If Zack Snyder's Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice was a war for the soul of the comic book movie, a stirring, strange battle for idiosyncrasy in a committee chain, then Suicide Squad clearly showcases the winner, and it isn't the artists (or the audience for that matter). Strung together by the sparest, limp dick editing and full to the brink with cardboard cutout characters, obvious musical cues, idiotic holes in basic story construction, and a fucking joke of…
There are some new recruits with us I should introduce. But I'm not going to because, I don't care.
Give people a classic buddy comedy that ends up being one of the best movies of the year (The Nice Guys) and no one goes to see it. Now make a buddy comedy with animated talking animals instead and everyone loses their shit. Yeah, yeah... it helps that it's a good movie too.
This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.
"Hi, I don't think we've met. My name's Clint."
"I don't care."
MVPs: Black Panther, Black Panther's entrance, Black Panther's suit, Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther, Black Panther's gravitas, Black Panther's morality, Zemo, and, of course, our two [insert creepy-crawly name] characters.
Decidedly non-MVPs: Crossbones, Falcon (again), the Russos' annoying too-many-frames-in-an-action-scene obsession, Marvel's crippling inability to actually kill anyone vaguely important.
Everyone else is a decent player in the game though.
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Hello everyone and welcome to the batman v superman awards ceremony!
Let me start by saying that out of all awards given out tonight that it truly does not bring justice to the dedication that everyone brought to this film.
Now, with out further delay, let's begin!
The "I'm glad it wasn't as bad as MoS award":
winner: this movie.
Lowered Expectations Award: winner: the three trailers for this movie. Great job
Best Batman in the…
This is the fifth Pink Panther movie but only the fourth starring Peter Sellers. By this point he and director Blake Edwards have a formula for these films that never fails to entertain. This movie has more prat falls than any of the previous films and really focus's on Seller's brilliant psychical comedy.
I've been complaining for years that Batman doesn't spend enough time shooting people to death, torturing them with red-hot bat symbols, and making bush-league intellectual mistakes. Thank goodness Zack Snyder finally made a movie for me!
Snark aside… My actual review over at Verge gets into how the film is built entirely around reacting to, and trying to combat, the reactions to Man Of Steel.