It’s the opening day of Warner Bros Pictures DC The Flash! Peyton has grown up watching The Flash on the CW. It used to be our weekly tradition to watch The Flash. She had her whole lineup – Super Girl, The Flash, Batwoman, Black Lighting, and more. The CW was our go-to channel for nightly entertainment. When Peyton saw they made The Flash movie she instantly wanted to go see it. The chance to see Barry Allen and Iris West up on the big screen was an opportunity she was not going to miss.
The Flash does have some similarities to the television series but there are differences that will make this feel like a new experience. And if you have never watched The Flash television series that’s ok, you’ll be able to follow along and enjoy the movie. The Flash movie is a standalone film that does not require you to have taken in any previous DC comics, shows, or movies. You’ll be able to enjoy it. But if you have been DC fans, like Peyton and I are, you’ll love the little easter eggs sprinkled throughout the film.
The Flash starts with Barry Allen having been using his powers for a few years, he’s comfortable with them. Barry has become part of the Justice League and is working doing forensics analysis for the city. So somewhat similar, yet different, than the television series.
Besides the freak lighting strike that spilled chemicals on Barry making him The Flash, the other pivotal experience in his life was when his mother was murdered. Barry’s life was never the same from that night forward. But now, Barry has the power, or should I say speed, to go back and change time. And if you are a DC fan you already know this can lead, and most likely will lead, to alternate timelines.
I do not want to spoil The Flash for anyone but I will say this – If you are a Flash fan or DC fan you will enjoy The Flash. Warner Bros Pictures did a great job of telling the story of The Flash in a way that would entertain various ages of viewers at the same time.
The Flash is rated PG-13 but depending on your child, a younger child may enjoy the movie too. There are some heavy topics in the movie like the murder of Barry’s mother and violence. But I would’ve let Peyton see this movie when she was 8 or 9. Though she has loved The Flash and is ok with the storyline. Other children may be more sensitive so it may not be the movie for them. There are some fight scenes and for younger viewers, they may be a little intense. As a mom, I would say 13 and up is completely fine, for younger kids it’s going to be a kid-by-kid decision.
Peyton and I really enjoyed seeing The Flash. We loved how it was a similar storyline to the series yet different. One of my favorite scenes from The Flash was the Batman scenes. You’ll know what I mean once you’ve seen The Flash.
The Flash is now playing in theaters nationwide. Check your local theater for times.