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So I recently got Batman: Return To Arkham on my PS4 because it was on a crazy summer discount. This included Batman: Arkham Asylum and Batman: Arkham City, remastered graphically for the newer-gen Consoles. I already had Arkham Knight, which I had purchased and played through already last summer, but since I wanted to replay it now, I figured I'd look to see if I could also get the other two Arkham Games, and to my luck they were, like I said, on crazy sale. So here I am, having finished all the Arkham Games (Except for Origins which I will review in a separate post one day because I haven't played it for myself and the review will be based solely on story) in a sense, even though I still have a few side missions left in Knight and City and have to do some of the Challenges in Asylum (Which I am not looking forward to, I hate the challenge modes). I figured I'd compile all of my thoughts on this "Trilogy" of sorts into one post, give them ratings based on separate aspects of the games, and overall, both whine about and praise the Arkham Games we all know and love.
Batman: Arkham Asylum had my favourite story of the three games I played. Maybe it was because it had the nicest flow of a story to it and it was the most exciting, but I preferred this story slightly to the more beloved Arkham City Story. Asylum also had the least to do in terms of that bitch Riddler who made you do a bunch of his Riddles in the next two games but very little in this one, which I appreciated. Plus the Riddles were easy to find because of the Maps hidden around the Asylum that granted you hints as to where the Trophies, Riddles, or Cyphered Messages were located in an area of the map. Combat-Wise, this game would’ve been amazing when it was released, but by today’s standards it leaves something to be desired. After playing Arkham Knight and feeling like Batman with the amazing amount of refined Gadgetry, Predator, and Combat, returning to a game from 2008 with its graphics was underwhelming to say the least. I shouldn’t be so hard on it, I know, but it still bugged me when you hit someone as hard as possible and it sounded like a slap on the ass with a piece of steak. The map in this game is a freaking maze too. I really wish there was a waypoint system with GPS, because I had to constantly be checking the map to see if I’m exiting the right door into the next room. I had to look a ton of directions up on Youtube, which is hilarious considering I looked up more directions on where to go in the game than I did look up answers to Riddler Objectives. The map is relevantly medium sized but it’s a ridiculous hassle to find where you’re going, and I get claustrophobic and nervous if I’m lost for too long in a tight hallway in the Asylum. I forgive this all though because of the story, like I said, being incredible. I’m surprised I enjoyed this game’s story more than City’s. The final boss should’ve been a little trickier for all the build-up but it was still fun at least. Joker’s plan is thrilling to slowly discover, and going through the story encountering the likes of Scarecrow, Bane, and Killer Croc was exciting. My favourite character in this game was Joker, because he made me chuckle on various ocassions and he was a terrific piece of the story.
Maybe it was because I rushed through Arkham City in the span of one night only that I didn’t enjoy it as much as I predicted I would, or maybe it was because I legitimately enjoyed Asylum far more. Even still, the second installment in the Arkham Series holds up as one of the greatest Superhero Games of all time and its story is phenomenal. The twist at the end had been spoiled for me long before I even knew what order the Arkham Games were arranged in but that part in particular is still one of my favorite moments in any game ever. This game’s combat, while miles better than Asylum’s, is still sub-par, but again my criticism is biased due to how polished the combat in Knight is and that being the game I played first. Arkham City is fantastic and even though I prefer Asylum I still love this game. My biggest gripe is that there is a lot of story flow breaking, for example and most notably when you have to rescue Mr Freeze from Penguin at the museum but before getting into the Museum you must destroy the Interference Thingies Penguin has set up, two of which are on Rooftops and one underground that requires a long and tricky Stealth Section to proceed into destroying the objective. Then you must return to the museum, rescue a bunch of cops, go to the Lounge to catch Penguin, but you have to find Freeze before that to get an answer as to how to override the Freeze Gun Penguin has stolen, and then Freeze has you go to a different room to get his suit for him, which requires another Stealth Section to surpass, and then finally when you have the Disrupter, you get the gun from Penguin but have to face Solomon Grundy before dodging Penguin’s missles and taking him down in one hit. That sounds like a ton to do but it’s only a minor fraction of the main story and plot in this game. That shit is a hassle, but it doesn’t ruin the game too much for me, just brings the excitement of the experience down. The conclusion to this game is so satisfying, even if the Clayface Boss Fight is relatively easy (I’m noticing a theme here with the Final Bosses). Arkham City is epic.
