DCU: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

2013

DCU: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

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We all wish for the chance to go back in time and change the things, for The Flash, that coveted chance is within reach. He traverses time to right a violent, decades-past crime against his mother, but the ripples of his good intentions prove disastrous, as a fractured, alternate reality now exists in place of the familiar one. Stumbling through this twisted reality where even Superman is nowhere to be found, The Flash seeks the trusted wisdom of Batman, only to find a grittier, more violent Dark Knight in his place. Together with the help of Cyborg, they race to restore the continuity of Flash's original timeline while this new world is ravaged by a fierce war between Wonder Woman's Amazons and the Atlanteans, led by a battle hardened Aquaman. With breath taking action and an all-star voice cast featuring Kevin Conroy, C. Thomas Howell and Dana Delany, it's a bold, emotional vision that will forever change the landscape of the DC Universe!

Cast

Cary Elwes
as Aquaman
Nathan Fillion
as Hal Jordan / Green Lantern
Ron Perlman
as Slade Wilson / Deathstroke
C. Thomas Howell
as Eobard Thawne / Reverse-Flash
Kevin Mckidd
as Thomas Wayne / Flashpoint Batman

Critic Reviews for DCU: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

All Critics (5) | Fresh (5)

  • Violent animated tale about tragic pasts has frenzied action.

    May 3, 2016 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • It's the butterfly effect as comic book apocalypse and it's a dark, brutal animated film.

    Mar 17, 2016 | Full Review…
  • The film feels unique and vibrant if only for the fact that it's the painfully rare DCAU title that doesn't revolve around Batman, Superman, or a Batman/Superman-led Justice League.

    Aug 1, 2014 | Rating: 7.5/10 | Full Review…
  • For all its apocalyptic fate-of-the-world theatrics, this...[adaptation of] the 2011 graphic novel Flashpoint by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert...has an emotional core to give purpose to its crazy amounts of mayhem. [Blu-ray]

    Aug 13, 2013 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • Years from now it may be looked at as the animated film that took the direct to video comic book movie market to another level of storytelling possibilities. Yes, it's that good.

    Jul 31, 2013 | Rating: 9.5/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for DCU: Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

  • Aug 10, 2017
    Easily one of the best animated DC films ever, Such a great story, All the favourite characters and more make an appearance, The action is brutal and loads of fun, Being a hardcore DC fan I knew all about Flashpoint but casual fans and kids won't fully understand as it's not explained very clearly, But apart from that it's very entertaining.
    Jamie C Super Reviewer
  • May 05, 2016
    Incredibly bold and daring, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is a provocative animated film that explores alternate reality and time-travel. Based on a 2011 comic series, Barry Allen awakens in an alternate reality where he has lost his powers and Aquaman and Wonder Woman are waging war throughout the world; which leads Allen to seek out the help of Batman in figuring out what happened to create this timeline and how to correct it. Starring Michael B. Jordan, Kevin Conroy, Nathan Fillion, Cary Elwes, Dana Delany, and Ron Perlman, the voice cast is pretty good. And the animation has a rich texture and a strong use of color. Also, the writing is quite impressive in how it sets up the alternate reality and discusses the Butterfly Effect. Still, the plot is fairly formulaic and predictable. But despite a few weaknesses, Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox is action-packed and full of intrigue.
    Dann M Super Reviewer
  • Jan 05, 2016
    Alternative reality stuff as the Flash goes back in time to save his mother from a killer only to unknowingly set off a a host of new but ugly consequences. Not bad, if a little confusing at times. Look for a Wonder Woman sequence wherein she beheads a rival in love. Ouch!
    Kevin M. W Super Reviewer
  • Feb 13, 2015
    It's nice to see one of the main animated films of the DC canon feature The Flash rather than mostly doing Batman and Superman. He's an interesting character and this film shows exactly what possibilities they have with him storywise. It has a very intriguing alternate universe storyline where Thomas Wayne is a much more violent Batman, Bruce Wayne is dead instead of him, and many other scenarios out of the ordinary. Half the fun is seeing the different versions of the Justice League characters. The DC animated films have been getting progressively darker and this film continues that. Plenty of the action scenes are intense. The animation is well done and the voice acting is spot on. This is one of the better DC animated films I've seen. Being mostly a Batman fan and not much else, that's pretty good praise from me.
    Josh L Super Reviewer

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