In an unexpected turn of events, a secret source suggests that The Flash movie is likely to disappoint significantly with little chance of being saved. Twitter fans were shocked when the full 144-minute movie was released for unrestricted viewing under the handle @BriYoshFR. Although Twitter quickly suspended the account, the clip was still viewable for an incredible eight hours and received about 1.7 million views. This information underlines the ongoing fascination with the DC multiverse and the potential cameos in the movie. However, despite the title’s mixed critical reception and lackluster box office success, audiences don’t seem eager to devote their time and money to it.
The Flash’s underwhelming ticket sales since its premiere have been noticed by DC Studios, and the movie’s large internet audience is a serious setback for them. The superhero movie debuted domestically with a paltry $55 million, underperforming original expectations. The fact that the Twitter broadcast was able to attract such a sizable audience means that at least one million potential ticket buyers may decide against going to the theater.
Even though The Flash has a 65% acceptance rating on Rotten Tomatoes, it is widely acknowledged that it falls short of James Gunn’s claim that it is “one of the best superhero movies” ever filmed. The film’s visibly subpar CGI significantly reduces viewers’ interest in the narrative, an unanticipated shortcoming given the film’s enormous budget. It’s possible that Warner Bros.’ dismissal of main actor Ezra Miller’s controversial behavior throughout filming and the premiere further alienated viewers. Additionally, it’s possible that DC Studios overestimated the appeal of Barry Allen as a character, leading them to include fan favorite Batman (Michael Keaton) to pique interest in the general public.
The Flash, which is currently playing in theaters, will have a difficult time attracting viewers.