Ah yes Arkham Knight. I can’t tell whether I’m going to be really mean or really patient with this game. We’ll find out as we go along I guess. Knight was the first game I played from this series and I enjoyed it thoroughly mainly because I turned my brain off and went with everything. Now that I’m playing it for the third time I’ve really organized my older and newer complaints into one tidy binding of gripes. First things first we gotta address the good shit here because this game isn’t bad. The story in this game, while not flawless, has a collection of fantastic ideas and really good parts. I like the idea that Batman is infected with Joker’s blood and is slowly turning into the posthumous Clown Prince Of Crime himself, and is studying all these other people to find a cure before he goes insane. Scarecrow’s Fear Gas speeding up the process of this change is brilliant and satisfying to observe. Scarecrow and Joker are my favorite characters in this game by far. The idea of Arkham Knight being Jason Todd doesn’t bug me at all but it was spoiled so hard when you go through the story and are reminded Jason exists just for the sake of revealing him to be the Arkham Knight. If we had gone through the Flashbacks right after Jason was revealed I would’ve been way more fine with the reveal. It wouldn’t be a perfect way to show Jason’s Backstory and why he’s the Arkham Knight but it sure is better than how it really was dealt with. The environment and map in this game is brilliantly designed, and I especially like the details of the world when you’re in the story mode and hallucinating Joker everywhere, in altered posters and even in physical forms on top of various buildings. These gave me a good laugh. The Batmobile in this game is really fun and even more than what some of us wanted with it. People really need to realize they’re not complaining about the Batmobile being in the game or the Batmobile itself, but the fact it was drastically overused and shoved into the game at any point possible. Driving it around and smashing into cars is just the most enjoyable thing ever and I couldn’t ask for more. The DLCs in this game are dope, too. Season Of Infamy was fantastic, at times even better than the main story. The other DLC Stories are all pretty dope for the most part. Playing as the Arkham Knight himself is just the greatest in any scenario. Of course the best thing about this game is the gameplay itself, because it is the most adapted and refined version in the Arkham Series. Gadgetry is fun to play around with and combat is insanely cool. Predator Sections are a blast too so long as they aren’t overused or dramatically unrealistic. All the good stuff out of the way? Good. Now here’s what I have to say about what the game fucked up. Of course, the overuse of the Batmobile. Rocksteady’s mindset was that all these gamers were begging to be able to drive the Batmobile around Gotham, so let’s make the Batmobile but also make it a Tank and you know what would be great but to spend half of the story driving around in it. You know it’s bad when you have to do Parkour with your car to get it up onto a roof at one point in the story. Honestly it’s hilarious how much you need the Bat Tank Mobile for this game’s many missions. Like I said, the story isn’t flawless either. The conclusion felt so unsatisfying honestly, and minus the many tedious parts such as Stagg’s Airship and the Panessa Studios Missions, the story feels very flow-less too. The Side missions weren’t any better either. The Firefly Mission was incredibly boring and tedious (My use of this word will start to feel tedious in a little bit), it’s tie-in with the Fire Crew parts, while really cool, was structured poorly at times, the Militia Missions were sooooooo boring and… tedious… and its conclusion with the Deathstroke Fight AKA this game’s biggest joke was just so fucking dumb. For all the buildup and all the Militia related crap you have to do, the Deathstroke Fight should’ve a) been longer, or b) NOT SPENT IN THE GODDAMN TANKS. We’re going to cover the hilarity of the Riddler bullshit in a second but I’ll quickly address the only two Side Missions I liked: The Perfect Crime and Creature Of The Night. Creature Of The Night was mainly so good because it was a surprise; it’s not a mission that’s built up to or hinted at too much, you literally discover it either if you look to the sky and see a giant winged creature moving around in it and you say to yourself “What the hell” or if you try to grapple to a building and shit your pants when your grapple is interrupted by a heart-stopping scare from Man-Bat himself. The eeriness of this mission was so cool and very enjoyable. The second one I mentioned, the Perfect Crime, also had a really intelligent buildup, and I had no idea it was Professor Pyg behind it all until I entered his Boss Fight’s location. I thought this story was really well put together, and even though i didn’t like the Boss Fight that much, the mission itself was very enjoyable. But hoo boy back to complaints because we really gotta go over the Questionable Elephant In The Room, which was why the fuck there was so much Riddler Shit to do in this game. I mean honestly the Riddler’s Revenge Side Mission could’ve been released separately as its own game there was so much to do. I can’t even list it all here, but just know, there’s a lot, and it frustrated the fuck out of me. Siiiiiiighhhhh…. I think I’m done with my complaints here. Overall I still really like Arkham Knight, I just love it less than I used to. Now I know what my gripes are and I can list them all in a post such as this one. I’m rambling now so I’m cutting my review of Knight short, though there’s so much more I might say on some other day.
