Search for Justice – 4 Takeaways from Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

I will be checking out these Justice League animated movies as much as possible. I will be using the same four questions I use here to assess each film.

Best League Member?

The idea of a Superman holed up in a lab his entire life before circumstances cause his release into the world is absolutely fascinating and used quite effectively here. A lot of characters were written on-point in this one in general, and it was a rare film with lots of strong candidates for this slot. But none made a bigger impact on me in terms of how much more I wanted from them than Superman.

Weak Link?

I was getting ready to say no one would get this slot as everyone seemed to get the right amount of time and direction! But then alternate Green Lantern showed up and distracted me with his annoyingness! No more Hal Jordan! Get ’em out of here!

Worthy Villain?

Sure Bizarro Flash is technically the villain doing stuff in this one, but the story is so effective because of the way they are able to sideline a traditional villain and create more tension through the alternate timeline. So, yes. It was a worthy villain. By avoiding pitting the League against one.


Big Thumbs Up for this one! Pretty much all the characters got the right amount of time and direction. The voice work was well done even by the Names that don’t normally do a ton of voice work. The story avoided many of the traditional Justice League pitfalls. The only real weakness is the larger picture concerns in that this tiny glimpse of an alternate Justice League world seems MUCH more interesting than the standard fare! That seems like a problem!


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