N.O.C. One-Shot: Batman v Superman and What’s Wrong with DC Movies

Stay tuned for a longer conversation between Keith, Raymond, and Jordan Calhoun, from Black Nerd Problems, about all things Daredevil. In the meantime, the trio took a moment to discuss the Batman v Superman trailer and what it portends for DC’s Cinematic Universe.

It’s no secret that we’re lukewarm (to say the least) about Warner Brothers’ plans for their DC movie franchises. If the tone of the BvS trailer is any indication — as well as the long-awaited reveal of Jared Leto’s take on the Joker in Suicide Squad — it looks like DC has decided to fully embrace douchieness as its movie division’s modus operandi.

Or as comic artist Rob Guillory so eloquently put it:


5 thoughts on “N.O.C. One-Shot: Batman v Superman and What’s Wrong with DC Movies

  1. In-between 1997’s Batman & Robin, the Steel film starring Shaq, and Nolan’s 2005 Batman Begins, Warner Bros developed several other films that couldn’t balance out a serious perspective of the main characters with fantastic elements. They were producing more Vertigo based titles like V for Vendetta. It was more hit and miss and somehow the serious, dark tone of 1980’s cynicism comics won out.

    Funny that you should mention Ed Hardy. That particular song by Garfunkel and Oates is so apt for these new DC films.

  2. I absolutely hated Man of Steel and I’m not a fan of Zack Snyder’s films in general. I won’t be seeing Batman vs Superman in theaters.

  3. I’ve been thinking about the very dialogue from the latest superhero films. Although David Goyer wrote the Blade Trilogy I’m pretty sure the directors and actors added more input later on. The dialogue in Nolan’s Batman films, the little dialogue I tolerated in Man of Steel weren’t very impressive. Now I think maybe Warner Bros shouldn’t try to make the dialogue very poetic or clever, unlike Marvel’s best films.

    In the case of Superman, the dialogue should just be straight up-front and plain. Characters who try to be poetic or clever should act conceited and we know they’re wrong. If the good guys try to talk profoundly they should just be quoting wiser men, and say they are.

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