Best Of The Best
Best Story: Asylum
Best Gameplay: Knight
Best Missions: Asylum
Best Side Missions: City
Best Boss Battles: Asylum
Best Open World: Knight
Best "Feel" (i.e. how much feels like Batman): Knight
Best Character (Asylum): Joker
Best Character (City): Joker
Best Character (Knight): Scarecrow (2 is Joker though)
Best Story Pacing: Asylum
Best Combat: Knight
Best Stealth: Knight
Best Gadgets Use: Knight
Best Gadgets Array: Asylum
Best Boss Fight (Asylum): Scarecrow
Best Boss Fight (City): Mr. Freeze
Best Boss Fight (Knight): Arkham Knight (Excavator)
Best Conclusion: City
Best Suits: Knight
Best Suit (Any Game): Batman Beyond Suit, Arkham Knight
Best Batmobile Appearance (Knight): 1966 Themed Batmobile
Best Robin Appearance: New 52 Suit, Arkham Knight
Best Catwoman Appearance: Primary Outfit, Arkham City
Best Nightwing Appearance: New 52 Suit, Arkham Knight
Best Harley Quinn Appearance: Primary Outfit, Arkham City
Best Line (Any Game): "Do you want to know something funny? Even after everything you've done... I would've saved you."
Best Game: Asylum
Big thank you if you actually read all of this, it took me more than two days to finish compiling my thoughts into a rough draft of this post. As for what I mentioned with my Origins Review, I'm going to read up on what I missed from the story and share me initial impressions and thoughts on it. If one day they decide to remaster Origins for the PS4 or 5, I'll be sure to pick it up and play it, because I'm under the impression it gets too much hate. The Arkham Franchise is epic though, and if you haven't played it yet, I command you to do so.
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It was good. Unfortunately I was spoiled for that Dan thing but it still hit. He's working on s6 as a director so maybe he comes back.
Low points were the musical episode and the O'Bri-Espinoza Must Suffer. All the events in that just seemed so far fetched and the fight was so fake that the twist did save that. The musical episode was too belabored and the song selection was unoriginal. The crime element was decent though.
Surprising end of God. This was definitely a better return for Tricia Helfer than that weirdass Lilith story in the first half. Great acting in that scene.
Dark turn for Ella. I liked her interactions with Daddy Morningstar. But I'd love to know what happens when she finds out. Maybe she already knows and just has faith.
Loved the returning characters. Penelope. John. Lee. I liked Azrael and was dissapointed there wasn't more of her in the season, but she was used well in the finale and that made up for it.
So I just finished reading Watchmen and I think we can all agree it’s brilliant, but afterwards I watched the 2009 film version of Watchmen directed by Zack Snyder and I think it’s very underrated.
It’s perfectly faithful to the comic, unlike some films like V for Vendetta (which I haven’t seen but from the clips I have seen, it seems like it deviates a lot from the comic) and it didn’t have to add a bunch of pointless other things to pad the runtime like the animated version of The Killing Joke. Most of the characters are cast perfectly (especially Rorschach) although there are exceptions like Ozymandias, who cannot pull off a British accent to save his life. Visually, every frame of this film feels like it could have been a panel in the comic, with CGI being used effectively but not so much that it’s distracting from the realism of the story. My only other problem with it is that it leaves out some mildly important parts of the comic to keep a shorter runtime. For example, the psychiatrist character is just sort of there and isn’t nearly as well developed as in the comic, and the same goes for a lot of other characters that get full stories in the book that were restricted to a single scene with little to no dialogue. I was watching the theatrical cut so if anyone saw the directors cut or the ultimate cut it would be good to know if there were any changes made there that fix this.
As for what I think of Snyder in general as a director, I also think he’s really underrated. I think he’s like the George Lucas of directors, in the sense that we don’t really see his genius until years after his “worst” films when we see what happens when a big Hollywood studio like WB or Disney starts to dictate what happens to his ideas. The mere existence of the different versions of the Justice League film are undeniable proof of this. Despite all the criticism they get, I still love Man of Steel and Batman vs Superman and I think that WB should give Snyder more control over the overall story of the DCEU.
What do you think about this comic?
Welcome. To the first post on the topic... The Worst DC Movies in history. Our first instalment in this hopefully harmless saga... is the 2013 Superman Movie "Man Of Steel" Directed by Zack Snyder and starring Henry Cavill.
I'd like to open by confessing that I did not actually rewatch this movie recently as I said I would. I'm serious when I say that I couldn't bring myself to. I watched Detective Pikachu instead. Zero regrets, that movie's a 7.5/10, it's pretty fun.
Instead, I will still review the film. Because I remember it. Almost by heart. I've watched scenes and breakdowns since viewing the movie for the first time and at this point remember it better than I remember some movies I've watched many more times than it. Don't worry, I'm still a reliable source. I promise I'll watch the next movie, and I'll force myself to do it.
