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9 Replies to “New Riff from RiffTrax…”

  1. Joe Boltonn says:

    I have the “Special Edition” of BvS-DOJ (havent watched it yet..) I hope it has the theatrical edition included. Otherwise, i’ll have to rent a movie that i’ve already seen in theaters And own on Blu Ray…that’s worse than drinkin granny’s sweet tea…

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  2. jay says:

    I quit reading comic books about the time I began to wonder why Robin was more interested in being Batman’s buddy than canoodling with Julie Newmar, so I am kinda clueless about the whole Batman versus Superman dynamic. How is it in any kind of physical confrontation that Superman doesn’t just squish the dogshirt out of Batman or maybe just hurl him into the next Archie comic strip? Is this yet another of those “really just relax” scenarios?

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  3. majorjoe23 says:

    Joe Boltonn:
    I have the “Special Edition” of BvS-DOJ (havent watched it yet..) I hope it has the theatrical edition included. Otherwise, i’ll have to rent a movie that i’ve already seen in theaters And own on Blu Ray…that’s worse than drinkin granny’s sweet tea…

    The special edition comes with both cuts. I’m pretty sure it’s impossible to own the extended cut and not own the theatrical cut, but it is possible to own just the theatrical (and that’s the version shown on movie channels), which is probably why RiffTrax chose that version.

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  4. mst3kme says:

    There’s a new short available at rifftrax.com.

    “Christmas Customs Near and Far.”

    The mitten tree!

    Enjoy. :-)

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  5. littleaimishboy says:

    jay:
    I quit reading comic books about the time I began to wonder why Robin was more interested in being Batman’s buddy than canoodling with Julie Newmar, so I am kinda clueless about the whole Batman versus Superman dynamic.How is it in any kind of physical confrontation that Superman doesn’t just squish the dogshirt out of Batman or maybe just hurl him into the next Archie comic strip?Is this yet another of those “really just relax” scenarios?

    It’s aimed at the type of fanboy who spends hours on line speculating who would win in a fight. And somehow apparently a bunch of such types got together and “wrote” it (“Okay but wait, what if Batman thinks Superman is like this big alien menace?” “Ooo, yeah. And so he finds out about kryptonite, and, and, and …”) and it actually got made into a movie which was despised by everybody except the people who go through their entire lives really just relaxed.

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  6. jay says:

    littleaimishboy: It’s aimed at the type of fanboy who spends hours on line speculating who would win in a fight.And somehow apparently a bunch of such types got together and “wrote” it (“Okay but wait, what if Batman thinks Superman is like this big alien menace?”“Ooo, yeah.And so he finds out about kryptonite, and, and, and …”) and it actually got made into a movie which was despised by everybody except the people who go through their entire lives really just relaxed.

    Oh. Okay. Thanks, Littleamishboy! In that case my vote is –
    Superman – 1
    Greasy Spot That Used To Be Batman – 0

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  7. There are a couple of fandom terms that are applied constantly to Batman: “prep time” (i.e., “Batman can do anything if he has enough prep time”) and “plot armor” (i.e. no matter how stupid Batman acts, something will happen to keep him from getting smeared).

    The whole fight obsession was borne from Frank Miller’s “The Dark Knight Returns,” a future-set story in which costumed crime-fighters are outlawed, except for Superman who works for the government. Batman comes out of retirement to save Gotham from itself (its citizens are depicted as so stupid they wouldn’t pass muster on the Adam West series), setting up the climactic fight. The whole story’s way too Ayn Rand and Batman is a straight-up fascist in it, but for god’s sake, don’t let a fanboy hear you point that out.

    Better was a one-shot prequel to the minseries “The New Frontier,” another alternative-universe tale showing the rise of superheroes in the paranoia of the McCarthy era. Same alien-menace-versus-unlawful-vigilante idea, only this fight is interrupted by Wonder Woman who threatens to smack their heads together if they don’t play nice. Obviously BvS:DoJ cribs (badly) from both stories as well as plenty of other sources.

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  8. Cornjob says:

    This movie reminded me of a storyline from the early 90’s about a future timeline in which an unrevealed superhero had become a global tyrant named Monarch. A time traveler comes back to 1991 to find out which hero will become Monarch and stop him. All the DC annuals that summer had the time traveler looking in to the future of different superheroes. One future involved Superman not becoming Monarch, but still becoming a tyrant that Batman has to kill using Kryptonite that Superman himself had given him decades earlier for just such an eventuality.

    I thought the movie was alright. It wasn’t great. The whole Martha thing was dumb. But the movie was entertaining enough.

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  9. Kenneth Morgan says:

    May I ask a question?

    Who calls their mother by her first name? To a stranger? Why not just say, “Save my mother!”?

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