• Inside Entertainment,  TrailerWatch

    TrailerWatch: The Batman

    As far as the screen goes, Batman is a saturated property: we’ve had the Adam West Batman (which borders on campy genius), Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns, Joel Schumacher’s Batman Forever and Batman and Robin, Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight trilogy, Zack Snyder’s Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (and Batman’s cameo in Suicide Squad), and then complementing properties, like Joker, Birds of Prey (the short-lived 2002 TV show and the more-recent movie), the television series Gotham, and several animated series. With such a populated franchise, it forces every new installment to be different. That’s a good and a bad thing. Necessity compels originality. But, sometimes, a predecessor might’ve done…

  • Inside Entertainment,  Media Rants

    Zack Snyder’s Superman

    I’m not a fan of DC’s cinematic universe. I don’t have a problem with them going dark. It’s just that it’s all dark, and it becomes monotonal. If you could pit Richard Donner’s Superman against Tim Burton’s Batman, you would’ve had a spectacular conflict. The characters are polar opposites. Donner himself recognized this. In his commentary for Superman II: The Richard Donner Cut, he relates a story where the studio asked him (before the Tim Burton Batman) how he’d do Batman. Donner said Superman was a character of the light, while Batman was a character of the dark. (He then went on to say Tim Burton went even darker with…

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