DC Universe Justice League: The Flash Point Paradox

Posted: March 21, 2015 in Graphic Novels, Movies
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Justice League Flashpoint Paradox

Great voices like Kevin Conroy (Batman), Ron Perlman (Deathstroke), Dana Delany (Lois Lane), and Nathan Fillion (Green Lantern) join forces with many more in this 2013 DC Universe animated Justice League movie.

I haven’t faithfully followed the Justice League evolution, but it isn’t really complicated and I was up to speed on the characters and politics pretty quickly. Located in Central City, Barry Allen, Flash, is a hero and besties with other hero-types on a team called Justice League. Barry’s mom was killed in a home invasion when Barry was a kid; he never forgave himself for not being home from school quickly enough to save her. This is sort of an “It’s A Wonderful Life” movie, giving Barry a look at what the world would have been like if he had saved his mother.

I understand that it’s a cartoon, but I had some issues with the theories “explained” throughout. For instance, early in the movie Flash was attacked by his archenemy Professor Zoom, a person from the future who recreated the lightening accident that created the Flash. Thanks to the help of Flash’s Justice League friends, Zoom was apprehended. Then, later, after the whole world is being destroyed in the alternate timeline, it is revealed that Flash cannot go back in time to fix things because Zoom exists and is sucking up some of the energy or something. How does that make sense when the whole world went to pot because Flash went back to save his mom after defeating Zoom? I know I’m a geek, but I don’t think I am being to picky on this point…am I?

By the way, this isn’t your parents Justice League; people actually bleed and die in this cartoon. Aquaman even gets his arm cut off by laser beams from Superman’s eyes.

It was a good rent on a rainy Saturday night.

  1. monica says:

    Great read Love! 🙂

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