DC Catch-All [Spoiler Zone]

I'm finally watching Stargirl. it's better than I expected but the over-the-top cliche Mean Girls high school stuff gets old quick.

The first season is very hit and miss, but the 2nd season has been a lot better so far.

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Wow. Michael Keaton reprising his role as Batman in the upcoming Batgirl movie!

Watch the 3rd season of Titans on Netflix. Probably the last season I'll watch of this. The writing really sucked. Characters seemed to act, well, out of character to suit whatever plot the writers wanted for any given episode. 13 episodes were clearly too much for the overall story they wanted to tell. And Lazarus Pits, Lazarus Pits for everyone!

Watching the last season of Supergirl, its pretty bad so far. Kind of of odd having so many episode without supergirl in it. Also I know the show has never been serious but it seems to trying to be more like legends. We get these episodes about giant smurfs wanting to put supergirl in a space zoo. I'm thinking if they treated this seriously it could have been good like when they did the same story on Superman the Animated series.

Brainy and Dreamer have no chemistry at all. I think this wacky Brainy comes off as mean most of the time.

I don't have anything good to say about this season yet.

Up to episode 2 Peacemaker

Color me surprised at how much I'm digging the show. I liked Cena in Suicide Squad but wasn't sure if he could carry his own show.

sex toys spoilers

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I noticed each episode so far had a sex toy in it. The first episode I was amused when Peacemaker was using the "massager" as a mic. Then in second episode the use of the fleshlight as a puppet nearly killed me.

Not for kids.

Batwoman Season 3:

I'm convinced that we're building to a reveal in the season finale that...

Spoiler:

... Bruce Wayne is Ryan Wilder's father.

This review makes The Batman sound good.

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Saw it tonight. Loved every second of it. Watch it in imax if you can.

AMC is charging an extra dollar for The Batman vs other movies.

Guess I'm going to Regal (already was, going to see it next week at the IMAX, which will cost me more anyway).

That is just annoying. And theaters wonder why they are hurting.

Surprised there is no more talk here now that he movie is out.

Wife came back into town yesterday earlier than she thought, so we went to the IMAX (Regal). Enjoyed it even if a bit long.

Somehow it felt 70's. Maybe it was some of the tech.

I still think the Nolan movies do it for me a bit more if you're trying to go gritty/realistic.

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I guess this is Year Two Batman. Relatively low tech. Realizing he should move from Vengeance to Hope. No real existing Rogue's Gallery to fight yet, limited support. No Fox. No Robin. Etc.

I haven't seen it in years, but as I was watching this movie, the closest tone I could feel was The Crow. Angsty, violent, and dark. Rainy.

Nirvana's Something in the Way use and the constant rain made me feel like Bruce Wayne lived in Seattle. That song also reminded me of The Crow soundtrack, which was full of grunge-ish music from that era IIRC.

Robert Pattinson did better than I feared when he was announced. His acting fit what the movie was trying to do. Unlike most of the previous Batmen actors, he didn't really seem bulky, which was an interesting choice. I think I heard it said somewhere else that he played it to where Batman was the real person and Bruce Wayne was the persona.

I liked Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. Probably not as flashy as Michelle Pfeiffer and I think Anne Hathaway did a really good job as well. But Kravitz fit well in this world. The tie to Falcone I thought was a pretty good choice to give her motivation in this movie. Better than just being a bad girl that likes to steal high priced stuff. The missing room mate (friend? lover? co-worker?) was a pretty thin motivation, because unfortunately we don't see much about this woman other than a picture, a body, and a recording. But I guess it worked for what it was intending and the movie was already long.

More interested in the Penguin HBO Max show now. So that part was pretty well done.

Jeffrey Wright as Gordan just make me think if his Westworld role. Kind of flat in emotions, but I guess that's what was called for. Interestingly, I didn't realized he did a voice of Batman in a podcast from 2021 produced by HBO Max. Called "Batman: The Audio Adventures". There only appear to be two episodes in the feed, although IMDB shows 10 episodes. Wonder what happened there?

MannishBoy wrote:

Surprised there is no more talk here now that he movie is out.

Wife came back into town yesterday earlier than she thought, so we went to the IMAX (Regal). Enjoyed it even if a bit long.

Somehow it felt 70's. Maybe it was some of the tech.

I still think the Nolan movies do it for me a bit more if you're trying to go gritty/realistic.

Spoiler:

I guess this is Year Two Batman. Relatively low tech. Realizing he should move from Vengeance to Hope. No real existing Rogue's Gallery to fight yet, limited support. No Fox. No Robin. Etc.