So without further ado, let's look at Man Of Steel... and score it because it's a stupid grading system that somehow still works.
Scene By Scene Breakdowns:
So the movie gets the classic Superman origin story correct, and it even throws in some content on Krypton moments before and during its destruction. These parts are... not bad. They definitely make the movie longer, and sometimes it feels as if it's just there for that purpose (To extend the film's run time) but I'll admit it's an alright way to start the film. Sometimes more subtle approaches to starting a Superhero Movie work better than this though. It also doesn't help that the scene itself is incredibly long, it lasts like 15 whole minutes and all it really is is Krypton blowing up and Superman's Bio-Daddy punching some bad guys or something. Eventually little baby Kal-El is shot to space and Krypton blows up. We all know the rest.
The next... while... of the movie focuses on Clark's life growing up. In fact, I think it also focuses on his present day life too... at the same time? Basically it cuts between Present and Past day, showing multiple "Flashbacks" and "Flashforwards" both taking turns on screen. This method of storytelling rarely works in my opinion, and even though this film has more bearable moments within it, it doesn't make up for the fact this isn't an intriguing way to tell about the character's past. My advice: don't do this, do it the traditional way... either by going in chronological order of events or by having a few flashbacks only when they can also relate to the current situation the character is in. Anyways, during this, Clark's Adopt-O-Daddy is kind of a dick... he really doesn't want anyone to know about Clark's powers. I mean this is interesting to toy with but it's done very poorly here... especially when he fucking dies when he stops his grown son from saving him to ensure his powers aren't revealed yet. His death scene is also kinda stupid. The hurricane, or tornado, or whatever the hell it was (Forgive me for not remembering every minor detail) pretty much comes out of nowhere and kills Johnny Kent. Ok then.
The parts of Present-Day Superman (which I admit I liked, it was cool to see how Grown Up Clark could deal with tough situations while still staying loyal to his father and not exposing his powers just yet) eventually lead up to him discovering a Kryptonian Ship on Earth or something and then getting a Supersuit [Insert Frozone Meme] which he takes for a little test drive by flying around. I thought this part was well shot. It was a pretty neat scene. Normally I'm not a huge fan of Snyder's Filming Style (which, we will get into later) but I think the effects were cool here. People praise Snyder for his Montage Scenes, and I can't argue that. Even the montages in Batman V Superman were pretty cool.
And now there's the bad guy. ZOD!!!! He was apparently a very dangerous man on Krypton and did some mean stuff to Superman's Bio-Daddy, and now he's been freed from the Phantom Zone, along with his comrades, Bill and Blake. Those are totally their names. Totally not names I made up to replace the names I forgot since they were such meaningless characters. Bill and Blake. Sidekicks to Zod. Yes. Anyways, now they're on earth, and I think they want to fight the Kryptonian who is on the planet, I think. There's not much to remember in this part of the movie but...
...now this is where it gets bonkers. The last hour of this... is just pure destruction. Borderline apocalyptic mass city levelling. It starts when the Zod Squad goes to the Kent Farm, threaten Clark's Adopto-Mommy, and then Superman loses it and destroys a 7-Eleven while battling Zod. And honestly, I cried more at this part than I did at Johnny Boy's death. Rather see him go than the Slurpees! Heh... and it only gets bonkers-er from here. Fast forward 50 minutes and the entire city is just... wow, it's completely destroyed. This was one of the DCEU's biggest mistakes, because in my opinion, you should never start off a trilogy, saga, or collection of movies by introducing this much destruction in the very first movie. It would make the next movies feel bland in comparison, because you've already seen worst-case scenarios, and also, Jesus Christ there was just way too much damage. Yeah it shows Superman can't do his 'job' perfectly but come on, I don't blame the city for hating him after there literally was no city left. If you got your mind sucked into this destruction and your brain just said "Fuck it, I like this movie because it's got explosions now" I pity you. You can like this movie for other reasons, and it's really okay to like this one because it's really not that horrible, but if you only got interested in it from the mass destruction, then maybe you gotta stop watching WWE. It's hurting ye brain!
And finally the battle ends with Superman whipping Zod's neck around and killing him. I've made fun of this part enough in my own mind an in other discussions, so I really don't want to waste anymore time on it. But it's somehow more humorous than it is serious. Just like Gwen's death in ASM2 (*Thwack*). And the city is half battered up and half just completely fucking wrecked. What a satisfying ending... no wait there's a little more. It ends with Superman becoming Clark Kent... ("Wait isn't it the other way around?" "Nope that's how it went" ) and that's it for Man Of Steel.
