DC Extended Universe

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

DC upped its game in 2017 — now that it knows how to make great movies hopefully it will continue doing so. Here’s an update to this list. Man of Steel 2013 -> 4.5/5 Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice 2016 -> 4/5 Suicide Squad 2016 -> watched the first half Wonder Woman 2017 -> […]

Justice League

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{4.5/5} “One misses the days when one’s biggest concerns were exploding, wind-up penguins.” Justice League, released in 2017 Steppenwolf has returned after thousands of years to put the three Mother Boxes together and take over the world. Bruce Wayne puts together a team to confront him — he knows Diana Prince will be with him, […]

Batman

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Here are my ratings for the Batman movies that aren’t part of the DC extended universe. It’s possible that I watched 1966’s Batman movie with Adam West decades ago but I have no interest in watching it again to rate it. The graphic novel The Dark Knight Returns and the TV show Gotham are both […]

The Lego Batman Movie

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{5/5} “Gotham tower, this is MacGuffin Airlines flight 1138. We are transporting 11 million sticks of dynamite, 17 000 pounds of C4, about 150 cute little classic bomb-type bombs, and two best friends. Request permission to fly over the most crime-ridden city in the world, over.” The Lego Batman Movie, released in 2017 Batman defeats […]

Gotham (season 3)

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{5/5} “I was alive,. Then I was dead. Then I was alive. Things are looking up.” — Fish Gotham season 3, aired in 2016-17 Jim Gordon tracked down Lee but she’s now with another man. Back in Gotham Jim is a bounty hunter. Fish Mooney is back in town, and she now has a special […]

DC Extended Universe

Posted by Dave Switzer under My thoughts

In the past DC has given us various Superman and Batman movies but they’ve never tried to combine their characters into one universe before — until Marvel did it, and then they thought it was a good idea. Here are the movies in what’s known as the DC Extended Universe — 3 so far and […]

Gotham (season 2)

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{5/5} “I could have saved him. I saw him going down this path, becoming more and more obsessed. Why didn’t I do something?” Gotham season 2, aired in 2015-16 Commissioner Loeb fires Jim Gordon from the GCPD. Jim’s former partner, Harvey Bullock, has resigned and is working as a bartender. Oswald Cobblepot has moved up […]

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

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{4/5} “I thought she was with you.” Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, released in 2016 Batman and Superman have been noticing each other’s exploits, and they each see the flaws in the other. When Lex Luthor gets his hands on some Kryptonite, Bruce Wayne decides to steal it. Meanwhile, Lex has also gotten his […]

Gotham (season 1)

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{5/5} “However dark and scary the world might be right now, there will be light.” Gotham season 1, aired in 2014-15 When Bruce Wayne’s parents are killed, Detective Jim Gordon promises to find their killer. But he only later realizes that the man he thought was the killer was really framed by the mob and […]

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns

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{4.5/5} “You don’t get it, son. This isn’t a mud hole. It’s an operating table. And I’m the surgeon.” Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, released in 2 parts in 2012 & 2013 This is an animated movie, based on the amazing graphic novel by Frank Miller. Bruce Wayne is old, and Batman is retired. But […]