More burglars should leave delicious treats.
Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) Concept Art Posters
Huh. Looks like they finally ran out of slight variants on
black skintight catsuit”.
[Winter Soldier] is about as “realistic” as you’re going to get in the superhero genre, in a way that I found far more satisfying than the stereotypically ~gritty reboot~ atmosphere of the Dark Knight trilogy.
Um…no. The appeal of DKR was that it was grounded, not just gritty. I’d really like to see these other “gritty reboots” that supposedly exist that aren’t trying to piggyback on DKR’s runaway success. This is kinda like how people say COD is derivative, while ignoring the fact that it seems familiar because there are a lot of other shooters trying to rip it off.
Whether you or not you’re a fan of Nolan’s Batman movies, I think it’s fair to say that they were masterminded by someone who doesn’t have much affection for the comicbook superhero genre, which is quite funny considering the overt silliness of The Dark Knight Rises.
What “comicbook superhero genre” would that be? Golden Age Batman? Silver Age? Bronze Age? Modern Age? Miller? Knightfall? Which of the many, many variations on Batman are you referring to here? Denny O’Neill said it himself; one of the best things about Bats is that he’s malleable. He changes with the times, with the needs of the story. I’ve grown up with four different animated versions of Batman, and I’ve liked every single one. Or, heck, let me quote Bat-Mite from BATB;
"Batman’s rich history allows him to be interpreted in a multitude of ways. To be sure, this is a lighter incarnation, but it’s certainly no less valid and true to the character’s roots than the tortured avenger crying out for mommy and daddy."
You’re actually revealing your own prejudice here, HT. Sure, TDKR was more overtly…theatrical than the first two, and I felt the script needed a good polishing, but there’s something wrong with specifically pointing out the parts where they get too “comic book” while you’re talking about how they weren’t “comic book” enough.
Also, were you holding that in for almost two years? Because you seemed kinda eager to get it out.
EDIT: And then the review goes on to grouse about Man of Steel using the same warmed-over stupid complaints fanboys have been making since the movie came out* shut up shut up just shut up
* And in case you were wondering, he was on about equal footing with Zod. Even if he had somehow managed to force him out to a field, Zod would just fly to the nearest settlement and keep killing people. Which is why Clark’s priority was subduing him. Also, he didn’t have a no-kill code, there’s no indication of it, and most archetypal red-blooded American men are supposed to be willing to kill in defense of others. He sure didn’t enjoy it. Heck, even Batman uses lethal force at the end of TDKR, when he doesn’t have another choice.
In case you were wondering, I picked up the story again at 26.5.
Steam pours over the streets of Broadway’s Time Square, November 1987.
Photograph by Jodi Cobb, National Geographic
If you look closely, you can almost see the giant squid.
Would you believe I’ve been working on a Punk Psylocke redesign for over two years now?
As for Harl, that was inspired by the most recent episode of the Joker Blogs, where we briefly see Dr. Quinn owns a Venetian Harlequin mask. That’s a croquet mallet she found somewhere, instead of her usual comically oversized mallet, and instead of a joke popgun, she weilds a .38 Detective Special.
Pun not intended.
"There’ll be time enough for countin’/ when mutants are free…"