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6 Thoughts on The Batman (Review)

It’s Batman’s world, we’re just living in it. After several years of delays, The Batman has finally arrived in theaters and delivered a Batman movie we can all love and embrace. It may be 3 hours long, but it’s a heck of a ride and I had a blast with this big, fun Batman adventure.

Movie Rating: 9/10 – Great

I love Batman as much as the next person, and The Batman was probably my most anticipated movie of this year. I liked what I saw with each of the trailers, I liked how this world was forming, and it lived up to all my hype and expectations. The actors, the characters, the designs, the choices, the score; everything worked for me with this film and I can’t wait for all the sequels and spin-offs we’re going to be getting.

Join me after the jump for my full review/thoughts on The Batman. Expect FULL SPOILERS for the movie. And please share your own thoughts in the comments!

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My 6 Favorite Batman Costumes

It’s new Batman movie week! The Batman debuts on Thursday, though a doctor’s appointment means I won’t be able to check it out until probably Saturday. But that’s a me problem, not a you problem. You get to see the movie whenever you want and read my Batman Week List of Six about favorite Bat-costumes!

Here’s lookin’ at you, kid

I did a similar List of Six a couple years ago for Spider-Man, when one of those new Spider-Man movies came out. So why not dig deep into the world of alternate Batman costumes and see what I like and don’t like? There aren’t as many alternate versions of Batman costumes as there are Spider-Man costumes. Batman tends to get very subtle changes to his outfit while maintaining the same look. Or sometimes he dresses like a zebra. Still, I’ve got some favorites out of those subtle changes, and some favorites out of really cool alternate looks.

Join me after the jump for my favorite Batman costumes over the years, and feel free to share some of your own in the comments!

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The Batman Still Looks Darn Good!

A new trailer for The Batman arrived yesterday like a late Christmas present. Just out of the blue, poof! New Batman trailer. I guess that’s how the world works these days, always in mysterious ways. It’s another great trailer, this one showing off a lot more Catwoman and Riddler. In face, this is probably a trailer to avoid if you want to start avoiding any and all spoilers. Some plot points of the movie do get spoiled in this trailer, I would say.

I think The Batman is my most anticipated movie of the upcoming year. I know Marvel has a lot of good films coming out — like Thor: Love and Thunder — but The Batman is a new, darker, grittier take on the Dark Knight. And I like a good, fresh take on Batman. It’s just an innate feeling, possibly in all of us. So I’m excited to see how they pull this off, and if perhaps we’ll get a new, more open Batman movie franchise going forward.

You also have the option of watching this trailer in glorious 4K on Vimeo.

The Batman arrives in theaters on March 3.


6 Things I Want to See in The Batman Movie

The latest trailer for the upcoming Batman reboot was released this past weekend and I thought it was a blast! This looks like a really great Batman movie, and I am as hyped as anybody else. Who doesn’t love a new Batman movie? I do feel a little bit weird getting excited for this film. It wasn’t too long ago that we were already getting some excellent, well-made, very gritty Batman movies. But we’re gonna do it all again anyway!

The most important “the” in the world

Honestly, I’m worried that this list is going to be kind of weak. I have loved pretty much everything we saw in both trailers so far. The Batman seems to be going for a very cool tone, which is a favorite among Batman fans. The action looks good. The world looks cool. Batman and all his Bat-stuff looks great. What’s left for there to hope for? Join me after the jump to find out!

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DC Fandome Delivered the Good Trailers!

DC Fandome was yesterday and I waited until today to share the trailers because reasons. I was simply in no rush to get them posted, since every other comic book geek website did a lot with them, so it’s not like I’m some unique resource. But I still like sharing trailers and my thoughts on those trailers, so here’s a bunch of the good ones I’m excited about from DC Fandome!

Let’s kick things off with the granddaddy of all anticipated trailers: The Batman.

This is the movie everybody is excited about, and this trailer delivered! It’s everything we could want (sans Robin), and the movie looks great! This trailer is a little more scattershot than last year’s teaser trailer, but it’s still fun. I love how the movie looks, I love the tone. The fighting looks great, the Batmobile looks great, the Batsuit looks great. Everything looks great!

Though part of me felt a little weird watching this trailer. Like…we are all so excited for this new Batman reboot…and yet it’s the fourth modern cinematic Batman. The Christopher Nolan movies were great. People like Batfleck. But, y’know…I guess we’ll just do it all again!

Hopefully this time we get a proper Robin.

Next up is the Peacemaker TV show on HBO Max.

I like the look of this one too! Suicide Squad is definitely going to go down as one of my favorite movies of the year, so this show should be a hoot! I am all in favor of John Cena becoming as big a movie presence as Dwayne Johnson, and this show will hopefully be a much bigger hit than Suicide Squad.

We got our first look at Black Adam.

Looks OK to me, though I’m still not sure how this movie is going to work. What is the plot going to be? Black Adam fights the Justice Society? I also can’t help but laugh at the Rock saying, “the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change”. That’s such a weird phrase. There is no real DC Universe in the movies anymore, so is there really a hierarchy of power?

I still don’t think we’re ever going to get Shazam vs. Black Adam on the big screen…

There was also a teaser for The Flash.

First of all, that little bit of chest hair and the choker on Ezra Miller is kinda gross. But maybe that’s just me. I’m not particularly excited about The Flash. I think it’s going to be a really weird film. And having Michael Keaton return as Batman doesn’t really mean anything to me, to be honest. But hey, kudos to them all for actually getting this movie made.

Let’s switch to some video games before we wrap up.

I’m very excited for Gotham Knights.

As you all know, I’m a huge Robin fan. So a game where you play the various Robins — including Tim Drake as actual Robin — is a dream come true! Arkham-style gameplay, combined with co-op campaign, combined with Robin as a playable character, combined with costume building? Can. Not. Wait!

Likewise, I’m super excited about Suicide Squad: Kill the Justice League.

I have no idea what this game is going to be like. Also co-op? Also Arkham-style gameplay? I have no idea! But it looks very flashy in this cinematic trailer. So that’s good enough.

I think all of these things are going to arrive to our lives in 2022. It’ll be a long wait, but it’ll also be here soon enough. It’s all very exciting!


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