DC Universe Animated Original hits another Grand Slam with their 2013 release of the the movie Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. Great animation, epic story and a huge list of talent bring to life the crossover comic Flashpoint by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. This was a bold step by DC to take suggesting the alternate universe story to audiences but Flashpoint lived up to that challenge.
This Justice League story cues in on the Flash (voice of Justin Chambers), who after thwarting the plans of his nemesis Professor Zoom (voice of C. Thomas Howell), experiences a shift in reality that dramatically changes his world. This new universe holds familiar faces from his world, but things aren’t quite the same. The Flash’s mother is alive in this world, Aquaman and Wonder Woman are plotting to overthrow the world and Batman is no longer Bruce Wayne, but Bruce’s father, Thomas Wayne!
Changes to the traditional DC Silver Age storylines are not hard to follow or adapt in this feature. The familiar traits of characters are easy to pick out and entertaining to see how the writers developed them into a new action story. I hope they plan additional crossover stories in the future as this gives a fresh new line of movies to avid DC fans. The 75 minute run time almost seems to short as you want to view more of this alternate world Batman (and Joker?) or other Justice League characters. Some of the voice talents adding to Flashpoint include the iconic voice of Kevin Conroy as Batman, Sam Daly as Superman, Ron Perlman as Deathstroke. Watch this one and I’m sure you’ll be begging for more crossover ventures from DC in the future.