Mar
26
2016
21

Had to have ‘the talk’ with my eldest just now.

I wasn’t expecting this quite so soon, but he just up and asked out of the blue: “Dad, who would win a fight: Batman, or Superman?”  So of course I had to explain to him Batman, son.  Because you know that Batman always has a plan, so he’s already ready to fight Superman.  And Superman’s too good a person to have a plan to fight his friend Batman. …He seems to have gotten it, so: whew.  Bullet, as they say, dodged.

Mar
24
2016
4

So, here’s the Lego Batman Movie trailer.

It’s the Lego Movie Batman movie, mind you, not a Lego Batman movie. You can tell by the fact that this Lego Batman is clearly not as skilled as the usual Lego Batman, which means that oh God help me I’m going to have to watch this movie twenty thousand times when it hits DVD because well-meaning relatives will buy it for my children and then it’ll just be on continuous rotation for four days straight.  Because that’s how these things go.

Anyway: here’s the trailer!  Those of you with children: look upon the form of your Destructor! 2017!

Dec
03
2015
7

And now, a Batman: The Brave and the Bold clip.

For absolutely no reason than because it makes me smile. I did love that show. Thank God, so did my kids.

 

Jun
22
2015
--

Batman: Arkham Knight coming out tomorrow.

Here’s the link to it (Batman: Arkham Knight) if you haven’t ordered it yet.  …Which, admittedly, I have not. Still pretty deep in The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt; there was apparently a whole bunch of stuff that I missed the first time, and besides: I’m making different life choices to see what happens.  Although there are limits to that: I cannot let that game world stay as utterly awful as it wants to be.

I’m sure that I’ll pick Arkham Knight up eventually, though.

Apr
17
2015
2

The leaked Batman v. Superman trailer.

[Dammit, it was working.  Sorry you missed it.]

Definite Dark Knight Returns vibe here. Or possibly Injustice: Gods Among Us.

Via @JohnEkdahl.

Jul
26
2014
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Jul
26
2014
6

…Look, I want to see Batman v. Superman, too.

But I have to ask: why the shocked cheers?

…They’re showing you Batman. Everybody knows that Batman v. Superman is coming. So it is not exactly a surprise to see Superman on the screen, there. Just saying, that’s all.

Moe Lane

PS: Batman would win, of course.

May
06
2014
7

The ‘Gotham’ television show trailer.

AoSHQ is, I think, horrified.

‘Gotham.’ It’s apparently like Smallville, except with more bloody exit wounds (I assume: I actually never watched Smallville). As to whether it will suck, or not… well, I may be more hopeful than AoSHQ. I think that the people doing it may have actually looked at the Year One source material.

Guess we’ll see.

Moe Lane

Apr
11
2014
2

“Batman: Strange Days.”

This is all kinds of awesome, compressed down below three minutes:

I could be convinced to watch the retro Batman and Superman animated series.  And some Wonder Woman, and maybe the old JLA…

Via Do-Gooder Press.

Oct
20
2013
4

New “Arkham Origins” trailer.

Via AoSHQ:

Yeah, I’m going to get sucked into this. Can’t Wish List it, alas.

Oct
14
2013
5

It’s remarkable how much the 1966 Batman film draws on HP Lovecraft.

The whole plot was more or less ripped off of from The Case of Charles Dexter Ward, or at least the central conceit was.  Add to that the simultaneous profound betrayal felt by Batman at a crucial moment in the movie – one that pretty much called into question the very pillars of his emotional stability as Bruce Wayne – and the final moments that evoked so perfectly Ken Hite’s thesis in The Man Who Shot Joseph Curwen, and you have a surprisingly Lovecraft-inspired movie.  I say ‘surprisingly’ because the movie is in itself not actually all that horrific.

(more…)

Aug
23
2013
18

Regarding the Ben Affleck #Batman…

…I’d be a lot more nerdrage about it if I actually had a good candidate for Batman.  It’s a hard role to cast.

Moe Lane

PS: My wife said Will Smith.  I said no.  My wife said point taken, but Will Smith ten years ago, playing Spider-man.  I said …THAT WOULD HAVE BEEN AWESOME.

PPS: You know who else is AWESOME?  Richard Dreyfuss. Via CNN:

 

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