DC continues to do really well with their animated movies. Their latest offering, “Batman and Harley Quinn” was another entertainingly good time. And they are definitely making the most of not having to worry about being a “kids’ cartoon” any more with their theatrical and Digital Video releases. Just like the adaptation of The Killing Joke dealt with a lot more adult themes, they do some scenes that never would have flown in the WB or Cartoon Network shows.
It’s a great time to be a hero-geek. There are more and more shows, and most of them are pretty damn good. I keep hearing a few people fretting about “hero fatigue,” but I certainly don’t have it, and, judging from the box office for Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, a lot of other people don’t, either. The Marvel Cinematic Universe is fantastic, with Spider-Man: Homecoming and Thor: Ragnarok coming this year. I’m a lot less impressed with the DC Expanded Universe (although I’m one of the few that apparently enjoyed Suicide Squad), but I was pleasantly surprised by Wonder Woman.
IZombie comes to the end of their season with, “Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part 2.” That kind of makes me wonder if next season will open with Part 3, but maybe that’s just me. Things don’t go really well for anyone, and they definitely do a major change in the status quo by the time they’re done. Next season is going to be a completely different show. There will be at least some spoilers below, so be warned.
Liv and her friends started this season after all the other hero shows, so it makes sense they’d be wrapping up later. The two part season finale of iZombie, “Looking for Mr. Goodbrain, Part One,” starts tightening up a lot of the various dangling plot threads that have been lurking around all season and in recent episodes. Things are getting interesting for the zombies of Seattle and their friends.
“The 5 Most Anticipated Superhero Movies of 2018” is an ambiguous title for a post, I know. But it’s even more so than you think! Here’s a brief look at what we’re talking about. So I’m pretty sure FOX scraped the Gambit movie in favor of New Mutants and it’s supposed to come out next April, so…
Songs about superheroes are terrible, please stop. If I can get through the rest of my life without hearing another one of these retched cash grabs, I’ll die a happy man. Here are the 5 Worst Songs About Superheroes. 5. Five for Fighting – Superman (It’s Not Easy) This warmed over Coldplay single was…
Man of Steel, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice and Suicide Squad… what do all of these movies have in common? They have serious narrative issues AMONG OTHER SERIOUS ISSUES. But it’s not all gloom for Warner Bros’ DC Extended Universe. Here are 5 Reasons to Quit Worrying and Love the DCEU going forward.