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This is a different sort of post. I’m at work on a Sunday morning and, like many people, can’t stop thinking about Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. We’ll be recording an episode of the Needless Things Podcast about it to post this Friday, but I have some thoughts to get out now. This isn’t so much a proper review, but there will be spoilers.
I hadn’t been waiting my whole life to see Tony Stark put on a suit of flying armor.
I hadn’t been waiting my whole life to see Joe Dredd perforate Mega-City One perps with rounds from his Lawgiver.
I haven’t been waiting my whole life to see Spider-Man and Captain America in the same movie.
Heck, I hadn’t been waiting my whole life to see four teenage reptiles face off against a walking Cuisinart or to see six adamantium claws pop out of a man’s knuckles. X-Men and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are two of my favorite things, but I didn’t love them until I was old enough to be cognizant of trends and pop culture.
Superman and Batman have been with me from the start. They’re ingrained into the core of my being. They’re part of my heart.
And I have been waiting my whole life to see them in a movie together.