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« Reply #60 on: Jul 28th, 2010, 10:04am »

Well, I could not be more pleased with Under The Red Hood. I never read the story arc it was adapted from, so I can't compare it; but it was violent and steeped in its own mythology and found a way to deftly juggle the influx of villains. For Christ's sake, The Black Mask dressed like Scarface. cheesy Gotta love it.

I now forgive DC Animated for the mess that was Batman: Gotham Knight. And I assure all of you, it was in fact a mess.
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« Reply #61 on: Jul 29th, 2010, 2:25pm »

Good to hear Under the Red Hood was to your liking. I have not read the comics either (I will get to it!) but I think it only shows the strength of the adaption. When the adaption can stand on its own, the movie has done well.

on Jul 28th, 2010, 10:04am, Assassin32 wrote:
And I assure all of you, [Batman: Gotham Kinght] was in fact a mess.
Does not mean we cannot enjoy it.
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« Reply #62 on: Jul 29th, 2010, 9:39pm »

I've only read one story with Jason Todd before he died and have not read the original story this movie is based on. That being said, I enjoyed Under The Red Hood very much.

It's strange how they cut away from showing some of the violent hits yet they can show dead bodies and blood (I don't recall a DC movie having this much death or explosions for that matter).

There were some things I didn't like with the movie:

1. How did those goons know Nightwing was the first Robin? No one should know that. Here it was presented like it was public knowledge.

2. I did not buy Joker as a hired hand at all. I understand why he complied with Black Mask after seeing Ra's' flashback, but I always felt Joker always worked for himself.

3. Speaking of Black Mask, he didn't look all that different from Marvel's The Red Skull. Kind of a letdown.

4. We get an appearance from The Riddler and it's wasted. I know it's a minor nitpick, but the guy is barely used anymore and deserves better. He also happens to be my favorite villain.

The good outweighs the bad though. I loved the flashback storytelling and that last standoff with Red Hood, Batman, and The Joker had me at the edge of my seat. I was especially impressed with the cast, especially Bruce Greenwood as Batman and John Dimaggio as Joker who made the role his own instead of sounding like Bender/Toyman.

Summary: A-

PS: I said I would buy this at 20% off. Instead, I bought it for free from Amazon using a certain service that I'm not sure I can mention here (it's not illegal though). The Blu Ray also came with a cell lithograph of The Joker.
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« Reply #63 on: Jul 29th, 2010, 9:43pm »

Loved it. My only gripe is Jason was wearing Tim's second (red and black only) costume when he was killed.
I actually liked the Ra's / Joker aspect much better than the Superboy punch.
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« Reply #64 on: Sep 10th, 2010, 01:26am »

Goddamn Red Box is always out of this movie, it's driving me nuts. I'm too poor to go to Blockbuster sad
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« Reply #65 on: Sep 13th, 2010, 05:08am »

Don't worry. Blockbuster is too poor to have you. wink

Anyway, Under the Red Hood is goddamn amazing. Almost right up there with Mask of the Phantasm.

How I'd rank the DC Originals:

1) Justice League The New Frontier
2) Batman: Under the Red Hood
3) Superman Batman: Public Enemies
4) Wonder Woman
5) Justice League Crisis on Two Earths
6) Superman Doomsday

Haven't seen Green Lantern First Flight yet.
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« Reply #66 on: Sep 23rd, 2011, 03:32am »

Did anyone see the first official Batman: Year One trailer? Thoughts?
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« Reply #67 on: Sep 23rd, 2011, 07:48am »

Well as you linked it, I've now seen it smiley

On the whole I like that as a trailer - it's a great scene to pick. The book is full of great moments, but that one scene always stood out to me as being really iconic.

My only tiny gripe is that I'm not 100% sold on Batman's voice yet - I know he's a much younger guy at this point, but something sounded a little *off*. I'm sure it's just because every time an animated Batman speaks, I expect Kevin Conroy smiley.I'll reserve judgement until I've seen the whole thing. I'm positive I'll enjoy it. smiley
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« Reply #68 on: Sep 24th, 2011, 09:57am »

I'm not sure if I'm going to watch the trailer, simply because I like the thought of going in completely blind without any preconceptions. I've just put in my pre-order on a US import Blu Ray a few minutes ago! I must admit, I'm actually far more curious as to the Catwoman short, I am cautiously looking forward to this... That's partly why I don't want to watch the trailer, they are always designed to make the movie look as good as possible (obviously), and the more excited I get, the greater the probability of disappointment.

I have to admit, despite my negative comments about Superman/Batman: Public Enemies, and Under The Red Hood. I really did enjoy the second Superman/Batman film about Supergirl (seems I never bothered to speak about that one, ha ha). Even though the ending battle with Darkseid was overly long and too campy, I did think the portrayal of Supergirl was very well done. It was a good solid effort.
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« Reply #69 on: Sep 28th, 2011, 2:17pm »

Batman: Year One looks great. Here's hoping for a Superman For All Seasons adaptation, and a general cascade of classic DC graphic novels making the jump to the small screen.
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« Reply #70 on: Sep 28th, 2011, 6:52pm »

Yea I hope this mean there will be a Dark Knight Returns movie. The rumor was a while ago that they would split it into like 2 different releases. I know it sounds dumb but I think it would be great for marketing cause it would build up so much hype for people who know the comic book and also a good cliffhanger for people seeing it for the first time.
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« Reply #71 on: Oct 2nd, 2011, 11:21am »

Ed Asner!
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« Reply #72 on: Oct 18th, 2011, 9:11pm »

Year One was pretty danged good. I had some problems with the voice actor that played Bruce (he seemed to occasionally over-enunciate). The Catwoman short was disappointing (especially since Dini wrote it) - mostly eye candy.
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« Reply #73 on: Oct 19th, 2011, 10:12am »

Batman: Year One was amazingly good and did the original comic issues more than justice. I absolutely loved it. I didn't particularly like the voice actor when he did his 'internal monologue' thing but his Batman voice was convincing.

I think there was absolutely nothing that brought this movie down. My girlfriend even thought it was better than the comics. But what does she know?

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« Reply #74 on: Oct 19th, 2011, 8:46pm »

I'd have to say Brian Cranston knocked it out of the park with his Jim Gordon. Spot on mix of vulnerability but heroism in his voice that he gave the character.
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