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DC’s Animated “The Flashpoint Paradox” is a Very Faithful Adaptation of a Very Bad Story

I recently watched DC’s latest animated movie: “Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox” (adapted from the DC comic by Geoff Johns and Andy Kubert).

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A bit of background: The Flash is a guy who runs really fast. He’s a member of the Justice League. In most modern portrayals, he’s the funny guy on the team. DC has historically made very good animated movies and TV shows.

Got it? Good. Because those are all the things you should have to know going into a movie like this. This film, however, also assumes you’ve been reading comics for 30+ years, including probably the original Flashpoint comic. This does not feel like something an average person can pick up and enjoy, because (A) most of them won’t have any idea what’s going on, and (B) it’s basically terrible.

Lots of spoilers follow.

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