It cannot be doubted that Zack Snyder has created one of the biggest spectacles in the superhero world with Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. Even among the negative critic reviews it continues to build its own fans, confusing the landscape for potential viewers even more. But is it really any surprise that such a polarizing film should elicit mixed opinions? Even so, there’s more going on in the film that just a gritty take on violent vigilantism.
Flying one million light years to protect a child superhero sounds enthralling. Fetching coffee for a cranky media mogul? Not so much.
It’s hard to believe that it’s barely been a year since DC jumped on the cinematic universe bandwagon, announcing Batman V. Superman and moving to expand their horizons. More recently, DC and Marvel have announced exactly what movies they’re making and when, leading to a sort of nerd euphoria in the coming decade. It’s easy to loose track, so here’s a concise list of all comic book movies to be released through the year 2020.
Snyder’s newest tale is a tall order, dropping an epic return of one of DC’s most formidable villains, but it’s hard to find interest when the story doesn’t slow down enough for us to appreciate what’s happening.
Far from a black-and-white tarp-covered glimpse, we now know what the Batmobile looks like.
The internet exploded last night with (finally) official reports confirming what we’ve suspected for months. Zack Snyder will direct a Justice League film following the Man of Steel sequel.
I love comics. Always have, always will. However, I didn’t always have them. I got my first comic book at about 9 years old, when I was in Universal Studios in Orlando, FL for vacation. I didn’t get any more until I was in high school, I didn’t have more than 5 until I was in college. I’ve realized after talking with several people that I’m not an outlier in that regard. A lot of people don’t really get into comics until they’re older. That’s not surprising especially because comic books are more marketed towards teenagers and young adults now, whereas the animated TV shows are what’s aimed at the younger audiences.
So you might find yourself in the same shoes that I was in as a freshman in college. I wanted to collect comics, but I had no idea how to go about it. The process of getting into it can be kind of intimidating. So, I’ve written this blog post so that you can know where to start. These are somewhat in steps, but they aren’t exactly chronological, so feel free to scroll and find what you’re looking for.