Apr 26, 2012
Can't argue with any of that Gish. Could be that's the whole point, Batman may love that misery but I've had my fill.
S&M Batman? Have you seen how this guy dresses? Have you seen how the women he is interested in dress? The main romantic interest over the years carries a whip with her all the time. Batman is deep in the S&M rabbithole. He's not unhappy cause he's driven, he's unhappy cause that's how he gets off. I'm actually excited to see this one coming up because Batman has been out of the picture for years according the plot. That means he's had to wear the Bruce Wayne mask for a long time and now a leather wearing hot chick is going to show up on the scene. He probably only gets back into action just to fuck her, Bane is incidental. In a earlier show you mentioned Batman writing Dear Abby letters to clear his conscious, fuck that he writes an anonymous S&M blog. So ever bad thing that happens to this Batman, while he may look sad, on the inside he's really smiling.
I'm not against darkness by any stretch, I just think we're getting a little close to S&M levels of suffering for Mr. Wayne, and at some point I want to see the man smile. Lando will probably want to punch me for saying that, as a smiling Batman seems completely counter to the character, but Keaton's version seemed to achieve pathos without wallowing in the muck didn't he?
I was also no fan of Superman Returns. I'm looking forward to the Snyder version. It may be a letdown, but at least it's a fresh take on the franchise. In the end, though, you're right about Reeve. He owns the role so far.
I agree with Brian's point 100%, i like that i can have my more serious comic book adaptations with DC and switch to the more light hearted Marvel Universe.
But fear not Joe after this nolan run i dare say we will be seeing a reboot so you might get your perfect Batman film in the end. How do we all feel about the new Superman movie coming out? I was really not a fan of the last one, Christopher reeve is one hard act to follow.
I like Batman as the insanely driven, dark and humorless superhero. It's rare that a guy with ears on his helmet can mean serious business, but Batman has been developed perfectly through the years for that role. I think the Nolan movies reflect that perfectly and I wouldn't change a thing about them.
I've always seen Marvel as the fun side of superhero comics and DC as the dramatic and epic side. That's probably a consequence of the characters I happen to follow from both sides. I'm usually more a fan of the light-hearted Spider-Man or Avengers tales, but sometimes it's nice to spend a miserably rainy day with Batman, for whom every day is seemingly miserable and rainy.
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