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Snyder Fans and DCEU Fans

I’ve been really conflicted with all the crazy that’s involved Justice League, Zack Snyder, and the Snyder Cut (which may or may not be a thing). I’ve talked about this a lot with Ray, my cohost on a couple of podcasts. Some of my issues have stemmed from believing the story that Whedon was finishing Snyder's movie. Some of my issues stem from some Snyder Cut fatigue I think I'm experiencing. I'm also not convinced that everyone will be happy even if one is released. In fact, I’m pretty positive it’ll just start a fresh round of arguments. But I've made some observations about myself. Thinking about Snyder and my own personal history as a comic fan.

Mostly Spoiler Free Thoughts on Power Rangers

Here's the thing about Power Rangers. If you go into it expecting some super deep thinker you are going to be disappointed. But if you go into it expecting a popcorn movie and a modern take on a 20 year old franchise then you're in for a good time. If you were a fan of the original Might Morphing Power Rangers then there is plenty here that you're going to like.

Iron Fist Episode by Episode Brief Thoughts

Here are some brief thoughts on each of the episodes of Iron Fist I have been able to watch so far.For those of you wondering how I rank it with the other Marvel Netflix shows... it doesn't matter. I still think DaredevilSeason 1 is the finest season of comic book television ever, and that hasn't changed. But just because this isn't the best in my opinion doesn't mean it's not really enjoyable and worth watching.  

How Often are Firestorm and Atom Actually in Legends?

How Often are Firestorm and Atom Actually in Legends?

Lately on the DCTV Squadcast we have been expressing some annoyance and concern that it seems like DC's Legends of Tomorrow was having too many episodes without utilizing Jax and Stein in their Firestorm persona, as well as finding reasons to keep Ray out of his Atom suit. The out of story reason obviously comes down to budget. And sometimes the writers come up with pretty good reasons not to have Firestorm and/or Atom. Other times even the in story reasons feel weak.

DCEU and MCU

DCEU and MCU

Lately I have found myself involved in discussions on twitter (and I do mean discussions, not flame wars) regarding my view on Comic Book Movies. Partly (mainly) through my own fault these discussions have resorted into MCU vs DCEU... Specifically comparing Captain America: Civil War and Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice.

Despite both movies boiling down to largely hero vs hero scenarios, I don't think that's a very fair comparison. 

Suicide Squad: The Good, The Bad, and The Nitpicky

Suicide Squad: The Good, The Bad, and The Nitpicky

I saw Suicide Squad a couple days ago, and wrote down some initial thoughts, and then sat on them to mull them over. I decided to go ahead and post those, but to give you some context about my views on the DCEU in general: I loved Man of Steel, I was conflicted about Batman v. Superman but thought that the Ultimate Edition improved it a lot, and I was going into Suicide Squad as a sometime participant on the podcast The Suicide Squadcast. I went into the movie fairly optimistic, hoping to come out of it thinking I had just seen the DCEU's most fun movie. In that I would say it succeeds, despite a number of flaws that range from nitpicky to legitimate.

The Superman Question

The Superman Question

I’ve long expressed my love for the DC universe that’s on the CW. I’ve talked about it on podcasts as well as here on this site. Sure, I like the movies but, tv is where my passion is. However, movies are where the money is at. I know that. I understand that. So I begrudgingly accept that movies will always take priority. If a movie wants a character, than tv doesn’t get them. 

Right?