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Get Hype: Wonder Woman!

I mean, if I can’t tell you to enjoy this movie, how about a bunch of other folks?

We’re hoping to catch this opening weekend, something we haven’t done with a movie in a while. But it just looks so good and we don’t want to miss it. And I mean, it’s the DC Extended Universe, so we should be concerned, right?

Oh. Oh I see. That’s… that’s just how fresh? 97%? Oh.

Maybe DC has finally done it. If there was one movie they needed to nail it with in their whole enterprise right now, it’s Wonder Woman. Meaning, nicely done DC. But I mean, they’re normally just fine, right? It’s just that I’m a Marvel fan…

It’s really looking like there’s something “there” with this movie. And we couldn’t be more excited for that.

 

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Throwback Thursday: Batman v. Superman Dawn of Justice Review

This weekend’s podcast is about Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, so it seemed appropriate to share Julia’s original review from seeing the movie in theaters. For more in-depth discussion of the movie – read, us tearing it apart – listen to Episode 6 of the Comparative Opinions podcast!

Guys, it’s not as bad as everyone says. However, I have a few contributing factors to why I might think that:

  • I haven’t seen Man of Steel, so I have no comparison to that movie.
  • I love Zack Snyder, and his partnership with Hans Zimmer made me really excited for the movie. Definitely worth it.
  • I’m Team Wonder Woman. I wanted to see a female superhero in DC who was a total badass. The whole Batman and Superman thing was a bit secondary to me.
  • I had very, very low expectations of the movie. Honestly, I was hoping it was at least a 5/10. Low expectations helped.
  • I’m currently on vacation back home and saw this at an Alamo Drafthouse, drinking beer after a couple of margaritas. Alcohol definitely helped.

Instead of doing a huge analytical review, I’m going to focus on a few points that stood out to me. There’s enough reviews out there tearing this movie apart or trying to defend it. This review is coming from someone with a film degree who isn’t a huge Superman fan, had low expectations of the film, and was mildly… okay, definitely, buzzed the whole movie.

Batman v Superman Dawn of Justice 2016

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Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Review

Guys, it’s not as bad as everyone says. However, I have a few contributing factors to why I might think that:

  • I haven’t seen Man of Steel, so I have no comparison to that movie.
  • I love Zack Snyder, and his partnership with Hans Zimmer made me really excited for the movie. Definitely worth it.
  • I’m Team Wonder Woman. I wanted to see a female superhero in DC who was a total badass. The whole Batman and Superman thing was a bit secondary to me.
  • I had very, very low expectations of the movie. Honestly, I was hoping it was at least a 5/10. Low expectations helped.
  • I’m currently on vacation back home and saw this at an Alamo Drafthouse, drinking beer after a couple of margaritas. Alcohol definitely helped.

Instead of doing a huge analytical review, I’m going to focus on a few points that stood out to me. There’s enough reviews out there tearing this movie apart or trying to defend it. This review is coming from someone with a film degree who isn’t a huge Superman fan, had low expectations of the film, and was mildly… okay, definitely, buzzed the whole movie.

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Summer of Sandman – First Impressions of Preludes & Nocturnes

While there’s now rather a lot about Sandman here on Comparative Geeks, it’s not a comic series that either Holly or I had read before. Not from a lack of interest – for me at least, it had to do more with figuring out where and how to jump in. There’s so many editions and reprints at this point, giant collected volumes and such…

Sandman covers by Dave McKean. Collage discovered at The Book Wars

Sandman covers by Dave McKean. Collage discovered at The Book Wars

Even getting it from the library like I did, I had the option of the smaller trade paperbacks, or the much larger Absolute Sandman. Deciding (accurately) that I probably wouldn’t be reading it super quickly (#GeekBaby), I got just the first volume, titledĀ Preludes and Nocturnes.

I don’t feel like I have a whole lot to say about it, especially as there is much more in-depth Sandman discussion elsewhere on the blog. So let me spend a moment to reflect on my experience as a first-time reader of this comic, rather than hashing out the comic itself.

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Batman Comic Hush

Batman Hush cover

Recently David and I finished reading the Batman Comic Hush. So part of both of us reading it we are going to each give our perspective on the comic. I having not read many other Batman comics will just have a perspective on the story that was told in this comic. First of all this story is fantastic and I would highly recommend it to anyone. I do think it is good to have a general idea of characters that are in the DC universe, but especially Batman and his various villains, because so many of them show up in one way or another. This story spans so many locations and characters it really is an epic struggle that is being told. The other interesting part is that they do a great job of keeping the mystery going throughout the story. We see all the clues that Batman sees so maybe we might guess the finale before him, but at the same time the story definitely kept me guessing throughout. Continue reading