Audiences attending the CinemaCon 2023 event in Las Vegas for Warner Bros. Pictures, were able to see a screening of The Flash movie. There was also a private screening taking place in the UK, for a select few press.
The Flash publicly releases in cinemas from June 14, however, the social embargo has lifted on the film, here are some of the reactions and they are looking to be overwhelmingly positive.
It’s important to note that these screenings are currently still an unfinished cut of the film.
Andy Muschietti’s movie is being described as a ‘True love letter to the DC universe’, ‘thrilling, funny and deeply emotion’ and ‘Muschietti’s vision is incredible’ by Get Your Comic On Co-host Neil Vagg.
Fandango’s Erik Davis, mentions that the film has ‘inventive storytelling’, with ‘fantastic action’ and ‘so many nerdy details’, ‘
Daniel Howat; a journalist for Next Best Picture, writes that The Flash is ‘massively entertaining! ‘Extraordinarily funny, but still has solid emotional stakes’ and ‘It’s one of the better multiverse movies out there’.
Critics are also glad to see Michael Keaton back as Batman once again since his last appearance almost 31 years ago . Slash Film’s Jenna Busch writes ‘Michael Keaton is … chef’s kiss. I didn’t realize how much I needed Keaton’s Batman in my life again.’ USA Today’s writer, Brian Truitt also mentions ‘Michael Keaton’s Batman reminds us why he’s the best Batman of them all’.
There are high praises for Ezra Miller’s performances, as they are being described as ‘phenomenal’ by We Live Entertainment founder, Scott Menzel. CinemaBlend writer mentions that Miller has ‘two outstanding performances’. Emmy-nominated producer/critic, Scott Mantz also describes Ezra as ‘superb’.
Sasha Calle’s performance is being described as ‘awesome’ by Jenna Busch, and the writer ‘want(s) to see more of her’. Brian Truitt mentions that Calle is ‘a fantastic Supergirl’.
Truitt also says that the film ‘gets a little complicated’ however, there’s likely no further elaboration on this until the review embargo lifts late May or June.
The movie also has multiple reactions from attendees comparing The Flash, to a popular time travel film; Gizmodo reporter, Germain Lussier writes, that it’s like ‘Back to the Future meets Spider-Man with all the humor & heart of the former and action and surprises of the latter’. Lussier also mentions that ‘If anything, it might be a tad too ambitious but it’s also just incredibly satisfying, heartwarming & fun.’
Tasmin, from The Aspiring Kryptonian site says “there are so many cameos, surprises, incredible fx, emotion… action sequences galore and just huge nostalgic vibes in this film”.
Jody’s Corner has written about the film’s pacing, that it ‘starts slow, then blows fast’.