Barry Allen had a very difficult childhood. His mother was killed at a very young age, and the cops blamed his dad for the murder. Barry knows this isn’t true, but his father is arrested, and he is forced to grow up alone. Then, one night, he is struck by electricity and becomes the speedester superhero we all know as the Flash.
However, Barry begins to find that he has another superpower, the ability to go back in time and change things. He begins to get the idea to go back in time and change the past so that his mother can live. However, when he does this, he breaks the multiverse, and things begin to take a turn for the worst.
Barry learns an important lesson that the trials that we experience make us a part of who we are as people. You can’t just change the past like you would like to. Our scars and pain help us grow stronger.
Batman helps Barry understand this lesson since he has experience in this area and helps him overcome his grief.
We also see Barry’s alternate version of himself help Barry in his journey. The alternate Barry is very careless and prideful but he slowly learns that it is important to be thinking of others.
There is a lot of violence in this film. We see many people get killed on screen in a variety of ways. Blood is seen commonly. We also see some shot and stabbed.
There is some sexual content in this film. Some women are seen wearing revealing clothing. One woman and man are seen in bed, but no nudity is seen. The alternate Barry gets his power and is seen using his powers and his clothes burn up, and we see his bare backside. We also hear Barry say he’s never experienced sex before. Two characters talk about the movie “Top Gun” and say that it is about “2 gay dudes.”
There is some drug content as we see some people drink. Some act drunk as well.
There is a lot of language in this film. There are a few uses of the s,d,a, and b words. The Lord’s name is misused a few times. One f bomb I’d heard near the end of the movie. This is a continuing trend in recent superhero movies that is upsetting, to be honest.
While the story was interesting in this film, there was a lot of plot holes that just didn’t make sense. Time travel is always weird, however, so some plotholes were expected. The cameos were amazing and it was exciting to see some of them.
I also enjoyed being able to see the Flash’s origin story of how he became a superhero.
Barry learns the lesson that he can’t mess with time to save his mom, but he still alters time to save his dad from prison. This still affects the future and causes his universe to change. In the end, it feels like Barry didn’t learn much of anything.
Overall, the film had a lot of potential, and it did well in certain areas, but there were a lot of negative parts about the film that led to it doing pretty bad at the box office. It was supposed to drop running, but it dropped walking very slowly towards breaking even. There are many contributing factors to this, but overall it was an ok superhero movie. I’d rate it at 3.5 stars out of 5. Let me know your rating below!!