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#1 Posted by MrMazz (1215 posts) - - Show Bio

@madeinbangladesh: Because Flash Rogues has a whole heapling lack of BATMAN/SUPERMAN/JUSTICE LEAGUE (Insert subtitle here) in the title. Though man a Flash Rogues book would have possibbilites.

#2 Edited by MrMazz (1215 posts) - - Show Bio

The Nerdist Writers Panel recently had Legend of Korra and A:TLA creators Mike DiMartino and Bryan Koentizo on the podcast. Found here. Reall good conversation.

#3 Posted by MrMazz (1215 posts) - - Show Bio

I wish I agreed with this casting, I just don't think Adrianne Palicki is that good an actress. Sure she may look that part but eh maybe it'll work out.

#4 Posted by MrMazz (1215 posts) - - Show Bio

Ok here are much longer thoughts on the episode.

but I am amazed at how obviously mechanical this episode was but artful at the same time. Look at the contrasting imagery and audio in the Ba Sing Se opener. And that fight scene finale, Ming Hua went and entered her final form as if she were a Final Fantasy villian.

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#6 Edited by MrMazz (1215 posts) - - Show Bio

It's an interesting differntation for Warner Bros. to essentially order two scripts and pick one. Most of the time now you have studios bringing in two writers - writing two scripts and than combining them into one tome, I wana say this was a topic on the Scriptnotes Podcast recently but an ep number isn't coming to mind. EDIT: I some how missed Ep 155 which is the one in question.

I don't like Man of Steel but I enjoy Warner Bros. apprence of giving their writers and directors more room to tinker around in the production of these films. Marvel Studios is an old Hollywood throw back but that's also why all their films look and act the same and why I'm kind of bored by them.

#7 Edited by MrMazz (1215 posts) - - Show Bio

Well he's gotta have a hook hand now right?

#8 Posted by MrMazz (1215 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm always for Clancy Brown getting more work.

#9 Posted by MrMazz (1215 posts) - - Show Bio

On one hand you have basically the best structured origin film in Batman Begins. On the other you have The Dark Knight Rises a film that goes for the epic and personal (and a whole bunch of other stuff) but most importantly finality which is such a novelty in this blockbuster never ending culture and comics.

In the end however Batman Begins is an overall stronger film structurally and more important to the larger cannon of the comic book film than The Dark Knight Rises. Begins is a film that is typical Nolan realist filmmaker because he creates rules (and than breaks them) by explaining how a superhero would function first and largely eschewing its villians to the perfiery until needed by the demands of the story.

The Dark Knight Rises is a giant film that is perhaps 15 seconds too long. But it tries to meld the two ides of Nolan's Batman films together - the comic book ninjas of Begins with the more grounded crime social commentary side of The Dark Knight. All the while functioning as a great adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns (issues 1&2) on top of a whole bunch of other Batman refernces. This was an attempt to truly make Batman legend while still ending the series(which is still such a novel idea in comic book movies).

Honestly if I were to write a book about Nolan's career I would probably use these two films as book ends for his Hollywood big break. As the end points for 7 years and 5 films you can see how much he has grown in terms of staging action and ability to intergrate digital and practical effects to meet his needs.

#10 Edited by MrMazz (1215 posts) - - Show Bio

On one hand you have basically the best structured origin film in Batman Begins. On the other you have The Dark Knight Rises a film that goes for the epic and personal (and a whole bunch of other stuff) but most importantly finality which is such a novelty in this blockbuster never ending culture and comics.

In the end however Batman Begins is an overall stronger film structurally and more important to the larger cannon of the comic book film than The Dark Knight Rises. Begins is a film that is typical Nolan realist filmmaker because he creates rules (and than breaks them) by explaining how a superhero would function first and largely eschewing its villians to the perfiery until needed by the demands of the story.

The Dark Knight Rises is a giant film that is perhaps 15 seconds too long. But it tries to meld the two ides of Nolan's Batman films together - the comic book ninjas of Begins with the more grounded crime social commentary side of The Dark Knight. All the while functioning as a great adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns (issues 1&2) on top of a whole bunch of other Batman refernces. This was an attempt to truly make Batman legend while still ending the series(which is still such a novel idea in comic book movies).

Lets all just take a moment to appreciate the quality of this fight scene. The restraint shown in the editing and use of audio to make it seem like a clash of the titans.