THE FLASH – Review by Susan Kamyab

Everyone has been raving about The Flash, some are even calling it the best DC movie yet, if not the best superhero movie. But because of all the hype, I might have gone into it with too high of expectations, because I think the film teeters between okay to good. In the film Ezra Miller returns as Barry Allen and he uses his super speed to change the past to save his mom from a brutal murder, but his attempt to save her ends up creating a world without superheroes, forcing him to race for his life to save the future. Due to the premise, there is a LOT going on, which causes it to feel a bit chaotic. The pacing is off, and some of the scenes and CGI are cheesy.

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THE FLASH – Review by T.J. Callahan

It’s Marvel vs DC at the box office this June. The animated Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse captured the competition in its opening weekend and wrapped up a massive $120.5 million dollars. DC Comics hopes to answer back on the 16th with The Flash, betting the speedy superhero can outrun its film foe’s summer blockbuster bragging rights. The Flash is all about nostalgia and saluting past protectors. It doesn’t feel like a stand-alone Flash film, but a highlight of earlier DC capers and crusaders.

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JOKER – Review by Susan Granger

Ostensibly, this is the ultra-bleak origin story of DC Comics’ super-villain and Batman’s arch nemesis, known as the Joker. Saddled with a long familial history of insanity, which he shares with his deranged mother who tried to burn him alive as a child, troubled, tortured Arthur Fleck, who’s plagued with uncontrollable laughter, has endured years of social isolation and medical negligence.

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