The Flash Review: The Scarlet Speedster's big screen debut is an alright final chapter to the DCEU
The Flash movie had a lot of hype before its release. After all, it was marketed as the epic final chapter of the DCEU.
However, after getting to watch the movie which had gone through multiple delays, the final product is neither the epic conclusion promised nor is it another lackluster addition to the DCEU lineup.
While the movie is enjoyable, with a strong performance by Ezra Miller. The actor was my least favorite among Zack Synder's casting choices. In fact, it was the only one that felt out of place.
However, he does more than carry this movie and helps give the character much-needed depth, that was missing in all previous big-screen appearances.
The supporting cast of Micheal Keaton and Sasha Calle also do a great job and as a DC fan, I really hope we do see them back in the future in some capacity.
The screenplay is solid and does balance the dark and emotional underbelly of the plot with some light-hearted moments and jokes.
However, what does hold the movie back is the final act, which in its scope is perhaps the biggest showdown in the DCEU but where it falters is its presentation.
This is due to the lack of a definitive ending, it feels like even the writers were second-guessing it or have most likely been told to keep it vague. Secondly, and this is the most important factor, the terrible CGI on display, not one VFX-heavy scene stands out.
Especially the scenes where The Flash uses his speed, which one would think would be a priority in a superhero movie where the hero's superpower is running fast.
The movie also has a lot of cool cameos in the final act but their impact is dulled by the lack of scope and execution, especially considering the movie deals with the multiverse, a concept executed to near perfection in the recent Spider-Man: Across the Multiverse.
So like all the good additions to the DCEU, The Flash also makes you wish that had the franchise made movies like this consistently from the beginning then perhaps it wouldn't need a reboot.