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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 3:00 pm 
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That was totally not terrible. My fears of this being The Batman Redux were groundless.

It's not spectacular, mind you but neither were the premieres of Green Lantern or Young Justice (or even, gulp! JLU :shock: ). It definitely has room to improve.

Unlike The Batman I don't predict we'll have to wait four seasons for a decent show. It could potentially happen in the first.

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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Sat Jul 13, 2013 7:29 pm 
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I liked it. Its something new to watch.
I can't look at the new costume and not think the Joel Shoemaker films. It comes across as being really leathery and skintight. I kinda do not like the ALL black. the emblem needs to be a different color at least.
Yes, this is a radically different version of Alfred, but in many ways it makes sense. He is supposed to be this ex-British super spy. Why would he not be somewhat imposing and have some combat skills?
One the one hand, I really like that they are using villains that are either rarely or never used. But at the same time, the second Pig and Toad appeared I started missing the classic villains. It was weird!
Looking forward to Anarky and hoping there is a full fledged toy line to this show.


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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Sun Jul 14, 2013 6:40 am 
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One thing I've noticed about this Batman show: it got nowhere NEAR the amount of promotion Teen Titans Go! got. Even Batman: The Brave and the Bold and The Batman started off with more hype. What happened?

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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:16 am 
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I really enjoyed that first episode.

Over on the DC site, they had made a comment that this is Alfred as played by Jason Statham and I have to agree. And, surprisingly, it worked for me.

There are already nods to the bigger DCU and what could be set up for wonderful guest stars in the near future.

All in all, as everyone else has said, a good start and room for improvement, but I genuinely feel that they have started on the right foot.

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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:19 am 
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I enjoyed it too. You can tell that Glen Murakami is a big fan of the Bob Kane / Bill Finger stories. This reminds me of a CGI version of Detective Comics #27 - #37. Batman goes back to his film-noir, detective roots. I would love to see Hugo Strange or the Mad Monk appear.

I agree also Jason Statham / Earth One Alfred is great. I would love to see them do this version of Alfred in the live-action reboot.


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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Mon Jul 15, 2013 9:28 am 
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The Professor is pretty creepy, especially with the bonesaw. The Frog is just silly, though.

It was okay. Not as bad as I feared, so I'll continue to watch for now.

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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:48 am 
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Last week's show with the "artists" was enjoyable and I thought that the music was fantastic.


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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:54 am 
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It is growing on me, much like The GL series did. But now I am kinda wanting to see some of the classic bad guys.

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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Sat Aug 03, 2013 7:58 pm 
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Nuff said

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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:36 am 
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Saw an episode one weekend-- personally I still feel my initial feelings are warranted-- hated the animation, still looks slipshod and skippy to me-- and the characterizations feel very weak...

Although I will admit- I never expected I would see silver Monkey in a cartoon

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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Mon Aug 05, 2013 7:41 am 
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You are tough to please, Stew. :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Tue Aug 06, 2013 8:33 am 
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Not really-- just mainly in regards to Batman-- in most other properties I let stuff slide (like for GL-- which I have no attachment to whatsoever).

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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 7:10 am 
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Cole Plastics. Nice touch!


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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 11:14 am 
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This has turned into a much better show than I thought.

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 Post subject: Re: Beware The Batman!
PostPosted: Sat Oct 05, 2013 8:26 pm 
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The characters are good, the stories are good, great voice work, great music, lots of great nods to comic history. The designs and animation are where my biggest problems with the show lie. Gotham looks like a ghost town, I understand that there are time and costs involved with adding more people and vehicles to the city but it's just plain empty every time you see it.


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