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Discussion in 'GMD Social Forum' started by Manic Ferocity, May 4, 2007.
so basically Batman: Year One? Niiiice!
Oddball casting too, will surely piss some people off: Zoë Kravitz as Catwoman, Jeffrey Wright as James Gordon, John Turturro as Carmine Falcone, Andy Serkis as Alfred Pennyworth, Colin Farrell as Penguin. Some young dude as Riddler I've never heard of.
Affleck's originally planned version of the film was supposed to be set in Arkham Asylum and the plot dealt heavily with insanity and apparently the death of Robin or something like that. But the script was rewritten by the new director Reeves, who stated in an interview that the film would feature an almost-noir driven, detective version of Batman emphasizing the heart and mind of the character and taking inspiration from Alfred Hitchcock. But explicitly not an origin movie.
Arkham Asylum comic is perfect for a standalone movie.
Problem is usually getting the execs to greenlight that kind of thing. Movies like Deadpool, Logan and Joker surely made it a bit easier to pitch darker/more fucked up/more adult comic films but just reading what happened behind the scenes on this one, not by all that much. The new director did manage to exclude all DCU crossover cameos in this new Batman (so Aquaman won't be randomly showing up or anything like that).
what. the. fuck. ugh
too bad no movie they do will ever come close to that godly book. Grant Morrison's masterpiece imo and easily one of the best Batman books ever written.
I actually really like Zoë Kravitz but no Catwoman will ever be better than Michelle Pfeiffer. Unless it's the porno Catwoman movies. Kathleen Gentry and Selena Steele rule.
Hathoway did a decent job at portraying Catwoman in a believable way I thought, kinda one of the great unsung support characters of the DC films.
Pfeiffer was great though, such a deranged depiction of Catwoman. I don't know that much about comic books but does anybody actually know if Burton based his Catwoman on anything specific or did he just Burtonize the character? I'm a huge fan of The Long Halloween and even though that came out after Batman Returns both depictions come across as very similar in spirit. Wonder if Loeb was influenced by the film?
Love the way Loeb's Catwoman has this great blend of sexuality and extremely deranged violence. It's much less romantic and more overtly pornographic.
First time seeing it believe it or not. Just saw Fred Williamson kick some punk in the balls and give another bozo a gut-punch knee to the head combo and then peel out in a van. This rules.
Wait until you see the chase scene with williamson! One of my favorite roles.of his. Robert Forester is great too
Vigilante was absolutely epic. What a trilogy of films man, are any of Lustig's other movies worth checking out besides Maniac, this and Maniac Cop?
Well the 3 mentioned are his best. Relentless is pretty good, Hit List is pretty good, Uncle Sam is a pile of hot garbage that could have been great but is so by the numbers and just kind of boring that it's hard to recommend. I still like it anyways though
@CiG , what's your favorite maniac cop film, 1 2 or 3?
Only seen the first!
Your missing out! The sequels are essential! Just as good or better than the first. 2 is the best imo, 1 and 3 are a coin toss
Dude I'm keen! It was hard enough tracking down the first one in the wild over here.
The jaw always gives it away
"You broke THAT jaw?"