Zod. Yup, Zod is the best part of this movie. His actor (Michael Shannon) seems to be the only one embracing his role and delivers an outstanding performance here. Sure it's cringey and over-the-top at times, and yes it may have been terrible in a better movie, say, Infinity War, but since it's so relieving and fresh in comparison to the rest of the blandness in acting the movie offers, it's a somehow great performance.
Effects. It goes without saying that the fight choreography in the DC Movies is far superior to that of the Marvel Movies. Every blow just seems to land and rattle the victim more than the marshmallow hand punches the MCU's Action Karate Scenes have. And even though the destruction is excessive, it looks good, at least.
Russel Crowe. He was so good in Gladiator. He was meh here but the fact the film had the balls to cast Russel Crowe just makes me laugh. Satirical Success Point!
Soundtrack. Hans Zimmer? Awesome. Perfect choice for any DC Movie and he does stellar here.
Acting other than Michael Shannon. Everyone is so fucking boring. And bland. And lifeless. The worst performance was Henry Cavill, Superman himself. He brings little to no emotion, flavour, or uniqueness to the role he was assigned, and literally could've been replaced by some random street hobo who would have delivered either the relatively same or better effect on Superman's role that Cavill did. SUPERMAN IS NOT BORING, HENRY. Other terrible performances include Amy Adams.
Zack Snyder. No he's not a direct flaw on the film but let's talk about him for a brief minute since this review has to end soon. ZACK CLEARLY DOESN'T KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT SUPERMAN TO MAKE A MOVIE ABOUT HIM. The exact same goes for Batman, who will be talked about entirely on its own in the BvS Review. The trailers for this movie built it up to be something special, something cool, something that Superman Fans expect to be done to perfection. Well that can't happen when Zack doesn't know enough about the man of steel to make Man Of Steel (See what I did there? Cleverrrrrrrrr). He portrayed Superman as a lifeless demigod who really didn't care for human life that much in this movie. Don't argue that he did, because if that were truly the case, I doubt he'd be that reckless in the final battle. All the elements that made Superman Superman were completely lacking in this movie or just not even there at all. It got worse in BvS, just like most things did, but still, Superman's Terrible Writing in these films really originated and was present here too.
Boring. This movie's boring. The entire first half is so boring and isn't done well (Like I mentioned for Act 2 and 3) and it takes the longest time for things to wake you up, and even then, the final battle lacks so much flavour and power. It's literally just two super-strong men flying around and crashing into each other for a full hour.
This movie's like a 4.5/10. It's not that bad but it's far from good. This is really all I have to say for now, I'm tired.
Final Score: 4.5 / 10 (D+)
Thanks for reading this review, if you did read all of it, and of course let me know your review for this movie in the replies and try to avoid toxicity as always, it's what will keep this series running, hopefully. If people get too out of hand over opinions then I'll have to shut the shit down. And considering this is only the first instalment, it'd be pathetic if I had to do that.
A reminder that you might not disagree with my points and statements made in this review, and that's acceptable, but if you disagree, don't be an ass about it. Calmly let me know if I missed anything or possibly misunderstood anything, and remember I have the right to say I disagree with your disagreeing. This stuff happens all the time, and it's really up to you to decide how you want to go about discussing yours and everyone else's opinions.
Of course, here is the source where some users decided on what movies would be discussed in this series, and where I said I'll start with Man Of Steel. After almost falling asleep during this review (Seriously, the majority of this film is that boring) I'm going to need something to really laugh my ass off at so the next one will either be Catwoman (2003) or Batman And Robin (1998). You can also comment your opinion on which of these two should be reviewed next. I've never watched Catwoman, and only watched B&R once when I was like 6 or something, so both will be far more interesting experiences than this.
Alright, farewell for now. I'll probably create an archive for these posts soon, pending that they stay alive and well long enough to see the day.
Despite playing all the LEGO Batman games, I've never actually wrote any sort of review on them. In this review I won't be focusing on LEGO Dimensions as I never bought it (cash grabbers!) and will just focus on the main 4.
LEGO Batman: The Videogame
I loved this game so much. People can pick flaws in it, like the fact that there's no dialogue or no free roam, but I don't care. The storyline can still be understood without dialogue, in a Mr. Bean sort of way. The story itself is controlled, going after one villain and then after another in each level, until you reach the main team leader. There are 3 teams each with 5 members.
My favourite part of this game was the map. I know I said there was no free roam at the start, but what I meant was no big city. Older LEGO games (like Indiana Jones) had a much smaller map that featured trophy rooms, access to the levels and more.
The map for the game was the batcave. Frankly, it's one of my favourite batcaves in all of the games. It felt big and had a lot of detail for the time, and I liked it. You could also go to Arkham and see all of the villains you've beaten from the levels. The villains even have their own levels set just before when you played as Batman and beat them, and I love it. LEGO haven't done that in any new LEGO games and it's a shame.
