'The Flash’ Review: A Solid Multiverse Film but a Poor Time Travel StoryOver the last few years, movie-going audiences have been inundated with multiverses. Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is currently making a dent at the box-office, following up on the also-excellent Into the Spider-Verse, Marvel has been playing with the possibilities of multiple timelines for years now, and Everything Everywhere All at Once won the Best Picture Oscar earlier this year. Not only is the multiverse as a storytelling tool a way for characters that seemingly could never meet to finally come together, but it’s also a way to indulge in extreme fan service—which can be a good or a bad thing. The Flash, which has been in some form of development since the 1980s, is DC’s first major dip into the multiverse, and with the company’s long history of superhero projects, there’s plenty of opportunities to dive into the past decades of beloved characters, heroes, and the stories that could’ve been. But The Fl
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Andy Muschietti finally brings the lightning-fast superhero to the big screen in his own adventure, with mixed results.

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