Dave’s Top 5: Dawn of Justice
Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice opens this weekend. Here are my Top 5 things to watch with the kids.
The whole time my wife and I have been married, she's been telling me I should act my age and be a little more mature.
I've been ignoring her.
I was really excited when The Force Awakens hit theaters in December. I'm excited about this new super-hero movie. Not only is Ben Affleck the new Batman, but Wonder Woman is making her big screen debut, along with Aquaman and The Flash. The only thing that worries me a little is the violence. I like seeing these movies - like Star Wars, The Avengers and this upcoming Captain America movie - with my kids. Yeah, I know, I sound like a Dad.
Batman V Superman sounds like it's going to be a movie for older kids. Kinda like Deadpool.
So here are mt Top 5 recommendations for kids. Yeah, they're cartoons. But they're family friendly. Some of these you can find streaming on Netflix. If you can find them there, you could probably find them at Family Video.
Direct from his scene-stealing appearance in The Lego Movie, Batman Be-Leaguered is all about trust. Batman doesn't trust Superman because of one of his adversaries Bizarro. Bizarro is an evil twin of Superman. And he uses a ray gun to create evil twins of Batman and the rest of the League. If you thought The Lego Movie was funny, you'll enjoy this one with your kids. It's streaming on Netflix right now.
Paul Dini worked on Tiny Toons in the '80's. Then he developed a new Batman cartoon in the early '90's. Then a new Superman cartoon. Then he took on the entire Justice League. You can watch both Justice League and Justice League Unlimited on Netflix.
Tim Daly, from Wings and Private Practice was the voice of Superman in the '90's. He has forgotten that. He has a YouTube page, DalyShowTV with videos from time to time about playing Superman. He made a few films as Superman; a couple you could probably find at Family Video. Neither one streams on Netflix. One is The Batman/Superman Movie. Mark Hamill is the voice of The Joker, who comes to Metropolis. The other movie is Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. Lex Luthor is President of the United States and puts a bounty out on the two heroes.
Mark Harmon from NCIS was the voice of Superman a few years back with William Baldwin as Batman, Chris Noth from Sex in the City and Law & Order as Lex Luthor James Woods as Owlman and Firefly's Gina Torres as Superwoman. If you're watching The Flash on the CW, you might be familiar with parallel Earths. This is about a parallel Earth with evil twins of the Justice League. It's another one to look for at Family Video. It doesn't stream on Netflix.
Xena: Warrior Princess star Lucy Lawless voiced Wonder Woman a few years ago in Justice League: The New Frontier. Kyle MacLachlan from Twin Peaks and Desperate Housewives was the voice of Superman and Jeremy Sisto from Law & Order played Batman. It's a pretty cool story of how the Justice League came together in the Kennedy era of the 1960's. It's another one that doesn't stream on Netflix. You can probably find it at Family Video.