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#1 Posted by imperialbuttlicker (233 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm just curious to know your opinion regarding which movie displayed time traveling and its plot better. Is it the one happened in Endgame or the 2011's Flashpoint Paradox?

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#2 Posted by Vulkanian (658 posts) - - Show Bio

Flashpoint because they actually dealt with the consequences of time travel and followed the rules and didn’t use a cop out because they didn’t know how to write time travel competently.

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#3 Edited by Heatforce (6268 posts) - - Show Bio

@vulkanian: didn't the mcu do branching timelines in EG? E.g. Any changes to one time period will branch off to a different reality.

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#4 Posted by Eobard21 (6098 posts) - - Show Bio

Flashpoint

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#5 Posted by Omnipotent94 (1482 posts) - - Show Bio

Flashpoint. The entire movie was based on time travel.

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#6 Posted by Mike_Fowler (5076 posts) - - Show Bio

@heatforce: yes, that’s essentially the logic that was used

To answer OP, I mean, they both had different rules for the way it’s time travel is portrayed. Flashpoint followed the “Back to the Future” type of time travel, while Endgame’s was more in tune with how dragon ball uses time travel

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#9 Posted by GodDamnIronMan (1955 posts) - - Show Bio

Flashpoint, and it's not even close

Time travel in Endgame is more like an afterthought. Not to mention it's Space travel too, like they can travel to Asgard...even bypassing Bifrost.

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#10 Posted by plotweapon16255 (7813 posts) - - Show Bio

Flashpoint

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#11 Posted by GXrevs06 (4771 posts) - - Show Bio

Flashpoint because they actually dealt with the consequences of time travel and followed the rules and didn’t use a cop out because they didn’t know how to write time travel competently.

Wait, what was the cop out?

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#12 Edited by Supermanforever (8512 posts) - - Show Bio

flashpoint stomps. Russo cant match Geoff Johns.

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#13 Posted by Emperorb777 (11284 posts) - - Show Bio

@supermanforever: The Russo's didn't have a hand in Endgame writing, so you can't compare them to a writer.

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#14 Posted by Vulkanian (658 posts) - - Show Bio

@gxrevs06: The convenience of changing the past doesn’t alter the future but makes a different timeline.

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#15 Edited by Mike_Fowler (5076 posts) - - Show Bio

@vulkanian: various pieces of media has portrayed time travel in that manner, Hell, that’s exactly how Marvel Comics portray it

It’s, just, different really

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#16 Posted by Magian (151737 posts) - - Show Bio

Flashpoint did it better I think. Endgame's time travel was rather iffy on some things.

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#17 Edited by LoveComicsLoveAnimeLoveGamesLoveToys (197 posts) - - Show Bio

Are we seriously compareing these ?

Flashpoint had a whole comic series before it gets a animated movie and was written by one of the best in DC Geoff Johns

Endgame on the other hand is totally it's own thing

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#18 Posted by Vulkanian (658 posts) - - Show Bio

@mike_fowler: That is not at all how the comics portray it.

It’s also a lazy way of avoiding the butterfly effect.

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#19 Edited by Mike_Fowler (5076 posts) - - Show Bio

@vulkanian: yes, it is. Why do you think Kitty Pryde going back in time didn’t eliminate the DoFP timeline?

Why do you think the Age of Apocalypse reality was revealed to still be active?

There’s simply no “rules” to how time travel works. Simply different theories regarding it. From grandfather paradox to parallel/alternate timelines, you can’t claim that their “not following the rules of time travel” when those “rules” aren’t even a set thing

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#20 Posted by jashugan (6630 posts) - - Show Bio

The problem is that you can't "write time travel" properly. All Time travel stories that include time traveling as a means for plot will always have holes in their stories. Unless it's a story only talking about time travel and never doing time travel at all.

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#21 Posted by Essem (336 posts) - - Show Bio

Endgame just made is as simple as humanly possible. Theres nothing to it whatsoever, its just used as a mechanic to explain how to get the stones.

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#22 Edited by Gokluma (8780 posts) - - Show Bio

Flashpoint since Endgame was basically a random plot device in time traveling without any problem like Cap fight himself from past.

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#23 Posted by TheVVitchKing (622 posts) - - Show Bio

Endgame had the most unique form of time travel I respect them For that

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#24 Posted by Eobard21 (6098 posts) - - Show Bio

Flashpoint is better than any mcu and Dceu movie combined

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#25 Posted by Reactor (4386 posts) - - Show Bio

Dude, spoilers much?

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#26 Posted by Vulkanian (658 posts) - - Show Bio

@mike_fowler: That's not how it works because that's not how it works in Age of Ultron, the main 616 universe.

They went back and killed Hank Pym to stop Ultron from being made and it caused a bunch of side effects.

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#27 Posted by Mike_Fowler (5076 posts) - - Show Bio

@vulkanian: I’d agree with you, if things like Days of Future Past and Age of Apocalypse didn’t exist

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#28 Posted by Wolfrazer (16281 posts) - - Show Bio

@gokluma said:

Flashpoint since Endgame was basically a random plot device in time traveling without any problem like Cap fight himself from past.

He fought himself? Stunt double or CGI?

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#29 Posted by Gokluma (8780 posts) - - Show Bio

@wolfrazer: CGI way from what i remember after watching the film.

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#30 Edited by Ghostodoofus2 (899 posts) - - Show Bio

Spoiler!!! The time-travelling in Endgame wasn't even advertised.

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