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Old July 31 2012, 05:26 PM   #102
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Re: Your favourite Batman...

JarodRussell wrote: View Post
Batman and Robin is what I call comic book film. It's a live action animated film. All the stuff you'd easily accept in a comic and cartoon is in there.
Well, that depends. If you mean the comics of the '50s and '60s, then yeah, okay. But the actual comics and animated interpretations of Batman that were coming out at the same time as Batman and Robin were far, far more serious, plausible, and intelligent than it was. That was part of the problem -- at the time, the feature-film interpretation of superheroes was lagging decades behind comics and animation. It wasn't until Batman Begins in 2005 that live-action Batman cinema caught up with where the comics had been since the mid-'80s and where animation had been since 1992. B&R was actually about as far as you could get from what a contemporary Batman comic or cartoon would have been.
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