Barry Allen (Ezra Miller) uses his super speed to change the past, but his attempt to save his family creates a world without superheroes, forcing him to race for his life in order to save the future.
Racing – …at the Speed of Light….
The manner in which The Flash obtained his powers was not ideal – having a batch of different lab chemicals directly tossed towards you & into your own body by a lightning bolt is bound to have either 1 of 2 things happen to you: death – or becoming a Superhero as Barry Allen became The Flash! Barry was never “the MOST popular kid in school …and was hardly noticed by anyone until he became Flash, but “racing” to help anyone that he saw that needed any type of assistance is who Barry WAS; therefore, those chemicals exploding and entering his body only magnetified his personal Gift that was already inside of him. That’s how I see it from my perspective and that’s pretty special just like his mother told him he IS – special.
Barry’s Past …Controls His Present
The one thing that Barry could not let go of and thought about day and night was his mother’s very mysterious death and how the cops pinned it on his own father because when Barry arrived himself to the scene, his father was holding his mother in his arms with the bloody knife, the murder weapon in his hands! What would you think if you were Barry @ that young and very impressionable age and were close to your father as you were your mother? Would you stand by your father and proclaim his innocence? Bruce Wayne tried to explain to Barry that our past is what defines us, gives us strength; defines us – shapes us into who we are and he should NOT go and try to “change” that one event in the past because he would be creating change and conflict in other worlds that he’d have no comprehension of how to rectify – or to understand.
Knowledge is Power. How TRUE!
If Barry needed assistance in repairing what he had done in not listening to Bruce in the first place in his world; in the PRESENT – hw would not be looking for; in the PAST – Aquaman, Wonder Woman, and Superman. The only other Justice League Member he could locate was that of Batman and he was quite ….different to say the least when he and his younger self found him! If anyone knows the Multiverse and has trillions upon trillions of experience, knowledge, power, and experience it is Bruce Wayne in ANY Universe! Barry in 2013, which is his younger version self is much more vibrant and child-like while the Current Barry behaves the same way, but he has toned it down a bit. You can see that when the two of them are having a disagreement or when PRESENT Barry is trying to “parent or school” PAST Barry. In actuality, some things BOTH Barry’s were telling each other were spot on so – in the real world, knowledge does NOT have to come when you get older; it can arrive when you are younger; very young. You’re never too young to tell someone how you feel or how someone is making you feel if you feel its making you feel uncomfortable in any sort of a way. Tell them – tell them in a Flash!
“The Flash” Conclusions
The Flash was a very entertaining film and was considered to be one of this Summer’s biggest Blockbuster films and I can concur that I was NOT disappointed at all. I rather enjoyed it and of course there is an ending credit scene. ALL DC Films have them as well as Marvel films. Get over it, yes, I mentioned Marvel in a DC movie review. LOL! I’m not hardcore over it like that and some people/comic book fans. The Flash displayed us to how we cannot change our past and also how we cannot run away from it either. We have to accept it, deal with it, move on, but of course, NEVER FORGET. But, do not allow the pain & anguish that we feel consume us so much that we want to stop living …stop living life! NO! NO! NO! Our parents would not want that for us if they died and that is a fact of life that we will all die one day and that is why we should ALL cherish the lives that we have RIGHT NOW and live it up to the FULLEST! Be like The Flash and just go fast and soar ’til you can’t soar anymore!!!