The levels are fun and nicely detailed, each one in a different location that fits the villain you're fighting. DLCs in this game are controlled, as there's not 8 of them, and they don't add much to the game, but characters like Ra's Al Ghul that you could pay for if you were a Batman fan, or just wanted more characters.
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
This game will be remembered as the LEGO game that introduced dialogue. It also gave us better free roam, as we got the entire city of Gotham. Nice! It's split up into 3 sections, and you have to go around using vehicle points to scan the local surroundings and bring up gold bricks and characters on the map so you can get them later. I think the map itself was great for this game, as was the layout. My only problem is the buildings. It was never going to win awards for graphics, but they look like cardboard cutouts.
As for the unlockable characters, this game is only called DC Super Heroes. For a lot of the game you're playing as Batman and sometimes Superman. Other heroes like GL, WW and Flash come in much later. It's still very much a Batman focused game. Still, the levels are fun and the vehicles that you can unlock have more variety and feel more useful this time with better free roam.
This games' Batcave is okay, but for me it felt quite empty. Compared to the last one it was just some suits and vehicles.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
I don't mind this game. Definitely worse than the first two games but not bad, just lower quality. I'll make my main point first: it felt like a cash grab. The original 2 games didn't have too many DLCs, so it felt like you were getting a full game and they weren't targeting kids to pay them for useless content. It has 6 DLCs. That's 4 DLCs too many.
LEGO were clearly cash grabbing here like they were in LEGO Dimensions, only thus came first and it was a little more subtle. The DLCs are useless, since they feature characters that either should have been in the original game (Two Face, Scarecrow, Commissioner Gordon) or are just useless repeats of other characters (Batwoman/Batzarro, Arsenal/Green Arrow). Remember this is a Lego game so they all have similar abilities. They removed main characters so that you had to pay for them and replaced them with the likes of Platinum and Toyman.
The map of the Batcave is decent, and has plenty of detail in. It's bigger than the last two, there's references to old stories, the giant penny and the dinosaur, which I like. I think this is one of the best Batcaves in the series personally. Unfortunately, this is clearly where they spent all their time.
We got planets that were very small (you could probably fly around them in 20 seconds or less) and lacked detail, having no cities and just trees. Even Oa was just a rocky barren wasteland. There was nothing there at all.
I think LEGO Batman 3 is the worst LEGO Batman game out of them all, being simply an under-detailed cash grab that was missing a lot of key characters from the main game.
LEGO DC Super-Villains
Frankly, I think after Beyond Gotham this is a gem in comparison. The levels are nice, the characters have variety and it has a better map than any of the other games. Unfortunately, since it's a modern LEGO game and they're still trying to squeeze money out of the kids playing their games, there's now 8 DLCs and a Season Pass.
The DLCs are better on this game than the last few, as they come with characters and levels, but at the end of the day they're DLCs and still just feel like they're squeezing money from a younger audience. There's more than the last game, but it's better because they're closer to being worth the money (they still aren't).
The map is much better, including Gotham, the Batcave, Metropolis, Smallville and Arkham as different sections you can go to. This finally feels like a proper map that isn't made of cardboard and isn't only accessible via teleporters every time.
The main letdown of this game for me is the Batcave. It may as well not be there. It's practically empty and features only a few vehicle pads and batsuits, and this is because everything you need (trophies, level access) is all on the map now. The Batcave didn't even need to be in the game. Definitely disappointing in that regard.
Now for my opinions on which are the best.
LEGO Batman: The Videogame
LEGO DC Super Villains
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
Worst games for DLCs:
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
LEGO DC Super Villains
LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes
LEGO Batman: The Videogame
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
LEGO Batman: The Videogame
LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes
LEGO DC Supervillains
...So I really like seeing this forum alive...
And I really like crapping on bad movies and even some good ones...
So let's have at it! I get my way(s) and you all get to tell me the movies I should review.
Alright, so how this post will work is:
Leave a comment suggestion your pick for the Worst DC Movie Ever Made. This series will pick one of the comments, I will watch / rewatch the movie on my own time, and drop my thoughts and rating in a whole post dedicated to it.
So have atter.
What is the worst DC Movie ever made?
You can make double suggestions, but that's the max. Also, I'll probably stop the series at 4-5 posts since I actually have a life and can't dedicate to much of it to this small project.
If this project blows up enough there will be a sequel in the form of the Best DC Movies Ever Made.
Gallery of movies regarded as the Worst DC Movies:
(Don't yell at me over the picks for posters, these are literally what came to mind when I thought of publicly infamous DC Movies)
SPOILERS. Proceed at your own risk.
