Is Batman the most cinematic superhero/comicbook character?

Discussion in 'Batman World' started by Kevin Roegele, Mar 19, 2006.

?

Answer me

  1. Yes

  2. No

Multiple votes are allowed.
Results are only viewable after voting.
  1. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

    Joined:
    May 2, 2000
    Messages:
    23,843
    Likes Received:
    37
    Batman was heavily inspired by creepy, shadowy 1930's horror movies, such as The Bat Whispers and The Man Who Laughs, as well as film noir. As such, it makes sense that Batman works onscreen better than any other superhero. The hugely appealing visual of a man dressed as a bat, and the relatively easy-to-suspend disbelief compared to superheroes with powers, make him perfect for cinema. Christopher Reeve or Tobey Maguire only put on costumes and pretend to do what their characters do; Keaton or Bale put on the costume, drive a real Batmobile, learn real martial arts, get real toys.

    [​IMG]
    Conrad Veidt in The Man Who Laughs

    Then there is the James Bond factor; Batman movies have amazingly cool cars (and vehicles); gadgets; a new Hollywood babe as the romatic intrest every movie; unforgettable villains; huge scale action and stunts; and an ever changing leading man. I'm not suggesting the Batman movies are modelled solely on the Bond ones, they are not. However, the James Bond movies have been an huge influence on every action movie (just ask Christopher Nolan which films inspired him on Batman Begins).
     
  2. Bat Attack

    Bat Attack Mirth

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Messages:
    14,182
    Likes Received:
    0
  3. Furious Styles

    Furious Styles Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2004
    Messages:
    1,078
    Likes Received:
    0
    One thing I really enjoyed about Tim Burton's Batman was the subtle, yet suggestive nature in which Burton presented Batman. He didn't necessarily paint Batman as the hero, or the villain. He didn't show us Batman's origin, he only hinted at Bruce Wayne's inner pain and turmoil. Little provocative things that help flesh out Batman, but keep an aura of mystery about him.

    Batman is a very sexy character, who can be used in many different fashions and still keep his appeal. I would have to say yes, just because of his longevity in different mediums as well as what we have seen out of the films. Batman can be presented using german expressionism and film noir elements (Returns) and work quite well and he can presented in a more "typical" style ala Begins.
     
  4. Dr. Fate

    Dr. Fate Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2005
    Messages:
    12,741
    Likes Received:
    0
    Everything is "inspired" by something else, really.
     
  5. CConn

    CConn Fountainhead of culture.

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    57,638
    Likes Received:
    0
    I have to say, this is a really nice point, not just about Batman being the most cinematic, but about character influences in general. :up:
    Yes, but while - let's say - Superman is "inspired" by religious stories and beliefs, Batman is based highly on a style of film. They're all based on something different, which makes them all quite interesting in a way.
     
  6. El Payaso

    El Payaso Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 10, 2005
    Messages:
    15,263
    Likes Received:
    0
    Exactly.
     
  7. November Rain

    November Rain Single Mother

    Joined:
    Sep 27, 2005
    Messages:
    13,348
    Likes Received:
    0
    hmmmm.....

    nah, i dont think so...
     
  8. titan101

    titan101 Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 30, 2005
    Messages:
    4,735
    Likes Received:
    3
    .....






    ..........























    WTF????!!!!!!!
     
  9. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

    Joined:
    May 2, 2000
    Messages:
    23,843
    Likes Received:
    37
    Of course. Nothing is created in a vacuum.

    Batman comes partly from Zorro who comes partly from Robin Hood who comes partly from Hearne the Hunter who comes partly from the Green Man.....and so on.
     
  10. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

    Joined:
    May 2, 2000
    Messages:
    23,843
    Likes Received:
    37

    :up: Thanks buddy.
     
  11. Two-Face

    Two-Face Harvey Dent

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2003
    Messages:
    48,170
    Likes Received:
    1
    Sorry but I find to funny! hahaha!!

