The Flash minor spoilers follow.
The Flash‘s Rotten Tomatoes score has been revealed ahead of its cinema release.
On Tuesday (June 6), critics had their chance to fully review the film after it received a mostly warm reception when the social media embargo lifted last month. The film features Ezra Miller as two versions of The Flash, Michael Keaton and Ben Affleck as variants of Batman and Sasha Calle making her debut as Supergirl.
The DC Universe multiverse movie has been shrouded in controversy, mostly due to leading star Ezra Miller’s multiple legal issues, including pleading no contest to disorderly conduct and facing assault charges stemming from separate incidents.
DC stood by Miller when they publicly apologised and said they’d committed to “doing the necessary work to get back to a healthy, safe and productive stage” in their life.
In light of the negative buzz surrounding the film, critics have finally rendered their verdict on if it was all worth it.
As of Tuesday night, The Flash holds a Rotten Tomatoes score of 72% from 75 reviews so far — barely pushing it over the line to be considered “Fresh”.
A selection of early reviews is presented below:
“[Director] Muschetti brings in a delightful, off-beat sense of humor and Miller proves they have the comedic chops to deliver it, taking all-too-familiar superhero story ideas and upending them into laugh-out-loud moments or creative action scenes. Yet the superhero theatrics are all in service of an intimate story about the pain of grief and the strength it takes to find acceptance, and in those moments of vulnerability Miller shines just as bright.”
“Miller’s the Flash goes back in time to change the future and connects with Michael Keaton’s Batman. But the movie, after a smart and playful first half, gives itself over to comic-book bombast.”
“The Flash arrives at a real flashpoint for the DC movies after a decade of ups and downs. This superhero universe has so far failed to figure out the same interconnectivity that rival Marvel did long ago, and the struggles still show: Without saying too much, Flash loses its way in the end by bending over backward trying to link a ton of disparate elements.”
“This is not a movie with any new ideas or dramatic rethinking, and — at the risk of re-opening the DC/Marvel sectarian wound — nothing to compare with the much-lauded animation experiment in the recent Spider-Man films. The intellect in this intellectual property is draining away.”
“The early word on The Flash calling it one of the greatest superhero movies ever made was pure hyperbole. But in the bumpy recent history of the DC Extended Universe, it’s certainly an above-average entry.”
The Flash will be released on June 16 in US and UK cinemas.
Source : Digital Spy