This week on the podcast, Glenn and Daniel dive back into the rough-and-tumble world of Zach Snyder and Superman – two characters whose prior installments have given us a healthy dose of skepticism. Can the stewardship of Christopher Nolan bring all the brooding angst and box-office domination that this franchise needs? Find out after the jump (45:48).
May contain some NSFW language.
FilmWonk rating: 5 out of 10
- Music for this episode is the rather ironically-titled “What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving the World?“, from Hans Zimmer’s enjoyable and epic score.
- Pa Kent’s first name is Jonathan. I don’t believe this was ever mentioned in the film.
- Adam Quigley‘s “Antisocial Commentary” defense of Sucker Punch can be found on here on YouTube.
- The good folks at BuzzFeed hired a consulting firm to estimate the costs and casualties – both direct and indirect – of Superman and Zod’s fight at the end of the film. The results: 129,000 dead, minimum. I misstated a couple of these figures on the podcast, so be sure to check it out for all the details.
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