Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox
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In this thrilling adaptation of the 2011 crossover comic book, time travel allows The Flash to prevent a family tragedy, but the temporal ripples prove disastrous, creating a fractured, alternate reality: his powers have disappeared, the Justice League does not exist and Aquaman and his Atlantean forces are waging a world war against Wonder Woman and the Amazons. With the help of a much grittier Batman -- who in this timeline is Thomas Wayne, Bruce's father -- and Cyborg, now a government agent, The Flash re-creates the incident that brought on the anomaly and restores his powers. But only by somehow going back in time and preventing his earlier self from setting the time ripple in motion can The Flash bring back true reality. Breathtaking action and an all-star voice cast combine for a bold, emotional vision that will forever change the landscape of the DC Universe.]]>
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The Flash wakes up in a world counting down to doomsday, and he's the only one that can stop it.
It's amazing what they managed to accomplish in only 81 minutes. It's as good as any episode of Justice League Unlimited. You should be cautious, because it is very bloody. Don't let the kids see this one. It's based off the Graphic Novel Flashpoint by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. Unlike previous adaptations, they didn't try to imitate the art by Andy Kubert, instead they used the "house style" from Studio 4C, the Japanese Animation Studio responsible (most recently) for the Berserk movies. You can see it in the bits of CGI throughout the film. It looks fantastic, and you can also spot all sorts of character models carried over from Young Justice.
Seriously, let me reiterate, don't let kids watch this because no one is "safe."
If I can say one thing, that is I really like Cyborg in this. Previously, Cyborg's inclusion really felt like a token gesture. This movie, I feel, really legitimizes his inclusion in the Justice League. But, besides that, it really is a Flash centric story. We get so few movies that don't focus on Superman or Batman, hopefully this will prove that other heroes can carry films. I really love this movie.
Extras on the Bluray include
Audio Commentary with the Writer (Jim Kreig), Director (Jay Olivia), Producer (James Tucker), and the original author of the comic (Geoff Johns). I loved this commentary track.
A Flash in Time - A short featurette about the possibility of time travel. Honestly, it's not that informative. That's what happens when you try to explain theoretical physics in layman's terms.Read more ›
But this isn't just about the Flash, this is really a crazy version about what if you change something in your life. Does it effect other people around you, even your closest friends? Clearly, the answer is yes in this movie. This starts with Flash as he saves his mom from being murdered only to find the World on the brink of World War 3. Aquaman and Wonder Woman are main the antagonists here who use their empires to plunge the Earth into chaos. Superman also is found hidden away by the United States Government as a socially crippled man treated like some science experiment gone array. In this alternate reality of Superman, his rocket crashed in Metropolis that killed thousands, instead of crashing in rural Kanas where no one was hurt. Thus, from childhood, Superman is raised in a harsh government facility instead of the farm life of his loving adoptive parents, the Kents.
I don't want to ruin the movie for you, but reading up the Flashpoint comic book series would help understand some of these changes. I think the movie stayed on point and told an effective story, even better than the comic books. I would rate this as well done.Read more ›
Here we find a great story set in an alternate timeline - something that DC does quite well. And it centers on the character that launched the Silver Age of Comics, Barry Allen's The Flash.
This is a violent DC adaptation, but not gratuitous. The film is well paced and plotted. It may be necessary to know a few things about standard DC fare, like who Superman and Batman are and a bit about their backstories, though I'd guess that just about everyone knows those.
If you're a DC fan, you'll be giddy to see alternate versions of favorites - Black Manta, Cyborg, Batman, etc.
Yet at the heart of this is a story and a great one at that. The beginning and end are tied together so well. We also get to see the main character, Barry Allen as The Flash, grow from beginning to end. There's action and consequences of those actions throughout. You'll be left with something to think about and a desire to watch it again.
This animated film also touches on the possibilities for a Justice League live action film, but also for a film of The Flash - and one is rumored to follow the next Superman flick (featuring Batman! Yay!). When you see Flash run up a tall building, jump, glide across a helicopter blade, bounce off a building, and run on top of the water - well, you can see the cinematic possibilities of seeing his powers on display.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
A great adaptation of the Flashpoint Storyline that created the New 52 for DC. That said, I thought it was a little on the short-side and really could have used more Martha Wayne... Read morePublished 16 hours ago by Michael K.
I didn't know nothing about the Flashpoint Paradox except I heard my friend talk about, it sounded cool so I looked it up on YouTube, saw some clips which was good enough to be... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Jacob Scheffert
Very enjoyable. The AU with Batman's family was very intriguing and even though the movie was about the Flash, it gave us the most emotional performances from the Waynes.Published 9 days ago by Cranberry Gold
Well worth the watch for anyone who loves the DC universe.Published 9 days ago by Phillip Leichtman
This has been one of the worst adaptions I have yet to see from DC. What did I just watch? Usually the animated version of DC comics is where its at, but man I'd say they're on... Read morePublished 10 days ago by Salem J Dunning
Berry fing allen! Great story with some insane character reveals! I love everything about This movie except earth 2 flash's sexual orientation. That trash aside its a Great movie!Published 15 days ago by Jermel
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