Men of Steal After this, even Ed Wood might ask for a refund.
. . . he was demanding a refund!
Brilliant! Double plus good for showing us all how to show how to convey dislike in print!
Podhoretz starts, "In Batman v. Superman, the Caped Crusader and the Man of Steel try to kill each other. In the sequel, they should team up and kill the people who made Batman v. Superman."
Notice how he didn't waste time with ". . . they should team up and show us how to kill the people . . . " No, he cuts to the chase. Kill'em!
By the second sentence he is alreading shifting into second gear, "Its filmmakers and the executives who hired them run the gamut from the unspeakably cynical to the astoundingly pretentious without ever bothering to take a pit stop at talent." Bam! That will leave a mark!
But don't say the movie has no redeeming features, "But there are congressional hearings to talk about reining in Superman. During these hearings, the Capitol is blown up. Classic Superman villain Lex Luthor is the one who blows up the Capitol. Why? We aren't told why. Nobody in the world actually seems to care very much that the Capitol was blown up. Why not? We're not told why not."
I'm not going to go see this preteen dreck but I might watch the Capitol blown up scene just for the good feel!
He wraps up pointing out the obvious, "I'm not saying that Batman v. Superman is a bad movie, but when Ed Wood—the guy who made Plan 9 from Outer Space—saw it in Purgatory, he said, "Really, there should be standards." Nor am I criticizing the performer who plays Batman; but after the movie was over, I crossed the street and went into a Lowe's and did notice that all the pieces of wood there looked exactly like Ben Affleck."
Who on God's earth would have been stupid enough to cast Ben Affleck in a movie? He's even worse than Clooney!
Read the entire thing, funny, and it will save you $15, that's two months of bad movies on Netflix streaming.
* Yes, I am saying Portlandia is purgatory.