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Welcome to Part three, where I continue my discussion of Man of Steel and begin talking about  Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice.

In Part two, we explore the movies that came right before the Man of Steel, as well as some of the failed attempts to kick off the Cinematic universe. We also begin discussing Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel. Marvel and it’s related characters are copyright © Marvel Entertainment DC and it’s related characters are © Warner Brothers.      

So, after giving it a lot of thought, I have decided to jump into the world of video blogging. The video blogs will not be straight up reviews.  Instead they will be more analysis.  I will be using them to explore things going on in the industry of film, as well as look at popular film series and explore them. The first video for the Tripping Through Gateways blog turned into a… Read More

The Nazi’s are on the march across Europe.  In the French city of Dunkirk, the Allies have been beaten back.  The British and the French are trying to get out before they are overtaken by the Nazi armies. The British are waiting for ships to arrive and bring the troops home.  But they are facing regular air barrages from the Germans. The Allies recruit boats from local small boat captains.  They go… Read More

It was becoming clear that Nolan was planning to form a trilogy.  The Dark Knight ended with Batman on the run, taking the blame for Harvey Dent’s death.  It suggested Batman would be hiding in the shadows in his fight against crime. There were no real casting controversies this time.  Generally, people seemed okay with announcements of Tom Hardy and Anne Hathaway. After the Dark Knight, people seemed to trust the team… Read More

The recasting of Rachel Dawes with Maggie Gyllenhaal might have been the biggest casting controversy if not for the announcement of Heath Ledger as the Joker.  Oh, the internet exploded.  And then the movie came out and made a lot of people eat crow.  The late Heath Ledger gave one of the best takes on the Joker.  An anarchist who just wants to watch the world burn, The Joker starts out appearing… Read More

It took until 2005 for Batman to return to the big screen.  From the start, we knew this was going to be a more serious take on the character than the previous films.  They were starting over and taking their inspiration from Batman: Year One.  Warner Brothers brought in Christopher Nolan (director of Following and Memento) to craft a Batman for the modern movie age.  They started to announce their cast and… Read More

No, really.  Smith recently commented on Batman v Superman.  He had the following to say: “The movie I felt like didn’t really have a heart. It was certainly f—–’ humorless, there was nothing funny going on in that world whatsoever.” And you know what?  He is right.* I get what Zack Snyder and Christopher Nolan were trying to do.  They were trying to make this major hard edged epic film.  They were trying… Read More

Preface: This is a review I wrote two years ago.  I have, however, edited it a bit. And lo, there was much controversy and arguing. So it was I saw finally got around to seeing the tale Man of Steel.  Zak Snyder, David Goyer and Christopher’s grimmer take on the Superman mythos. In a lot of ways, this is a response to the toughly reviewed Superman Returns. One of the cries was… Read More