It was a nice read. Stakes are really high. I didn't like Guardians' decision to leave many sectors without Lanterns and shift some of them elsewhere against their will. I felt very sad at the end when it turned out Jo was only Green Lantern on Oa (except Keli). Poor Corps, they cannot have a day without being in ruins.
Also, did that invader have Mobius Chair?
I've watched Birds of Prey movie recently.
Action sequences were cool.
Harley Quinn was okay (though I like some of her other versions better).
Most of Birds of Prey members' backstories were handled pretty well.
Black Mask was cringy often.
He didn't even use his Black Mask alias.
Zsasz was mediocre.
Birds of Prey were treated like a joke sometimes (e.g. Helena Bertinelli: Crossbow killer and her attempts at sounding menacing in front of the mirror).
Cassandra Cain was the worst adaptation of Batman Family member ever (heck, even Shumaher did it better).
This movie's first title was misleading as this is more of a Harley Quinn movie than BoP movie.
Overall, I'd give it 4/10 at best.
I just finished reading the newest Flash issue (you know big Flash fan and stuff) and I'll make a quick review (pun intended) and put my thoughts about it.
So let's start.
The Story so far is really cool. Wally basically wanted to give up his mantle and wanted Barry to absorb his powers (if you want to know how Barry discovered that/ how that id even possible go read The Flash Vol. 1: Lightning Strikes Twice. It's worth your time). Anyways Wally ends up teleported to many different ages in bodies of other people (I think in bodies of Speed Force users but thats only my theory). All Speedsters lost their powers (I am pretty sure only temporarily till Wally is back). Barry managed to contact Wally (thanks to Mr. Terrific) and is 'accompaning' him.
I really liked the story so far. Adams seems like a talented writer and I hope he keeps getting better and reach what Williamson did. I wish for him to keep at least cameos of the Flash Family (Linda (yay!), Jay, Wallace and Max had cameos with Jay and Irey being mentioned).
My biggest problem with this issue is the art. I don't know why but seems very unnatural to me. Big part of it is the colouring, everything is redy/ orangey. I hope that I can get accostumed to it or that it gets better. It wasnt horrible and I liked it at parts and retrospectively speaking it isnt really bad and actually nice, but I think that the colouring wasnt completely on point. I think I will like it with time or get accostumed to the colouring.
Anyways a very promising start for a storyarc. I will give this issue a 8,5/10 with a tendence up.
I finally got up to Speed with the current Flash ongoing and read Shinicks short run (#763-766). These 4 issues were really really good. Shinick basically picks up this underrated and almost forgotten villain (Dr. Alchemy) and brings him into the current era of comics. It's a fresh and new story and not some weird rehash. The story is creative and has a lot of parallels to Barry's scientific work, which gets undermined a lot. Shinicks run is complicated, but not way too complicated so that you can follow the story, which has a lot of twists and turns. The art isnt really good, but Shinicks writing really carries it. Dr. Alchemy is an intruiging villain and if you want a fun and entertaining story for a small buck, buy these 4 issues. It's worth it. I hope that his run will be collected in a trade, because it is really flying under the radar and a really underrated story. The best thing is you don't need any prior reading to understand the story. It's prefect for Newcomers into the Flash mythos. Just a really fun and intruiging one-off story that can be complicated in a fun way. Go get it, what are you waiting for?
Rating 8/10: Shinicks short run doesn't reinvent the whole mythos or make for a climatic event, but it doesn't have to. The story makes for a short and entertaining ride, which is also good for your buck. Dr. Alchemy makes for an intruiging villain and while the art can fail sometimes it's still a really good story, which can be enjoyed on it's own.
If you haven't read it, proced at your own risk.
Not gonna lie, I picked this comic mainly because Naomi was said to be in it. I was wondering how that will work. And I'm not disappointed. I like how her birth world is full of threats for not only her but Justice League as well. It's a nice way of building her own mythos. That being said, I'm not sure if Justice League was neccesarry for that process. It's still nice though.
As for Justice League Dark story, there's a nice prophecy of angel and demon. Jason Blood and Merlin are back too, so if you like them, you will be happy.
I like it. Wonder Woman's journey was nice. I loved seeing all of these characters' stories. But @BANEkilla98 might not be happy as Bane is dead. And Shazadam is such a cheesy name. 😂🤣
Oh, and Alan Scott just told his children (Jade and Obsidian) that he's gay, @FraBig .
What were your thoughts about this?
In preparation for Zack Snyder's Justice League, I rewatched Justice League today. It was worse than I remembered... but just as entertaining.
