Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: I Get It Now

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I’ve been filling in for Watson for a while now on the Box Office Report despite my repeated preference to never do these again.  Seriously, why do we do these at all?

Then, after a long conversation with last week’s distant Watson cousin, I finally figured it all out.

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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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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: April Fool’s, There Still Is One!

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While Watson may have found a way to simulcast for a recent podcast, he still has not been able to make it into the office to actually, you know, do his job around here.

Which means we’re still somehow finding people to do the Box Office Report for him.

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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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Gabbing Geek Box Office Report: The Red Capes Were Coming

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It’s time for what may arguably my least favorite column of the week, and yet I continue to submit one anyway.

There’s something really deep going on here.

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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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Tom Recommends: Young Justice (Animated Series)

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Animator Greg Wiseman has had a long string of animated series that have pleased fans but have always seemed to be cut short due to other factors.  He was forced off Disney’s Gargoyles and saw his Spectacular Spider-Man cut short due to the Spider-rights going to Disney.

Then there was Young Justice, an animated series set in the DC universe about a team of superhero sidekicks going on covert missions for the Justice League.

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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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