Arts and Culture

Batman vs. Superman vs. The Jungle Book

ZARIN MOHSENIN

STAFF WRITER

“Batman v. Superman” review:

   Two well-known heroes collide in this action film as rumors of corruption and paranoia fly.  Lex Luthor, played by Jesse Eisenberg, is intent on dirtying the name and reputation of Superman and nearly succeeds.

   Superman/Clark Kent, played by Henry Cavill, is questioned by the public which had once praised and loved him, looking at him and his nature with more terror than gratitude.

   Batman/Bruce Wayne, played by Ben Affleck, feeds off these sentiments, believing that the power to save the world should reside in the hands of men, not godlike aliens.

   As DC Comics enters the stage of extended universe movies, made popular by their rival Marvel in The Avengers, fans of DC Comics are in for a treat with the hints towards other Justice League members besides Batman and Superman, such as Wonder Woman, Aquaman, and The Flash.

   But unfortunately, a lot of kids didn’t get involved…the scavenger hunt was really fun to put together, so next year  I’m going to make it so that more people [can participate],” Strand said.

“The Jungle Book” review:

  As more and more Disney movies are adapted to live action, the response from critics and the public has been scattered.

   The Jungle Book, however, has received very positive reviews from both critics and the general public alike. Whether it is the modern use of technology to generate incredibly realistic animals, or the timeless coming of age tale many people grew up with, The Jungle Book can entertain both young and old.

   While originally created as a musical, like most Disney movies, The Jungle Book shies away from including many of the songs from the 1967 version. Popular songs such as “The Bare Necessities,” however, are sung on screen as a nod to the older classic.

   Because the film features only one truly live actor Neel Sethi, it is a stretch to call it a live action film, but superb vocal casting and precise attention to detail allows the computer generated animals to come alive on the screen.

  The vocal talents of actors such as Idris Alba, Bill Murray, and Ben Kingsley help to give each animal a sense of character, whether it be a malevolent tiger, a goofy and lovable bear, or a protective and serious panther.

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