Why i’m not looking forward to Superman Vs. Batman

_1375065189The title of this post is slightly misleading…of course I will go and see the movie and love watching two of my favorite hero’s duke it out or whatever it is they are going to be doing. However, I’m incredibly, and I cannot stress this enough, INCREDIBLY disappointed at DC’s choice of new movie.

First, I would like to point out how Marvel has done everything right.

They did individual hero movies and then brought them all together in the Avengers. It was a brilliant plan. Not only do they make a ton of money on all the individual movies, but the fans get to revel at each separate movie and cheer when they all come together. Marvel has successfully created the Marvel Universe, each character intertwined with the other.

My question is…comment is*, “seriously DC?”

I loved Man of Steel, but DC has dropped the ball with their announcement of Superman VS. Batman. We have already seen three amazing Batman movies, a crap ton of good and not so good Superman movies…so why are we doing them both again?

I would much rather DC started to branch out and do other hero movies, give us something ELSE to look forward to instead of the same guys in tights. What about the Flash? Wonder Woman? Aquaman (don’t laugh, can you breath underwater?)? A Green Lantern movie that didn’t make me punch my TV (I love Ryan Reynolds, but he is funny…green lantern isn’t supposed to be funny!). DC has begun to over saturate those two hero’s. Now the hope for a good Justice League movie seems to be fleeting.

I get that they are popular characters right now…but the fact DC is out to make a quick buck is alarmingly obvious…and as a fan, quite upsetting. I almost feel betrayed, it seems they care more about the money then making the fans happy.

So overall, I’m really not looking forward to Superman Vs. Batman. I will simply pine and hope for the days when DC gets it right.

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I’d rather be flying.

So, I’m in school for Journalism. I write for the school paper (I wish I wasn’t killing so many trees), I interview people (they tend to be over zealous and expect me to write the holy grail of a story), I do the whole reporting thing (no comment? Well that ain’t good enough mister!) and am taught how to run around as a journalist (I flail a lot…I don’t think I’m doing it right).

I 100% don’t want to be a journalist.

The question has been posed to me, “why exactly are you in journalism?”

Well my friend, that is a darn tootin good question. And the answer is because I’m a writer, and I thought this would be a good career seeing as it involves writing. Plus I got done the first year…and quickly realized that I hated it. BUT, I’m nothing if not resilient, so I decided to finish the second year and get my expensive piece of paper.

This year and a bit of Journalism, has taught me some very valuable things, the most important one being, that I’m an excellent day dreamer.

At first I daydreamed about being Lois Lane, the BEST reporter I could ever think of (I sorta love her…a lot). I would rush around the city writing stories about Superman, Lex, possibly the Justice League and having such an oh so awesome life…such a daydream was amazing until I realized I hate journalism.

So then I would daydream as Wonder Woman. One epic amazon with legs up to her face. When I’m not beating up baddies, I would simply imagine myself flying. Flying has always seemed like the perfect escape. This feeling of being trapped by my choice to finish a diploma I don’t intend to use…I find myself needing escape a lot.  Deep down I know it is the right choice, get er done…but I would always rather be flying.