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Old 02-27-2010, 09:04 AM   #46
Kevin Roegele
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Default Re: Has Batman hurt the genre where costumes are concerned?

Here is my take on it; superheroes can wear bright coloured costumes on screen. But it has to be established why. There are plenty of people in real life who wear brightly coloured costumes. Sports players, motorbike riders, performers, etc. They do not look silly because there is a context.

Superheroes wear bright costumes to attract attention, to stand out. To let people know they are there. Let's not forget, a lot of the classic superhero style comes from circus performers in leotards. Strongmen and acrobats performing amazing feats (the Amazing Spider-man, the Incredible Hulk).

Justice League is the new Superman II. Two directors. Jarring clash of drama and comedy. Huge amount of material cut or changed.
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