I can see where the animation on Red Hood surpasses Mask of the Phantasm. The animation on Public Enemies is improved over World's Finest. I still prefer Phantasm. I don't care for Jason Todd or his return as Red Hood. That's probably the deal-breaker for me...
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I wasn't sure about either The Batman or Batman: The Brave and the Bold, but they both grew on me. Probably B&B the most. When I saw the description for Beware the Batman, I said, "No." After cancelling Green Lantern and Young Justice and bringing back Teen Titans, Go!...why not bring back Batman: The Animated Series? Or Justice League or develop Batman and The Outsiders?
Sorry to be a buzz kill, but I'm becoming a disgruntled DC fan.
Tim Burton's 1989 Batman has it's "flaws", but casting Michael Keaton in the title role was not one of them. The only nits I could pick with the film is that his Bruce Wayne stumbled slightly into "wacky" comedy when he tried to tell Vicky about his dual identity. Vicki discovering the Batcave was unnecessary and too rushed. That tells me she wasn't coming back for the sequel. Jack Nicholson was just a little long in the tooth and fat as The Joker. The whole who-made-who was unnecessary, too. For all of these "flaws", Batman was a solid movie. It's a shame that Joker was killed off and that Michael Keaton could not continue in the role. It would have been nice to see what a third film would have been like with him.
I guess because I'm not that much of a Jason Todd fan, I just don't see the appeal of Under The Red Hood. I didn't care enough about the character to vote in the poll that ended in The Joker beating him to death. Mask of the Phantasm has a closer connection to the whole Batman mythos for me than Under The Red Hood.
Maybe. There certainly was an opportunity for it when Ultimate Fantastic Four was launched. The team was completely re-imagined. The film casting seems to be based on the "stunt" of diversity = Johnny Storm, the Human Torch is now black.
I was hooked on The Six Million Dollar Man back in the '70's! It was cool to see someone like Steve Austin, on TV, alongside The Man From Atlantis, The Amazing Spider-Man, Wonder Woman and The Incredible Hulk! He was a "real-life" super-hero. I have got to track down this issue and follow the series!
Sorry to be cynical, but as a DC fan and a Batman fan, this was one show I was happy to take a pass on. I'm no rocket-surgeon, but when you have a successful formula, go with it. The original Teen Titans: Go didn't need to be cancelled. Neither did Justice League. Young Justice didn't need a five year jump or cancellation. It seems neither Young Justice or Green Lantern were given an opportunity to catch on. Trot out another Batman cartoon? What was wrong with The Batman or Batman: The Brave and the Bold? The description I read of Beware The Batman didn't catch my interest.