After the poor box office performance of Shazam 2, all eyes are on The Flash. The Andy Muschietti-directed film has been in development for about 8 years and it will finally face public scrutiny when it opens in cinemas this June. But a select group of people have already seen the film.
The Flash was screened to CinemaCon audiences and reactions to the film are flooding social media. While no spoilers have been leaked, many industry insiders are praising the film and saying DC has finally hit a home run after a long time.
The Flash Garners Praise From CinemaCon Attendees
Warner Bros. Discovery recently premiered The Flash to CinemaCon audiences and everyone is singing high praises of the film. CEO of WBD, David Zaslav even called it the best superhero film he has seen. DC Studios co-CEO James Gunn has complimented it several times as well. Renowned superhero fanboy, film insider, and interviewer, Matt Ramos, also gave his opinion on the Ezra Miller-led movie after watching it at CinemaCon.
According to him, everyone needs to get on the hype train because the film is going to be phenomenal. Ramos tweeted, “This truly one of the best superhero movies ever. believe the hype. oh my god.” Here’s the tweet:
this is truly one of the best superhero movies ever. believe the hype. oh my god. #TheFlash
— Matt Ramos (@therealsupes) April 26, 2023
WBD also released a second trailer of the upcoming superhero movie that gave more plot details and screen time to Michael Keaton’s Batman and Sasha Calle’s Supergirl. Additionally, two posters were also released online. As a result, DC fans and the general public are hyped up on the upcoming movie and terming it an absolute success for the DC franchise. But Matt Ramos isn’t the only one who is complimenting the movie.
Film Insiders And Critics Praise The Flash After CinemaCon Screening
The Flash was initially met with apprehension from the DC fanbase as well as general audiences due to rumors about it supposedly rebooting the franchise. To make matters worse, Ezra Miller’s behavior in the weeks leading up to the release cast a dark shadow over the film. This was amplified by reports of Henry Cavill’s originally shot cameo being deleted from the film.
But as per film critics and industry insiders who attended CinemaCon, it looks like the movie is worth the hype that David Zaslav and James Gunn were trying to create around it. Here are the reactions:
The Flash is hands down one of the best superhero films of all time. No joke, The Flash is the ultimate movie going experience as it has a little bit of everything! Action, emotion, heart, humor and plenty of nostalgia. Ezra Miller is phenomenal as dual Barry Allens. Michael… pic.twitter.com/F7SHA30vZM
— Scott Menzel (@ScottDMenzel) April 26, 2023
I didn't know what to make of the hype before The Flash, but WOW. The movie is an absolute blast from end to end. It's hilarious, thrilling, emotional, and surprising. What an incredible way to launch the next chapter of DC movies. Get excited! pic.twitter.com/4kvf1hWeih
— Eric Eisenberg (@eeisenberg) April 26, 2023
Just out of #TheFlash at CinemaCon. Believe the hype folks – truly one of the great superhero movies. Ezra Miller (x2), Sasha Calle and MICHAEL KEATON. It’s pretty perfect and one of the best films of this type you could ever hope to see.
— JoBlo.com (@joblocom) April 26, 2023
#TheFlash is fantastic. I know Ezra Miller has made a lot of mistakes but they are soooooo good in this movie. Loved Keaton, the action, humor and emotion. Andy Muschietti has crafted something special. Thumbs way up.
WB didn’t show the after the credits scenes. pic.twitter.com/J8KsdrKVwz
— Steven Weintraub (@colliderfrosty) April 26, 2023
Caught an unfinished cut of #TheFlash and dug it quite a bit! Especially how the narrative challenges Barry to confront who he is, who he could have become, and how one’s influenced by the people in (or not in) their life.
It’s a successful mix of heartfelt coming-of-age… pic.twitter.com/CB7mTDEZXC
— Perri Nemiroff (@PNemiroff) April 26, 2023
However, some criticisms still remain of the film. Fans are unsatisfied with the unfinished-looking CGI shown in the second trailer of the movie. CinemaCon audiences were warned that the film’s CGI is incomplete, yet DC fanatics are worried if these issues will even get fixed in time for release.
Others are worried that the film might not match the high expectations WB has set. Many also think that industry insiders are hyping up a mediocre film. Everyone will get to know the truth when The Flash finally premieres in theaters.
The Flash will release on 16 June 2023.