With the announcement of a Superman/Batman film, it would seem that DC and Warner Bros. are inching ever closer to realising theJustice League on the big screen. That would likely herald the live action debut of the Flash; the ‘fastest man alive’ has long been a fan-favourite character, but rumours of a solo film have been more off than on. With Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox, the DC animated universe gives us the next best thing, in doing so giving the scarlet speedster some well-deserved spotlight.
Whilst teen franchises such as The Hunger Games and Twilight have only a year’s intermission between instalments, fans of Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief – which made $226 million worldwide – have been patiently waiting for three. Directed by Thor Freudenthal, the next cinematic chapter of Rick Riordan’s popular book series gets its UK release this week. Despite the film’s problems, there are enough fun moments to ensure it will satisfy its target audience.
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