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#1 Edited by Dude4 (44 posts) - - Show Bio

5. Christopher Reeve - Superman

4. Michael Keaton - Batman

3. Hugh Jackman - Wolverine

2. Patrick Stewart - Professor X

1. Christian Bale - Batman

#2 Posted by Dude4 (44 posts) - - Show Bio

Great job on compiling all of this. It's good to see someone put this kind of effort into making a fairly complex world a bit more understandable to those that may be new to it.

The Dark Tower series is easily the most overlooked series. I'm genuinely surprised to see that it's not discussed that much around here.

#3 Posted by Dude4 (44 posts) - - Show Bio

Calling the original version of the character "Faux-Bo" just sounds so bitter to me. Like someone at DC editorial is angrily trying to drive a point home.

You're probably more right than you think.

#4 Edited by Dude4 (44 posts) - - Show Bio
@joaoanjos said:

I Hate this movie. I Hate Tim Burton. I Hate every Batman movie before Nolan. And I'm not sorry.

#5 Posted by Dude4 (44 posts) - - Show Bio

@dude4 said:

@liveforever said:

I'm interested in this from another angle: why DO you love Batman '89? It bastardizes the character. I understand times were different then, and standards were different then, but having been born in '86 and seeing it early in life yet not having the reverence for it that some people do, I just don't get the love.

Batman kills! Alfred lets a JOURNALIST into the batcave! Joker kills Bruce's parents! I believe Bruce's dad is not named Thomas, if I recall correctly?

You can argue about the differences between a movie and comic book all you want but what I'm ultimately looking for is the movie capturing the spirit of the source material instead of using the source material as a simple checklist.

Hey, I respect that. But secrecy and not killing are pretty essential to Batman's "spirit" in my opinion.

In fairness, I also had a major problem with Batman "not saving" Ra's a Ghul in Batman Begins. That's basically murder.

Batman: The Animated Series is still far far faaaaaaar and away the best Batman adaptation in another medium.

I respect your opinion as well and agree that Batman: TAS is the definitive adaptation.

But ultimately Batman '89 still maintained the spirit of the character in my eyes. Alfred always seemed somewhat reluctant with letting Bruce be Batman, especially during the beginning. He wanted Bruce to have a chance to live a normal life and he saw Vicki as a means to that end. So it makes sense to me that Alfred would let her in to the Batcave to force Bruce's hand in to seeing her and possibly giving up on being Batman. Also, count the number of people in the current comic continuity that knows his "secret."

As for the killing aspect, it is hard to defend Batman committing a terrorist act on the Axis Chemical plant and the Joker's henchman inside but I do feel that Batman as a character is someone that could cross the line and kill someone if push came to shove. I'm not in the "Batman must never ever kill" camp as much as I'm in the "Batman would kill if the situation forced him to" camp.

It's not perfect, but I still maintain that they did capture the spirit of the character.

#6 Posted by Dude4 (44 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm interested in this from another angle: why DO you love Batman '89? It bastardizes the character. I understand times were different then, and standards were different then, but having been born in '86 and seeing it early in life yet not having the reverence for it that some people do, I just don't get the love.

Batman kills! Alfred lets a JOURNALIST into the batcave! Joker kills Bruce's parents! I believe Bruce's dad is not named Thomas, if I recall correctly?

Because it does a lot more right than it does wrong. In general I love the movie for the great atmosphere, the great performances, and the sense of fun about it. The retro 1940's meets 80's urban decay set design and the mysterious light that Bruce Wayne is portrayed in also help.

You can argue about the differences between a movie and comic book all you want but what I'm ultimately looking for is the movie capturing the spirit of the source material instead of using the source material as a simple checklist.

#7 Posted by Dude4 (44 posts) - - Show Bio

The Danny Elfman soundtrack is GOAT for a superhero flick and for some cosmically strange reason the Prince songs go right along with it.

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@rustyroy said:

I want it more than I want BvS and Avengers AoU.

Same here. Just about every other superhero movie gets at least two sequels. Why not Hellboy?

#9 Edited by Dude4 (44 posts) - - Show Bio

Just saw this on JoBlo today. The guy does a great job fixing the problems with the prequels.

Also, Lawrence Kasdan really should of had a hand in writing the prequels like he did with "Empire", "Returns", and Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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