STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS LIVE BLOGGING:
Why are Metallo and Superman fighting?
Why is Metallo forming a gun? How does that even work?
Why, when they're safe in the grave, doesn't Batman remove the bullet?
Superman and Batman are gayer than TOP GUN.
I like Lex saying the meteorite makes Superman insane.
Power Girl's eyes are HUGE... she looks like a PIGEON.
Major Force and Captain Atom look alike. Clark and Bruce look alike. I want different faces plx.
"What took you so long?" "I honestly don't think you'd understand." "Lois? ... You're right." - GAYER THAN TOP GUN
and then RIGHT away(!!)
"You didn't need to use the wire. I could've carried you." "Between you and me? I hate that." - EVERYTHING THEY SAY IS DRENCHED IN SWEAT AND TOWEL-WHIPS
The shrieking banshee woman's scream sound effects is very good
Okay... I understand that for a billion dollars, any villain will go after Supes. And i get that this is a cool way to have any villain show up in the story. But MONGUL? He's an alien warlord. Not only would it be beneath him to go bounty hunting for a HUMAN, but for DOLLARS? What the hell does he care? HE HAS A PLANET.
... and Superman even ASKS him. So even the WRITERS know this is dumb. WHY IS HE THERE?
Oh... mind control. *sigh* Grodd. *double sigh* THIS ONLY RAISES MORE QUESTIONS. HOW DID GRODD MIND CONTROL MONGUL. ISN'T HE SUPPOSED TO BE A BAD ***?
The... mystery of who killed Metallo. It was quite obvious it was Atom or Force. Is that the reason these two IDENTICAL characters are there? So we can't tell? WHY SHOULD I EVEN CARE?
This is so stupid - why not have Superman and Batman actually DO something the others would be pissed off about? This has less substance than the two waking up in an alternate world where they're the biggest villains ever and all the other heroes are still heroes. In fact, that would be cooler. This is so painfully bad. It's just random guest star fight scenes throughout the DCU. It's just one random encounter after another, with barely anything linking them. This is so stupid, I'm going to have a brain-freeze all day. (Update - I did have a brain-freeze and could get nothing done all day it was THAT stupid.)
Oh, and Lex Luthor's just crazy. Just as well, there may have been an interesting tension as Lex is actually a good president, but phew, he's just ****ing bat**** insane for no reason. If he wanted humanity to die in chaotic meteor fire, why did he FIX THE ECONOMY AND SOLVE ALL THE WORLD CRISES? Wouldn't it have been easier to make sure the meteor killed everyone if they were all rioting in the streets? Imagine if Batman (he's a detective don't you know), during huge full scale riots and the build up to WW3, realises that Lex Luthor is purposely creating these events to distract people so no one will notice the meteor until its too late? That would be bat**** insane, but it would WORK.
I do like how they set up Luthor was taking venom with the little linger they had on Bane as he lay unconscious on the floor. Nice touch.
Where's the rest of the planet? A meteorite is heading towards Earth. Why is no one mentioning what China or Russia or England is up to? OR DOES LOEB THINK THAT AMERICA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY ON EARTH?
... why is Batman's plane in Luthor's house?
... why doesn't Superman just microwave Luthor's head? Not to death, understand, but enough to make him throw up?
... why would a rocket have a cockpit? The Super-Bat rocket. It's not a space ship. It's a ROCKET. It's a missile. Why does it have a cockpit for a pilot?
Batman should've smiled when he said 'goodbye'.
So the climax is Superman beats up a man in a suit while Batman takes down a kryptonite meteor? Wouldn't it just be BETTER if it was the other way round? You've got a flying, venom-enhanced power suit Luthor fighting Batman, while Superman races to take out a kryptonite meteor CARRYING A SUPER-BAT ROCKET that he'll throw into it... 0/10. See me after class.
Actually, 1/10. For having Conroy, Daly, Brown, and Pounder reprise their roles.
So Batman and Superman are all hand-shakey and happy... and then Lois shows up. So Batman sulks and runs away I ASSUME TO CRY AND LISTEN TO QUEEN.