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Movie Review: Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

08d16d4567f303c46f16a66041eca2f620352f4bBatman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

Starring: Henry Cavill, Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Jesse Eisenberg, Amy Adams, Jeremy Irons

Directed by: Zack Snyder

SPOILERS

Three years. Three years of casting rumors, movie announcements, news of the studio being afraid of the finished project, and of fans wondering if Warner Bros could pull off their own cinematic universe based on the characters in DC comics. It’s been a long road, but we’re finally here. Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice has been released, and with it, the DC Cinematic Universe has begun. Read the rest of this entry

On Leaks and Trailers

picstitchMy, my, my. What a week for nerd news. Not only have we gotten a ton of information on Star Wars The Force Awakens, Battlefront, and Rogue One, but we’ve also gotten a brand spankin’ new trailer for the upcoming restart of the franchise. Not to be outdone, we also got a look at Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice this week as well.

Actually, Batman V Superman was outdone. By Star Wars. Read the rest of this entry

Hello, Mr. Luthor

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Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we finally have our look at Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor. And he looks pretty much exactly how we all expected him to. He’s bald, smug, and looks pretty sinister. If I was judging Eisenberg on looks alone, I’d say he’s going to be an awesome fit. Read the rest of this entry

Let’s Ride Some Sharks, My Sun and Stars

10292538_10101487226014051_416943994327306903_nLate last night, Zack Snyder tweeted out the first image of Jason Momoa as Aquaman.

And he looks incredibly badass.

Now he’s not exactly like the Aquaman we all know and love from the comics. Yeah, he’s got some blonde streaks in his hair, but the Arthur Curry we know doesn’t have hair quite that long (well, at least not since the 90’s). In fact, this Curry has more in common with Momoa’s take on Conan The Barbarian and his more famous role as Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones than the Aquaman that appeared on Superfriends, and that’s a-okay in my book. Read the rest of this entry

To The Batmobile!

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This week we got our first real glimpse of the Batmobile in Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. And guess what? The Internet pretty much hates it.

But guess what? It’s exactly like every other Batmobile that’s appeared in a Batman movie. Read the rest of this entry

BatFleck Rises

BatFleckThe first official image of Ben Affleck as Batman has been released, and holy shit, do I love it. My feelings on Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2/Justice League ½  have been well documented in the past, but this definitely increased the movie’s stock in my mind a little bit. I mean, LOOK at that costume. Just look at it! It’s easily the closest thing to Batman’s actual comic book costume that we’ve gotten in real life, and it surprisingly looks fantastic. Read the rest of this entry

Justice League of Steel

GalleryChar_1900x900_JusticeLeague_52ab8e54d0a6f0.42170553So what we were long expecting has now come to pass: Zack Snyder is directing the rumored Justice League film, and that movie will follow Batman vs. Superman/Man of Steel 2. What does this mean? Well, for one, I can finally stop worrying so damn much about the Man of Steel sequel, and it probably means that both Justice League and MoS 2 will be filming back to back.

Now this isn’t a major stretch, but it does seem like the most likely scenario for Warner Bros to take. By the time Justice League hits theaters in 2017, Marvel will have put out a second Avengers film, as well as new entries for Captain America, and (presumably) Thor. If you thought Hollywood was “Marvel” now, then just wait a few years when their lead will be almost insurmountable. This is WB’s last ditch attempt to get Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern, and the rest of the league on the big screen, and hopefully by then the “normies” in the audience won’t be burnt out on super hero flicks. Read the rest of this entry

A (Kind Of) Cohesive DC Cinematic Universe

DAVID-GOYER_MAN-OF-STEEL_SEQUEL_SCRIPT_ZACK-SNYDER_WB_NOLANHooooo boy. I know I’ve gone on, and on, and on about my worries regarding Batman vs. Superman and WB’s plans for a DC Cinematic universe before, but the latest interview with David Goyer has gotten me all up in arms again.

In a recent interview with IGN, David Goyer, writer of Man of Steel, said this in regards to the rumors of Warner Bros.’ plans of creating a shared cinematic universe like Marvel:

I mean, it’s too early. I know that Warner Bros. would love to make their universe more cohesive. There have been a lot of general conversations about that, but it’s really, really early. I’m not sure. Marvel has had enormous success, but I’m not sure that everybody should try to emulate them either. It’s just been vague conversations so far.”

Are. You. Kidding. Me. Read the rest of this entry

You Don’t Get 500 Million Pounds of Kryptonite Without Making A Few Enemies

jesse-eisenberg-will-play-lex-luthor-in-batmansuperman-movieJesse Eisenberg is Lex Luthor.

There’s a sentence I never thought I’d write. Yes, the Social Network star has been cast as Superman’s arch nemesis in the follow up to Man of Steel. And no, you’re not dreaming. For the first time since, well, the last casting announcement for Man of Steel 2/Batman vs. Superman/Whateveritwillbecalled I’m left with a “wha?” reaction.  In fact, I believe the first words out of my mouth when I heard it were “that’s not true”. Read the rest of this entry