So I went by friend today, my only friend that reads comics like I do. Who I am, and where I'm from........people don't read comics. I used to get drilled by people when I would say "adults buy comics, not kids. Not anymore blah blah blah." Now they've seen the films and get what I'm saying. What ever
My point is that I have 1 friend that reads comics and I charish when I get to get together with him and talk about the subject that so many of us have loved for so long, and have gotten blasted about from other people. We know why we love the medium of comics, and we're sick of explaining ourselves.
Today tho, I went by my buddy and he asked me if I had a couple hours to waist because he had a copy of Justice League Flashpoint Paradox and wanted me to watch it. He said he hadn't seen it yet, but I think he was lying.
Now When Flashpoint was the news of the day and we all knew that it was going to lead into the New 52. I was just as curious as everyone. Asking questions like "Why even revamp?" of if I was an older reader "Really, a revamp? Again?" I was also excited because it was basically DC's version of their own "Age of Apocalypse" and anyone who reads both Marvel and DC, knew why that was exciting.
So Flashpoint came out, and ran thru every title. I wasn't happy. I hated most of the titles. I hated the actual mini-series of Flashpoint. I just wasn't happy with it. I'm not happy with the New 52 revamp either, but I won't get into that. i've already got more outside from the review then I wanted too, but there's a reason. JUSTICE LEAGUE FLASHPOINT IS AWSOME!!!!!!
I've read Flashpoint twice just to make sure I didn't like, or maybe with a second sitting I might change my mind. I didn't, but this film is just great.
The manga style format starts out a little rough. Characters heads are way to small on them, and it's noticable. Doesn't matter. It starts right off differant then the mini-series or what led up to it in The Flash books. We've all seen DCC animated films, and they change things. We've watched enought of these to expect it now so the anger isn't as drastic.
This film takes enough from the comic version to make people happy. It throws in enough to touch down on everyone that was involved in the story, but it's the film version of that story that makes it so great. It is by far the most violent of any DC animated film, and it has quite a few moments that had me wide-eyed because of what they actually out in the film. It doesn't really hold back. I asked myself if it was rate R actually. It's that violent at times.
It's fun. It's for adults. It's a Flash story too. I am so pleased with this version, and I think a lot of people will be also. it doesn't cram to much in it's hour and a half tale either. it's just long enough and there is not any more that is needed. Now I loved DKR animated, and I think that's DC's best film, but not by much. I might actually change my mind if I watch this again. It's really good, but all I can say is have an open mind to some of the changes because they work. I'm sure there where will be moments where you'll be watching this and say. "WOW!!"
I almost forgot. DC animated fans are going to be really happy at the returning voices used in this film also. Lot's of returns.