Parents' Guide to

Justice League: Flashpoint Paradox

By Brian Costello, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Violent animation about tragic pasts has frenzied action.

Movie PG-13 2013 75 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 14+


This movie is OK, but compared to Throne of Atlantis, it is not good. After deeply analyzing what I thought about this film, for a couple days, I came to think that this movie is probably for 14 and up. There is a lot of blood, and some gore, the story is pretty good, but dude, I like Throne of Atlantis better. I mean, this movie is ok, but.....I don't know. Its not the best. In conclusion, this film is I think okay for 14 +.
age 15+

Very violent!

This movie is absolutely not appropriate for children under the age of 15. While the storyline is really good, there is way too much violence and gore for it to be appropriate for younger children.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (12 ):

This animated tale has complicated storylines, complex superheroes with tragic pasts and cynical attitudes, and frenzied action. JUSTICE LEAGUE: FLASHPOINT PARADOX also has the added bonus of a story that puts the Flash at its center rather than the expected Batman or Superman. The story itself is an interesting exploration of the idea behind the serenity prayer, a variation of which is quoted by the Flash's mother: "Accept what you cannot change. Have the courage to change the things you can, and have wisdom to know the difference."

While the story of the Flash attempting to change what cannot be changed (for mortal men, anyway) is engaging, as are the horrible ramifications of his attempts to change the past (including Wonder Woman battling Aquaman in a war to conquer Europe), this is still best enjoyed by older kids and those who are already familiar with these stories. What stirs the imaginations of some kids will leave others confused.

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