Batman v Superman: Review

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This past Sunday which was my 25th birthday, I went to see Batman v Superman. The film was amazing and from beginning to end the story enveloped me and I can not wait to see the other films such as Aquaman, WonderWoman, The Flash and more all leading to the Justice League. Now this review is a recap of the film so stop reading now if you have not seen the film yet. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED!

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The film begins with a flashback of a young Bruce Wayne attending his parents funeral which then goes in and out to another flashback of the night his parents died. Bruce runs away from the funeral procession and ends up falling into a hole where he finds himself in a cave full of bats. Fast forward years later, Bruce Wayne (Ben Affleck) is driving through Metropolis during the battle of General Zod and Superman (Henry Cavill).  Due to the strength and might of both Kryptonians the city suffers some major damage. Eighteen months after the incident, Superman has become a symbol of hope to some but for a majority of the world, the Man of Steel is a threat. Meanwhile in Gotham City, a vigilante known as Batman has been catching criminals and branding them leaving some of the city afraid. Clark Kent (superman’s secret identity) hears the story of Batman on the news and see the dark knight as a threat and decides to stop him via the Daily Planet by writing articles.

Bruce learns that a weapons trafficker named Anatoli Knyazev has been contacting LexCorps’s mogul Lex Luthor (Jesse Eisenberg). Meanwhile, Luthor tries to convince Senator June Finch to allow him to import kryptonite retrieved from the Indian Ocean, claiming to use it as a “deterrent” against Kryptonians. He also makes side dealings with Finch’s subordinate and demands access to Zod’s body and the Kryptonian scout ship. In the next meeting with Luthor, Finch denies his request. Later Bruce attends a party at LexCorp, there he meets Clark Kent where they each shared their disdain for Superman/Batman. Bruce with the help of Alfred (Jeremy Irons), they hacked into Lex’s computer and download some files,however the device is taken by Diane Prince (Gal Gidot).  Diane later returns the device to Bruce due to the fact she can not decrypt the data.

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While decrypting the data, Bruce ends up having a vision where he leads a team against Superman in a post-apocalyptic world. He then sees a man from the future telling him of Lois Lane (Amy Adams) crucial world in the future and to find the others. He awakens and the data is finally decrypted, upon opening the files he discovers Lex is not only experimenting with kyrptonite but also searching for metahumans and he currently has four files on four different individuals; one of them is Diana. It is revealed that she is a 5,000 year old warrior, the other three show videos of Victor Stone, The Flash and Aquaman.

Wayne admits to Alfred that he plans to steal the Kryptonite to weaponize it, should it become necessary to fight Superman. Batman pursues the convoy carrying the kryptonite from the White Portuguese ship to LexCorp, but Superman intercedes and orders him to cease his activities. Superman is called to a congressional hearing, however the hearing goes array when a bomb sets off, killing everyone. The bomb was planted by Lex Luthor who placed it inside a wheelchair which he gave to Finch, a survivor from the battle two years ago. Frustrated with failing to save people, Superman goes into exile. Bruce prepares to fight Superman by breaking into LexCorp and stealing the kryptonite, he then builds a powerful exoskeleton and creating a kryptonite-powered riot gun and a kryptonite-tipped spear. Meanwhile, Luthor enters the Kryptonian ship and learns of its functions, as well as recorded alien worlds.

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Luthor kidnaps and holds hostage Martha Kent, Clark’s adoptive mother. He reveals that he has been sending messages to Batman and Superman to heighten their animosity towards each other. Luthor forces Superman to fight and kill Batman, in exchange for Martha’s life. Superman tries to reason with Batman, but Batman initiates the fight and eventually gains the upper hand. Before Batman can kill Superman with the spear, Superman urges Batman to “save Martha”, whose name is also shared with Wayne’s late mother. Lois arrives and explains the situation, upon learning Lex’s plan Batman leaves to rescue Martha and Superman goes to confront Lex. When Superman arrives to the ship, he discovers that Lex has created an abomination by combining his DNA with that of General Zods; Lex names the creature ‘Doomsday’.