I haven't seen it in years, but as I was watching this movie, the closest tone I could feel was The Crow. Angsty, violent, and dark. Rainy.

Nirvana's Something in the Way use and the constant rain made me feel like Bruce Wayne lived in Seattle. That song also reminded me of The Crow soundtrack, which was full of grunge-ish music from that era IIRC.

Robert Pattinson did better than I feared when he was announced. His acting fit what the movie was trying to do. Unlike most of the previous Batmen actors, he didn't really seem bulky, which was an interesting choice. I think I heard it said somewhere else that he played it to where Batman was the real person and Bruce Wayne was the persona.

I liked Zoe Kravitz as Catwoman. Probably not as flashy as Michelle Pfeiffer and I think Anne Hathaway did a really good job as well. But Kravitz fit well in this world. The tie to Falcone I thought was a pretty good choice to give her motivation in this movie. Better than just being a bad girl that likes to steal high priced stuff. The missing room mate (friend? lover? co-worker?) was a pretty thin motivation, because unfortunately we don't see much about this woman other than a picture, a body, and a recording. But I guess it worked for what it was intending and the movie was already long.

More interested in the Penguin HBO Max show now. So that part was pretty well done.

Jeffrey Wright as Gordan just make me think if his Westworld role. Kind of flat in emotions, but I guess that's what was called for. Interestingly, I didn't realized he did a voice of Batman in a podcast from 2021 produced by HBO Max. Called "Batman: The Audio Adventures". There only appear to be two episodes in the feed, although IMDB shows 10 episodes. Wonder what happened there?

The audio show is available on HBOMax. The first couple were free in the normal podcast feeds to draw attention to the project.

Hemidal wrote:

The audio show is available on HBOMax. The first couple were free in the normal podcast feeds to draw attention to the project.

I found them last night. Thanks!

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Is it a reboot if it's a parallel process? In Flashpoint as I understand it, you're going to have multiple Batmen from different universes. Michael Keaton, etc.

See also Spider-Men.

The Batman Movie FULL Breakdown, Easter Eggs and Things You Missed
*I like this Youtuber.

Saw The Batman last night. Best Batman movie I think. I am not overly fond of the darkness of the film's lighting (as opposed to tone) because I am not sure it will be watchable on the home TV but otherwise it was a great movie.

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I am not sure it will be watchable on the home TV

HBO Max subscribers maybe can find out starting April 19th. Also maybe debuting on regular ol' HBO on April 23rd.

Watched The Batman over the weekend.

Hey, are you uncertain what the themes of the film are? Well, don't worry: just wait and a character will spell them out in dialogue or voice-over in single-syllable words.

Not a bad movie precisely, but subtlety was not in their filmmaking vocabulary.

A friend of mine complained about Catwoman complaining about white male privilege, saying she thought it was a little on the nose and would have been better as subtext. I can't disagree with her, but that part didn't bother me because it was of a piece with the rest of the film, which is never anything BUT on-the-nose.

The bit that bothered me was when they take in Falcone and he says something about "the cops work for me," and they open up the door and there's a battalion of cops there and one of them says something like, "I guess not all of us do." That was so blatantly put in there to placate the Blue Lives Matter crowd. Oh, it's not the entirety of the police force that's corrupt, a few bad apples etc. etc. etc. The film wants to be about widespread systemic corruption but at the end of the day it doesn't have the courage of its convictions.

I dunno. I was entertained by it while it was on-- appreciated the half hour of Christine meets Mad Max they put in the middle in particular, and the fight choreography was good. And it was at least different from the other versions of Batman we've seen on the big screen. But it was just so clumsy.

Sort of a rough watch, but I nodded often:

Apologies if it was posted before, but I'm watching this for the first time today and it's great.

Joker 2: Musical co-starring Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. I feel like I've typed this a thousand times on this site over the years, but that's not a sentence I expected ever to type on this site.

Rat Boy wrote:

Joker 2: Musical co-starring Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. I feel like I've typed this a thousand times on this site over the years, but that's not a sentence I expected ever to type on this site.

Have we reached the monkeys, typewriters and Shakespeare phase of the DCEU?

Rat Boy wrote:

Joker 2: Musical co-starring Lady Gaga as Harley Quinn. I feel like I've typed this a thousand times on this site over the years, but that's not a sentence I expected ever to type on this site.

Already didn't enjoy the first one much. If this is true, I'm probably out. Don't need that in my life.

Once again, DC seems to take the wrong lessons from Marvel.

But wasn't that Joker killed in the last movie and in a such a fashion that Jack Nicholson's Joker had a better shot of coming back to life?

I can do this all daaaaaayyyyyyyy!