Review | The Flash

When Barry Allen tries using Time Travel to save his mother, he opens up a can of metaversal misadventures.

Review © 2023 by Flytrap

The Flash

Written by: Christina Hodson, Joby Harold

Directed by: Andy Muschietti

Starring: Ezra Miller, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle, Ben Affleck, Maribel Verdú, Ron Livingston, Michael Shannon, Michael Shannon
Complete cast and crew are HERE

Running time: 144 mins

Despite warnings from everyone (and just about every iota of literature on the subject of time travel), Barry screams into the past and changes one thing to save his mother — which of course, causes catastrophic upheavals in the time stream. When will they learn? Even The Doctor wouldn’t approve of this.

Overall, I enjoyed the heck out of this movie. Despite his real life dramas, Ezra Miller is a great Flash. Michael Keaton once again proves he is the best Batman (fight me!) and I really hope to see more of Sasha Calle as Supergirl. The cinematography and the special effects were top-notch and the score pushed along the action with gusto.

However, I had some mixed feelings about some of the action sequences, especially the first big one. I thought it was silly and not as tense as it should have been. A lot of the big -bangin’ scenes seemed for more spectacle than stakes. And while I enjoyed the big spectacle at the end, I thought the VFX could have been done better; it looked rushed.

Overall, I’ll recommend this one; I had a good time. The kids should like it, although there is a lot of swearing for PG-13. There is a post-credits scene that is moderately funny, although my bladder didn’t think so.

Flytrap rating: 7.5/10

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