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If “Batman v Superman” Were Made in 1949

They sure don’t make superhero movies like they used to.

Before actors worked out, before CGI, before color…we had flabby, middle-aged guys in baggy costumes battling weird bad guys, usually with nothing but their fists. It was simple, innocent, and, actually, pretty amazing. Then came the blockbuster movie and things have never been same.

Vulture magazine imagines what a “Batman v Superman” movie would have looked like if it were made in the black-and-white world of 1949. The two-minute clip was created by assembling footage from old Superman and Batman serials, with a bit of animation thrown in. Let’s pray that  Zack Snyder’s upcoming “Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” is a better movie. (But don’t count on it.)

Bonus: Ben Affleck wasn’t alive in 1949!

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