JL is a mess, and yeah, it's pretty bad, but there are five main reasons I still enjoy it. First of all, parts of it enter so-bad-it's-good territory, in particular the AWFUL effects and awkward direction. Second, every actor is clearly trying to rise above the awkward additions and toxic environment created for them, and they all pull through, being such a great cast. Third, the comedy, while the frequency of it and type of humor is out of place, mostly lands (mainly Alfred, Flash, and Aquaman's jokes). Fourth, it's fascinating to see how different it is compared to the two films that came before it. And finally, it's just fun. The comedy, action, and high-speed pacing make for a mindless joyride that's a total blast to shut your brain off and just be carried by, or to riff on it MST3K style, which is what I did this time around. I'm not defending JL as a great or even good movie, because it's REALLY bad. But I will say that while it isn't anywhere near as complex, thought-provoking, and badass as Zack Snyder's films tend to be, it is, as a standalone movie viewed from the right perspective, pretty damn entertaining.
I read this series because of Vixen so I wasn't sure if I should continue reading it. Now, I see it's great. Superman trying to deal with racism is a nice concept and these 3 chapters used it perfectly. Master Jailer was an okay villain. Can't wait for whoever hero's story they come up with next.
Hello and Welcome guys to a ranking of Snyders Batman. I won't review them this one though, because I don't have that much motivation. I'll just upload the ranking.
10. Batman (2011-2016) Vol 7: Endgame
Snyder starts the first Season of The Walking Dead: Batman Edition and fails horribly. In this story Joker is an unbeatable lord, who existed since the 18th century. Snyder forgets that in doing so he absolutely misses the point of the Joker. Also the opening scene is hillarious. Batman takes out Flash, Aquaman, Wonder Woman and Superman in under 5 minutes with some Transformers suit. Pure Batgod action. The back up stories by Tynion in the original issues are better than the initial event, they aren't collected in the trade so it won't help. I forgot that were also some weird plot jumps or holes in the story, where you don't know what happened with specific charaters.
4/10 (Don't blame me, blame Snyder lol)
9. Batman (2011-2016) Volume 10: Epilogue
Again a collection of one issue long stories. Issue 51 was really great. The others meh to okay.
7. Batman (2011-2016) Vol. 6: Graveyard Shift
A collection of some neat short stories. I really liked the last one, which was issue 34. That one was pretty good,
6. Batman (2011-2016) Vol 3: Death of the Family
This one was pretty dissapointing. It has zero consequences, character growth or anything that lasted 2 issues after. The opening scene in the Police station was pretty fire, not gonna lie. But the story is pretty boring and doesn't have anything interesting in it, except the Joker. It seems like Snyder can't right Joker stories. I liked the Joker in this one though, especially in interaction with other villians. I didn't like how Scarecrow and Mr. Freeze got hummiliated though.
6. Batman (2011-2016) Vol 4: Zero Year - Secret City
I still don't know why Batman decided to be tha bat, but I guess it doesn't have any explanation. I have a sweet spot for the Red Hood Gang though. They were really cool.
5. Batman (2011-2016) Vol 1: The Court Of Owls
The Court Of Owls is a really cool addition to the Batman-Mythos. It was sort of an open ending though. I was confused on how Batman espaced the labrinth too, but nontheless good story.
4. Batman (2011-2016) Vol 2: The City of Owls
Great sequel with great villian to a great story. That's a sequel done right. I like Lincoln March and the continuation of what Snyder begun with Vol 1.. My problem with the court of owls is that it doesn't feel like a full story. This Volume makes The court of Owls better and is better, in my opinion, because it finishes the Owls Saga on a perfect note.
3. Batman (2011-2016) Vol 5: Zero Year - Dark City
I really like Dr. Death. He was a fresh and cool villian. The Riddler is as charming and cool as always. I also liked the devastated and 'destroyed' Gotham. This storyarc was long but it was constantly good. What gives it the edge over volume 2 is the fact that I really like The Riddler and Snyder wrote a great Riddler.
2. Batman (2011-2016) Vol 9: Bloom
Bloom is a really good villian. He is fresh, has a cool design and intersting. I also really like Duke and prefer him over most Robins, to be honest. Gordon as Batman was fantastic and way more relatable than Snyders Batman (I find Batman usually relatable, only not how Snyder wrote him). Also Gordons full black suit with the yellow outlining was really dope. I see why people have problems with the mech, although it didn't bother me. I mean it may look weird for some, but that doesn't mean it's dumb lol. Normal Bruce was a really good idea and Alfreds acting was emotional and really touched me.
1. Batman (2011-2016) Vol 8: Superheavy
This one was epic. Gordon as Baman is awesome and the story was really good. Bloom is one cool villian and the ending is a banger. I really liked seeing normal Bruce and Alfreds behaviour was really touching in this storyarc. One of the best books I've read so far.
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