The Dark Knight Rises Anticipation Station

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  1. Warped9

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    It's one element I still don't like.
     
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    Love the Tumber, but part of me was kinda hoping that he would just rely on the Batpod for the next movie. You know, considering he's on the run from the cops and everything.

    Hard to imagine him keeping a low profile while driving around the city in THAT monster.
     
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    It fits Nolan's approach to Batman. And a more "traditional" looking batmobile would look out of place in the Nolanverse.
     
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    He could have upgraded and painted his Ferrari or Lamborghini or whatever it was from TDK flat black.
     
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    If the third movie is coming full circle with "Batman Begins" than I could see them coming back to this line


    Lucius Fox: She was built as a bridging vehicle. During combat, two of these would jump over a river, towing cables. Over here on the throttle, flip that open and throttle up. This will boost you into a rampless jump.


    So Bruce got the second Tumbler.
     
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    I agree. At this point, though, it really doesn't make much difference.
     
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    http://www.batman-online.com/forum/index.php?topic=1406.0
     
  9. Myasishchev

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    Huh. Well, fair enough, although a lot of those don't count (1940s era, and ASBARTBW, most obviously), and some of those involve, implicitly or explicitly, either accidents or at least unintended consequences, looks like Batman has indeed occasionally killed.

    So why isn't the Joker locked in a room to starve or suffocate to death?
     
  10. Ancient Mariner

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    Because that lacks drama?
     
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    Fine, he can break his neck in the tunnel of love at the Gotham fair. It's not the method, I just never want to see the Joker again.
     
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    You mean the era in which the character was made?

    Why on earth wouldn't that count?

    This is the thing I understand with fans of American comic book superheroes. They have a very clear idea of what is the definitive version of a given character, and it's never the original iteration - more often it's whatever the hell was being published when they were twelve.
     
  13. Ancient Mariner

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    Because twelve is muthereffing important!
     
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    A much more sensible and less cartoonish vehicle. My favorite of the live action Batmans.
     
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    Agreed. It's become my favourite batmobile. Besides the Tumbler I still love the '66 TV Batmobile even though it doesn't make one bit of sense. It was by far the best thing about the series.

    I've never really cared for the previous live-action film batmobiles. Even Keaton's first one was ridiculous and they just got worse. I much prefer the version they had in Batman TAS.
     
  16. Ancient Mariner

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    The Batman '89 Batmobile certainly fit the aesthetic -- the context -- of the film. The Nolanmobile does the same for his films. I prefer the more gothic look, but both work.
     
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    Oh, that's absolutely true. We're a terrible lot in that regard. Although for my part, the definitive version of Batman was published when I was three. I just didn't read it till I was twelve. :p

    In fairness, though, I don't believe the general public would much recognize that Bat-Man, either. The use of guns, the murder, the hyphen. The thing is, I think it's safe to say, although I'm not scholar of Golden Age comics, that that particular version of Batman hasn't really been utilized in almost seventy years, and at best has only influenced the modern takes Batman.
     
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    Probably but I didn't really like the steamboiler look of the 1989 Batman movie or the Batmobile.

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    Interesting, because the "gothic" look associated with the Dark Knight graphic novel and the 1989 movie really had NOTHING to do with the original Batman either..it was a pretty straightforward city with a strightforward underworld element. Somehow along the line people thought gothic was Batman.
     
  20. Ancient Mariner

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    You'll get no arguments from me on that score ... it's purely an aesthetic argument. Either you like Burton's style ... or you don't. Pretty much the same for Nolan. Personally, I prefer Burton, but I think both aesthetics work equally well for the kind of story each director was trying to convey.