Monday, April 18, 2016

Batman vs Superman Movie Review Essay


The beginning of 2016 is characterized with the creation of a new superhero film called Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice. The DC Comics fans have been looking forward to watching this movie whereas it reveals a new story about their favorite characters Batman and Superman. The film serves as continuation of the Superman film, Man of Steel. At the same time, it is the first part of a new trilogy related to Batman. The further parts of the trilogy, Justice League Part One and Justice League Part Two, will see the world in 2017 and 2019. The movie is directed by Zack Snyder, a famous director who is known for such films as 300, Watchmen and Man of Steel. The genre of the film is a superhero drama. It is possible to say that it is a classical dark and serious DC Comics movie.

The plot of Batman vs Superman is curious and imposing. You will not see meaningless and unreasonable scenes of battles between the groups of superheroes who have just decided to match themselves. We discover that Superman has become a controversial and disputable figure whereas the result of his battle against General Zod is disastrous for Metropolis and its inhabitants. Numerous buildings are ruined and many people are killed. The conflict between Batman and Superman is based on the destruction of the building belonging to Wayne Enterprises. A great number of his employees and friends die. Thus, Bruce Wayne (Batman) treats Clark Kent (Superman) as a threat to the entire humanity. Superman behaves like a God and this behavior irritates Bruce. Some people treat Superman as a godlike figure. Others are afraid of his unlimited powers. Lex Luthor, a supervillain, wants to get rid of Superman with the help of the Kryptonite that is enormously dangerous for the latter. Batman steals this weapon and decides to fight against Superman. Fortunately, both superheroes understand that they should combine their efforts for the destruction of more dangerous and notable evils like Lux Lethor and his powerful creature made from General Zod’s body, Doomsday.

Needless to say but fans and critics reacted to the casting of Dawn of Justice arguably. The entire Internet roared with indignation that Ben Affleck and Jesse Eisenberg were the worst candidates for the roles of Batman and Lex Luthor. Very few people supported Affleck in the role of Batman. In spite of these protests, Zack Snyder gave the role to Affleck. In my opinion, the choice was reasonable, inasmuch as the actor’s appearance is perfect to represent a tired, mature and wise Bruce Wayne who has devoted more than twenty years of life to the struggle against crime and various villains. I was satisfied with the choice of Henry Cavill (Superman). He looks like a classical Superman and he played this paramount role professionally.

I want to emphasize the contribution of Michael Wilkinson, costume designer, into the general image of the movie. The Batsuit and the costume of Superman look magnificently and splendidly. I enjoy the dim colors of Superman’s dark blue suit. However, Wilkinson could have made the entire image of Wonder Woman more colorful. On the other hand, he tried to attach this superhero to the gloomy DC Extended Universe.

I appreciate the choice of the composer of the soundtracks of the movie. Hans Zimmer is famous for the creation of music for the most outstanding films of our time. His work improved the general atmosphere of Dawn of Justice.

The majority of the prominent critics evaluated Batman vs Superman as a poor-quality movie. The average rating of the movie is equal to 5/10. Critics say that the biggest disadvantage of this film is its open ending and enormously dull and oppressive atmosphere. In my opinion, the gloomy atmosphere of Dawn of Justice is its strong side whereas a drama movie cannot be funny and entertaining. The public thinks in the same way; therefore, the average rating of common viewers is 7.4/10.

The special effects of the film are perfect. Modern technologies have been used in the appropriate way. For that reason, we are able to admire its magnificent and affecting picture. A common viewer will enjoy epic battle scenes and action presented in the film. To my mind, the majority of statements of sceptics are unjustified. They criticized Batman vs Superman even before its release. Hereupon, their critique is subjective and it is not necessary to pay attention to it. If you enjoy Batman, Superman and the entire DC Universe, Dawn of Justice is just for you.


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Friday, April 15, 2016

WB Announces LEGO Dc Comics Super Heroes Justice League: Gotham City Breakout DVD / Blu-Ray Release!

BATMAN TAKES A VACATION?
THE JUSTICE LEAGUE DISCOVERS THE DIFFICULTY IN
KEEPING GOTHAM CITY CRIME-FREE AS
WARNER BROS. HOME ENTERTAINMENT
AND THE LEGO GROUP RELEASE

LEGO® DC COMICS SUPER HEROES -
JUSTICE LEAGUE: GOTHAM CITY BREAKOUT



ON BLU-RAYTM COMBO PACK, DVD & DIGITAL HD
JULY 12, 2016

All New Original Movie Includes Exclusive LEGO® Nightwing Figurine!