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Superman engages the creature in battle, Batman and Diane soon come and join the fight but discover that the creature absorbs energy. Superman realizes that the creature is weak to kryptonite takes the spear and stabs the creature, however the creature stabs Superman as well leaving both dead. Luthor is arrested and imprisoned. Facing Batman in prison, he gloats that Superman’s death has made the world vulnerable to powerful alien threats. A memorial is held for Superman in Metropolis. Clark is also declared dead and Wayne, Lane, Martha, and Diana attend a private funeral for him in Smallville. Martha passes an envelope to Lane, which contains an engagement ring from Clark. After the funeral, Wayne reveals to Diana that he plans to form a team of metahumans, starting from the ones from Luthor’s files, to protect the world in Superman’s absence. After they leave, a faint heartbeat echoes from Clark’s coffin and the dirt around it begins to levitate.

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Batman vs Superman:Dawn of Justice was so exciting, each actor to me portrayed each character very well. Ben Affleck did a great job in the role of Bruce Wayne/Batman, he brought some new and different to the character and it didn’t seem a rehash of the same thing. Gal Gidot only appeared as Wonder Woman during the final battle however, she  did excellent and has me very excited for the Wonder Woman movie. What I also loved about the movie was we got to see clips of the other metahumans as well and I am looking forward to their films too. Jesse Eisenberg played a terrific Lex Luthor, he was very convincing as Lex. He was cunning, manipulative with a touch of crazy. Last Henry Cavill was amazing as Superman, I felt the emotions of Kal-El/Superman/Clark Kent  as he was judged by society which weaken him emotional and destroyed his moral.  Overall Dawn of Justice was such a good film and was amazing in 3D and I give it 5 stars.

2015 in review

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A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 4,100 times in 2015. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 3 trips to carry that many people.

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Something Other Than God Review

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As I mentioned in an earlier post, I recently read Something Other Than God by Jennifer Fulwiler. I mentioned before that I didn’t find it very convincing, and I will go into why in a bit. But first I want to mention what I did like. Jennifer Fulwiler is a great storyteller. The book was very easy to read and had a great flow to it. She is great at conveying emotion through her writing. And the writing itself was great. But, as great of a story as it was, it is not something that could ever could ever convince me that there must be a god. I’ll explain why as I go through some of the major points in the story.
Jennifer began her book by discussing her childhood growing up without religion. She talks about how she had two loving parents that supported her, and that she had…

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Who cares about beauty? (We’re so much more than that)

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While discussing women’s education and why it’s significant, a third grade student said, “Girls need to learn, too. It’s not just about our looks. We’re so much more that.”

Smart kid. This is the type of thinking I wish the media would adopt.

From birth, little girls are dressed in frilly pink dresses. The first compliment we hear in life is that we are pretty, cute, precious, sweet, or angelic.

We are taught how to apply make up, and the media pushes their definitions of “beauty” in our faces throughout our entire lives. As girls, and later as women, we are taught that our beauty comes first.

Photography student Hannah Altman, currently attending Point Park University in Pittsburgh, recently did a photo series depicting the dangerous and impossible standards of female beauty. Through photographs of women splattered with glitter to represent blood, tears, and vomit, Altman shows how…

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The Bible needs a Bad Guy

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But who prays for Satan? Who, in eighteen centuries, has had the common humanity to pray for the one sinner that needed it most?”

              – Mark Twain

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When I was a little girl I went through a phase where, during my nightly prayers, I began praying for Satan.

It was after one of those “Love your Enemy bible lessons I sat through in Sunday school. I remember laying in bed that night thinking about Satan, and feeling kind of sorry for him.

Satan He’s normally portrayed as monster-ish. Not to be an object of pity, but fear

We were taught that humans that didn’t love God were lost souls in need of redemption, and it suddenly occurred to me that Satan must have the most lost soul of all. I prayed for him on many…

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My Blog: 2014 in review

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A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 750 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it would take about 13 trips to carry that many people.

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Family Go to High Court in Ireland in Hope of Letting Their Child Die With Dignity

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The High Court has heard the case for the permanently brain dead woman in Ireland whom is still being used as an incubator to a now 18 week old fetus  despite her family and partners wishes to let her pass on naturally. The High Court listened to what her family had to say, as well as to medical and scientific research presented to them by doctors and specialists. If you don’t know her story, you can read information HERE .)

On December 26th three “prominent” Irish Judges will give their decision regarding the case and the family will know whether or not their child will be given the moral and just right to peace or not.pro-choice is pro-life ireland

In Court her family spoke, and so did doctors and specialists such as Dr. Brian Marsh, who is a specialist in intensive care. He informed them that from a medical and scientific…

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