Yes, by now I feel that the MAD presents shorts are coming too frequently. At least the shorts selected have been among MAD's best, but I hope its a few weeks before another one gets picked. Another problem I had with this particular short is that nearly half the running time was trimmed from the original short for the DC Nation airing. In the original, before the song began Batman was ordering Plastic Man to get him a drink and he couldn't even remember his name. The context makes the song a bit funnier.
22 December 2012
21 December 2012
In the name of protecting the seas, a villain calling himself the Shark (though that's Captain Shark to his crew) was up to no good. Now I can't tell if the Shark was wearing a skintight full body suit or if all he was wearing was underwear, gloves, and a cape, though it appears as though the later was the case. In the end, the Shark, Captain of the S.S. Shark, was captured by sharks. Oh the irony.
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Series Count: (57 of 60)
20 December 2012
2012 was perhaps the greatest year yet for superheroes. Marvel's the Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises were the two biggest movies of the year, each surpassing a billion dollars in worldwide box office receipts. Spider-Man was successfully relaunched and even C-listers Judge Dredd and Ghost Rider were given the chance (though they were not successful) to relaunch potential film franchises. The found footage film Chronicle was another bright spot in the genre paving the way for the success of lower budget films. DC churned out three more animated films with Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1 proving that the film line hasn't yet run out of tricks. So can 2013 top this past year? Perhaps not financially, but there are a ton of projects worth getting excited about. Let's countdown the most anticipated new superhero shows of 2013...
19 December 2012
Green Lantern returns on January 5th and here is a new tease of what to expect, including the return of Atrocitus and a greedy Hal
If a time machine lost someone in the future, I would probably not "rush" to their rescue. But this episode still ended up being pretty amazing with its own version of a Mos Eisley-like future cantina full of scum, villainy, bizarre voices, and little guys that looked like Orko. A totally idiotic story, yes, but still a fun one to watch.
18 December 2012
17 December 2012
I would have guessed the decoder clue would have been either "magnet" or "planet" but after 14 episodes, they finally decided on a clue that had nothing to do with the preceding episode. Maybe those other words were deemed too hard.