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Old 08-28-2013, 11:57 AM   #121
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Default Re: The Official Batman (1989) Thread - Part 4

Originally Posted by Goddamn Batman View Post
It just doesn't feel right to me, when all the other fantastical elements from the comics are removed. Ra's Al Ghul should really be immortal, Joker should be permawhite, and Bane should use venom. With the "magic" removed, it makes Batman look like Ethan Hunt in a batsuit. You could replace Batman with a guy in a ninja costume and change the names, and it would just be another action thriller.
I don't think it "should" be anything. It's up to the director to have creative freedom. The way it should be. Heath's Joker felt more like Joker to me than Nicholson's great version of Joker...and yet there was no perma-white. Arguments about perma-white, venom, lazarus pits just feel childish to me. It's the same as complaining about an actress having different hair color to what she has in the comics.

I don't see how removing the magic makes Batman dull. That doesn't make any sense to me. Batman has always had a police crime drama element to it with most characters being pretty realistic. Nolan just zoned in on those elements instead of showing things like Immortality or aliens or Mr. Freeze and Clayface.

Originally Posted by Goddamn Batman View Post
I'm not against change, and I do like tdk trilogy, but I think Batman works best in a unrealistic world. I prefer movies where you can take a break from the real world and experience something unusual and exciting. King Kong would not be special if Kong was just a rabid chimp running around New York and strangling people. Or imagine a Star Wars movie about astronauts punching each other in the face onboard a space shuttle.

I don't think Batman is very realistic. A man couldn't be a master in all the martial arts in the world, when it takes almost a lifetime to master just one. But in a fantasy world, it can work
Sure, and that's fair. But that's Star Wars. You cant compare that to Batman. Hey, id love to see more fantastical Batman movies, I enjoy the Burton ones, id like to see Batman Beyond even. But Batman lends itself to a more realistic interpretation.

It depends on what version of Batman you're looking at. There's different versions, and some of them are realistic enough.

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