The Batpod (Verdict after the trailer)

Discussion in 'The Dark Knight' started by TheBat812, Dec 15, 2007.

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Do you like the Batpod (after the new trailer footage)?

  1. Hell yes, it's badass.

  2. It's alright, but nothing special.

  3. I can deal with it, but it still sucks.

  4. Nolan? wtf were you thinking?

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  1. Taiwarriorz21 Registered

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    i like the tumbler. i hope the batpod isn't the main vehicle. i like having the tumbler around.
     
  2. Nightwing1977 Want to see my mask??

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    Yep. I already point out the wheel on the Batpod is smaller than the Tumbler. Just because the toy Tumbler has the Batpod came out of it don't mean it will be the same in the movie. It just like many of the crappy variants of Batman on TDK toyline, since none of 'em will be in the movie. Again, how the hell can the Batpod be part of the Tumbler when the wheel size are different?
     
  3. JokerJackJoker Registered

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    Well put. I too like the tumbler, but most importantly, batman should always have a batmobile. I cant imagine him without it and instead using the bike. Yeah, the pod is fun and all, but batman uses a car.
    The tumbler better return in the third movie along with a plane.
     
  4. DorkyFresh Sum Dum Goy

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    so uh...i gotta say, after seeing the batpod move SIDEWAYS......i gotta say that it's easily the best batcycle i've ever seen.
     
  5. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    That clip with batman & the Bat-Pod looks wicked .I can't wait to see this baby on Imax .
     
  6. xwolverine2 Arkham Assassin

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    i definatly hate the idea of batman having any kind of motorcyle-like vehicle...
    but the designers made it work.

    but nothing beats the tumbler for me.... its too bad the batpod seems to be taking the tumblers place.. i prefer the tumbler anyday.

    it also seems like a cheap way to make the same boring car chase scenes look new...when in reality its the same thing but now with a cycle.
     
  7. ChicageauxTiger Registered

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    I know that this dude made this comment 6 months ago but he's wrong.

    The front wheels of the Tumbler and the wheels of the Batpod ARE the same size ...
    and we now know why. :word:
     
  8. Dr Lee Insert interesting quote here

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    How do you know?
     
  9. Rezzo The Fire Rises

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    After watching the "There's A Batman" clip I love it even more and really love the sounds it makes.
     
  10. ChicageauxTiger Registered

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    The truth has been exposed about this.
     
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    It's already been said in one review I know of. Of course the legitimacy of that review has yet to be confirmed and there was photos of a set report that surfaced on here that stated the Batpod emerges from the Tumbler.
     
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    Umm, the tires and wheels from the BatPod and Tumbler are the same size. The tires are Sprint Car tires made by Hoosier.
     
  13. SalaciousVC Registered

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    Here is a good look at it,in this promo art

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    It's simply batass.
     
  15. DaRkVeNgeanCe An Epic Film Guy

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    Man I love the way that thing moves and sounds, it is one badass vehicle!
     
  16. Megalith Registered

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    My verdict is WTF are people going to explain how his cape doesn't get caught in the back wheel.
     
  17. Rezzo The Fire Rises

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    The length of the cape. :oldrazz:
     
  18. Travesty Registered

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    I thought there was a interview with Nolan that said they were scared about the cape at first, but it actually works in real life. The didn't have to CGI in a cape, thats the real deal. ;)
     
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    I love how it sounds when its going through the tunnel/subway, making a whistling type noise, sounds cool. :D
     
  20. ChicageauxTiger Registered

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    Yeah, he mentions that they did shorten it a tad, but that the flowing cape is real.
     
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    I'll buy that.

    Now I'm looking at the promo picture above and trying really hard to figure out how the things moves SIDEWAYS. I'm guessing that there is a long vertical shaft that goes through the main body of the pod, connecting the two wheels, so they rotate simultaneously. And the rear foot rest has a sensor that won't allow you to activate the rotation unless you lift your feet off of them.

    I'm going to leave the room when I watch the documentaries and they show how the Batpod actually moves sideways in real life, and there was no CG.
     
  22. Anita18 DANCE FOR ME, FUNNY MAN!

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    ME TOO. Hahaha, it makes you go "WHOA WAIT A MINUTE" when you first see it.

    Yup. As someone else said, it's a little shortened, but the cape is so light that the wind picks it right up once it reaches a few mph.
     
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    Okay guys I just watched the "Now theres a batman clip", now am I crazy or does the wheel actually turn side ways as well. When he blows out of that alleyway you see the lights spinning clockwise but I don't know if thats just my vision or some fancy bike trick or something. I haven't heard that it can do that, but thats what it looks like.
     
  24. The Caped Knight Shield Avenger

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    Yeah, I'm thinking that the point at which it spins sideways is at that tube/shaft (Red Arrow) and everything in front of that rotates at that point (Blue Area).

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    Still, that odd sideways rotation has gotta scratch up those guns when they hit the ground.
    Eh ... Bruce can afford it.
     

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