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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,, 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."

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