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Batman: Gotham Knight trailer

Posted: Thu, 22nd May 2008, 11:01am

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The trailer for Batman: Gotham Knight has been released in amazing low-res MySpace-o-Vision (why would a distributor do such a thing?). Although it's apparently set between Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, the trailer hints at a much more fantastical world. It'll be interesting to see how it fits into the grand scheme of things...
Posted: Thu, 22nd May 2008, 4:36pm

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The animation looks very cool. I'd love to see this.
Posted: Thu, 22nd May 2008, 6:46pm

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Honestly? I've been more excited for this film than The Dark Knight. Can't wait for the Dark Knight, dont get me wrong but I wanna see this even more so.

And the fact that they got the same Batman from TAS, JL and JLU is badass. Easily my favorite Batman voice. But this trailer has been up for a long while. I'm pretty sure there are some high-res versions out there.
Posted: Thu, 22nd May 2008, 7:42pm

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CX3, I wouldn't say they got the same Batman. Cause this Batman is pure Japanese Anime style. The whole thing is. Bruce Wayne looks like someone from Yu-Gi-Oh. I think this has been out for a while since I read reviews about it a while ago. Unlike popular belief, this series is not Batman Begins 1/2. It's just a Batman series. The reviews I read loved it so I'll see them if I get the chance.
Posted: Thu, 22nd May 2008, 8:20pm

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eh, I can't say I'm exited about this at all. Looks like your average everyday cartoon network show.. except it's not.
Posted: Thu, 22nd May 2008, 10:41pm

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I had the same reaction to the Animatrix: "meh". But in the case of the Animatrix, I ended up duping myself and absolutely loving each interlocking but completely contrasting style and story. My favorite of those bunch was the short titled 'Kid's Story'.

I look forward to this, although I'll agree it is perhaps simply putting a lot of standard anime stuff into (barely) a batman costume. Still somewhat excited.
Posted: Fri, 23rd May 2008, 12:09am

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RodyPolis wrote:

CX3, I wouldn't say they got the same Batman.
Umm....?? ... They did get the same Batman.
Posted: Fri, 23rd May 2008, 12:16am

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CX3 wrote:

RodyPolis wrote:

CX3, I wouldn't say they got the same Batman.
Umm....?? ... They did get the same Batman.
well, I thought you were talking about design
Posted: Fri, 23rd May 2008, 4:54am

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RodyPolis wrote:

I think this has been out for a while since I read reviews about it a while ago. Unlike popular belief, this series is not Batman Begins 1/2. It's just a Batman series.
This is six short films, much like the Animatrix. Are you sure you're not thinking of The Batman, which has been out for a bit now?
Posted: Fri, 23rd May 2008, 12:57pm

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I'm sure I wasn't talking about The Batman cartoon. It's just the way I read the reviews made it sound like there were much more episode. But I did here about an episode called 'Mad Love' which was about the Joker and Harley. And one called 'Fear Nothing'(or something like that) about Scarecrow giving Batman a poison that takes away all fears.

I saw these reviews because I typed 'Batman: Gotham Knight reviews'. So...maybe I was right and maybe i was wrong. We'll have to see.
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2008, 3:11pm

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I think this looks very cool, but I'm not going to post about why I think that. Instead, here are the reason I think this will suck:

Ok, So This series of cartoons is set between Nolan's Batman Begins and Dark Knight. Both of these films are highly reputed for dragging the franchise away from the ridiculous nature of the Hollywood shams and grounding them in a far more realistic gritty Gotham. A Gotham we can believe exists.

So at what point between Batman fighting martial artists with terrorist intentions and a guy using drugs to control people - and effectively a deranged politician and a psychotic criminal do giant mutants that live in the sewers fit in?

I'm sorry, these cartoons look like they totally forgot about the direction and feel the films were going for - and as a result I really, really don't care for them at all right now. I am hoping that of the several, this problem is limited to only one or two.

I think my point is fair - anyone perhaps got any reasoning?
-Matt
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2008, 9:58pm

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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

I think this looks very cool, but I'm not going to post about why I think that. Instead, here are the reason I think this will suck:

Ok, So This series of cartoons is set between Nolan's Batman Begins and Dark Knight. Both of these films are highly reputed for dragging the franchise away from the ridiculous nature of the Hollywood shams and grounding them in a far more realistic gritty Gotham. A Gotham we can believe exists.

So at what point between Batman fighting martial artists with terrorist intentions and a guy using drugs to control people - and effectively a deranged politician and a psychotic criminal do giant mutants that live in the sewers fit in?

I'm sorry, these cartoons look like they totally forgot about the direction and feel the films were going for - and as a result I really, really don't care for them at all right now. I am hoping that of the several, this problem is limited to only one or two.

