On this week’s Scottscope podcast, special guest panelist Gabe “I am Square One” Mendoza sits in on the roundtable to discuss David Ayer’s latest police drama End of Watch. Is the hype warranted? Is it better than Training Day? Does it represent a new direction for cop movies in the modern era? Can the found footage format be applied to any type of film?
We also discuss the latest offering from the DC Animated Universe, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns Part 1. Is it a faithful adaptation of the seminal graphic novel? Does the animation remain true to the look and feel of Frank Miller’s artwork? How does it compare to The Dark Knight Rises? Is it better than Christopher Nolan’s trilogy capper? Are the themes of TDKR still relevant in the modern world? Where does it rank in the DCAU cannon?
We also talk a bit about the comic strip adaptation Dredd. Is it better than the Stallone version? Is it true to the Judge Dredd comic strip? Are the comparisons to The Raid: Redemption