Friday, March 26, 2021

Themes and Character Arcs in Zack Snyder's Justice League

In this episode of the Justice League Universe podcast we discuss our initial interpretations of the themes and character arcs in Zack Snyder's Justice League on HBO Max.

  • Themes - stronger together, free will, second chances, and more (0:01:32)
  • Introduction to character analysis (0:28:30)
  • Bruce Wayne / Batman (0:29:13)
  • Diana Prince / Wonder Woman (0:33:00)
  • Victor Stone / Cyborg (0:38:16)
  • Steppenwolf and Darkseid (0:46:29)
  • Arthur Curry / Aquaman (0:50:38)
  • Barry Allen / The Flash (0:54:52)
  • Clark Kent / Superman (0:58:21)
  • Lois Lane and Martha Kent (1:08:02)
  • Comments on the Dawn of Justice Trilogy (1:11:30)
  • Ending Remarks (1:18:40)

Written by Sam Otten, Alessandro Maniscalco, and Rebecca Johnson

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MarVeVi on Black representation -

Joe Morton - 

JLU Podcast on the Superman/Snyder parallels - 

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Thursday, March 11, 2021

JLU Scene-by-Scene: Man of Steel Scenes 13-14

 In this episode of the Justice League Universe podcast we focus on Scenes 13 and 14 (Clark coming out of the water and the school bus flashback) of Man of Steel, directed by Zack Snyder.

  • "Seasons" by Chris Cornell
  • Clark stealing the clothes
  • Flashback to the school bus
  • Lana and Pete
  • Young Clark saving the bus and the bully
  • Listener Angelo Mugisa - Christian Connections

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Sam's children's book MISSING LETTERS: 

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