The Worst Criticisms of The Flash
If the DC universe is consistent in one thing, it is its embarrassing attempts at cinematography disguised as new leadership of a studio that has not found a way that its creations can be superior to its efforts of yesteryear, in a general way.
The Disappointing Last Hope
The Flash (60%) was the last hope for the franchise to show that in its last cartridges it at least had an idea of what it was doing, a sign of originality, a nod to the fact that the future was going to be brighter, but not occurred. And if every word from the critics is to be believed, this movie has been nothing but the death of the streak of adaptations released in recent years, one that seems to deserve little to no praise despite the fact that the average rating indicates that It’s neither good nor bad.
The Influence of Criticism
We have been able to see how much it really affected production. Everyone already knows that criticism does not influence ticket sales for the simple fact that the public does not get carried away by what it says, although it is relevant to the discussion on the Internet, since according to what their reactions or reviews say people establish their arguments with strangers and acquaintances on social networks or forums.
Reasons for Turning Away
As we mentioned, the critical rating isn’t terrible, but the film’s history as a controversial star, the lack of promotion for its actors, and the fact that the franchise doesn’t have the best track record were reason enough to turn them away.
The Failed Promise of The Flash
Flash had been positioned since its announcement back in 2014 as a movie that would allow the superhero to shine without the help (or at least an excess of appearances) from other characters. But among all the changes there was a moment in which it was said that he would share the limelight with Cyborg, however there were several changes of writers and directors that were closely followed by the media, and given the failures that the DCEU has had, as well as the While it was taking the studio to return to normal and this film to move forward, critics have also noted that the production that had the opportunity to be fresh became exhausting even to follow.
A Repetitive and Frustrating Film
According to critics, the film that tells Starring Ezra Miller, Sasha Calle, and Michael Keaton, plus guest appearances by Ben Affleck, Jeremy Irons, and Gal Gadot, it’s a captivating story with plenty of potential, but one that unfortunately gets very repetitive and exhausting. The quality of its visual effects makes it even more frustrating to watch, and that narrative about how terrible it looks is also one of the factors that overshadows any other detail that could have been good.
An Overload of Characters
Something that has also been noted by specialists is the overload of things in the film, not only in terms of visual effects, but also of characters. The protagonist is supposed to be the scarlet speedster, but among so many Batman and other superheroes, Miller’s character fails to be the great hero of the whole story, despite the fact that in the end he has the responsibility for everything that happened when trying to change his present and future. Michael Keaton and Sasha Calle have supporting roles that bring them up close with the titular hero and even come to stand out more in the film.
The Parade of Heroes and Nostalgia
That’s why this trip is more full of other caped characters who also have They look terrible when they do their cameo appearances, looking like old-fashioned video game console graphics, nothing that can compare to a production that cost over $200 million to make.
The Worst Reviews
Here are the worst reviews The Flash received (60%):
– Detroit News’ Adam Graham: It quickly becomes such a blur of nonsense that its early charms are all but erased, and the movie runs out of steam as it drags on at the almost two and a half hour mark.
– Annie Banks of Chuck Load of Comics: There are authentic, interesting, original comic book movies that deserve respect; The Flash just isn’t one of them.
– Willamette Week’s Bennett Campbell Ferguson: This is how the DC Extended Universe ends: not with a bang, but grating comedy, action without momentum, and convictions so flimsy they cancel themselves out.
– The Observer’s Dylan Roth: The Flash isn’t a genre-redefining masterpiece and is unlikely to appeal to viewers who aren’t already sold on the superhero opus.
– Pajiba’s Dustin Rowles: As the main character, though, he’s overwhelmingly obnoxious.
– Forbes’ Erik Kain: A dull, oversaturated CGI action-movie disaster that’s half an hour too long (as usual!) and rushed.
– NPR’s Glen Weldon: Like his main hero, The Flash makes no secret of how hungry he is to be seen as worthy, even though he spends much of his time running around empty.
– The Screening Room Podcast’s Hope Madden: Fan service looking for a movie, no it’s terrible, but it’s disappointing.
– Jack Riedy of Chicago Reader: The action scenes capture the scale of people with otherworldly powers, but it’s a cheap thrill, not genuine awe, like video game levels or, say, theme park attractions. That’s a pretty slow 150 minutes.
– JD Duran of InSession Film: The Flash is disjointed, complacent, and visually bland.
– Justine Elias of The Arts Desk: When The Flash isn’t consumed by lengthy aerial battles and spin-heavy, name-dropping turns and faces of just about everyone who’s ever worn a hero cape, the film’s hero embarks on a real journey and falls short in the final steps.
– The Spool’s Justin Harrison: This is the worst movie I’ve seen in 2023. I really despise her. Don’t waste your time or your money. If you want to see the good work of Keaton and Calle in the middle of the crap, wait until it hits platforms.
– Wall Street Journal’s Kyle Smith: Unfortunately, the best aspects of the film get drowned out in a sea of high school humor, twists of silly plotting and weak acting, especially from Ezra Miller in the title role.
– Mashable’s Kristy Puchko: The Flash struggles to appease the apparent demands of the studio, the fickle love of fans, the lingering yearning for nostalgia, and the ever-increasing homework. It’s more impossible to find something new to say while repeating the same stories, and you’re unsuccessful at any of it.
– San Diego Reader’s Matthew Lickona: As it is, there’s the annoying way the multiverse dulls the dramatic edge of death, even as the film seeks to sharpen its sword.