it’s the 5th most expensive movie by the DC Studios. However, it fails to deliver quality VFX/CGI compared to other DC movies. You can point a finger to say it’s not an actual human. It’s primarily visible during the main fight of the movie with General Zod. The superspeed running of Flash also needs to look better, as he looks like he is sliding over the surface instead of running.
You might wonder why his “The Flash Review” is only about negative points. Is ‘The Flash’ worth a watch or not?
So there is a reason why I called this movie a ‘Below-Average Masterpiece!’. It’s because ‘The Flash’ is the best superhero movie after Spider-Man: No Way Home in my consideration. In other words, people are calling this a masterpiece only because there were no good superhero movies in the last 1.5 years.
There are a few good things that make this movie worth a watch. For instance, how they transited from the main timeline of the dc universe to a new one. The concept of worlds colliding leaves a space for the inclusion of every character/actor we have seen in the past to appear in the future. And, the action of Sasha Calle’s Supergirl and Michael Keaton’s comeback as Batman.
To sum up my The Flash Review, this movie is definitely worth a watch if you are going theatre with no expectations. If you are hyped up for the movie, It might disappoint you with the poor storyline and plot holes. If you are a DC fan and regularly follow the story of DC Universe, it’s a must-watch for you, as it lays the foundation for a new DC reboot.