BURBANK, CA (April 14, 2016) – Fighting crime is a full-time job and Batman NEVER takes a vacation. That is until he finally agrees to let Batgirl and Nightwing take him on a long overdue trip – leaving Gotham City under the watchful eye of the Justice League in LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout. Produced by Warner Bros. Animation, DC Entertainment and the LEGO® Group, the film will be distributed by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment on on July 12, 2016 on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack, DVD and Digital HD. The Blu-rayTM and DVD releases will include an exclusive Nightwing LEGO® figurine, while supplies last.

LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout will be available on Blu-rayTM Combo Pack for $24.98 SRP and DVD for $19.98 SRP.  The Blu-rayTM Combo Pack includes a digital version of the movie on Digital HD with UltraViolet. Fans can also own LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout on Digital HD on June 21, 2016 via purchase from digital retailers.

When Batgirl and Nightwing take Batman on a trip down memory lane – literally – to visit one of the key mentors from his formative years, it’s up to the Justice League to keep Gotham City crime-free. But neither situation proves to be a “vacation” as the Bat trio encounters old nemeses on their adventure, and the Justice League discovers just how busy Batman is on a regular basis. It’s a brick-tastic battle on two fronts as Batman, Batgirl and Nightwing take on Bane and Deathstroke, while the Justice League – with some help from a few Teen Titans – fends off an assault by many of Batman’s infamous adversaries to ensure Gotham City’s safety.

Modern Family star Sarah Hyland joins the cast of LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout as the voice of Batgirl alongside some of the top actors in the industry voicing a quartet of Justice League super heroes: Troy Baker (Batman), Nolan North (Superman), Grey Griffin (Wonder Woman) and Khary Payton (Cyborg). Eric Bauza (Bane), John DiMaggio (Deathstroke), Tom Kenny (Penguin), Jason Spisak (Joker), Tara Strong (Harley Quinn) and Vanessa Marshall (Poison Ivy) comprise the rogues’ gallery of villains that Batman and the Justice League must confront. The Teen Titans also join the fray, vocally represented by Will Friedle (Nightwing), Greg Cipes (Beast Boy), Scott Menville (Robin) and Hynden Walch (Starfire). Amy Hill adds to the fun as the voice of Madame Mantis.

LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout is directed by Matt Peters and Mel Zwyer from a script by Jim Krieg. Sam Register, Jill Wilfert and Jason Cosler are executive producers. Benjamin Melniker & Michael Uslan are co-executive producers, and Brandon Vietti is supervising producer.

DIGITAL DISTRIBUTION ELEMENTS
LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout will be available for streaming and download to watch anywhere in high definition and standard definition on their favorite devices from select digital retailers including Amazon, CinemaNow, Flixster, iTunes, PlayStation, Vudu, Xbox and others. Starting June 21, 2016, LEGO® DC Comics Super Heroes - Justice League: Gotham City Breakout will also be available digitally on Video On Demand services from cable and satellite providers, and on select gaming consoles.

ABOUT DIGITAL HD WITH ULTRAVIOLET
Digital HD with UltraViolet allows fans to watch a digital version of their movie or TV show anywhere, on their favorite devices. Digital HD with UltraViolet is included with the purchase of specially marked Blu-ray discs. Digital HD with UltraViolet allows consumers to instantly stream and download movies and TV shows to TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones through UltraViolet retail services like CinemaNow, Flixster, VUDU and more. For more information on compatible devices, go to wb.com/ultravioletdevices. Consult an UltraViolet Retailer for details and requirements and for a list of HD-compatible devices.

BASICS
Street Date: July 12, 2016
Run Time:  72 minutes

Blu-ray Combo Price: $24.98 SRP

DVD Price: $19.98 SRP

DVD Audio – English



About The LEGO® Group
The LEGO Group is a privately held, family-owned company with headquarters in Billund, Denmark, and main offices in Enfield, USA, London, UK., Shanghai, China, and Singapore. Founded in 1932 by Ole Kirk Kristiansen, and based on the iconic LEGO® brick, it is one of the world's leading manufacturers of play materials.

