The Batman is the new film in the iconic comic book character’s franchise of films, and it has opened to stellar reviews and box office. However, is the film actually good given its lifting of elements from other works? Steve and Ben discuss The Batman and the continuing trend of big budget Hollywood films recycling older works as an attempt to play it safe while sustaining success in the current cinema environment. Steve and Ben also discuss the release of Unreal Engine 5 to the public, the role of the media in the current Australian Federal Election, and the continuing concerns that the world is facing through COVID, inflation, and other elements leading to perceived instability in the world.
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