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Joe Zhang
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Posted: 25 June 2020 at 5:40pm | IP Logged | 1 post reply

Like the Snyder Cut, bringing back Keaton is another out of left field move. It could lead to great success, like The Joker, But it's backward looking, like they don't know what to do, so they will resurrect discarded projects and rehire actors. Also this Flash movie to be an adaptation of a story which features Thomas Wayne as Batman. Which means Keaton will be playing Batman's dad. What a mess in the making. 

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Between Into the Spider-Verse and the recent Crisis on Infinite Earths* crossover on TV, I'm wondering if multi-verses are going to be the next 'in' thing. 

** The crossover event as already established the existence of both the Burton-Earth and the Snyder-Earth in the Arrowverse.

 
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It is hard to remember just how shocking it was to see
those first leaked, grainy photos that I saw in The Sun
'newspaper'.

What was this hard bodied thing I was looking at? That's
not Batman, it's a guy in armour. I was convinced that
the photos were faked and it took some time before I
accepted that no, this really was a version we would be
watching on screen.

There was then the most audacious media blitz associated
with any film - I remember watching Wimbledon and
spotting the odd Batman symbol, which quickly became a
torrent as they were in every shot of the crowd, until
everyone twigged what was going on and those behind it
were ordered to stop.

By the time the film actually opened, we had seen so
much of the armour suit that it was acceptable, but it
should never, ever have become the norm. That the
animated series chose not to use it is something I
supported wholeheartedly.

Time has not been kind to BATMAN (1999). Without the
bluster of the hype, it stands as a very flawed film.
Clearly some bits were just made up as they were going
along (I read an interview at the time with Burton where
he talked about filming Batman walking up the stairs to
the bell tower with no idea what he was going to do when
he reached the top).
There is some excellent design work and the Batmobile
remains my favourite version, but it is a very weak
film.

BATMAN BEGINS remains my favourite Batman film, for
many, many reasons.
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Posted: 26 June 2020 at 3:55am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

OK, this is scary and ridiculous.

I post that the 1989 Batmobile is my favourite and my
Facebook page fills up with adverts for various versions
of that specific Batmobile. Cannot be a co-incidence,
despite that I have cookies turned off and facebook
tracking turned off. These adverts were not there
yesterday.

How the hell do you stop this level of surveillance????
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Apart from me enjoying Jack Nicholson be Jack Nicholson, there really is nothing in the 1989 Batman for me.

It was pure hype in 1989.

What I see now if I watch Batman and Batman Returns is that Tim Burton has no interest in action sequences whatsoever. Batman had a few moments: a truncated Batmobile chase and the Batwing sequence.

At least with Batman Forver, Joel Schumacher brought action to the character.

Batman Begins is my favourite. It gets 98% of everything right. Even my minor quibbles do not detract from it.
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Posted: 26 June 2020 at 5:22am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

"How the hell do you stop this level of
surveillance????"

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Never even mind the fact that your feed will start
showing ads based on what your phone "hears".
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I remember Bob Kane commenting on fan reactions of the negative kind. He admitted that Keaton was short (5'9") for the part, but said once he was in the suit he bulked up to 6'.

sigh

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About that suit:

I've grumbled about this many times since that movie changed the perception of Batman. The whole psychology of the character was gutted. Batman is a guy in a leotard AND THE BAD GUYS CAN'T KILL HIM. No matter how hard they try. But put him in an armored suit, and he becomes a guy in an armored suit. And we KNOW we can kill a guy in an armored suit.

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Never even mind the fact that your feed will start
showing ads based on what your phone "hears".
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I at least have Siri and voice dictation turned off.
Someone bought me an Alexa for Christmas, it just sits in
a corner mostly turned off. When I do use it, I give it a
command and immediately mute the mic.

And my TV's mic is off as well. My conversations aren't
being passed around for people to laugh at - I get enough
of that from the people who are actually IN them
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What does “turned off” mean for so many of these devices?

I fear we lost this battle before we knew we were fighting it.

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Posted: 26 June 2020 at 9:50am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Deactivated on my device - so it is not listening, waiting to hear ‘Siri’ or
‘Alexa’.

That’s the reason the mic is always on with those devices. Turn the
function off, & the mic is turned off as well
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 QUOTE:
That's not Batman, it's a guy in armour.

Armour that is so stiff and rubbery that watching him fight made me think I was watching a "Batman" with all the agility of a puppeteered crash dummy. 

You would think a master fighter would wear something that would at least allow him to turn his head. The action figures based on the movie probably had more articulation than Keaton himself had!


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