Guided by the company spirit: "Only the best is good enough”, the company is committed to the development of children and aims to inspire and develop the builders of tomorrow through creative play and learning. LEGO products are sold worldwide and can be virtually explored at www.LEGO.com.

For more news from the LEGO Group, information about our financial performance and responsibility engagement, please visit http://www.LEGO.com/aboutus.

LEGO, the LEGO logo, the Minifigure are trademarks of the LEGO Group. ©2016 The LEGO Group.

About Warner Bros. Home Entertainment Inc.
Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) brings together Warner Bros. Entertainment's home video, digital distribution and interactive entertainment businesses in order to maximize current and next-generation distribution scenarios. An industry leader since its inception, WBHE oversees the global distribution of content through packaged goods (Blu-ray Disc™ and DVD) and digital media in the form of electronic sell-through and video-on-demand via cable, satellite, online and mobile channels, and is a significant developer and publisher for console and online video game titles worldwide. WBHE distributes its product through third party retail partners and licensees.

About Warner Bros. Animation
Warner Bros. Animation (WBA) is one of the leading producers of animation in the entertainment industry, producing and developing projects for multiple platforms, both domestically and internationally. WBA’s TV series include Be Cool Scooby-Doo!, Bunnicula, Justice League Action, Teen Titans Go!, The Tom and Jerry Show, Wabbit – A Looney Tunes Production for Cartoon Network, Mike Tyson Mysteries for Adult Swim and the forthcoming Green Eggs and Ham for Netflix. As the home of the iconic animated characters from the DC Comics, Hanna-Barbera, MGM and Looney Tunes libraries, WBA also produces highly successful animated films — including the DC Universe Animated Original Movies — for DVD. One of the most-honored animation studios in history, WBA has won six Academy Awards®, 35 Emmy® Awards, the George Foster Peabody Award, an Environmental Media Award, a Parents’ Choice Award, the HUMANITAS Prize, two Prism Awards and 20 Annie Awards (honoring excellence in animation). 

JUSTICE LEAGUE and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © DC Comics.

About DC Entertainment
DC Entertainment, home to iconic brands DC Comics (Superman, Batman, Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, The Flash, etc.), Vertigo (Sandman, Fables, etc.) and MAD, is the creative division charged with strategically integrating across Warner Bros. and Time Warner.  DC Entertainment works in concert with many key Warner Bros. divisions to unleash its stories and characters across all media, including but not limited to film, television, consumer products, home entertainment, and interactive games.  Publishing thousands of comic books, graphic novels and magazines each year, DC Entertainment is one of the largest English-language publishers of comics in the world.

Wednesday, April 06, 2016

New Batman:TAS and '66 Offerings From Diamond Select Toys This Week!

Batman Classic TV Premier Collection Catwoman Resin Statue
A Diamond Select Toys release! When the bat's away, the cat will play! Continuing DST's Premier Collection, this resin statue captures Catwoman, from the Batman Classic TV Series, in all of her seductively dominating majesty! Wearing her famous black catsuit, Catwoman (as played by Julie Newmar) points imperiously at an underling, perhaps ordering him to deal harshly with intruders! Measuring approximately 12" tall on her pedestal base, this statue is limited to just 1,966 pieces, and comes packaged with a certificate of authenticity in a full-color box. Sculpted by Clayburn Moore! (Item #OCT152200, SRP: $150.00)

Batman The Animated Series Joker Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! The Clown Prince of Crime joins DST’s line of resin busts based on Batman: The Animated Series! With a fan of cards in one hand and a toy pistol in the other, this bust of The Joker is not just playing around, and is a spot-on representation of the character as he appears in the classic animated series.  Measuring approximately 6 inches tall, this resin bust is packaged in a full-color window box, with a certificate of authenticity. Limited to 3,000 pieces! Sculpted by Varner Studios. (Item #NOV152178, SRP: $59.99)

Superman The Animated Series Superman Resin Bust
A Diamond Select Toys release! DST’s line of DC Animated resin busts continues, with the second offering from Superman: The Animated Series – Superman himself! Captured in the timeless animated style, the Last Son of Krypton stands approximately 6 inches tall, striking an action pose atop a pedestal inspired by the art-deco architecture of Metropolis. Packaged in a full-color box, the bust includes a certificate of authenticity and is limited to only 3,000 pieces. Sculpted by Varner Studios! (Item #NOV152179, SRP: $59.99)

 

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