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The more I watch the trailer, the more I feel this could be the type of Batman film I've been wanting to see.
From what I'm hearing, it seems like a noir detective story. I'm getting a strong Tim Burton dark atmosphere vibe, with Nolan's cinematography.
When the logo appears along with that score, it had me sold.

Btw I like Batman's quick movements.

I don't know about Pattinson's Bruce, but he looks like a good Batman.

Also, Arnold from Westworld as Gordon seems like a really good pick.

Last edited by Hiku - on 23 August 2020

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Hiku said:

The more I watch the trailer, the more I feel this could be the type of Batman film I've been wanting to see.
I'm getting a strong Tim Burton dark atmosphere vibe, with Nolan's cinematography.
When the logo appears along with that score, it had me sold.

Btw I like Batman's quick movements.

I don't know about Pattinson's Bruce, but he looks like a good Batman.

Also, Arnold from Westworld as Gordon seems like a really good pick.

Well they cast Pattinson to play Bruce, not Batman. I wouldn't worry about that at least.

I really like the new Gordon already too. He was great in Westworld (when that was still interesting), and immediately looked like a great fit as a detective/police comissioner. I liked Zoe Kravitz in Crimes of Grinderwald, so I'm looking forward to her Catwoman. 'Just wonder how Colin Farrell's Penguin (I didn't even recognise him in the trailer until I just googled it, holy shit!) is meant to fit in to this narrative.

Also the trailer song is 'Something in the Way' by Nirvana. That should help give an idea to the emotional maturity or psychological state his character is in. Expect more dark moodiness and emotional growing pains.

If you find that 'too edgy' this might not be the Batman movie for you, but they're not just forcing this in out of nowhere. Bruce has gone through some messed up shit, and it's nice a movie could actually focus closely on these psychological aspects of his character, without being too bogged down having to include the usual amount of superhero theatrics.



DC still owes me three consecutive Certified Fresh theatrical releases before I even give them another chance, so I’m going to take a hard pass on this. But it would be nice if it moves the needle back up to One.



SuaveSocialist said:
DC still owes me three consecutive Certified Fresh theatrical releases before I even give them another chance, so I’m going to take a hard pass on this. But it would be nice if it moves the needle back up to One.

Weren't Shazam, Joker, and Birds of Prey the last 3 that came out? They were all certified fresh on RT, if that's really your standard. Not that it's a particularly good standard, because Joker is far and away the best of all those movies, and it's got the lowest RT score of them. 

Last edited by Angelus - on 24 August 2020

Angelus said:
SuaveSocialist said:
DC still owes me three consecutive Certified Fresh theatrical releases before I even give them another chance, so I’m going to take a hard pass on this. But it would be nice if it moves the needle back up to One.

Weren't Shazam, Joker, and Birds of Prey the last 3 that came out? They were all certified fresh on RT, if that's really your standard. Not that it's a particularly good standard, because Joker is far and away the best of all those movies, and it's got the lowest RT score of them. 

No, Joker isn’t even at 70%, so it reset the count to zero.  Forgot that Birds of Prey was even a thing, though.  My bad.  

Will DC hit the second notch for the first time since the Nolan Era?  Could be an exciting time when the reviews come out!



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SuaveSocialist said:
Angelus said:

Weren't Shazam, Joker, and Birds of Prey the last 3 that came out? They were all certified fresh on RT, if that's really your standard. Not that it's a particularly good standard, because Joker is far and away the best of all those movies, and it's got the lowest RT score of them. 

No, Joker isn’t even at 70%, so it reset the count to zero.  Forgot that Birds of Prey was even a thing, though.  My bad.  

Will DC hit the second notch for the first time since the Nolan Era?  Could be an exciting time when the reviews come out!

Right, didn't realize there was a difference on RT between not rotten and certified fresh. In any case, as I said, your standard of judgement is a poor one, because just about anyone who's seen all 3 of those movies would tell you that Joker is by so far better than those other 2 certified fresh movies that it's not even funny. The only reason that the professional critics where harsh on it was because it wasn't seen as politically correct enough to tell an origin story that dared to humanize such a twisted character.



This actually looks decent. I supported Pattinson from the get-go, I know he will nail it, he's a seasoned actor now and knows how to play tricky roles.

The mood is good, the batman seems more like one of us with superpowers, trying to bring a bit of balance in the world of crime vs lawfulness.



I don't get it. I heard their casting choice for Batman, but I see the trailer expecting it to suck only for it to not suck. Did they finally give Zach Snyder the boot or something?



d21lewis said:
Angelus said:
I like the overall vibe of this, but I'm not particularly liking Pattinson's Bruce Wayne. He looks way too unhinged out in public, when Bruce Wayne is supposed to be his billionaire playboy mask to the world. Pattinson is looking like exactly the type of nutjob everyone might suspect of being Batman.

As I've gotten older, I realised that "Supposed to be" has really sucked the enjoyment out of a lot of things. I'm keeping an open mind. If I focussed on what was "supposed to be", I wouldn't enjoy most of the MCU or even Joker.

But that's just me.

The way I see it is that the current Batman has to evolve from somewhere.  If they are showing that scene it just could be a plot point to where Batman values start to crystallize into what we see today.  To be honest, I would think a young batman has a lot of anger and rage which is what pushed him into the role but he evolves as each new challenge presents itself.  Its what is making me more interested in this batman then just going with the norm.  I would love to see a Superman that is totally bad and bring his full power to bare if WB wants to come out with something along those lines.  Not the crybaby Superman who snapped Zods neck.



Hiku said:

Batman beating that guy to a bloody pulp is still a better love story than Twilight.

No one hates Twilight with a burning passion more than Robert Pattinson himself. 

"What did you take from the set before leaving?" 

"My dignity."