Batman & Bill (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

VERDICT – 4/4

 
PROS –
1) Marc Tyler Nobleman quest for the justice for the man who created possibly the greatest comic character of all time. A documentary 10 years in the making.
2) The motion comic effect used gives the documentary astounding authenticity.
3) The fulfilling climactic scene from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016) where Bill Finger got his due credit.

 

CONS –
N/A

 

QUOTE –
“There are so many fans who clamber for justice for the creators. I think in the end it takes more than this amorphous mass of fans. There has to be one person who steps up and leads the charge.”

Justice League (2017)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/5

 

 

Pros –
1) DC establishing that Superman is indeed the strongest DC superhero
2) Aquaman playing “Jason Momoa” – rowdy, drunk and foul-mouthed
3) 2 hrs running time – not wasting time in the origin story of Cyborg and Flash.

 

 

Cons –
1) The resurrection of Superman is over-simplified.
2) Steppenwolf – generic run-of-the-mill supervillain trying to destroy the world.
3) DC needs to get rid of Zack Snyder. He’s worn out and got nothing new to offer in this genre.

 

 

Quote –
Barry Allen: What are your superpowers again?
Bruce Wayne: I’m rich.

 

Wonder Woman (2017)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 0
ACTOR – 1
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 1/5

Pros –
1) No man’s land – action scene
2) Revelation of Ares

 

Cons –
1) 45 minutes too long for a generic origin story.
2) No appearance of any other DC character, not even in a post-credit scene
3) DC’s Thor.

 

Quote –
Charlie : May we get what we want.
Steve : May we get what we need.
Sameer : But may we never get what we deserve.
All : Bang !

Justice League Dark (2017)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/4

 

Pros –

 

1) A John Constantine movie
2) 2 major boss fight – Felix Faust & Destiny
3) Boston Brand – discount Deadpool
4) Ritchie Simpson plot twist

 

 

Cons –

 

 

1) Swamp Thing cameo was a let down. Flop show.
Quote –

 

 

John Constantine: Is that a sword in your chest, or are you just glad to see me ?

Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (2009)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 2/4

 

 

Pros –

1) 67 minutes running time : Short & Simple
2) Plethora of Comic-Characters : Silver Banshee, Captain Cold, Icicle, Killer Frost, Mr. Freeze, Gorilla Grodd, Bane, Black Manta, Black Spider, Brimstone, Catman, Cheetah, Copperhead, Deadshot, Eclipso, Kestrel, King Shark, Brutale, Despero, Giganta, Girder, Lady Shiva, Mongul, Captain Boomerang II, Nightshade, Parasite, Solomon Grundy,Shrike,Captain Atom, Katana, Black Lightning, Power Girl, Starfire, Major Force, Captain Marvel and Hawkman.
3) Concept : Lex Luthor as president
4) Animation Quality : Traditional

 

 
Cons –

n/a
Quote –

Batman: Say something.
Billy Batson: Shazam !!!

Batman: Under the Red Hood (2010)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – N/A
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 1

Verdict – 4/4

 

Pros –

 
1) Opening Credits
2) Darker than other DCU movies
3) Batman / Jason Tood / Joker climactic standoff

 

 

Cons –

 
n/a
Quote –

 

 
Jason Todd: What? What, your moral code just won’t allow for that? It’s too hard to cross that line?
Batman: No. God Almighty, no. It’d be too damned easy. All I’ve ever wanted to do is kill him. A day doesn’t go by I don’t think about subjecting him to every horrendous torture he’s dealt out to others, and then end him.
Joker: Awwww, so you DO think about me.
Batman: But if I do that, if I allow myself to go down into that place, I’ll never come back.

Batman: Bad Blood (2016)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 0

Verdict – 2/4

Pros –

 

1) Batman / Batwoman / Batwing / Batgirl / Batman 2 : all in 1 movie
2) Damian / Robin : now pursuing justice not vengeance
3) Tetch
4) Animated “Alfred” still better than Jeremy Irons
5) 72-minute running time ; short and simple
6) Jay Oliva : most under-rated director

Cons –

 

n/a

 

 

Quote –

 

 

Batwoman : Nuns with M60s and Katanas ?
Batman 2 : That would make them “nunjas”.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)

STORY – 0
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – 0
MUSIC – 1
CULT – 0

 

Verdict – 2/5

 
Pros –

 

 

1) Knightmare sequence – though unexplained – is the best 5 minutes sequence of the movie.
2) Jimmy Olsen cameo as a CIA agent
3) Bat-mobile chase sequence

 
Cons –

 

 

1) Amalgamation of multiple story-lines (Death Of Superman / Man Who Falls / Dark Knight Returns)
2) Jesse Eisenberg as Lex Luthor : most annoying character
3) Jeremy Irons as Alfred Pennyworth: huge miscast

 
Quote –

 
Batman: It’s okay, I’m a friend of your son’s.
Martha Kent: I figured. The cape.

Batman vs. Robin (2015)

STORY – 1
DIRECTOR – 1
ACTOR – n/a
MUSIC – 0
CULT – 1

 

VERDICT – 3/4

 

 

PROS –
1) Damian Wayne / Robin – conflicting unstable force
2) Dick Grayson / Nightwing – the son Bruce never had
3) Talon & Court of Owls
4) Anybody who watched this movie can’t get Damian out of his head – a character well developed.

 

CONS –
n/a

 

QUOTE –
Batman: Now where the hell were you?
Robin: Out!
Batman: Where?
Robin: Just out!
Batman: Out has suddenly become a far more dangerous place.