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« Reply #45 on: Mar 2nd, 2010, 1:34pm »

I read they were adapting Judd Winick's Under The Hood. I've not seen any of these adaptations yet, but since Under The Hood is a Continuity tale AND has Nightwing, I'm seriously tempted to import this when it's out (The UK doesn't get them). But thankfully all Warner Blu Rays are region free! grin
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« Reply #46 on: Mar 2nd, 2010, 6:39pm »

Neil Patrick Harris as Nightwing excites me. There is a preview of this on the JL: Crisis on Two Earths dvd. It appears they are going to tackle a Death in the Family (at least as a scene or two). The preview showed storyboards and color guides. It may be on YouTube by now.
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« Reply #47 on: Mar 3rd, 2010, 1:49pm »

on Mar 2nd, 2010, 6:39pm, snipe wrote:
Neil Patrick Harris as Nightwing excites me.


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« Reply #48 on: Mar 3rd, 2010, 6:31pm »

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« Reply #49 on: Jul 15th, 2010, 3:20pm »

Saw Under The Red Hood earlier. I thought it was excellent. Right up there with Mask of the Phantasm IMO
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« Reply #50 on: Jul 21st, 2010, 07:40am »

Well I've ordered my Blu Ray, looking forward to watching it when it turns up smiley
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« Reply #51 on: Jul 22nd, 2010, 11:12am »

I really hope Under The Red Hood is the triumphant return of Batman animated. I've heard nothing but good things so far, and we all need something to wash the bitter taste of Batman: Gotham Knight out of our mouths.
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« Reply #52 on: Jul 23rd, 2010, 03:03am »

on Jul 22nd, 2010, 11:12am, Assassin32 wrote:
I really hope Under The Red Hood is the triumphant return of Batman animated. I've heard nothing but good things so far, and we all need something to wash the bitter taste of Batman: Gotham Knight out of our mouths.


Seriously, I can't be the only person who enjoyed Gotham Night. The project was far from fail.
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« Reply #53 on: Jul 23rd, 2010, 03:15am »

I enjoyed it, too.
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« Reply #54 on: Jul 23rd, 2010, 08:58am »

I enjoyed one or two of the stories but overall it was pretty bland...
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« Reply #55 on: Jul 23rd, 2010, 09:47am »

Is Red Hood in stores yet? Neither of our Walmarts nor our Target have it.
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« Reply #56 on: Jul 23rd, 2010, 12:33pm »

on Jul 23rd, 2010, 09:47am, snipe wrote:
Is Red Hood in stores yet? Neither of our Walmarts nor our Target have it.


I'm not sure what's going on with it, the official street date is the 27th I think, but loads of people already seem to have it. I found one horrendously overpriced DVD at the London Comic Convention on the 18th, no sign of the Blu Rays so they were either sold out or he had none to start with.

A few of the UK based importers have got theirs in stock and my Blu Ray was dispatched yesterday but sadly hasn't arrived yet, tomorrow hopefully.
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« Reply #57 on: Jul 23rd, 2010, 1:12pm »

Yeah, 'yoss saying he saw it made me search Wal*Mart and Best Buy before I realized it's not out until the 27th.
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« Reply #58 on: Jul 23rd, 2010, 5:15pm »

1. Gotham Knight was good, though some of the stories were great.

2. Doesn't Walmart have a reputation for breaking release dates over the weekend?

3. Definitely picking up "Under the Red Hood"on Blu Ray this Tuesday ... at the local comic store that has everything Batman related (repeat: EVERYTHING) at 20% off. cool
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« Reply #59 on: Jul 24th, 2010, 3:06pm »

Spoilers ahead, skip this post if you want to go in with an open mind.







I'm gonna be straight here, I didn't like it. I found some of the changes to be bizarre, why the hell was Jason wearing Tim's final Robin costume?! Why bother swapping the location from desert to alpine? That one wasn't even a change to help people without background knowledge, it was just a change for changes sake! I didn't like how out of character Nightwing was; he seemed to lack confidence and seemed to need constant direction from Batman - nothing at all like the super confident Nightwing of the books that constantly leaves Bruce in amazement.

Also, I really thought the ending lacked power. The Joker still had his line about "You finally found a way to win" but Batman did absolutely nothing different to normal by simply disarming Jason. Bumping the Batarang off the artery then having the Joker simply shoot the C4 was surprisingly poetic for the typically incompetent Judd Winick, especially considering it was the nuking of Bludhaven that gave that whole scene its power with the one son returning for the grave in time to see another son enter it comment from Jason. I'm not surprised they cut that due to the isolation of making this a Batman story, but I think ignoring a assumed death of Dick destroyed much of the potential emotional impact.

Now for the one thing I did think was a massive improvement - and that was the explanation for Jason's ressurection was less shit. Having Ra's steal the body and dump it in the Lazurus Pit himself was far better than the Superboy time punch bullshit Winick fed us in the book. I didn't like the whole Ra's hiring the Joker and feeling responsible for Jason's death though, where the hell did they come up with that one? Seems like the only thing they could work out how to justify Ra's involvement. I still think the explanation was a load of crap, hell I still thinking bringing Jason back in the first place was a load of crap!!! But if they really had to bring him back, couldn't they at least have gone with a simmilar explanation in the book and just had someone dig him up and throw him in the Pit?












End of the spoilers.

On the flipside, my friend I watched it with who doesn't read the comics enjoyed it so it seems to be very accessible to those with only basic knowledge of the characters. I also think Bender was quite a good Joker; I've long felt Skywalker's performance is vastly overated - now I don't think it's a bad performance, I just don't think it's anything spectacular - but personally I much preferred Bender's, he seemed to capture the darkness of the humour much better.

I've seen two of these now, and I think it was much better than the Superman/Batman: Public Enemies. But I was still unimpressed. Sorry.
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