The Flash movie is on MAX now and I finally watched it… here’s my review.
The Flash movie is an absolute train wreck of epic proportions, a disaster of cinematic proportions that manages to undermine the very essence of the superhero genre. From the moment the opening credits roll, it becomes painfully evident that this film is a misguided, poorly executed attempt to cash in on the popularity of the character without any understanding or respect for his rich comic book history.
Let’s start with the casting, which is a veritable parade of poor choices. Ezra Miller, who reprises his role as Barry Allen/The Flash, continues to be utterly miscast. His portrayal lacks depth, gravitas, and the charisma necessary to carry a superhero movie. His humor feels forced, and his attempts at emotional range come off as awkward and unconvincing.
The plot, or lack thereof, is a convoluted mess that seems to change direction every fifteen minutes. The film tries to shoehorn in elements from various comic book storylines, resulting in a disjointed narrative that leaves viewers confused and frustrated. It’s as if the filmmakers couldn’t decide whether they wanted a time-travel story, a multiverse adventure, or a buddy-cop comedy, and ended up with a Frankenstein’s monster of a script.
The supporting characters are equally problematic. Ben Affleck’s Batman makes an appearance, but his character is given so little screen time and development that it feels like a cameo. Michael Keaton’s Batman, brought in as a nostalgic ploy, is wasted in a role that adds nothing substantial to the story. The film’s villain, played by a forgettable and uninspiring actor, lacks any real depth or motivation, making him one of the most forgettable villains in recent superhero movie history.
The special effects, which should be a highlight of any superhero film, are shockingly subpar. The CGI is often distractingly bad, with poorly rendered visuals that take you out of the movie rather than immersing you in it. The action sequences lack creativity and are filled with shaky-cam shots that make it nearly impossible to follow the action.
Perhaps the most egregious sin of “The Flash” movie is its complete disregard for the source material. The film takes liberties with the character’s backstory and personality that are nothing short of sacrilegious to long-time fans of the comics. It’s clear that the filmmakers prioritized style over substance, opting for flashy set pieces and CGI spectacles at the expense of character development and storytelling.
In conclusion, “The Flash” movie is a slap in the face to fans of the character and the superhero genre as a whole. It’s a prime example of Hollywood’s tendency to prioritize profit over artistic integrity, resulting in a soulless, incoherent mess of a film. Save your time and money, and skip this cinematic catastrophe.
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