[Review] Justice League : The Flashpoint Paradox [VIDEO]
Just like in the movie ‘The Butterfly Effect,’ what would happen if we could go back in time and change just one thing in history?
I’m not talking about preventing the assassination of Kennedy or erasing World War II, but something more personal, like the tragic loss of a loved one.
That’s the original starting point of the newest release from DC Animations’ latest direct-to-video release.
The story is based loosely on the comic book mini-series, ‘Flashpoint,’ from 2011. In the comics, this story would set events in motion that would end up changing the DC Universe forever. All the characters would start with a fresh slate and begin again. Revised origins, a reset timeline and each DC title starting over with issue #1.
What’s really cool about this film is that it doesn’t center around the big three; Superman, Batman & Wonder Woman. They’re in the movie, along with Aquaman, Green Lantern and Shazam!, but they aren’t the focus. Taking the lead is the ‘Scarlett Speedster’ best known as The Flash aka Barry Allen.
The voice acting is top-notch. Justin Chambers from Grey’s Anatomy is The Flash/Barry Allen, while Kevin Conroy continues his run as Batman/Bruce Wayne. Other actors lending their voice include; Nathan Fillion (Castle) as Green Lantern, Dana Delany as Lois Lane and Sam Daly (son of Tim Daly, who’s no stranger to voicing Superman) as the new The Man of Steel. The only thing I wasn’t a huge fan of was the look of most of the characters. The artistic vision of how the characters were drawn keep being a big negative for me.
I don’t want to give too much away but, because of the actions by The Flash, our heroes are at war. Aquaman and his group are taking on Wonder Woman and her Amazons and both sides don’t plan on losing.
Can the timeline be restored? Did the first son of Krypton land in Smallville? Who is behind Batman’s cape & cowl and what event created The Joker?
You’ll have to watch it to find out.
The movie is rated PG-13, mainly because of the non-stop hard core battle towards the end of the film. So, you may want to preview it before you give it to the kiddos.
If you enjoy the movie and want to dig deeper make sure you check out the Flashpoint Graphic Novel.