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Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox

(Frederik Wiedmann)
Release Date: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2013
I had really high hopes for Frederik Wiedmann’s limited edition (only 2000 copies pressed) soundtrack for DC’s Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox. From what I’ve been told the film is pretty epic so I expected the soundtrack to hold up to that standard. Unfortunately the album was more made for TV movie, in a way that seems to have been done before for a comic book film, that wasn’t as memorable as I had hoped. 
The album comes with 28 tracks that fall just under an hour. My initial reaction to the first track, The Incident, was that it sounded like standard super hero stuff. As the album rolled on though it all just started to blend in together. It wasn’t horrible, it just wasn’t great. At times it was sleep inducing to be honest. 
Wiedmann is responsible for the music from the Green Lantern animated series, but whose work has mostly been the horror soundtrack genre (Hostel III, Hills Run Red, Mirrors 2, Return To House On Haunted Hill). I expected something a bit more exciting as, judging from the cover of the soundtrack, this DC film looks like its universe has got a bit bonkers. On the inside flap we see Wonder Woman holding a severed head and Batman looking a bit nuts. That being said, the album just came off as repetitive in the fact that the songs all blended together, and that the music doesn’t seem to differentiate, or even want to, from its predecessors in the super hero universe. 
I want a soundtrack to grab me right off the bat and give me music that’s not only going to give me a pretty good idea of what I’m in for with the film, but also creates a world in of itself where the imagination can run wild with something completely new. This was not one of those soundtracks for me. 
AJ Garcia
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