An advanced screening of The Flash was shown in full, besides the post-credit scenes, during the Warner Bros. panel at this year’s CinemaCon, with the audience’s first reactions already making their way online ahead of the official theatrical release. DC fans have been eager to find out if the upcoming instalment will live up to its hype, with the cast and crew of the movie being very vocal over this past year as to how great it is, however, the first reactions from CinemaCon’s audience give off an even better impression.
Despite the recent controversy surrounding Ezra Miller, the first reactions of The Flash seem to be some of the most positive and genuine thoughts to a Warner Bros. DC movie, with some even stating that this new instalment is one of the best DC comic book superhero movie adaptations ever produced. Andy Muschietti, who directed both It and It Chapter Two, has seemingly provided fans of the DC universe a Flash movie that will, according to some reactions, be watched over and over again for time to come.
See some reactions below from attendees of the 2023 CinemaCon advanced screening of The Flash.
“The first act is solid (the curtain raiser is an all-timer) but #TheFlashMovie gets bogged down in exposition and retroactive origin rehashes, with (eventually) empty spectacle that aggresively reminds you of the very movie that got WB into this mess ten years ago.”Scott Mendelson via Twitter
“#TheFlash manages to deliver glorious high thrills. Andy Muschietti captures what many of us have always dreamed for a cinematic Flash story. But there’s also plenty of just *bizarre* decisions. Some story related and others technical. Not amazing but still pretty good at times.”Andrew J. Salazar via Twitter
“Just watched #TheFlash at CinemaCon. It has some stuff in it you will not believe and it showcases much more of Barry Allen’s powers. It is indeed one of DC’s best and fits nicely as a bridge story between the old and new DCEU franchises. It’s also the funniest DC movie.”Rob Keyes via Twitter
“I don’t know what to say other than #TheFlash delivered more than I could have hoped. The acting is beyond great. Keaton delivers everything you want. Supergirl is my new favorite superhero? I’m genuinely shocked this movie meets and surpasses the hype. I never expected that.”Chris E. Hayner via Twitter
“Yup. #TheFlash is as good as rumored. It’s Back to the Future meets Spider-Man: No Way Home with all the humor & heart of the former and action and surprises of the latter. If anything, it might be a tad too ambitious but it’s also just incredibly satisfying, heartwarming & fun.”Germain Lussier via Twitter
Miller will be seen playing two versions of his character, one being a younger version, and the other being the main canonical version that has been seen in previous instalments such as Batman Vs. Superman and Justice League, with this being the first solo movie featuring Miller’s Barry Allen, the titular character.
James Gunn, plus many more who help bring DC projects alive at Warner Bros., have praised Muschietti’s The Flash movie, with the potential that Miller’s Flash may survive the current change of events that has seen actors such as Henry Cavill and Dwayne Johnson out of the DC door.
The Flash comes to theatres on June 16, 2023.