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Old 01-30-2013, 11:53 PM   #454
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Default Re: Has Batman hurt the genre where costumes are concerned?

Originally Posted by Chris Wallace View Post
30 years ago, we had absolutely no problem whatsoever going to see a movie whose lead character was dressed head-to-toe in colorful spandex. Fast forward to 1989, we see for the first time a Dark Knight type Batman-one whose battle gear, while based on the garb he sports in the comics-is radically changed. The filmmakers deem his grey tights "silly & unrealistic". And we, the fans, buy into this for the most part. But now so many movies & TV shows are taking such drastic liberties & taking characters' looks further and further away from their pulp counterparts. We, the fans, debate these decisions relentlessly-some of us defend it, others are totally against it. But if not for Batman's black rubber, would we all eagerly run to see the colorfully clad characters without any regard for how "silly" they looked?
You have to look how Nolan wanted his version of Batman to have a very knight-like presence, even making Batman's Bat-pod his version of a "steed" and we'll never likely see such an interpretation of a superhero again, so I wouldn't say the TDK/TDK suit will hurt CBM costumes in the future at all.

And if you mention this because of Spider-Man and Superman...people are saying the TAS-M 2 suit will look more like a classic look and Superman, well...I don't think Superman could pull off with red trousers in this modern age of CBMs.

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