Review: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Warner Brothers Animation © 2013

Rated: PG-13

Run Time: 1h 21m

Genre: Action/Superhero

Story By: Jim Kreg


Justin Chambers: Barry Allen / The Flash

  1. Thomas Howell: Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash

Michael B. Jordan: Victor Stone / Cyborg

Kevin McKidd: Thomas Wayne / Batman

Kevin Conroy: Bruce Wayne / Batman

Nathan Fillion: Hal Jordan / Green Lantern

Ron Perlman: Slade Wilson / Deathstroke

Vanessa Marshall: Diana Prince / Wonder Woman

Dee Bradley Baker: Jason Blood / Etrigan

Dana Delany: Lois Lane

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is based off of the Flashpoint event by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert, published by DC Comics. Flashpoint is an amazing story that is translated into animation by the always great, Warner Brothers Animation and the direction of Jay Oliva. The music, which fits the moments of the film like a glove, was composed by Frederik Wiedmann.

What would you change if you could fix one thing, one crucial moment in time? For Barry Allen that choice was easy. He went back and stopped his mother from being killed. But, when you break the sound barrier there is a sonic boom and when you break the time barrier, there is a temporal boom. That boom created ripples on the surface of time like a rock in the water going out in all directions. Now a broken and skewed alternate timeline exists that has plunged the world into chaos. Barry’s intentions may have been good, but the results of his actions could mean the end of it all.

I loved this story. BTW, if you haven’t read Flashpoint, you need to. It is one of the greatest Flash stories out there and it changes the DC Universe in ways we’re still feeling today. Geoff Johns is a masterful writer and Jim Kreg scripted his fantastic story perfectly. This story sets up DC’s series of New 52 movies starting with Justice League: War. It is a must have film. I give it 5 stars.  

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