Apr 16, 2016
Movie Meltdown - Episode 344
This week we are joined by our special guest co-host Jenna Busch to discuss Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. You'll know Jenna from her amazing list of geek-oriented accomplishments. She is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Legion of Leia and has hosted and written for sites like Nerdist, ComingSoon.net, IGN, AOL, Huffington Post and more. She co-hosted Cocktails With Stan with the legendary Stan Lee and has appeared on Attack of the Show, Fresh Ink, Tabletop with Wil Wheaton, in the documentary She Makes Comics, on NPR and Al Jazeera America, and has covered film/TV/gaming/comics for years. And this episode we talk about her experience in the "geek scene" overall as well as sinking our teeth into Zack Snyder's latest superhero entry.
And while we nostalgically
reminisce about our first death threats, we also discuss...
Gamergate, collateral damage, Euclidean geometry, having a little
fun with Jimmy Olsen, Sucker Punch, Hawkgirl, I love comics, Gal
Gadot fighting a Balrog, The Death of Superman, David Goyer, The
Crow 2, his weird God obsession, the DC animated universe, she
worked her ass off, Superman fights Facebook, Neil deGrasse Tyson,
The Dark Knight Returns, manufactured conflict, nuke the city,
things hurt more when your in your 40's then when your in your
20's, Xena: Warrior Princess, what is this ice cream?, reverence
for characters, you get me Cap, the CW universe, made from clay,
the Princess isn't your reward, I'm not sure that they're trying to
adequately capture ancient Egyptian civilization, sad Batman,
Kumaré, this enormous sea of stars, front-load everything in our
franchise, being a feminist, villain monologue time, a series of
chase sequences and heists, the bats raised him up, I like war
pigs, being a demigod, because money, didn't life insurance pay
out?, pee = explosion, Will Arnett, my DM's a woman, I feel bad for
the script supervisor on this movie, the gold melts under dragon
fire... when it needs to, Joss Whedon, The Flash, Jolly Ranchers,
The Justice Society of America's secretary, they filmed studio
notes, Christopher Reeve, contradicting your own mythos and riding
around on kangaroos.
Spoiler Alert: Full spoilers revealed for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice... so watch it beforehand. You have been warned.
"Based on the last movie, I honestly don't think any human being on Earth has any reason to believe that Superman is a good person. He's leveled like two major cities - and he hasn't saved one cat."