I know I’m late putting this out, but in my defense, I’m still playing catch up and I had a lot of things in the que. The Flashpoint Point Paradox however was both worth the wait and a real reminder that you have to make time for the little things in life. It was just that damn good! For all of you hardcore Justice League animation fans out there, of which I count myself as one, the Flashpoint Paradox was kind of a Justice League meets Injustice battle royale. The film is an adaptation of the 2011 comic book crossover “Flashpoint” by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert. Without giving too much away for those who haven’t seen it, The Flash goes back in time to save someone he lacked the power to save in his youth; however, the consequences of his actions cause a ripple effect throughout time changing the destiny of the world. Jim Krieg penned an incredible script and Jay Oliva directed a masterful production. The only thing I find disappointing is the fact that Warner Bros. can produce some of the most compelling and visually stunning animated motion pictures but fail to translate that to the vast majority of its live action properties; Nolan’s Batman Trilogy standing as a noted exception. If DC and Warner Bros. patterned its live action genre films after its animated projects, in addition to merging the two through synchronic collaboration as opposed to treating the two as if they existed in two separate universes, DC /WB would become a perennial powerhouse, as opposed to constantly playing catch up with Marvel. If you don’t believe me, just watch Flashpoint Paradox, the proof is in the pudding. As always, share your thoughts in the comments or on Twitter @Potbellysamurai.

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