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Cinema Dispatch: Trailer Talk (Batman v Superman and Suicide Squad)

Not long ago, we got trailers for the upcoming DC Comics films, namely Superman v Batman and Suicide Squad.  Needless to say that both of them have been HUGE presences in entertainment media since they’ve come out with everyone giving their two cents about the trailers and what their movies will ultimately be about, and not one to avoid jumping on the bandwagon, I’ve decided to use my little platform to give you my thoughts on them as well.  Do they inspire confidence in DC’s unique direction to take their superhero films, or are they the further indication that they have no idea what the hell they’re doing over there other than desperately try to scramble together a cinematic universe after Marvel did it so effortlessly?  Let’s find out!!

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Batman v Superman

The trailer begins with what appears to be some sort of senate hear4ing where Superman is being brought before them to explain his actions in the previous film.  We also get to see that Bruce Wayne was in Metropolis at the time of Zod’s attack and saw the destruction that these super humans can dish out.  From there we get to see as things escalate between the two with Batman coming out of retirement (I think) to get ready to fight Superman, while Clark Kent is still trying to figure out what his purpose on this planet is (I think).  If you’re wondering why I’m so uncertain about those things, it’s because the trailer does a pretty poor job conveying where in Batman’s history we are and giving us ANY reason to even give even the TINIEST of shits about Superman or understand him in any way.

“A LOT of bad shit went down when you dragged that alien through Metroplis, right?”     “…”     “I mean, I’m SURE you did the best you could, but there was quite a bit of damage in the process, right?”     “…meh.”     “Okay, fuck this.  GUILTY!!”

“A LOT of bad shit went down when you dragged that alien through Metroplis, right?”     “…”     “I mean, I’m SURE you did the best you could, but there was quite a bit of damage in the process, right?”     “…meh.”     “Okay, fuck this.  GUILTY!!”

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Super Recaps: Gotham (Episode 6)

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We’re back with another Gotham recap!  In the last episode, we got lots of set up for the inevitable mob war between the Falcone family and the up and coming Maroni family.  Now it’s time to pay off all those stories that the last episode spent building up!  Oh no wait, we’ve got to do an episode about Bullock.  Sigh… okay then.

The episode begins with a creepy bald man putting on a lucha lebre mask.  I doubt it’s Bane though because the guy is kind of scrawny, and he calls himself The Spirit of the Goat.

“Would you fuck me?  I’d fuck me.”

“Would you fuck me?  I’d fuck me.”

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Super Recaps: Gotham (Episode 5)

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Once again we find ourselves with another episode of Captain Boring’s Adventures in Crime City.  So the last episode was a bit of a disappointment when compared to previous episodes which have steadily increased in quality.  So was episode four the beginning of the end for this series having any hope of quality, or will this episode make up for what we saw last time?  There’s only one way to find out, and that’s to keep on reading!!

The episode begins with Bruce who is in desperate need of a hobby.

“Yes!  All I need is some red string and that’ll PROVE that the CIA shot Tupac!”

“Yes!  All I need is some red string and that’ll PROVE that the CIA shot Tupac!”

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Super Recaps: Gotham (Episode 4)

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Gotham has been on a steady rise since it’s started, but it’s frankly taking way too long to get to what I’d consider “good” instead of “passable” or “mediocre.”  Will episode 4 be the one to ramp up the quality so that I can actually enjoy this show instead of just waiting for Penguin to show up?  Yeah… I doubt it too.  Still, there’s only one way to find out and that’s to keep on reading!!

The episode begins where the last one left off, with Gordon just about to crap his pants.  At least I think he is.  Gordon’s acting is just as non-expressive as ever, so it’s hard to tell.

“I’m so surprised right now.”

“I’m so surprised right now.”

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Super Recaps: Gotham (Episode 3)

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So here we are again, watching another episode of The Adventures of Not Batman.  Now last episode DID have a bit more going for it than the pilot, so maybe that trend will continue with this episode.  Will the show one day be good enough to be called “Okay?”  There’s only one way to find out and that’s to keep on reading!!

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Super Recaps: Gotham (Episode 2)

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We’re back with another recap of Gotham!  I wasn’t a big fan of the pilot, mostly because it was never clear what kind of show it wanted to be.  Did it want to be a comic book show, or a cop drama?  It’s not even like it was trying to be a mix of the two, rather it kept flipping back and forth in a way that made the tone incomprehensible and just ended up sapping almost any enjoyment I could get from it.  That, and the guy playing Gordon acts like a giant piece of Bologna.  All that said, can the show improve upon the pilot?  Let’s find out!!

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