DC Movies - To Infinity and Beyond

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  1. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Worf In the 23rd Century Premium Member

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    The suits great. And so was that run.
    You make the oddest connections. The run sucked so don't use the suit from that run. :shrug:
     
  2. Samurai8472

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    Something about the way it looks makes it look TV quality and not movie level.
     
  3. The Realist

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    The Burnside comics run was solid, and the movie costume is aces.

    Also, colors! Blue! Yellow! Not black, more black, maybe some dark gray, and still more black. Are we sure this is a movie Bat-suit?
    In a good way. :techman:
     
  4. The Lensman

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    Looks like something from the CW. That shine ain't helping either. This ain't the 60's.
     
  5. F. King Daniel

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    Just try and be stealthy with a reflective gold cape:lol:

    Sometimes comic accurate is a fail because the comics were dumb.
     
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  6. Christopher

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    Neat costume. No surprise they based it off the Burnside costume, which was designed to be believable as a functional outfit that could work in the real world.


    It's only gold on the underside, obviously. Standard Bat-family costume design for decades -- black on the outside, a brighter color on the inner lining. You wrap it around yourself when you want to be stealthy and unseen, then you fling it open when you reveal yourself to the superstitious, cowardly criminals and put a scare into them. Plus, of course, when you're dodging their gunfire, they'll reflexively aim for the part they can see most clearly, so it's good if the brightest part of your costume is away from your body.


    Comics are a visual medium; so is film. Look at any movie or TV spacesuit where there are interior helmet lights shining on the wearer's face. In reality, that would make it next to impossible for them to see out of the visor; all they'd see is their own reflection. It's objectively stupid. But it has to be done because it's designed for visibility to the viewer.
     
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  7. Saul

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    Is it still direct to HBO Max?

    It looks nice but I thought they might go with something a little less colorful.
     
  8. theenglish

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    Reminds me of my favorite line from the Lego movie.
     
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  9. Dick Whitman

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    The director posted this on Instagram. I am even bigger supporter of this choice than I was before! [​IMG]
     
  10. Kai "the spy"

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    I hear this "looks like cosplay" complaint a lot, as if cosplay hadn't gotten ridiculously good in the past two decades.
     
  11. Dick Whitman

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    Exactly! That never occurs to me. Even if superhero costume designs in tv and movies are not to my personal preferences I would never label those as - Cosplay = Bad.

    Too often these things tend to all look the same. Made by Hollywood Studios with budgets way beyond what the fictional characters should be able to afford.

    Also the attempts to move away from Spandex or the look of painted on suits has lead to one uniform look and texture. Regardless if the costumes are from the distant past or distant future or far way “alien” planets. It all still looks like leather or plastic or molded rubber. All human and modern looking. This applies to Marvel and DC.

    So seeing something simple and practical, with no false conceits of being anything else - hand made superhero suit. Is refreshing!
     
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  12. TREK_GOD_1

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    True, although this costume takes its color cues from the ridiculously colored Yvonne Craig costume--

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    ...which was as stealthy as a fireworks explosion. Hopefully, in-universe, her experience will lead her to modify the costume to be more in line with the filmed Batman costumes of this century. Even the CW-Batwoman suit makes more sense than this.
     
  13. The Realist

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    That this costume evokes Craig's is a feature, not a bug.
     
  14. Nerys Myk

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    I don't think Batgirl '67 was supposed to be a stealthy creature of the night.
     
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    What's interesting is that the Gordon Batgirl who made her debut in Detective #359 wore a solid black bodysuit with blue mask and cape, with the only bright design feature being the chest emblem, belt, boots and gloves, but the suit was darker than Batman's--

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    ...which the CW version (and that which it was based on in the comics) was (ultimately) a successor to the 1967 design--

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    ...which is the style the movie Batgirl's costume should have followed.
     
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  16. Christopher

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    And who says this one is supposed to be? That's Batman's brand, not Batgirl's.
     
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  17. Dick Whitman

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    Exactly. A big part of the Barbara Gordon/Batgirl character from the beginning has been doing things her own way. She is not Batman’s sidekick. She never does it starting out with his approval. An outsider who takes the Bat motif. Her origin never involves the luxuries that Robin had. The Batcave and all the gadgets.
     
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  18. Christopher

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    That's what I loved most about the Yvonne Craig Batgirl (aside from, you know, looking like Yvonne Craig). She didn't have a million-dollar Batcomputer and the entire resources of the Wayne fortune and the GCPD backing her up, but she arrived at the same deductions Batman and Robin did with equal speed, with no resources except her wits and the Gotham City Library (well, and occasionally calling up her dad and wheedling info out of him).
     
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  19. Nerys Myk

    Nerys Myk Worf In the 23rd Century Premium Member

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    But as often happens with all black costumes, eventually the highlight color takes over the entire design.
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    See also Batman and Spider-man.
     
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  20. Christopher

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    Also Beast and Nightcrawler, whose fur was originally supposed to be glossy black.