Discussion in 'Batman Begins' started by Polomontana, Oct 21, 2006.
Give Robin his own movie then so his own fans can follow him.
Looks like you were wrong about that kid. After watching this last Batman I realized that kid in the 1st film who was a nod to Robin was Robin in this last movie. Robin John Blake and so you aren't completely wrong about no "Robin" as we know him from the Burt Ward and comic book stuff. They stuck him in the movie but not as the "Boy Wonder" we were all thinking of.
^^^Was it confirmed that Blake was the kid in Batman Begins? 'Cause I didn't think it was. I mean it would make sense, but was there a legit confirmation?
But for a split second in the movie everyone probably thought it might be.
He definitely wasn't and I'm glad because that would have been so contrived.
Wow, a lot of the early replies on this thread are rude as ****!
Nice to know some things don't change....
And eamonn3, Robin91939 wasn't wrong, and what you said makes no sense.
Seems sad to make an account only to reply to this 6 year old thread...and have it be your only post...
Something we agree on TDKR
I'm surpised anyone still believes this. Or to think that Blake was the kid all grown up as there is NOTHING in the movie to even indicate that.
did Batman ever got his equipment back? I mean, a Lannister always pays his debts and Joffrey definatly IS a Lannister...
The edit makes absolutely no sense. He saw the face of Batman and knew it was Bruce? Because Blake definitely said he saw the look of Bruce and knew he was Batman.
Both that kid's parents were alive and he was more than old enough to remember his mother dying therefore.
Jack Gleeson (that kid) is also blonde as blonde can be. JGL is not.
It was just a kid I guess. And after those nine years (one year between BB and TDK plus the eight year gap before TDKR) this kid would just be way too young to be "Robin" John Blake.
No, no confirmation whatsoever. This is all fan speculation.
I agree with everything you've said, but, as to the bolded part, there is such a thing as hair dye. To be fair though, John Blake doesn't seem the type to dye his hair.
I bet that kid never got out of poverty and became one of the social revolutionaries.
that kid grew up to be a roookie cop who shot at batman's emp gun in tdkr.
^ Another marvelous theory, lol.
It was a mistake to add the name "Robin" in TDKR.
I really like the ending (minus the platform rising tbh) and him collecting his stuff though.
I think it was more of a mistake even calling him 'John' since we only hear that name once while collecting his stuff at the end. He should've responded by saying 'Blake' then handing his ID card which is revealed that his first name is Robin when the lady says, "Ahh, yes, there you go Robin Blake."
Yes, that would have made the allusion work better (though it still would have been lame IMO).
It's not lame. It just wasn't necessary. And I'm NOT a JGL-disliker.
Indeed. TDKR's way is just a bit confusing that we hear his name being John once, but it's really Robin. Robin Blake should've been his name, or Robin Grayson even, but John should've never been his first name to begin with.
I think it is lame. It would have been better if his name was Tim Drake or something.
It was a corny cheap way to get an emotional reaction from those in the general audience who know enough to know that Robin exists but not enough to know what his alter ego identity is. And it was wholly useless apart from that, as Nolan might as well have just kept the guy's name as John Blake and had him take over from there.
Also, I'm not a JGL disliker. I like the actor. But his character in this film was worthless, unnecessary, and two-dimensional, and the film would have been a lot better off without him.
It's Nolan's personification of Robin, not just the first Robin, Dick, or Jason or Todd. It's an culmination of past and present Robins into one, thus his name is Robin. Didn't find that "lame" at all; I actually found it pretty brilliant.
But, it's hard to argue when I see John Reese smiling at me, lol.