Re: The Official Batman Returns Thread - Part 2
Originally Posted by milost
Gordon's expression in TDKR is borderline camp when he realizes, for the first time, that his friend and trusted ally is none other than Bruce Wayne.
"huurrrrr, durrrrrrr, Bruce Wayne?!?"
It's fine and dandy that Gordon wouldn't care who he was, but to not have even the slightest clue and be puzzled by it? Ridiculous. This is the same guy, a detective and cop, who saw Bruce crash his lambo to "catch the light" (Gordon even thought he was trying to catch the van).
A subtle smile on Gordon's part would have been more appropriate when Batman flies away after telling him that. A smile like he gives him at the end of Batman Begins. But nah, "Broos Weyne??" after an insulting flashback that spells it out for the audience. Yeah, no kidding Gordon, Bruce is Batman.
Yeah that was spelling it out. That moment was a little off.
Jerry and Joe were gentlemen. Bob Kane was a thief and a glory-hound who was more concerned about profit and prestige. I cannot bring myself to believe the same things about Stan Lee in regards to his two main contributors, Jack Kirby and Steve Ditko. I'm inclined to believe Stan's version of events as he has usually been very willing to credit his co-conspirators, but the truth is because different versions of credit exists, we will never truly know.