Attendees of this year’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas were among the first to view DC’s upcoming superhero film, The Flash. The movie features Ezra Miller as the Scarlet Speedster, Barry Allen, and is set to shatter the multiverse. Following the screening, attendees took to social media to share their positive responses.
Lauren Huff from Entertainment Weekly praised The Flash, describing it as a riot from start to finish, and added that the film “sticks the landing.” She teased an opening sequence that needs to be seen to be believed, and tweeted that it’s no surprise WB is confident in this one – it’s a hit.
Erik Davis from Fandango called The Flash “tremendous,” and stated that it is without a doubt among the best superhero films ever made. The positive reviews kept coming, as a variety of press outlets described the movie as “fantastic,” “one of the very best DC movies,” and “as good as rumored.”
Perri Nemiroff from Collider praised The Flash for successfully mixing heartfelt coming-of-age elements, outstanding action, and a whole lot of big laughs. The movie, directed by Andy Muschietti, takes inspiration from the 2011 Flashpoint comic book arc, where Barry uses the speed force to travel back in time and prevent his mother’s death, which leads to a reality where General Zod invades Earth, and there are no superheroes to stand against him.
Michael Keaton returns as the Dark Knight in this new reality, and Barry must convince him to come out of retirement and save Supergirl. James Gunn, the co-head of DC Studios, has described The Flash as a fantastic movie that resets the entire DC universe.
Despite the excitement surrounding the film, there are concerns regarding Ezra Miller’s past legal issues. However, DC Studios co-head Peter Safran has stated that Miller is making significant progress in their recovery, and when they’re ready to discuss their future on screen, they will figure out the best path forward.
The Flash will hit theaters on June 16, and based on the positive reactions from CinemaCon, it’s a movie that should not be missed.