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Saw Batman last night. Completely worthwhile, from a comic movie perspective, not too week as an action movie on its own (except Batman himself is so darn dull as a character). The Joker really has more personality than everyone in the entire Batman franchise (except possibly for Harley?) put together, and he was well-played in this movie.

Spent the next hour arguing about comics, movies, superheroes with Lhexa and Whines and Folf, which was rewarding, though I think I got a little repetitive in there somewhere.

Saw preview for Watchmen. About darn time! The preview looked superb, but I'm prepared to be totally disappointed, since it's a dark, moody, and meaningful comic that revolves around the concept of ethical gray and subjective morality, and it'd take a deft hand to pull that off in two hours.


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Aug. 4th, 2008 09:06 pm (UTC)
Saw preview for Watchmen.

I read an interview about it. Apparently they're making an effort not to give it any sort of happy ending, and to leave it as dark and depressing as the original. I have some hope.
Aug. 4th, 2008 09:37 pm (UTC)
The more I think about the new Batman, the more apt touches I see. I was soured by Batman's flat personality, but in retrospect that might be necessary in order to be true to the original character.
Aug. 4th, 2008 09:46 pm (UTC)
Really, the character's pretty flat anyway. He's kind of a straight man in a deeply bent world--since he only interacts with villainous masterminds who've escaped from Arkham Asylum, someone whose only personality character is "rock-solid" is actually a useful foil. One could argue that Brucie takes stoic and law-abiding so far as to be its own form of insanity, if one wanted to.

Enjoyed the discussion last night! Sorry if I got a little cross, I'm reeeely out of practice with debate, and your reference and comparison points are difficult for me, and they're in my field! I'm not sure how you do that :)
Aug. 5th, 2008 05:25 am (UTC)
You got a little cross? I didn't notice. 0_o

Serves me right for having an opinion about Watchmen without having read it, though.
Aug. 4th, 2008 10:14 pm (UTC)
Also, Watchmen is clocking in at nearly 3 hours. :)
Aug. 4th, 2008 10:22 pm (UTC)
Wow! I'm going to nip out an hour early to off myself :) I don't know if I can hold my Watchmen-induced angst for three hours, that was a pretty durn overwhelming read, and I could pace myself then...
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