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Quick Hit Movie Reviews #7: Comic Book Movie Edition: 'Batman v Superman' & 'Deadpool'

Eclectic Pop offers a bite size rendition of its reviews for two of 2016’s most talked about comic book movies: Director Zac Snyder’s superhero showdown; “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” and Tim Miller’s cheeky “Deadpool”.

The first movie features two of DC’s most famous heroes duking it out in a war of misunderstanding in "Batman v Superman." While Marvel kicked things up a naughty notch with its latest foray into the R-rated with the Ryan Reynolds starrer, "Deadpool."

Remember that if you would like to read about each movie further, simply click on the designated link to read the full review. *Originally posted in correspondence to the theatrical release of "Suicide Squad."

'Suicide Squad': Top 5 Things You Need to Know

DC’s highly anticipated “Suicide Squad” marks the cinematic return of some major villains and the live-action debut of others. There is more to the “Suicide Squad” movie than meets the eye and Eclectic Pop has narrowed down the Top 5 things you need to know about it…

#1 - The Suicide Squad has been Attempted Before

While this marks the first time the “Suicide Squad” storyline has been tackled on the big screen, the small screen beat them to the punch, years ago. The CW’s spectacular Superman series “Smallville” saw the Squad introduced for an arc in Season 10. At one point, they kidnap Oliver Queen (Justin Hartley) and Chloe (Allison Mack) later calls on them for help rescuing her friends.

The more recent TV effort to feature the Squad occurred on another CW series’; “Arrow”. An entire episode of the series’ second season was devoted to the storyline; replete with a reflective episode title. In that storyline, Diggle (David Ramsey) agrees to go on a mission with them, despite his moral consternations at the prospect. The result was one of the series’ stronger episodes.

Movie Review: 'Deadpool' (2016)

Ryan Reynolds’ comeback vehicle features a script armed to the teeth with non-stop zingers, a unique timeline and a decent supply of action sequences. The long-awaited “Deadpool” movie is everything you probably went in expecting as the sharp-tongued superhero makes his solo film debut as advertised, in splashy and derisive fashion.

Movie Review: 'Kick-Ass 2' (2013)

In 2010 audiences were treated to the wickedly dark and satirical ‘Kick-Ass’. Three years later, Jeff Wadlow has taken over directing duties from Matthew Vaughn for the sequel. Based on the graphic novels written by Mark Miller; ‘Kick-Ass 2’ picks up rather briefly after the last film. Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) has put down his suit, and Hit-Girl (Chloe Grace Moretz) is trying to integrate into life as a normal girl.

Movie Review: 'The Wolverine' (2013)

‘The Wolverine’ claws his way back to the big screen in a follow-up to the timeline established in ‘X-Men: The Last Stand’. For those concerned they will not be able to follow this movie’s canon if they missed ‘Wolverine: Origins’; there is no reason to fear. As long as you have seen the latest X-Men movie you will be able to understand everything that is going on.

‘The Wolverine’ is superior to ‘Origins’. It offers a refreshing shake-up to the stilted world that, in previous films, had become overrun with mutants, a move that watered down the uniqueness of their presence.