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WITNESS HIM!

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"Batman Beyond" is fuckin schway.

"Return of the Joker" is not only a great BB episode but a great New Look TAS ep as well.

"Epilogue" is neat. I like how they ended with a sequence that mirrored the opening one to the first BTAS episode "On Leather Wings" because they thought that was going to be it for the Timmverse. But then we got that cool Legion of Doom season of JL.

Also you fucking fucks, Slim said it just a few posts before me.

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It says a lot for how great JLU was, that one of my absolute favourite episodes is one centered around Vigilante, Shining Knight, Stargirl and fucking S.T.R.I.P.E.

 

Also, Jeffery Combs' Question is the best take on that character in history:

 

"The plastic tips at the end of shoelaces are called aglets! Their true purpose is sinister..."

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It says a lot for how great JLU was, that one of my absolute favourite episodes is one centered around Vigilante, Shining Knight, Stargirl and fucking S.T.R.I.P.E.

 

Also, Jeffery Combs' Question is the best take on that character in history:

 

"The plastic tips at the end of shoelaces are called aglets! Their true purpose is sinister..."

That episode shows how much the creative team loved the DCU; its a Seven Soldiers of Victory homage episode.

The Chronos episode is great as well. Loved McNichols as Chronos

 

And agree on Comb's Question. "Please. I go through everyone's trash".

The moment when the big seven are in a meeting and Batman says of Question "I admit he's wound up a bit too tightly" sealed how great the character was for me. I mean, Batman saying that of someone? Wow.

Also loved how they managed to deal with rights and limitation issues, like making Devil Ray up because Black Manta was off limits.

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My favorite JLU homage is that they grouped some radom characters as a take off of Marvel's original Defenders: Dr. Fate (Strange); Aquaman (Namor); Amazo (Surfer); Grundy (Hulk); and Hawkgirl (Nighthawk).
Took me the longest time to tumble to what they were doing there.
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You shut your mouth! That movie is chicken fried gold!

In all honesty the last time I saw it I was probably 10 or 11. And I that was the only time other than the theatre.

I will give it another go after a few beers.
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In all honesty the last time I saw it I was probably 10 or 11. And I that was the only time other than the theatre.

I will give it another go after a few beers.
It's cheesy fun. Like a Cannon studios Conan meets Star Wars meets Back to the Future.

But Frank Langella is, I'm convinced, in a whole other movie entirely. EVERYTHING about Skeletor rocks. He's the reason the film has as much lasting value for me. His make-up and costuming are just wonderful.

He's even said that his two favorite performances of his career are Nixon in Frost/Nixon and Skeletor. And I find the ending genuinely kinda touching in that "wears it's heart on it's sleeve" 80s kinda way..
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Part III is up: 

 

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I actually really like Bob's idea of getting rid of Batman, and just having Affleck play Lex Luther with the exact same motivation. 

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I'm still in the middle of watching it, but I had to come back and comment that Bob Chipman's comparison of the plot of Batman v. Superman to the plot of Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead is brilliant, and single-handedly justifies the third part's existence.
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I agree, except for that one part of Epilogue where
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Its revealed that Amnda Waller engineered things so that Terry was a genetic son of Bruce; I think it robs the image of Batman being a hero anyone who experimented tragedy like Bruce and developed a similar drive, will and dedication could become.
Aside from that, its a great story.

That was such complete bullshit it soured me on Batman Beyond as a whole, which I loved. The WHOLE POINT was the question "How can some random kid fill the shoes of Bruce The Goddamn Batman Wayne as The Batman?" And then watching him become a different kind of Batman that was truly his own.

Him being genetically linked and engineered and maneuvered into being Batman took all of his agency away. A horrible idea so horrible I don't know how anyone could approve it.
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I actually really like Bob's idea of getting rid of Batman, and just having Affleck play Lex Luther with the exact same motivation. 


So did I.

 

 I also liked the theory that Snyder took the wrong lesson from Watchman.

 

 I do completely disagree with Bob that Godzilla 2014 was forgettable.  

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The portion where Bob explains the beats of The Fountainhead to align with batsup is pretty funny

Snyder couldn't make his Fountainhead, so he turned batsup into a backdoor adaptation, intentionally or not.

I still want Snyder to make The Fountainhead! IT WOULD BE A RIOT!!
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