To be fair, they’re also giving the finger to current PS4 owners of the game.
According to Kotaku, WB/LEGO has finally revealed how Supergirl is going to make it into the game: as a PS4 exclusive in the PS4 starter kit. So, to the millions that already own the title, if you want her you’re going to need to repurchase the game (which, I’m just going to go out on a limb here, will go up in price because of the extra figure). Oh, and have a PS4.
For those of us that own the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, or WiiU version of the game (you may notice two of those consoles as being currently in production still)… I guess we’re just out of luck. No, that’s not true… we can use the in-game rental system, which is totally the point of a game that features the physical product heavily.
On the plus side, it has inspired me to not order any of the new packs, so there is that.
I hated Batman v Superman. It remains the only 1-star review that I written on the site. While I get plenty of (sometimes legitimate) criticism that I’m biased towards Marvel, I didn’t hate this movie because it didn’t live up to what we’ve come to expect from MCU stuff. I hated it because the characters of Superman and Batman deserve better than what this movie did, and fans of those characters most certainly deserve to see their characters treated better.
Batman is supposed to be the world’s greatest detective, and it’s his abilities as an investigator that make him dangerous (well, that and a whole bunch of money), not his ability to punch things. Superman is defined by a moral fiber that was defined by his small-town upbringing that distilled down to “do the right thing, no matter what people say.” Wonder Woman is… well, the character they characterized pretty well, in that she is powerful on her own and will do what she thinks is right with a bit of disdain for the mortal world. Lex Luthor is brilliant and calculating, always working ten moves ahead of where his opponents thinks he really is, was turned into a caricature of a crazy young tech genius. It was a movie that took from comics while seemingly holding complete disdain for them.
I will say out of the gate that the Ultimate Edition is certainly better than Batman v Superman: Dawn of Unnecessary Subtitles, was… but the fact is when you frost a turd, you still have a turd. A lot of the stuff that this version adds to the movie makes it a better movie, but the other stuff is still there. Lex is probably the biggest example of that, as almost all of the stuff that is added makes him a lot closer to the Luthor we expected… but it still has the rest which keeps knocking it off the rails. Maybe the second time through made me a bit more numb to the experience, but I didn’t have high hopes in the original movie either.
Maybe the way to look at this is to start taking this re-edit of the movie, which was announced before it even came out, is figuring out how I would re-edit it. And I invite everyone else to do the same thing, because it’s interesting to think about how we rank amateurs that are entirely unqualified for a task would try to improve it. Also, I’m certain that I’m going to confuse some of the old stuff with the new stuff, but that’s more of a testament to the fact that the re-edit actually blends quite well… a lot of it was tiny additions to existing scenes. I’ll probably also forget my re-edit plan a few times while I’m writing. That feels like a fitting tribute to this film, honestly, cause it feels like they forgot what movie they were making a few times.
Warning: While I’m going to keep the language as PG-13 as I can, we’re talking about an R-Rated movie, so there will be some screenshots or comments that may cross hop that line.
Haven’t had a chance to pick up LEGO Star Wars: The Force Awakens yet? Today is the lowest price since it first hit the shelves, and a great chance to get the game. The regular version of the game (read, the one without the minifig) is 33% off today at Amazon.com, coming down to $39.99. This applies to the PS4 and Xbox one version of the game, and the PS4 version includes some exclusive content. Not a bad time to get your LEGO Star Wars fix going.
When we all watched the three-hour teaser for the upcoming Justice League movie, we knew it was basically all just a setup for the big movie they wanted to do. Of course, the problem was that DC was trying to do the payoff part of what Marvel had done setting up the Avengers without going through five movies first. Instead, we got two, that only focused on two characters, one of which they’ve already “killed.” That being said… there’s a lot more promise on setting up the rest if they can pull it off, because the other characters have the potential to be even more interesting.
We have our first trailer now, and I’ll admit… that looks interesting. We only get the focus on the Flash and Aquaman, both of which I’m curious to see. Aquaman rings a bit too much in the anger department for me, but they certainly got the other underlying side of him protecting someone down. Flash… I still kinda wish it was the CW Flash, but this one has potential with that interaction.
I want this to be successful, and it already looks interesting, because if it does, we’re looking at a pretty great time to be a comics fan for movies.
I’m actually working on a review for Batman v Superman Ultimate Edition, because Ace feels the need to destroy my sanity and my liver. When I watched the movie originally, the single most exciting thing about it was that little still from World War I that showed Wonder Woman. Every ounce of nerd in me wanted that movie, and still does. Looking at this new trailer… which features Chris Pine, which in my own head canon makes me think that Captain Kirk went back in time (it actually makes perfect sense)… every ounce of nerd in me is still excited.
And I’ll admit to perhaps doing a bit of a fist pump when the lasso came out, and I actually like that classic costume look with armor.
SDCC News has been flowing, and Dimensions has come along with it. The release date for Wave 7 has been announced, November 18th, along with the some of the missing stuff from the earlier (and awesome) teaser. We already covered the TRU exclusive Adventure Time pack, but now we’re getting official images for Gremlins, E.T., Sonic the Hedgehog, and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
The most curious of them is the fact that the not-Potter pack is coming out in a full big pack, much like the new Ghostbusters pack. Here’s hoping that it also brings with it just as many levels as that pack has promised. And also hoping that a $60-75 pack doesn’t become the norm for each wave… my wallet can’t handle that.
The full press release (any typos are theirs, not ours), more images, and screenshots from the game are past the fold.