Batman Ninja holiday viewing

Batman Ninja

Today is our kids’ first day of their (very) long school Summer vacation. Neither of our kids are going to the summer program we booked them into today, so we finished watching Batman Ninja before I started working this morning. This DC Comics movie is filmed in a Japanese Anime style (or several styles), and it’s really good.

If you’re interested in an authentic experience of the movie, you can watch it in the original Japanese too! We opted for the English. 😁

Hans Zimmer’s Dark Knight never gets old

I love Hans Zimmer’s music for the Batman Begins/The Dark Knight/Dark Knight Rises trilogy. This music never gets old:

On a related note, and while not quite in Hans Zimmer’s League, Blake Neely’s work for the CW shows like The Flash is also terrific. Here’s one of my favourites from the first season of The Flash:

Justice League and Wonder Woman trailers – oh boy!

Justice League poster

Warner Bros has released preview trailers of the Wonder Woman and Justice League movies and, wow, I am excited! Wonder Woman looks awesome. I’m really looking forward to seeing Gal Gadot in this movie, I really liked her in Batman v Superman:

I have mixed feelings about Justice League for a couple reasons. First, I’m still a little put off by the cinematic version of Batman v Superman. Second, I really like Grant Gustin’s TV Flash and I’m not sure yet about Ezra Miller in that role. Still, he looks interesting.

On the other hand, Jason Momoa is an inspired choice for Aquaman and I liked Ben Affleck’s Batman. Also, it’s the Justice League!!

And, of course, let’s not forget the early poster releases for these two movies.

There was some controversy about the Wonder Woman trailer because Gadot’s face is in shadow and this isn’t the case in posters for superhero movies about male stars. I’m convinced. I think this poster is dramatic and I like it.

Besides, isn’t one of the themes about Wonder Woman from the Batman v Superman movie a degree of mystery about her and who she is? Her movie is an origin movie so a little mystery isn’t really a problem, is it?

Featured image from Warner Bros

This is the new Batman

I like the look in this photo. It is dark and gritty, a promising successor to the Christopher Nolan movies. I wonder if we’ll see a very different look for Superman? On that note, I can’t wait to see what Wonder Woman looks like. I am really excited about the Batman vs Superman movie (this is a working title as far as I can tell).

My brother pointed me to The Verge’s post which includes another tweet by Zack Snyder with another peek of the Batmobile:

The high resolution detail of the suit and Batmobile are fascinating. I can’t wait for more.

The Dark Knight Falls

This is the Batman movie you almost wish you saw on the big screen. Dark KnightFall:

The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack is on heavy rotation

I woke up this morning to an email letting me know The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack was finally available. It is on heavy rotation today, headphones are compulsory and I am loving it. I think this album is better than The Dark Knight soundtrack.

Whose worldview do you hold: Superman or Batman

Another Seth Godin gem:

There are dozens of other worldview-types out there. Consider the nerd (who prides himself on knowing the details), the jester (who seeks to cause mischief) and the too-busy monkey, who just wants to know what to do next (and his cousin, the parrot, who wants to do what he’s told).

The Dark Knight Rises trailer looks amazing

This movie looks like it could be even better than the first two. I am super excited about this!