    *Schumacher is back*:D
     
  12. Furious Styles

    Furious Styles Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2004
    Messages:
    1,078
    Likes Received:
    0
    Main Entry: sexy
    Pronunciation: 'sek-sE
    Function: adjective
    Inflected Form(s): sex·i·er; -est
    1 : sexually suggestive or stimulating : EROTIC
    2 : generally attractive or interesting : APPEALING

    Sorry about that, I guess I'll leave the Batman banter to the professionals
     
  13. batmaluco

    batmaluco Run, Batman! Run!

    Joined:
    May 10, 2005
    Messages:
    4,931
    Likes Received:
    0
    Great pic, this is totally 40's Joker. :up:
     
  14. CConn

    CConn Fountainhead of culture.

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2004
    Messages:
    57,638
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh come on. I think we'd all **** Batman.

    Or at least give him an HJ.
     
  15. Zephyr Alexian

    Zephyr Alexian Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 1, 2006
    Messages:
    1,806
    Likes Received:
    0
    Oh noes. . . I'd buy him a prostitute to spoon w/, but Bats is on his own for the other stuff.:(
     
  16. Riven

    Riven Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2005
    Messages:
    6,625
    Likes Received:
    0
    the answer is "yes".
     
  17. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

    Joined:
    May 2, 2000
    Messages:
    23,843
    Likes Received:
    37
    If you read Batman #1, the pictures of the Joker are completely based on him.
     
  18. SharonNash

    SharonNash Guest

    I'm risking to be VERY unpopular round here, but... I think that he is not... first of all 'cause first guy (and one of the greatest comic based movie hero) was Superman - i guess he should be number one (and only then - our favorite Bat guy):supes:
     
  19. TheGrayGhost

    TheGrayGhost Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 15, 2005
    Messages:
    1,684
    Likes Received:
    0
    :rolleyes:

    You are definitely giving a back-handed statement to Batman Begins, and while I would like to fully counter your post, I think we've all beaten this Burton VS Nolan debate to death. Needless to say, I disagree with all of your post.
     
  20. krpton2

    krpton2 Registered

    Joined:
    Mar 11, 2006
    Messages:
    1,568
    Likes Received:
    0
  21. Katsuro

    Katsuro Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 23, 2005
    Messages:
    5,616
    Likes Received:
    0
    Of course he is. Thats part of what makes Batman Begins so great, is that it feels like so much more than just some comic book movie. It's got this great epic feel, and it appeals to a much wider audience. My older sister actually enjoyed this film, and she rarely likes anything that's not ******ed. I saw it with my folks in theaters once, and my mother was actually able to stay awake for the whole film. If you knew my mother, you would know what a feat that was.

    And even a lot of the graphic novels feel like movies. Long Halloween would make an awesome movie, or perhaps an HBO miniseries.
     
  22. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

    Joined:
    May 2, 2000
    Messages:
    23,843
    Likes Received:
    37
    Not sure I understand your argument. The question is nothing to do with comics per se; it's simply, which character, originally appearing in comics, works best in movies? I believe it's Batman.
     
  23. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

    Joined:
    May 2, 2000
    Messages:
    23,843
    Likes Received:
    37
    LOL, fun times at the cinema.
     
  24. Furious Styles

    Furious Styles Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2004
    Messages:
    1,078
    Likes Received:
    0
    I think it's been said before, but it's somewhat ironic that some elements of Batman were inspired by The Shadow and The Phantom pulps of the time, yet as far as cinema is concerned, the Batman films are of a much higher quality than the Shadow and Phantom films.

    Too bad because a series of Shadow films with Alec Baldwin would be fine by me.
     
  25. Kevin Roegele

    Kevin Roegele Do you mind if I don't?

    Joined:
    May 2, 2000
    Messages:
    23,843
    Likes Received:
    37
    :up: I love that film.
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice
monitoring_string = "afb8e5d7348ab9e99f73cba908f10802"