I think my point is fair - anyone perhaps got any reasoning?
-Matt
I honestly am just going to watch this movie as a stand alone project (like Batman The Animated Series or Justice League TAS). Having the thought of this being in between the Begins and the Dark Knight is the furthest thing in my mind. Besides, this is what Batman and the DC Universe is all about anyways. Not incredible realism. (Remember, the comics, cartoons and tv shows were first, not Nolan's movies haha). Not that I don't love the new Batman films, because I do. But looking at the Gotham Knight solely as a continuation of Batman Begins is rather pointless in my opinion. I say "Who Cares?" ha, enjoy it for what it is. If they do pull it off and make it seem coherent to the other movies, then thats just more icing for me but if not, meh... I'll still love it. But I'm a nerd like that ha.

The only thing I'm worried about with Nolans view of Batman tho, is when the time comes to merge with other heroes and their worlds that aren't close to the realism that's displayed in the Batman movies (i.e. The Justice League Live Action). How they'll do that? I have no idea. But guess who'll have a ticket opening night... cool
Posted: Tue, 27th May 2008, 10:13pm

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Ahhh I dunno.

The Animatrix is a good example of some cool episodic material released in order to add some diversity to the back story to a series of films and this was achieved by staying to most extents - canon.

So whilst I may absolutely love these cartoons, they can never really achieve their place alongside the Batman films in the same way that the Animatrix did. That said, hopefully Dark Knight and its successors aren't complete bum. biggrin And anyway, perhaps I am simply being too precious, Batman is Batman and the comics were wild.

Good point regarding the DC Universe and how Nolan's version will allow for other characters to fit in. I'm not sure every character fits into the realistic setting so smoothly - as most DC characters actually possess super powers. Batman's just a guy in a suit at the end of the day. Still, I await the day that Dr. Fate shows up.

-Matt.
Posted: Thu, 29th May 2008, 10:43pm

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Don't you hate when you make a post on a topic and then completely forget that you posted something in the first place the next day? I was sitting here thinking "Man, I feel like I made a comment on something recently and remember what the hell I even commented on to go back and check if someone even replied." haha. Luckily theres the "find posts by CX3" option.

But...

Hybrid-Halo wrote:

Still, I await the day that Dr. Fate shows up.
YES! You = The Sh!t for saying that ha. Fate is my favorite and is so badass. I was actually online yesterday looking for replica helmets because well, just between you and I I'm def putting Fate in this DC webseries we're doin for fun (or at least a reference to him) because it might be a while til' we actually see him on the big screen. I couldn't call myself a fan if I didn't ha.

ps - Shhh
Posted: Thu, 29th May 2008, 10:52pm

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Hell Yeah!

Fate is easily my favourite character, though I was really disappointed by the Helmet of Fate comic. It was ridiculous, part of the helmet smashes off so a monkey can wear it. I'm not even kidding.

I had to read Identity Crisis again just to get over it. smile And I eagerly await a Fate ref in your shorts (that's your short films...).

-Matt
Posted: Fri, 30th May 2008, 12:45am

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Wow... I'll avoid picking that one up then hah.

Check this out though -



SICK! Should be on the market to purchase this year. It really is a long overdue replica.

And whats great about Fate being our shorts (our movie shorts that is) is that he is a LEGIT actor who will play him really well. He's actually already doing hard research on the character as far as background info and even checking out his appearances on Justice League TAS to listen to dialect and such. I'm really excited for it. We just have to figure out the damn costume.
Posted: Fri, 30th May 2008, 2:31am

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Yeah man, I've actually had my eye on the Helmet Replica's for a while now. I'd probably never wear it out - but definitely around the house. It could keep my hair dry whilst I showered.

-Matt
Posted: Sat, 31st May 2008, 12:54am

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I just plan on using it to get chicks.

Keeping along the lines of DC, have u (or anyone else) seen this crossover yet?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpx0kgfEjQc

I'm really interested in playing this because of the grittiness. A friend of mine out here is actually working on this game (cg artist) and says its looking pretty sweet so far.
Posted: Sat, 31st May 2008, 1:42am

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Ah I thought it was a joke when I first saw it, and whilst the premise is moderately appealing - when was the last time a Mortal Kombat game was really on the same level as the rest of the beat em up market?

unsure

I have friends I know will buy it, so will get to play it anyway.
-Matt
Posted: Sat, 31st May 2008, 3:11am

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Hybrid-Halo wrote:

when was the last time a Mortal Kombat game was really on the same level as the rest of the beat em up market?
Hah, this is true. That's why I've never even owned a Mortal Kombat. But these guys are suckerin me in with the DC characters. I could care less about the MK roster ha.

But as always, I'll rent the game first (Unless reviews are off the chart, which I doubt they will be).