GO Review – The Flash

SUPERHERO ADVENTURES: Ezra Miller stars as the titular character in the new DC movie, ‘The Flash’. Picture: SUPPLIED

Genre: Action, adventure, fantasy 

For years, there have been many comparisons between the Marvel Cinematic Universe and the DC Extended Universe, and fans have been vocal on social media platforms about which franchise has the best superheroes and storylines.

The Flash is one DC film that proves without a doubt that Marvel has the upper hand this time around.

This 2023 film features story arcs of time travel, bringing back dead loved ones and the multiverse that have been thoroughly explored in previous Marvel movies including Avengers: Endgame, Spider-man: No Way Home, and Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness.

In this feature, Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) uses his super speed to change the past, but his attempt to prevent his mother’s death creates a world without superheroes, forcing him to save the world without the Justice League.

Batman, Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and Superman all make brief cameos bringing much-needed excitement to fans of the franchise.

The graphics and CGI are bright and colorful but will leave you struggling to follow what’s happening on screen.

A large portion of the movie, particularly the opening action scene, requires the audience to suspend their disbelief and accept that this is a made-up universe that does not follow real-life logic and rules.

Unfortunately, another element that fails the film is the lackluster performance of Miller, who has played the role of Flash in four other DC movies.

Miller plays two versions of the same character, but the acting feels uninspired, as though this is their first portrayal of the character.

The expectations for The Flash film were high considering this is the first film with the character in a lead role, but fans were left disappointed with an offering that feels poorly executed, especially so soon after the success of this year’s Marvel movies.

Perhaps the movie was made specifically for DC fans because it seems as though they are the only ones who will truly appreciate this film.



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