Serving as the supposed reset button for James Gunn’s upcoming DC Universe, the latest film in the DC Extended Universe is a great film that is exciting, funny, and has a lot of heart. Inspired by the famed Flash storyline “Flashpoint,” director Andy Muschietti crafts a story that touches on letting go of the past and how far someone will go to ensure their future is perfect unaware of the consequences that will come. Returning to the role from “Justice League,” Ezra Miller performs excellently as Barry Allen, AKA The Flash. Sasha Calle delivers an excellent star-making performance as Kara Zor-El, AKA Supergirl. Thirty-one years have not played this character, Michael Keaton returns to his iconic Bruce Wayne, AKA Batman, and delivers a fantastic performance as the masked caped crusader. Keaton shows that he still has it in him to play Batman again after all these years, further cementing why he helped change how people view superhero movies. The biggest negative this movie has is that despite the visual effects looking good, the results toward the end seemed terrible, and the ending to this movie feels very out of place compared to the rest of the film. “The Flash” might be a victim of being too overhyped, but thanks to Andy Muschietti’s excellent direction, incredible action scenes, and fantastic performances by Ezra Miller, Sasha Calle, and Michael Keaton, “The Flash” is an entertaining movie and one of the better films in the DC Extended Universe.
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