Possibly one of the last of the now-decimating DCEU, “The Flash,” starring Ezra Miller as the time-bending speedster, is set to make its debut on Max pretty soon. Having initially hit theaters in mid-June, the movie was helmed by director Andy Muschietti, known for his work on the chilling “IT” films and “Mama.”
Despite the real-life controversies surrounding Ezra Miller, he reprised his role as Barry Allen, bringing the beloved character to life in his very first standalone cinematic adventure. With a substantial budget of around $200 million, “The Flash” unfortunately faced challenges at the box office, garnering $108 million domestically and $160 million worldwide over a span of nine weeks following its release. The movie experienced a significant 73% decline in its second weekend of theatrical screening.
The PG-13-rated film presently boasts an impressive 83% audience approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, accompanied by a critical score of 64%. To all of those people who did not venture out to the theatres to witness the Flashpoint saga unfold, the streaming release date of The Flash is finally here, and we will delve into it in this article.
What is ‘The Flash’ about?
Worlds collide as Barry harnesses his superpowers to journey through time, his purpose clear: to rewrite the past’s painful events. Yet, his noble endeavor to salvage his family’s fate inadvertently shatters the tapestry of the future. Caught in a reality where the evil General Zod resurfaces, wielding the power to obliterate all, Barry finds himself bereft of allies – a universe devoid of its iconic defenders.
A glimmer of hope emerges in the form of a retired Batman, a far cry from the caped crusader of old. As Barry endeavors to rekindle this alternate Batman’s flame and engineer the rescue of a captive Kryptonian – though not the one he sought – destiny spirals towards a precipice. To safeguard this strange world and reclaim his own, Barry must sprint against time itself, an act that demands the ultimate sacrifice.
The Flash looks at redemption, which hinges on Barry’s willingness to rewrite the very fabric of existence. Will his valor and selflessness suffice to mend the ruptured cosmos, or is the price for resetting the universe too dear, even for a hero of his magnitude?
Fight fear with hope. THE FLASH is now on Digital and 4K Ultra HD 8/29. pic.twitter.com/pSf0I2iClP
— The Flash (@theFlash) August 16, 2023
When is the streaming release Date for ’The Flash’ on Max?
The journey of ‘The Flash’ is nearing its finish line, with director Andy Muschietti’s film finally finding its stride after a challenging run at the global box office. Despite a slow start on the big screen, the Scarlet Speedster’s time-traveling escapade managed to redeem itself with a digital triumph a mere month after its theatrical debut. Following its release on July 17, the movie swiftly sprinted to the top of charts on VOD platforms like iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play, seizing the No. 1 spot.
Now, as the dust settles and audiences catch their breath, ‘The Flash’ is poised to make its digital transformation complete, heading to the streaming realm a mere two months after its theatrical premiere. For those who missed The Flash on the big screen and opted out of the digital acquisition, director Muschietti’s foray into the DC Comics universe will grace the screens of Max (formerly HBO Max) starting on Friday, August 25.
In the wake of these eyebrow-raising shifts in fortune, likely raising a few eyebrows among Warner Bros. executives, fans may take solace in the fact that ‘The Flash’ defies expectations. As it prepares to make its streaming debut, the film promises an ‘enjoyable’ experience for those who tune in. And for diehard DC enthusiasts, it might even emerge as the long-awaited cinematic gem they’ve been yearning for.