Tagged: DC cinematic universe


The DC universe finally
has a film that isn’t terrible.  It’s Wonder Woman.  Gal Gadot reprises her role again as Diana in a film telling an origin story the first time.  It’s a sequel disguised as a prequel released months before Justice League another sequel to the prequel Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  Will this be another box office flop?  Or will this be the first of many successes to rival the cash flow of Marvel? 

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“Suicide Squad”,
is a movie with so much potential.  However, the “Deadpool effect” has inflicted casualties in the DC expanded universe. Its consequences come too easy after the flaws of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.  The cast of our favorite anti-heroes are outnumbered by the studio’s skittish marketing department and demographic specialists.

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The Ultimate Edition,
of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, is the R-Rated “director’s cut” that we didn’t get to see in the theaters.  Soon after global consensus judged the theatrical release a disappointment, the studios wasted no time bundling the extended cut with the original on Blu-ray.   Inspired by the screenrant article, we review the differences with 46 screenshots.

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The Justice League,
was not D.C. Comics’ only idea of heroes banding together to stop the forces of evil.  Let’s not forget The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  True, it was an overlooked and underappreciated period-piece film.  However, it pioneered story ideas embraced by bigger budget blockbusters years later.  Yes, you have seen this before.  Here are the many ways Batman v. Superman is like League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

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The Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice trailers

had epic clips that stoked our imagination.  They also had some that were misleading.  Their marketing department did a too good job piecing together a story that wasn’t necessarily told on the final print.  We mark a few key scenes that piqued our curiosity that didn’t quite deliver.

Spoiler alert!

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People cheered,
when they had their first look at Wonder Woman in her superhero outfit.  In a photograph taken in 1918 Belgium, she stands with four others.  What is the significance of this photo?  Who are these mystery men, including one who appears Native American?  Is this the original Justice League?  We have a theory where this idea came from.

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Shake off the reviews,
take part of the showcase as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice enters the DC cinematic universe.   Suffering from inferiority complex, BvS tries play catch up with a two and half-hour spectacle of explosions and Easter eggs.   This movie is for fans of superheroes, but fair warning, this may not be the movie you were looking for.  A spoiler-resistant review.

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