Thursday, July 20, 2017

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Suicide Squad Scenes 35-38

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Suicide Squad, scene 35 (Harley reunited with the Squad), scene 36 (Enchantress reunited with her heart), scene 37 (Deadshot finding the binder), and scene 38 (the bar scene).

  • Harley in the rain and a crack in her facade
  • The team accepts Harley back, no questions asked
  • Enchantress and Waller, tables turned
  • Deadshot and the squad learn that Waller and Flag are behind the crisis
  • The squad follows Deadshot into the bar
  • Honor among thieves
  • Diablo's backstory and Harley's tough love
  • Flag opens up and releases his leverage
  • The squad's true formation
Contributors: @ottensam @raveryn @NBego


Monday, July 17, 2017

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scene 7

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Scene 7 of Wonder Woman, which is Diana's diving rescue of Steve Trevor.

  • Remarks about last WW episode
  • Diana's training outfit
  • The first time she turns her face toward the sky
  • Diana's dive
  • Steve Trevor (Chris Pine)
  • Diana rescuing Steve, Angel imagery
  • Musical cue with the new Diana theme
  • The Germans finding the island
  • Garden of Eden
Contributors: @ottensam @raveryn @derbykid @wondersyd


Thursday, July 13, 2017

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Suicide Squad Scenes 31-34

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Suicide Squad, scene 31 (the Waller twist), scene 32 (shootout with the Joker), scene 33 (Harley and Joker reunited), and scene 34 (Waller gets captured).

  • Twist - it's Waller!
  • Waller's excitement over Enchantress's army
  • The Joker arrives and Harley is rescued
  • Deadshot makes a choice - friends over leverage
  • The Joker and Harley reunited (briefly)
  • Waller gets another helo and gets captured

Contributors: @ottensam @raveryn @NBego

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Future of the Warner Brothers' DCEU

Jason Book and I discuss the potential slate of movies post-Aquaman in the DCEU Justice League Universe from Warner Brothers.

We touch on the following films:
The Flash
Gotham City Sirens
The Batman
Suicide Squad 2

Wonder Woman 2
Man of Steel 2
Green Lantern Corp

Justice League Dark
Shazam/Black Adam

Just for pure fun, below is my rough prediction of the DCEU order of release:

Monday, July 10, 2017

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Suicide Squad Scenes 28-30

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on Suicide Squad, Scene 28 (Harley in the elevator), Scene 29 (Ostrander office building fight), and Scene 30 (Harley's flashback acid bath).

  • Enchantress dancing (revisited)
  • Harley on the elevator
  • Bruce Timm comments on Harley unpredictability
  • Harley hotpants
  • Critique of editing for the office fight
  • El Diablo finally unleashes
  • Harley and Joker acid bath

Contributors: @ottensam @raveryn @NBego

Bruce Timm -
Reedited Harley and Joker scene -
50 Things Good About BvS -

Monday, July 3, 2017

Review of BATMAN 25: Jokes and Riddles Part 1

Jason Book and I discuss issue #25 of Batman (DC Comics), by Tom King, Mikel Janin, and June Chung. This is part one of the "War of Jokes and Riddles" story arc.

Overall, we thought this was a very effective kick-off to the story and it has the potential to be a modern classic in terms of the Riddler character. We also like the narrative structure tying the current events of Bruce and Selina with these past events that took place after Zero Year in Scott Snyder's run on Batman.

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Wonder Woman Scenes 5-6

This episode of the Justice League Universe podcast focuses on scene 5 (adolescent Diana training) and scene 6 (adult Diana training and the bracelet blast) of Wonder Woman, starring Gal Gadot and directed by Patty Jenkins.

  • Revisiting the gods on Mount Olympus
  • Legends of the Amazons
  • Diana at "age 12"
  • Diana not being allowed to speak
  • Hippolyta and Antiope's debate
  • Adult training - foreshadowing of future events
  • Things aren't fair
  • Gal Gadot's first appearance on Themyscira
  • Bracelet (aka gauntlet, aka vambrace) blast
  • How did our anticipations for the film hold up in hindsight?
CONTRIBUTORS: @ottensam @raveryn @derbykid @wondersyd

MoS as birth of Superman:

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