So when the teaser came out, last year-ish, I wasn’t too impressed. I am tired of the sepia-haze that is now the hallmark of WB Superhero movies. That and the whole “No Humor” thing sort of irked me.
Something has changed. What’s made me change my tone? What ONE thing has made me pull a 180? One thing. One human. One Actor. Ben Affleck has sold me on the direction and tone of this upcoming film. Sure, Ben has been in some films that just didn’t work but this is not going to be one of those. When you watch the trailer you don’t see this “sad” Batman that we’ve been saddled with for however long now, you feel “mad” Batman. Yep, beyond seeing the anger that Ben portrays, you feel it. That is the mark of good director and a talented actor.
I am still unsure if I will actually go see this in the theater but I will see it. At this point I can’t wait for it to come out so I can view it at home. Why? Why wait for the BluRay/Digital Download? Well the movie looks so intense that some people in my household, perhaps even me, would need to take some breaks from viewing it.
I know that I am tardy to the party, but real life can be a bitch. That being said, this cover to Entertainment Weekly gives us a new look at the DC Trinity in non-washed out color. I mean wow… look at all of the color! Wonder Woman looks, well, wonderful. She could use a bit more bulk but she looks really good. Batman still looks more “emo” than stoic and Superman looks sort of smug. If the movie actually gives us a bit of this color, I would be more interested in watching it. Nothing against Snyder’s vision but it is way to dark and dingy.
I was watching a bit of Batman the Brave and the Bold today and thought to myself, “Self, wouldn’t it be cool if Captain America would show up for some bad guy hammering?”. Incredibly my self said, “You got that right!” So it is now about 7 hours later and here is my team up. It isn’t perfect but I am not a professional and it was a labor of love, fun and Nerdom. I really had a great time with this 🙂
The base was two Batmans and I used a Green Arrow as a reference for B&tB style.
Yet another rehashing of the origin of the Bat. Yep, but honestly it looks like a great rehashing of Bruce’s long road to become the consummate crime fighting capped crusader. I like Batman. It seems as if I like Batman in any form. From the Serious & gritty Dark Detective to the campy Silver Age, outrageous, adventures. So far there has only been one version of Batman that I didn’t like and I have not seen it, other than publicity shots, that would be the pron parody of it. Not my thing.
Anyhow, BATMAN. This primal force of nature that kicks the crap out of bad guys of all levels. From muggers to super villains. Batman. Who can strike fear in the hearts of superstitious criminals everywhere. Yes, Batman.
Zero Year will run for a year in the current issues of Batman, which began in #23. I would like it to be an extended mini series, beyond the main title book, so we can really get a vivid image of what it took to become the Bat. Has it been done to death? Yes. Yet that is the thing about great Myths. We keep retelling them over and over. From the tales of Heracles to hearing stories in churches every Sunday, or whenever you go. We love our myths, fairytales and science fiction. The greatest ones have a bit of truth in them and becoming the Bat is more grounded in reality than other heroes out there on the market.
Batman, Zero Year should continue to be a great read and I am looking forward to sitting down with it each Sunday (if I can wait that long to read it) with a hot cup of Caf and enjoying it.