The following contains spoilers about the movie, Justice League.
It took me a while to figure out how I felt about the new Justice League movie. Walking out of the theater, I felt pretty neutral. I didn’t love the movie, but it was ok. It was certainly miles better than the dumpster fire that was Batman vs. Superman, but that’s a pretty low bar to clear. It had a good deal of humor, and I’ll happily pay to see Ezra Millar as The Flash. The plot was fine- nothing that exciting or interesting, but not terrible. The villain was boring and forgettable, and while an interesting bad guy is often what makes me love a particular story, I’ll admit that there have been some highly enjoyable superhero movies where the villain was the weakest part. (I’m looking at you, Iron Man and Obidiah Stain.)
This week, Paul and I go deep on a listener question and ask if there are other, or even better, ways that superheroes could use their powers besides fighting crime. Could Superman solve the energy crisis or climate change? Is stocking the Bat Cave the best way for Wayne to use his fortune to improve Gotham? And with so many superheroes so dedicate to fighting crime in each of their own particular cities– who is looking out for the suburbs? Tune in for these issues, and more!
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