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post #1401 of 4801

The cast is going to be at the Spike Scream Awards. If they love us, they'll bring some exclusive footage.

post #1402 of 4801

couldnt find a thread on this, but i was wondering if anyone else has seen the animated Year One yet? any opinions? was going to stop by and pick it up after work

post #1403 of 4801

Fantastic Catfish. I really enjoyed it. Although the pacing is off and the voice for Bruce ain't the best, everything else is top notch. I mean, hell, you get BRYAN CRANSTON as Jim Gordon! And he sells the hell outta it!

 

It's probably the best animated Batman I have seen since Mask of the Phantasm? The kinda Batman I want to see more of.

post #1404 of 4801

if they ever do a legit Batman TV series, they need to give Cranston whatever he wants.

post #1405 of 4801

Year One was fine.  I still enjoy the Under the Red Hood more when it comes to knew Batman animated features. 

post #1406 of 4801

if Kevin Conroy did Year One would you change that statement?

post #1407 of 4801

maybe... I also didn't care for the animation style.  Just my opinion though, I wish it worked for me, but it didn't.  

At this point, I think I'm just tired of origin stories.  

post #1408 of 4801

did have a chance to pick it up last night, but maybe i should just rent it off the PS store first

post #1409 of 4801

Unpopular opinion around these boards, but don't listen to anyone else, and THEIR complaints about a movie.  It's just that, THEIR COMPLAINTS.  If you think you will enjoy it, go ahead a buy it.  Any problems I had with the film, are my faults, not the films.  DC has a wonderful animation division and any additional sales for their products is a plus for everyone .

post #1410 of 4801
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Originally Posted by NickP View Post

Unpopular opinion around these boards, but don't listen to anyone else, and THEIR complaints about a movie.  It's just that, THEIR COMPLAINTS.  If you think you will enjoy it, go ahead a buy it.  Any problems I had with the film, are my faults, not the films.  DC has a wonderful animation division and any additional sales for their products is a plus for everyone .



What is this supposed to mean? As much as there may be ocassional groupthink in any social situation, the only unspoken CHUD rule(s) I've noticed is "know what you're talking about if you open your mouth" and "know how to back your shit up".  

 

post #1411 of 4801

I've never heard the vast majority claim that the criticism they have with a movie, TV show, video game, etc is THEIR PROBLEM.  People seem to think it's cool to take on a Jihad anytime they see something they don't like, then make blanket statements about people's mental capacity if they don't go along with them.  Probably much of that stems from the hairy midget that used to write here, but that's another topic, for a thread that will never be made.  

 

post #1412 of 4801

People like to dogpile. It's not terribly pleasant and that's nothing new. However, if that keeps happening to you, there may be a few questions you need to ask yourself before posting your thoughts.

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Originally Posted by NickP View Post

Unpopular opinion around these boards, but don't listen to anyone else, and THEIR complaints about a movie.  It's just that, THEIR COMPLAINTS.  If you think you will enjoy it, go ahead a buy it.  Any problems I had with the film, are my faults, not the films.  DC has a wonderful animation division and any additional sales for their products is a plus for everyone .

 

I'd love to hear an elaborated version of this personal philosophy. Is a film constantly superior to its audience, or only occasionally? Can people determine their level of faultiness by watching films? Should we refrain from having opinions because the film itself, just by existing, overrides them?

 

post #1414 of 4801

There's a DC Showcase for Catwoman on the Batman: Year One DVD. In it, Selina Kyle does some exotic dance for some mobsters.

 

During the dance, she unzips her suit all the way down to her crotch, and pulls her whip from her left pant leg. If Nolen has Anne do something like this, well bravo. 

post #1415 of 4801

good god i hope so

post #1416 of 4801

No thanks. As much as I like Pfeiffer, Returns is as much as I need in terms of costume-bound, bondage-recalling Batman fetishism. This Catwoman should be a character first and foremost, and a figure of fucked-up femininity last.

post #1417 of 4801

Nolan is way too conservative for something like that. Guy probably gets the vapors from seeing a woman in a dress cut just above her ankles. Also, though I am interested in seeing Batman: Year One, that scene sounds like some seriously eye-roll worthy fan service.

 

 

post #1418 of 4801

Catwoman's overt sexuality and Nolan's aversion to blatant sexuality have been one of the more interesting (and to a degree, worrisome) elements of TDKR, once the role was announced. Jacknife's right; Nolan simply doesn't do sex, and his films are nearly asexual when it comes to male-female relationships, let alone how women are portrayed. (Marion Cotillard oozed dangerous sexiness in INCEPTION, but I think that's just her, not direction from Nolan.)

post #1419 of 4801
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Originally Posted by MichaelM View Post
 Nolan simply doesn't do sex, and his films are nearly asexual when it comes to male-female relationships, let alone how women are portrayed. (Marion Cotillard oozed dangerous sexiness in INCEPTION, but I think that's just her, not direction from Nolan.)


Agreed. I'd also put Carrie Anne Moss in Memento as the closest to sex we ever got in a Nolan film. In fact, I think Moss and Cotillard are the only two sexy characters in any of his films (in the fucked up sexy way).

 

post #1420 of 4801

No love for Scarlett Johansson in The Prestige?

 

The Prestige (2006) - Scarlett Johansson beautiful x

post #1421 of 4801

And Piper Perabo in her brief role (in fact, the moment where Jackman kisses her leg may be the most sexual moment in any Nolan film). But the guy sure casts some smolderingly sexy women in his movies. It's a puzzle.

post #1422 of 4801

I actually found Johanssen to be the Katie Holmes of The Prestige. 

post #1423 of 4801
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Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny View Post

Superman. With his heatvision, he discreetly lasers off The Flash's legs mid-stride and blames it on heat caused by friction. No one challenges this because he's fucking Superman. The Flash becomes a wheel-chair bound alcoholic and takes up making cigarette box guitars as a hobby to fill the now interminably long, dark hours that make up his life. 


