As promised, here’s the first new I’m Married to Batman episode in over a year! See Batman DANCE! And, as an added bonus, part 2 of our Christmas Special is coming up in December.
As promised, here’s the first new I’m Married to Batman episode in over a year! See Batman DANCE!
Because the phrase “I’d rather be in Batman” could be taken in so many different ways, I’ve come up with 3 possible ways to interpret what I assume is a poorly phrased tagline for a license plate holder.
1. “I’d rather be in Batman” is a reference for actors to make meaning that they’d rather appear in the 1989 Tim Burton film rather than the project there currently working on.
2. “I’d rather be in Batman” is a mistake; its supposed to say “I’d rather be in Gotham.” (As in, “I’d rather be at the beach.”)
3. “I’d rather be in Batman” just means that some dudes think that Batman is hot and they would literally rather be in Batman than any other guy. Hey, he’s rich, powerful and looks good in tights… yeah we get it.
Hi, I’m Jamie, and if you didn’t already know, I’m a crotchety old man. Hence the following complaint (Do your best to imagine a garbled old man voice while reading the text below):
In my day (the eighties) we had die-cast metal Hot Wheels and we liked it that way. If your friend pissed you off, you’d just bean him in the head with a corvette or a station wagon and he’d know you meant business. Now these. .. These pathetic substitutes for Hot Wheels are not only poorly constructed, but look at this ridiculous marketing tie in! What kids want to play with the VW from Footloose or the convertible that was featured in Beverly Hills Cop? Why are they selling toys now that should have marketed to me twenty-five years ago!?!
Guess who’s back? Back again? It’s Batman in The Dark Knight Returns Part 2! And this one… whew, this one is crazy.
I think I liked Part 1 better than Part 2 – maybe because for what Part 2 lacks in story in comparison to Part 1, it it makes up for in sheer lunacy. Seriously, this movie is nuts. It features: Superman fighting the USSR’s military and just… killing people, the joker on an insane murderous rampage, nuclear explosions and Batman fighting the cops – and that’s none of that is even in the climax of the movie. It’s nuts.
Like I mentioned yesterday, Peter Weller is the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman in these flicks rather than Kevin Conroy, and I know I already mentioned the speech he makes near the end of this flick, but wow, is it awful – it bares repeating. Kevin Conroy is great as the voice of Batman, and if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. (Check out the trailer below: “Tonight, we are the law. I am the law!” Yuck.) Oh, and while I’m’ taking shots at people, Michael Emerson as The Joker just wasn’t working. Again, just call Mark Hamill – and again, if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!
This movie is nuts, but if you watched Part 1, you’ll need to watch Part 2 to see how the story ends… and it’s not the most satisfying of endings, but it’s worth checking out for any Batman fan. I give Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Part 1 a 7 out of 8.
Of the two parts, I’d say that part 1 of The Dark Knight Returns is the better, more entertaining half of the story. It’s fun to get acquainted with this new Gotham City and a new Bruce Wayne – they’re both older and they’ve both changed. I’d of never thought I’d see Bruce Wayne driving a race care and thinking something tot he tune of, “This would be a good death… [to die in a race car accident] But not good enough.” It calls into question whether or not being Batman was about thrill seeking, revenge, or justice, or if somewhere along the road, the line got blurred, but it doesn’t matter anymore, because Bruce hasn’t been Batman for 10 years, and he’s kinda old.
This movie features Peter Weller as the voice of Bruce Wayne/Batman rather than Kevin Conroy, who is almost always the voice of Batman in any animated presentation since the late 80s, and Weller is OK, but he just doesn’t hit the mark – it’s not so noticeable in Part 1, but he makes a speech in Part 2 that I didn’t believe for a second.
It’s an interesting story with interesting characters, but unless you’re really into Batman, you might want to skip this one – especially if you saw The Dark Knight Rises and you didn’t think it was anything great. On the other hand, if you couldn’t get enough of DKR, then this is the movie series for you. I give Batman: The Dark Knight Returns – Part 1 a 7.5 out of 8.
Think about what Dark Knight Rises action figures might look like. Picture them in your mind. What would Batman look like? What would Bane look like. Then imagine they sold them both together in a set. And they look like this:
Take a close look at these fellas and how they’re posing. Think carefully about what they’re both doing. Read the rest of this entry
I think I found the right chiropractor for me…
Yep, pretty sure.
Any chiropractor that lets his child do the white board sign in his office and mention Batman is OK in my book.
I remember reading the graphic novel of the same name and being bored, but this flick blew me away. Maybe they added more detail… I don’t know, but Batman: Year One blew me out of my seat. In many ways, the story about Jim Gordon’s rise to commissioner is more interesting than what’s happening with Bruce Wayne, and that might be what makes the film so compelling. It’s very different than Batman Begins despite covering some of the same ground (and you’ll notice some elements that Nolan borrowed, such as the bat homing device), but it’s still a must watch for anyone who enjoyed Christopher Nolans’ Batman flicks. I give it an 8 out of 10.
Batman: Year One is available on Netflix Instant.