In 2016, two superhero movies hit cinemas: one from DC and one from Marvel. Both featured ensemble casts and questions about how the government should legislate superpowers. We’re talking about Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, and Captain America: Civil War.

It’s only been a year, but these movies already feel dated as heck. First up, Maddy and Mary Ellen look at DC’s gritty take on Batman and Superman’s showdown, featuring too many dream sequences, ableist side plots, and spurious definitions of masculinity. We watched the Ultimate edition, which purports to make more sense than the theatrical cut, but we don’t see how. Next week: Civil War!

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