Batman v Superman and Man of Steel Mash-Up

The first 10 minutes of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (and the Ultimate Edition) is a flashback where Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) rushes into Metropolis to help save as many people as he can. The sequence takes us back to the climax of Man of Steel where the world engine is dispatched with, but Superman (Henry Cavill) and General Zod (Michael Shannon) have it out one last time, destroying much of the city in the process. However, Batman v Superman only gives us Bruce Wayne’s perspective while Man of Steel focuses on Superman. But one fan has fixed that.

A new video put together by a fan takes footage from both the Batman v Superman opening scene and the Man of Steel climax and combines them into a singular scene where we get the perspective of both of our heroes during this destructive action sequence. Watch the Batman v Superman and Man of Steel mash-up after the jump. Read More »

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Superhero Movie Destruction

Even though every superhero movie brings with it a certain amount of destruction of property, usually in major cities, we became really curious about the damage done and lives lost when we saw the sheer amount of devastation caused by the end of Man of Steel. There was such outrcy from the destruction in that movie that Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice even has a few lines to let the audience know that certain moments of disaster had little to no casualties.

Now this consciousness of superhero destruction, or even destruction by cinematic disasters or movie monsters like Godzilla, has caused some genuine thought as to whether or not how we think about the destruction in superhero movies may make us more aware of how we would handle real-life disasters with the same level of devastation. Find out how the real world might handle superhero movie destruction after the jump. Read More »

DC Comics Movies Retrospective

Before you head off to see the first nationwide showings of Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice tonight, why not revisit all the contemporary DC Comics movies leading up to this point from the past decade? Starting with Batman Begins in 2005 and running all the way through Suicide Squad later this year, this retrospective covers the good (The Dark Knight), the bad (Superman Returns) and the ugly (Green Lantern). Watch the DC Comics movies retrospective after the jump. Read More »

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The first reviews for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice are in, and they’re… well, see for yourself. But this isn’t the first time some fans and critics have taken issue with Zack Snyder‘s vision of the DC universe. Back when Man of Steel opened, one of the most frequently raised complaints was the ending’s high body count. But Snyder’s stood by that controversial finale, and he’s doing so still — this time by taking aim at another giant blockbuster, Star Wars: The Force AwakensRead More »

Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice hits theaters this Friday, an event film that my 10-year-old self wanted but could never have imagined would actually happen. So what did I think of the movie? What did I like? What did I have problems with? After the jump you can read my spoiler-free reaction to the film. So if you’ve seen the trailers, feel free to proceed without any worry of plot points, twists, or reveals being spoiled.

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X-Men ApocalypseWhy does Robert Downey Jr. says Captain America: Civil War is like his little Iron Man 4? What does Henry Cavill have to say about the destruction in Man of Steel and his take on Superman? Which movies will play for Fandango’s Captain America marathon leading up to Civil War? All that and more on this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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Can you think of a more romantic spot for a first kiss than when you’re surrounded by hundreds, if not thousands, of dead bodies? Doesn’t exactly set the mood, does it? Lois Lane (Amy Adams) was into it, though, and she even cracked a joke (“It’s downhill after the first kiss”) amongst the chaos. It’s one of the tone deaf moments of Man of Steel‘s third act, which has been dividing fans ever since the film’s release. But to this day, director Zack Snyder stands by the destruction of Metropolis.

After the jump, Zack Snyder defends Man of Steel and discusses the repercussions its destruction will create in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.

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Lens Flare Supercut

A lens flare is something that happens all the time in photography and filmmaking, simply because of how light travels through and reflects inside of a lens. But any good photographer or cinematographer knows how to use it effectively so it’s not just an accident. After all, lens flares can be avoided, but in films such as Scott Pilgrim vs. The World, There Will Be Blood, Looper, Gravity, The Wolf of Wall Street, Guardians of the Galaxy and more, they make some shots look fantastic.

A new lens flare supercut runs through dozens of movies featuring the side effect of bright light shining into the lens. Some are better than others, but it just goes to show you how abundant they are. And before anyone tries to make a joke: No, this isn’t just footage from J.J. Abrams movies. Read More »

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Why does David Goyer defend Superman killing General Zod in Man of Steel? Who are the best queer villains in comic book history? Does a new shirt offer a glimpse of the new Captain America suit in Civil War? Is there reason to believe Doctor Strange will be the best film in Marvel’s Phase Three? How does Sam Raimi feel about Spider-Man 3 eight years later? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »