John Mulaney as Spider-Ham is the casting I needed to get through 2018 — thanks, Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse!
As I’ve mentioned previously, I’m not particularly keen on anything happening in the DC Cinematic Universe, thanks to “Man of Steel” being about as horrible a Superman movie as could be. And while I might have originally been a bit dismissive on David Ayer’s “Suicide Squad” — y’know, what with how stupid Jared Leto looks as Hot Topic’s Employee of the Month Joker — this trailer has almost entirely sold me on the movie.
Now all we have to hope for is “Suicide Squad” to blow “Batman v. Superman” out of the water, box-office wise, and maybe the rest of the DC movies can pivot to not being entirely dour adventures of whining, super-powered turds. It’s just a little dream I have, y’know?
In the interest of full disclosure, I should probably start this off by saying that there are few comic book movies I hate more than 2013’s “Man of Steel” 1, so I am predisposed to dislike anything that is born from that festering pile of garbage. However, and I’m as shocked as anyone else could be, I don’t totally want to rip my eyes out after seeing this trailer for “Batman v. Superman”.
Well, except for the part where Lex Luthor is still just someone doing a crappy Gene Hackman impersonation and Batman seems to be holding a gun at the end. That’s dumb.
But the rest of it? It doesn’t totally suck. And that makes me feel all weird inside.
- For future reference, my Top Five Most Hated Comic Book Movies are:
1. “X-Men Origins: Wolverine”
2. “Man of Steel”
4. “Spider-Man 3”
5. “The Dark Knight Rises”, which I can go on for days about how awful that movie is but, in the interest of brevity, I will not. You’re welcome ↩