Recorded July 9th, less than 12 hours after viewing. First impressions to the Ultimate Edition of Batman v. Superman (via VUDU) after one continuous play through, skimming some extras, and going back to pause at select points.
Apologies in advance for the rambling sure to come! Answers, insights, and commentary on:
- Overall Impressions
- Subtlety and symbolism of drinks as delusion
- Repetition, parallels, references, homage, call-backs, continuity
- Jimmy Olsen’s death and Clark Kent’s return
- Approaching BvS with mass resurrection in mind
- New rules for reality
- Justice League set visit excitement
- Recruitment reflecting negotiating with audience
- Realism reinvigorating comics in every era
- Heavy Metal magazine influence
- Smoother transitions
- Function of flamethrower in Nairomi
- New line says Lex Senior was a liar
- Perry White’s tragic story arcs
- Colorado flood rescue dilemma
- Superman’s public powers and limitations
- Lex’s kinship with Doomsday
- Knowing lets you go dark for the coming light
…and much more ramblings!
Secret Origin clip features Ryan Reynolds, Dwayne McDuffie, Paul Levitz, Geoff Johns, Dan Didio, Denny O’Neil, Mark Waid, and Neil Gaiman.
7/22/16 Update: I figured out the logic of planning for the flamethrower. Not for the locals, the CIA, the press, for witnesses, or eliminating evidence. The burnt bodies gave Kahina the cover-story to excuse your lie in the eyes of Lois and Clark. Yes, Lex could have had Kahina lie about fire even if Anatoli didn’t burn bodies but then Lois and Clark would be on to Kahina immediately. They’d know she was lying. L&C might not be able to prove it, but it would get them investigating rather than doubting themselves. Lex ordered Anatoli to burn bodies because while L&C know Superman didn’t use heat-vision, they could still believe that Kahina would come to that conclusion and testify about it.
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