Sunday, July 21, 2013

Justice League: The Flashpoint Parodox Animated Movie Review

Be Careful What You Wish For

DC has had a good history with it's animated features.  Most feature Batman and or Superman, but Green Lantern and Wonder Woman have had their moment in the limelight as well.  Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox gives The Flash his time to shine.  And shine, he does.

The Story is based on the Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert miniseries that ended the old DC continuity and ushered in the New 52.  It is great that DC is finally getting the animated side up to date with this and the announcement of Justice League:War which will put things squarely in the new universe.

While the name says Justice League, this is maily a Barry Allen/Flash story.  By erasing a tragedy in his past he sets things in motion that changes the whole universe as he knows it.  In this new reality, Wonder Woman and Aquaman are on the brink of a World War, Cyborg is a government agent, Batman is a gun touting vigilante and Superman is no where to be found.  Worse yet for Barry, he is no longer the Flash.  The story is action packed and well done.

 The only disappointment is that the story feels a little rushed. It was bound to happen when you try to condense a many issue arc with various point of view issues into an hour and a half movie. The story is still great with twists and turns, it just is a bit less gripping than the source material was.

This may be DC's darkest animated feature yet, but it's also the most beautiful.  The character models are excellent and the animation shines throughout, especially in the many action scenes.  The voice acting is also great which is no surprise to DC animated movies.

This is my favorite DC animated movie yet.  It looks beautiful, tells a great story and sets the universe into the New 52.  I hope every DC animated feature follows suit continuing with Justice League:War next.


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