Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
Warning! Contains spoilers!
By Chongchen Saelee
Don’t get me wrong, I went into Batman V Superman blindly with low expectations and I think it was super. I thought “Man of Steel” was satisfactory, but it wasn’t anything that was epic or memorable, other than the fact it was the biggest and most interesting interpretation of the Superman lore to date. Given time, even these darker more realistic phases will pass, and descendants of comic book movie fans will see it as a sign of the times. But that doesn’t mean it’s not a thrilling piece of entertainment for now. (more…)
Doomsday is a subterrain creature from deep in Krypton’s core. So his bones and blood is pure Kryptonite. It glows from white to green when he gets angry. Much like an elephant would kill a human, Kal-el really can’t stop Doomsday, not even on Krypton. It’s all relative.
From here on out, I will be referring to “Batman Vs Superman” as “Superman Vs Batman”, which I’m confident is the official title. Before, it was just important that “Batman” was mentioned in the title, and obviously that’s going to draw in a huge market. But there is a logic to having Superman billed first in the title because it is his franchise after all. And Affleck is going to get his own Batman franchise anyway.
I think “Under The Skin” may be quite overrated. If you’ve seen “Life Force”, you’ll get the same kind of pomp and hardcore sci-fi. If you want more titilation, then watch the “Species” franchise. I don’t doubt “Under The Skin” having some cool artsy sequences, but it’s possible it can become blase, if it isn’t already. No one comes up with anything new anymore. The fact that you get presented with an eyeball in an extended camera pull back should be enough clue, it’s done to death. (more…)
Costume designer Michael Wilkinson recently hinted that his version of Wonder Woman might look heavily armored much like film adaptations of gladiators (and with laser guns?) But boy works in Hollywood after all, and Hollywood is creatively bankrupt, and they tend to funnel that money back into their own pockets by stealing or recycling tried-and-true ideas. What am I saying? I’m saying Wilkinson might be obligated to stick with what his higher-ups tell him to do, which is recycle old designs. Check out these possible inspirations: (more…)
This was the rejected Batman vs. Superman script. It seems there might have been some creative differences between screenwriter David Goyer, film director Zack Snyder, and actor Ben Affleck who Warner Bros. is setting up to direct Justice League. So Affleck wanted more control, and WB is adamant to keep him around. (more…)