Dick Tracy is a peculiar beast – a comic book adaptation and an art film, a promotional tie-in machine and slice of auteur cinema. Everything Warren Beatty, the biggest movie star on the planet at the time, does here from a stylistic standpoint is fascinating, its just a shame its wasted on a generic story.
Even though he didn’t appear in the proper review, Steve joins Zane and I to dig deep into the bloated fanfare which is the DC Extended Universe’s first proper cinematic release. We’re gonna spoil this thing, from a DC fanboy perspective, you’ve been warned.
This week Steve finally got me to watch Mark Steven Johnson’s cut of that other Ben Affleck superhero movie everyone always shits on. As a fan of the theatrical cut, I was satisfied with the version I grew up with, but agreed the timing with this month’s related releases was too perfect to pass on.
I met Tyler from Future Horse Podcast and knew we had to do a RoboCop double feature when he caught the reference to the savior of Detroit in our name. So I skipped the first sequel and made Steve watch this PG-13 trainwreck (perhaps as a little payback for The Star Wars Holiday Special) for his second foray against OCP.