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Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)

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Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox (2013)


Starring the voice
Justin Chambers
Kevin McKidd
Michael B. Jordan
C. Thomas Howell

Directed by Jay Oliva

If you have not read the comic or read up about this flick, there are two things to look forward to
1.       Batman actually shed a tear in the end
2.       Thomas Wayne (Bruce Wayne/Batman’s father) is a bad ass

After a long wait to see a Flash animated movie (by that I mean, I wanted to see a Flash animated movie) DC finally delivered with Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox a movie about Barry Allen’s desire to save his mum from being killed when he was young.
This 2013 animated movie is an adaptation of the 2011 DC comic book called Flashpoint by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. This is also DC’s 17th direct to DVD animation and DC decided to go all out with this one, because it is as dark as they come, with Reverse Flash/Professor Zoom (Eobard Thawne) making as much trouble as he could.

Here in this flick the animation is above average, but the voice casting is one I truly enjoyed, the violence level was tuned up a bit making it more violent than Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Part 1 & 2). In the beginning of the movie I felt the violence was a little over stretched but later on I felt otherwise.

The whole Flashpoint comic and this animation is enlightening for those who love the Flash and desire to know more about him and how his power functions. We get educated on what happens when he runs faster than the time barrier which explains how he and Reverse Flash can travel through time.

Sometimes one of the difficulties review writers have to face is writing a review without pulling out spoilers to ruin it for the reader, so I will try my best.
After defeating Reverse Flash and his gang Barry Allen goes for a run and wakes up to see that there is an alteration timeline, where he is no longer The Flash.

This alteration created a ripple, where we see Thomas Wayne being the Batman instead of his son Bruce Wayne. This is nothing the whole earth too was coming to an end as a war between Aquaman's Atlantis,and Wonder Woman's Amazons was going to lead to the destruction of all life on earth.
The Flash must now team up with other heroes in this new time to restore the timeline back to the way it was before.

The directing in this animation was done by Jay Oliva who was also the man behind the chair for the 2012 (Part1) and 2013 (Part 2) animated adaptation of Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, both of which had the same dark feel like this animation.

My conclusion is, I did enjoy this movie from the beginning to the end, although it is not the best DC animation that there is, it is one for the shelf, so make sure that you get the DVD.


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