Andy Muschietti’s director The lightning The film is already riding high on a wave of positive buzz. The film is still weeks away from a theatrical release, but an unfinished version premiered at CinemaCon last month and received a very positive response on social media. Fans are already gearing up to see the new blockbuster from DC Studios, but the hype is ramping up today thanks to the fact that Stephen King has joined the chorus singing the film’s praises.
King has a previous relationship with the director, having directed Andy Muschietti IT: Chapter One and IT: Chapter Twoand it feels safe to assume that she helped him see it early on The lightning. The writer shared his take on the film on his personal Twitter page, saying that while he doesn’t usually like superhero movies, this one is “special.” See his full message below:
I received an advance screening of THE FLASH today. I don’t normally care much for superhero movies, but this one is special. It’s heartfelt, funny and impressive. I loved it.May 17, 2023
Stephen King’s point of view The lightning fits with many of the opinions shared outside of CinemaCon last month. Critics (myself included) have also praised it for being a mix of emotion, comedy and action. The film certainly had a lot of problems as it went into development, but the end result is impressive.
Muschietti’s first film since then IT: Chapter Two in 2019, The lightning tells the story of speedster superhero Barry Allen (Ezra Miller), who, on a fateful night, discovers that his powers enable him to travel through time. His mother dead and his father falsely imprisoned for her murder, he decides he will try to change history so his family can be reunited – but as he does so, he underestimates the ripple effect his changes cause. The film features an all-star cast including Ben Affleck, Michael Keaton, Sasha Calle, Kiersey Clemons, Maribel Verdú, Ron Livingston, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Rudy Mancuso, Luke Brandon Field and Michael Shannon.
It’s not often that Stephen King shares praise for big blockbusters. he most often uses his Twitter page to comment on what fans of the genre consider his bread and butter: horror films. In recent months, for example, he has thrown his weight behind that of director Rob Savage significantly The Boogeyman, which is the latest adaptation of one of his stories. Not only did he actively promote the film on social media, but he even had a behind-the-scenes hand in getting it from Hulu to theaters.
The Boogeyman will hit the big screen on June 2, but will follow just a few weeks later The lightningwhich will be playing in cinemas everywhere from June 16. You can keep track of all of Stephen King’s works in the works with our upcoming Stephen King Movies & TV guide, and if, unlike the author, superhero movies are your thing, we recommend checking out our feature on upcoming DC movies.
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