Hey everyone! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend. I ended up travelling to South Carolina to spend turkey-time with some of my family. I’m currently suffering from too-many-days-off-in-a-row syndrome. Five days is too much time off and not enough time off simultaneously. I forgot to post on Friday, I was in my Gilmore Girls coma after staying up late to watch the first episode.
We’re reviewing Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox this week. This is an animated movie that explores what might occur if the Flash were to go back and save his mother from being murdered. The results are disastrous. The movie itself flows really well despite the fact that you get thrown directly into the story without much exposition. This makes it feel like the plot moves forward quickly and you’re not left wondering when the movie is going to end.
If you’re not entirely familiar with the cache of DC characters, there may be a time or two that you end up feeling a bit lost. Additionally, I am personally not a fan of this style of animation. The characters do not necessarily emote enough in a “human” way for my taste, however, it’s really only a personal preference. Stylistically the movie is dark in tone, color, and content. Perhaps the most striking visual within Flashpoint is the idea of what Superman would have become. Emaciated and tortured, he is not the Superman we know and love.
My only criticism with the movie is something that I also fully understand can’t be broached within a single ninety minute film. We’re just supposed to accept that all these horrible things occur based on an action taken by Barry to save his mother when he was a child. I would have rather seen the actual pathway from his actions leading into the current situation. They do show us the alternate origins of the characters, but not how that came to be specifically because of Barry. That being said, I do realize that you can only cram so much into a single movie before it gets to be too much.
I did enjoy that Batman was Thomas Wayne instead of Bruce. That made more sense than anything they presented to us within the movie.
Overall I liked it. Definitely a good addition to the DC universe. I’m excited to see where the Flash TV continues to take the storyline.
I hope you go and listen to the new episode. We recorded it before the premiere of the Flash on the CW so it may sound a bit dated.
Google play: http://bit.ly/2dQY37q