A DC Miracle | Review of ‘Wonder Woman’

By Cynthia Ayala

Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright, Danny Huston, David Thewlis, Connie Nielsen & Elena Anaya
Warner Bros. Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“Before she was Wonder Woman she was Diana, Princess of the Amazons, trained warrior. When a pilot crashes and tells of conflict in the outside world, she leaves home to fight a war to end all wars, discovering her full powers and true destiny.”

    —IMDB

As a comic book fan and reader, I tend to set my standards high, especially for DC because those are the comics I buy. But ever since The Dark Knight, there hasn’t been a decent DC film. Until now. Personally, they either miss the mark on understanding the characters (Harley Quinn being the exception) or lack the humor needed to keep the audience entertained between all the drama and darkness. Wonder Woman doesn’t do that. Wonder Woman gets everything right and let me say this, it was amazing.
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Best Batman Movie Ever | Review of ‘The Lego Batman Movie’

By Cynthia Ayala

The Lego Batman Movie starring Will Arnett, Zach Galifianakis, Michael Cera, Rosario Dawson & Ralph Fiennes
Warner Bros. Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

“Bruce Wayne must not only deal with the criminals of Gotham City, but also the responsibility of raising a boy he adopted.”

—IMDB

By far the best Batman movie out there, The Lego Batman Movie is awesome for so many reasons. Focusing on who the character is, in such a playful way, the writers understood what makes Batman such a strong character and a fan favorite character. He’s always had his head up his tushie, and this film uses that element to make the film so funny. But then there are those sadder moments, the moments that reflect on the past and the defining moment that makes Batman who he is. The writers understand Batman better than I’ve seen in such a long time. Then there is that classic dynamic he has with Joker. This film nailed that relationship, that very toxic and twisted relationship, with perfection! Not since The Dark Knight has their relationship been so clearly and wonderfully established to build up this duo that has been the cause of so many iconic comic book moments.
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A Hodgepodge of a Film | Review of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice”

By David Kane

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams and Jesse Eisenberg Warner Bros. Pictures Image Credit: IMDB
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice
Starring Ben Affleck, Henry Cavill, Gal Gadot, Jeremy Irons, Amy Adams and Jesse Eisenberg
Warner Bros. Pictures
Image Credit: IMDB

As the title declares, this movie has two enormously famous superheroes, and we’re led to believe Justice will Dawn as a result of them facing off. But with a mouthful of a title, we have a little trouble figuring out exactly what kind of movie Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice is trying to be. On the surface, it’s a long one. From what I could tell, Zack Snyder wanted to fit both a Batman movie and a Superman movie into its two and a half hour runtime. Those two unraveling entities finally meet up at the end for a bombastic finale that gets tacked on after the fight that the title promises. Individual parts of the movie aren’t bad, but the execution of putting them together leaves much to be desired, and we come out with a movie that is, in a word, a mess. Continue reading “A Hodgepodge of a Film | Review of “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice””

Wonder Girl – New and Improved – DC Comics News

By: Cynthia Ayala Wonder Girl is awesome.  At least she is now.  Personally, I never liked her before the reboot.  Okay, that’s being nice, she annoyed the heck out of me and just really got under my skin.  She had none of the spunk or grace Donna Troy or Diana and always doubted herself.  Always.  Occasionally is fair and realistic, but for a leader, it … Continue reading Wonder Girl – New and Improved – DC Comics News

End of the Line – The Fate of Nightwing Comics

By: Cynthia Ayala When the new 52 started, Nightwing was part of the first wave. The original Robin who Kyle Higgins brought to fans everywhere, giving this character, who became a hero in his own right, his own comic series. However, a few months ago, DC Comics announced that issue 30 would be the final issue[…] Full article here on the fate of Nightwing: http://dccomicsnews.com/2014/03/25/nightwing-comics-fate/ Continue reading End of the Line – The Fate of Nightwing Comics

New ‘Arrow’ Birds of Prey Images and ‘Flash’ Crossover Update

By: Kofi Outlaw Arrow has been going strong in its sophomore season (despite a few criticisms) and fans have certainly been eager for the second half of season 2. Big villain debuts and cameo appearances by some iconic DC Comics teams (Suicide Squad and Birds of Prey) have certainly cranked up the hype for what’s to come – and the showrunners are dropping more tidbits to … Continue reading New ‘Arrow’ Birds of Prey Images and ‘Flash’ Crossover Update