I can’t help but compare Superman Unbound to its vastly superior counterpart, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. The plot of the two movies are so similar that I feel Superman Unbound doesn’t really need to exist. At the very least, we didn’t need these two movies just three or so years apart. Granted, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse has a lot more going on, but you can’t escape the fact that Superman Unbound follows the recent trend of boring DC Animated Universe movies, including Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox and Justice League: War. Read the rest of this entry
Justice League: War is based on the first few issues from Justice League’s New 52 reboot in the comics a few years back. I thought it sucked back then, and it sucks now.
And by sucks, I mean this movie is boring.
Seriously, it’s really boring. I’ve seen this movie within the last month and I couldn’t remember the plot. At all. I had to look it up and then it came back to me. That is not a good sign. Justice League: The Flashpoint Paradox wasn’t great, but at least I remembered what it was about. This… I didn’t care. The movie totally failed at getting me to care about how the Justice League gets together, if anything bad happens to the people of earth, the heroes… I don’t care. The only really memorable moment in the movie is when Batman tells The Flash "You do clean, efficient work."
Justice League: War is a snoozefest – I give it a 2 out of 10. How do you screw up a movie where the Justice League fights Darkseid for the fate of earth. Like this.
I don’t know why, but if a movie studio sets out to make a superhero movie with a female protagonist, they’re bound to f@ck it up, because Hollywood has done this every single time they’ve tried. Check out the Fatal Five, these Superhero Movies with a Female Protagonist that are all completely and utterly TERRIBLE. Read the rest of this entry
Obviously, The Flash has been around forever – since 1940, in fact. I don’t know what it is about this new Flash costume for the upcoming TV show, but there’s something about it that screams “Shut up, crime!” And I haven’t even gotten around to seeing Super yet, and it still pops into my brain ever time I see it. I guess that for me, there’s just something inherently dorky about that flash suit. I just can’t put my finger on it…
This video review is an outtake from our Man of Steel episode.
Here, we’re jawing about Superman vs The Elite. I never really thought about it before, but this movie is sorta the anti Man of Steel. In Superman vs The Elite, the Last Son of Krypton gets through a battle in traditional Superman fashion… that is, he doesn’t do what The Man of Tomorrow does at the end of Man of Steel. Read the rest of this entry
There are so many reasons that practical monthly comic book sales (I mean of the physical object) will never rebound back to their levels of yesteryear that it’s hard to know where to start. As an old-fashioned comic geek, I’ll just stick to the things the industry is doing to themselves rather than factors Marvel and DC can’t control, like the advent of video games and other home entertainment options. Read the rest of this entry
I’m sure everyone has heard by now that Jesse Eisenberg will play Lex Luthor and Jeremy Irons will play Alfred in upcoming Batman-Superman movie (that is rumored to be delayed because either Ben Affleck hurt his leg or they need more time to finish special effects). I’m sure by now everyone is over their Batfleck trauma (note: I was never effected by this as I’m an Affleck fan, if not always a fan of the movies he appears in) and Jeremy Irons sounds like a fine choice to play Alfred, but for some reason, I am anticipating the most controversy over Eisenberg’s casting. I think he’ll do a fine job and probably provide levity as well as menace. Still, I didn’t see this coming – although I probably should have…
So what the hell is this? Why would Superman need a gun? He’s Superman. And don’t try to tell me that it’s not supposed to be Superman’s gun – it has his “S” right on it! And it’s clearly supposed to be from the film Man of Steel because it has the Henry Cavill’s likeness right on the box. I know that when you make a big movie like this you have to sell some toys too, but this baffles me. Why a gun? Not only does Superman not need a gun, but even if he did, he would never use one. This is ass.
Since Batman: The Animated Series debuted way back when, I’ve been a big fan of DC Comics’ animation wing. They hit the bulls-eye almost every time. However, the first 5 or so minutes of Superman vs. The Elite had me nervous, but slowly, the flick laid all of those fears to waste.
This is probably the oddest take on Superman I’ve seen… Not from a charter standpoint, but from a story arc. I enjoyed the flick, but it’s weird and in some ways, a little difficult to accept. I’d say this movie is for Superman and comic book fans only, but it’s certainly worth a look for its audience. The story points are a bit telegraphed, but the action is there, which is important for this sort of movie. I give All Star Superman a 7 out of 10.
It’s available on Netflix Instant.
I know this isn’t news, but Shaq really loves Superman; I thought he just had the tattoo, but it doesn’t end there. Read the rest of this entry
What to be a super hero, kids? It’s this easy: just cut a paper mask off the back of a cereal box. (That’s Honey Nut Cheerios, to be exact.) All that sugar and brown sugar syrup will give you the energy you need to fight crime. As a kid, these masks always got stuck in my hair or irritated my face, so kids of all ages should proceed with caution – or buy regular Cheerios, they’ve better for you.
I’m still pissed I didn’t do Halloween justice, so here’s this old post I never got to publish…
The New York Times has this blog about photography and what not, and they dropped this pic of Wonder Woman on her cell last Halloween. For whatever reason, I find this very funny – I especially like that her phone matches her costume.
In my ongoing effort to bring geeky information to those of you who don’t give a crap…
DC recently dropped zero issues for several of their books. Not all of them, mind you, but several. This baffles me.
In case you were unaware, about last year at this time, DC relaunched several of it’s titles, including stuff that had been running for seventy years, like Action Comics starring Superman. I took this as an opportunity to stop reading DC books with the exception of Justice League because how hard could it be to write a book starring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman? (Not to mention Green Lantern, the Flash and [yawn] Cyborg.)
As it turns out, it was pretty hard. What followed was the most boring, plodding, ill conceived bunch of crap I’ve ever read. Seriously, no one has ever written a super hero comic storyline do dull.
Anyway, I told you all of that nonsense so that I could clearly and accurately express how FUCKING BIZARRE I find it that DC Comics is issuing zero issues now. Are they rebooting their universe annually now? I know reboots are all the rage, but give me a break.
If this makes sense to anyone, feel free to explain it to me.
See, this is why I don’t read Batman comics anymore. I can deal with the silly costumes, ridiculous story lines and endless fake-deaths, but one thing I can not, will not tolerate is long lost brothers who are evil. If Bruce Wayne has to have a long lost brother, why can’t the guy just be an accountant from Metropolis who wants his half of the family fortune? I thought it was enough that he lived with a bunch of young boys he’d been collecting (Dick, Tim and Damian), but now they have to throw a brother into the mix… quite the sausage fest. Couldn’t they give Bruce Wayne a wife? Guess not.
Anyone, this one’s for you, Thomas Wayne, Jr.! (Imagine me giving him the finger.)
If you’re like me (and I pray that you are NOT), then you LOVE Batman but HATE Batman comic books. How did this happen? The answers lie here!
There’s just too many Batman comic books for me to absorb, so I just gave up – if you can handle the wave of Bat Books, then you’re a bigger person than I am… odds are, you’re a bigger person than I am, anyway.
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This was filmed using a Canon VIXIA HF M300 and edited in Adobe Premiere CS 5.5. I ended up with a ton of room noise when using the camera mic, so I had my boy scrub up the audio as best he could – it’s a bad recording, so there was only so much he could do. I did the over dub narration with a shotgun condenser mic because my SM 58 is apparently broken, but it seemed to work out fine.
There’s a quick behind the scenes video here if you want to see my pathetic attempts at lighting.