 

This post made me LOL. Especially the "discreetly" bit.

post #1424 of 4801
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Originally Posted by grubstreeter View Post

No love for Scarlett Johansson in The Prestige?

 

The Prestige (2006) - Scarlett Johansson beautiful x


I never complain about having to see her. But watch the film...it's curiously sexless, especially considering ScarJo's in it. Nolan either doesn't like or doesn't know how (or both!) how to write and shoot sexual chemistry and moments. I'd argue any actual sexiness in Nolan's films comes from the actresses themselves, not from the script or direction.

 

post #1425 of 4801

Here's a clip of the Catwoman scene I mentioned earlier:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60-2mXkPhM4

 

 

post #1426 of 4801

haha the first comment explains that video perfectly

 

"seeing that cat woman is making my knight rise"

 

post #1427 of 4801

Gughghg..

 

Yeah, for once I'm kinda glad Nolan's more conservative than my mom when it comes to sex on screen.

post #1428 of 4801

Stoked for this film.

 

 

Year one was alright. It didn't help that the guy voicing batman sounded like the guy who did Freezes voice in BTAS. Everything with Gordon was perfect.

post #1429 of 4801

Yeah whoever did Batman's voice (according to wiki it's that one OC guy) absolutely threw me out of it every time he spoke. Cranston was gold, as always.

But yeah, the pooped the bed with Batman casting, but I don't think anyone will ever beat Kevin Conroy.

post #1430 of 4801

Conroy will always be the Bat, but I liked what Jeremy Sisto did with Batman's limited presence in 'New Frontier.' They should give him another go.

 

My wife and I watched 'Year One' the other night. She loves superhero movies and cartoons, but she was never into comics, so the story was all new to her. When Gordon tosses Flass the bat before beating the shit out of him, she said "I never knew Gordon was such a badass."

 

 

post #1431 of 4801

Yeah, I actually would've liked to have seen Sisto as Bats in Year One. McKenzie is distractingly poor. I bet Aaron Paul would've knocked young Bruce right out of the fucking park.

post #1432 of 4801

If they had changed it to focus less on Batman and make it more of a standalone Gordon movie with Batman popping up here and there, with no dialogue, that would've been amazing. I like how faithful it was to the novel, but changing it that way would've made this movie so much better.

post #1433 of 4801

I disagree. I love Gordon in the film, but it's Batman's story too. It's really the origin of this partnership. Both men arrive in Gotham, each determined to fight against darkness and corruption, but they can't do it alone...

post #1434 of 4801

On-set pic of the Bat-Prawn, er Prawn-Wing, uh....... Batman's flying tumbler thingy:

 

batprawn.bmp

 

post #1435 of 4801

There have been a couple of pictures and videos of the thing flying over crowds and whatnot. I love that they're going practical with it, that they're actually pulling a prop on cables instead of just CGing the whole deal (which will probably be the thing for scenes w/ certain maneuvers and supposedly certain altitudes). Kind of sucks to see it unprepared in this way.

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Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny View Post

There have been a couple of pictures and videos of the thing flying over crowds and whatnot. I love that they're going practical with it, that they're actually pulling a prop on cables instead of just CGing the whole deal (which will probably be the thing for scenes w/ certain maneuvers and supposedly certain altitudes). Kind of sucks to see it unprepared in this way.


Maybe these will help you feel better:

 

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post #1437 of 4801

Naked Tenant: Excuse me! I'm getting fucking dressed!

 

Batman: I'm Batman. Go about your business citizen...but do it slowly.

 

Batwing lingers outside the window.

post #1438 of 4801

     Quote:

Originally Posted by JacknifeJohnny View Post

Naked Tenant: Excuse me! I'm getting fucking dressed!

 

Batman: I'm Batman. Go about your business citizen...but do it slowly.

 

Batwing lingers outside the window.

 

"It's not who you are underneath... but your booooooobs, that define you."

post #1439 of 4801

But does it have whisper mode like Blue Thunder? That's what you need if you're in the market for some late night peeping.

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post #1441 of 4801

Weird.  But pretty cool idea.  Reminds me of what they did with the Hall H crowd for Tron Legacy.

post #1442 of 4801

Hope the winner does a Danny Elfman "La la la la BOM BOM DOM!" thingee.

post #1443 of 4801

Badass. Tom's neck is the size of a tree trunk. Batman's suit is a little "busy", but I really like everything I see here.

 

 

batmanbane.bmp

post #1444 of 4801

It's the same suit from The Dark Knight.

post #1445 of 4801

Again, now and forever - that Batman suit looks AMAZINGLY uncomfortable.

post #1446 of 4801

And in a film it always will. I love the Nolan films (and many superhero movies) but superheroes and their costumes will always work and look best in comics and animation, including videogames. In those mediums, artists can cheat, making the (in film) static eyes of Spider-Man and Batman change expression, and making the costume look however they like. 

post #1447 of 4801

 

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Originally Posted by Barkatthemoon View Post

Badass. Tom's neck is the size of a tree trunk. Batman's suit is a little "busy", but I really like everything I see here.

 

 

batmanbane.bmp


 

EDIT: Never mind. This is Hardy. Sorry.


Edited by MichaelM - 11/7/11 at 6:05am
post #1448 of 4801

Batman's never too busy to take a short dance break.

 

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post #1449 of 4801

I don't think the event of this happening in the movie is a spoiler, but if you're wanting to stay pristine, don't watch this.

 

Damn. My excitement level for this film just keeps going up.

 

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