Suicide Squad Are Friends You Probably Don’t Want

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But they have a hell of a catchy theme song.  Check it out after the break.

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Defending The Grade: Batsoup

70%? That's a passing grade, right?
70%? That’s a passing grade, right?

Yesterday, the last of the Gabbing Geek crew, Ryan, finally saw Batman Vs. Superman Vs. All Common Sense.  He didn’t like it and left a long, often amusing, ever-expanding when he remembers something else list of the film’s flaws.  For my part, I thought it would be fun to write a tongue-in-cheek reply listing everything that was “right” about the movie.  That was rough because I wanted the same number of points as Ryan’s original post, and he has since added a few more.  There may be more by the time I finish typing this and more still when it goes live.  Check in often and make sure.

However, Ryan made note of the fact that the others ’round these parts, either on post or podcast, rated the movie above a five out of ten.  My own grade was a seven out of ten.  I stand by that.  So, in the interest of filling up space, allow me to explain my reasoning a bit.

SPOILERS for the movie after the cut.

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The Complete List Of Everything Right With Batman v Superman: Dawn Of Justice

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At last, Ryan has seen and reviewed the eponymous Batman Vs Kramer:  Dawn Of The Planet Of The Apes.  He didn’t like it.

Well, it wasn’t good, but to be very fair, I will now list all that was right about it.  SPOILERS and such.

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Geek Review: Batman V Superman

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Like many people, I saw Batman V Superman:  Dawn Is A Dish Detergent over the weekend.  I actually went with a small group and got a small range of opinions.  My group included:

  • Me.  Duh.
  • My thirteen-year old niece.  She’s a sucker for the Marvel movies, and since I was going home for Easter, I asked her if she wanted to see the movie.  She said yes.
  • My brother.  Another geek, mostly.  I had initially asked him if he wanted to come along with our niece and myself and bring his oldest son (age 9) too.  My brother wanted to see the movie first before he took his son.  Understandable.  Then he asked me to get another ticket when I bought them.
  • The open seat.  Here’s where everything got complicated.  The original person I got this for was my sister-in-law, who is not a geek.  At all.  But, she got sick Saturday.  My brother asked his son.  The kid wanted to go at first, then changed his mind for some reason no one understood.  The last ticket was eventually used by my brother’s father-in-law, of little geek persuasion.

So, tickets in hand, this motely group went to see the movie.  Review and SPOILERS after the cut.

[A note from Jimmy: I’ve hijacked this post and put my thoughts at the end.  They are spoiler free, but since you have to read through Tom’s excellent review to get there…I guess it matters little.]

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Batsoup Videos To Make The Day Better

Pictured: two guys who like and respect each other.
Pictured: two guys who like and respect each other.

So, the reviews coming in for Batman vs Superman:  Your Childhood Is Dead have been less than positive.

But the movie has brought us some nice videos from enterprising fans who maybe produced a better version of the story than whatever Zach Snyder put together.  I’ll be personally finding out Saturday night, but for now, enjoy some stuff that might make for a nice smile after the cut.

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Trailer Time: Final Batsoup Trailer

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Look, we’re ambivalent at best here about Batman vs. Superman:  Dawn Is A Dishwashing Soap, but we also have an obligation to our reader (hi, Jimmy’s mom) to pass along stuff, so here’s the final Batsoup trailer after the cut.  It has a Batman action sequence, and Wonder Woman actually speaks.  Draw your own conclusions.

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Super Bowl 50 – Batman V Superman

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Since the Batsoup trailers have been around forever and the dawn of the Justice League is right around the corner, DC decided to go a different route with their Super Bowl advertising.  After the break see two new ads for real life Turkish Airlines and their new flights to not so real life Gotham and Metropolis.

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Lord Of The Suicide Squads

"They're taking the hobbits to Iron Heights!"
“They’re taking the hobbits to Iron Heights!”

There’s a Suicide Squad movie coming soon.  It even has trailers.

There was a beloved series of Lord of the Rings movies.

What if someone somehow combined the two?

See the video after the  cut.

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Another Day Another Batsoup Trailer

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How the mighty have fallen. “You know, I used to have my own invisible jet.” “Sure lady, and I had my own invisible cruise ship where Aquaman and I would make sweet, sweet love. Now sit down and fasten your seatbelt.”

We’re less than two months now from the release of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, so the ad campaign is really kicking into high gear.  After the cut, a new trailer (that doesn’t really show much new besides Diana on a plane).  The trailer had me mostly until Lex showed up with his horrible “The red capes are coming” line.  Seriously, WTF is going on with Luthor in this movie?

Also after the break, an image from a recent issue of Empire magazine that could be a huge (though not unexpected) spoiler.

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“The Bat Is Dead. Bury It.” Ugh, Batsoup Looks Worse And Worse

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Over the weekend Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice released a new poster and a couple of new TV spots.  You can check out the TV spots after the break.  One of which contains the line I used in the title of this post.  It’s only 30 seconds, but is cringe worthy.  I know I may be the last of the converted, but I’m starting to have real concerns about this movie the more I see of it.  (In fairness, the Bat-centered ad is not too bad.)

As for the poster, I think it points out another failure on the part of Warner Bros/DC.  #whowillwin?  Really?  No one cares, and since this last trailer, I’d argue you could even change the title of the movie and remove the “v”.  Hey, I know that two heroes meeting for the first time and fighting and eventually joining forces against some evil is one of the biggest tropes in comic books.  And of course that’s what we all expected with this movie.  But with the last trailer revealing said team-up (and adding Wonder Woman) to fight Doomsday, why even bother with the pretense anymore.  The trailer even gives us the “conclusion” of their fight.  Let it go WB/DC.  #whowillwin?  Not moviegoers by the looks of things.  (I hope I’m wrong.)

In “some light at the end of the tunnel” news, Walking Dead alum Lauren Cohan has confirmed that she will play Martha Wayne in the film.  I’m gonna guess it is a small, bullet hole filled flashback, but at least that is something to look forward to.

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