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The People v Batman v Superman

Two huge DC Comics fans analyze and discuss Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice scene by scene. The film was a critical failure, but are there any redeeming qualities? We look at the good, the bad (mostly bad) and what we hope for the future of DC's film plan. The People v Batman v Superman is hosted by Chris Ayers and Dennis Cooper. In Episode 0 we introduce ourselves and talk about some of the comic story lines that influenced the film, as well as other recent DC films like Nolan's Batman Trilogy, Man of Steel and Watchmen.
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Two huge DC Comics fans discuss, analyze and criticize Batman v Superman scene by scene on a weekly podcast. We also feature guests with various viewpoints.

Jun 5, 2017

Chris and Dennis return for a review of Wonder Woman!

 

 

Feb 26, 2017

We begin our journey through the history of DC Comics on the big screen with Superman and the Mole Men from 1951. We have an interview with Superman expert Jonathan Morris, creator of the website The Chronological Superman, as well as an interview with Paul Bernbaum, screenwriter of the 2006 film Hollywoodland, which tells the story of the mysterious death of George Reeves, the actor who played the Man of Steel in The Adventures of Superman. Along the way, we also talk about "The Superman Curse" and how it has affected various people associated with the Superman movies.

Time Codes

00:00:58 - Intro / Superman and the Mole Men with guest Jonathan Morris
01:05:04 - Kellogg's Adventures of Superman Commercial
01:05:48 - Chris and Dennis talk about "The Superman Curse"
01:19:51 - Hollywoodland trailer
01:20:49 - Interview with Paul Bernbaum, screenwriter of Hollywoodland

Links:
The Chronological Superman
In Der Fuehrer's Face

Feb 12, 2017

We may be done talking about Batman v Superman, but we'll still keep you updated on other DC Comics films hitting the big scree,

Here is our mostly spoiler free review of the new Lego Batman Movie, the follow up to 2014's Lego Movie. Should you see it? Of course! Listen to find out why.

Jan 29, 2017

It's the final episode of the podcast. Superman is dead and we just can't summon the willpower to go on.

We take some time at the top of the show for a bit of reflection on Batman v Superman and the experience of producing a weekly podcast for half a year.

Then we get to the scenes in question, finding some truly weird and surprising Easter eggs, even in this very sombre epilogue.

We want to thank everyone who listened to the show, especially those who have been with us from the beginning and those who have joined in the conversation online, even if you disagreed with our opinions.

Also, stayed tuned for info on our next show, called DC Legacy Filmcast.

Jan 23, 2017

Comedian Kevin Avery joins us for the second big fight scene of the movie. In addition to standup comedy, Kevin is formerly an Emmy winning writer for Last Week Tonight with John Oliver and co-host, along with W. Kamau Bell of the podcast Denzel Washington is the Greatest Actor of All Time, Period.

Taken as its own thing, we all kinda liked the big fight scene between Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and Doomsday, with a few reservations. But seriously, why didn't Superman just hand the Kryptonite spear to Wonder Woman?

Jan 15, 2017

Buckle up, because we haven't seen a rant quite like we got out of this week's guest. Chris Sims of Comics Alliance and War Rocket Ajax joins us to talk about the Superman v Doomsday fight and we find ourselves in the unlikely position of actually defending the film for once. To put it lightly, Chris didn't like it.

We also go deep into the history of DC Comics and talk about the essential nature of Batman and Superman through the decades and how the film missed those characterizations by a mile.

And, we explore an very surreal product placement tie-in that gives us a glimpse of an alternate DC film universe in which things aren't so dreary.

This episode brought to you by Turkish Airlines.

Jan 9, 2017

The Batman v Superman fight has come to its conclusion as Batman races off to save Martha.

If Batman has seen the light, do we see any change in his character? The warehouse fight scene doesn't seem to hold any clues to Batman's transformation because this is the most brutal superhero fight scene we've ever witnessed in a film. Batman takes out two dozen henchman to save Superman's mother.

We also get our first glimpse at Superman's ultimate foe, Doomsday.

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