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 ?

Batman: Assault on Arkham (2014)

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

Verdict – 3/4

 

Pros –

 

1) Explicit content : story for mature audience
2) Batman : Supporting character
3) Nice homework before watching live-action “Suicide Squad”
4) High quality action with lots of comic characters viz Deadshot, Harley Quinn, Riddler, Amanda Waller,   Captain Boomerang, Black Spider, King Shark, Killer Frost, Penguin etc.

 
Cons –

 

1) Overstretched climax : could’ve been 10 minutes shorter.

 
Quote –

 
“Captain Boomerang: Mate… you just out-crazied The Joker!”

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: The Killing Joke (2016)

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

Verdict – 1/4

Pros –

1) Mark Hamill’s return as Joker
2) Bold & dark – Rated R

Cons –

1) Low quality animation
2) 30 minutes original story-line without Joker (not related to source story)
3) No credit to Alan Moore

Quote –

“The Joker: Sometimes I remember one way and sometimes another, if I am going to have a past I prefer it to be a multiple choice.”