Ezra Miller's Flash movie has been a long time coming: a host of production problems, COVID outbreak, and major DCEU problems have delayed production year after year. But it looks like the film is finally nearing completion, and test screenings are underway to see how audiences and film professionals react.
The Andy Muschietti-directed blockbuster was considered the last hope of saving the DCEU from falling apart, and the participation of two Batmen (Ben Affleck and Michael Keaton) should have pleased audiences the same way 'Spider-Man: No Way Home' did last year. Unfortunately for Warner Bros., initial reviews of the film are very mediocre, with most early viewers describing the movie as merely 'OK'.
Of course, as insider Daniel Richtman rightly pointed out, first reviews are just audience reviews, and since many people have their own views on how their favorite characters should behave on screen, it's pretty hard to get unanimous approval from fans. Some Twitter users have noticed that many recent great blockbuster movies, including 'Aquaman' and 'Doctor Strange 2', have received similarly mediocre reviews at test screenings.
Many fans were quick to blame Ezra Miller for the film's failure in the early screenings, citing his recent unreasonable behavior as the reason behind people's dissatisfaction with his superhero movie.
Warner Bros. still has time to make some changes after unfortunate early reactions ahead of 'The Flash' June 23, 2023 release date.