Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
Warner Brothers Animation © 2013
Run Time: 1h 21m
Story By: Jim Kreg
Justin Chambers: Barry Allen / The Flash
- 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.