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Old 09-14-2013, 06:20 AM   #34
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Default Re: Batman's fighting style - new Batman, what should his fighting style be like ?

Bring back Keysi but simply shoot it better.

The thing about Nolan fights is that they had great choreography, but were shot in a way that didn't always properly showcased it.

Even the best cinema fights are all basically cheating. The actors and stuntmen never do anything that looks like real combat (especially when involving multiple opponents), its ALL about strategic cuts and clever editing. Nolan bat fights were actually choreographed in a way that showed Batman quite believably and fluidly take care of multiple opponents. Its just that they were edited in a somewhat "bland" way (at least compared to style of directors like Snyder).

But the moves themselves were great. Keysi brings that perfect blend of cinematic looking choreography, rugged, "elbow to the face" brutality, and "realistic" looking efficiency. One of the biggest misconceptions is that Bane vs Batman fight was "primitive". Yes the moves were exaggerated to show the brutality and beast like quality of both combatants (which was fitting for the characters, and made the fight impressive), but it wasn't just a brawl. If You look closely You can see a lot of that keysi "arm fencing" with blocks and various combinations.

I actually quite like Nolan fight scenes, and strongly believe that much of the backlash against them is unfairly generated, by the chaotic editing of Begins (which was intentional, and meant to show batman wraith-like quiality). TDK got some unfair criticism, couse after Begins fans approached the movie allready thinking that Nolan sucks at fights scenes, even though TDK had some pretty good action sequences (the great previtt building siege scenes, the penthous fight where Batman nicely showcases Keysi).

But still, those moves can be potrayed better, faster, more cinematicaly and I am sure Snyder is the right man for the job.

Last edited by Procrastinator; 09-14-2013 at 06:24 AM.
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