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2012-07-13 11:18:16 AM  
Batman can't die. Bruce Wayne will die in the film, at about the 2 hour mark. And then there will be another 45 minutes of someone else being Batman.

And then they'll reboot.
 
2012-07-13 11:55:53 AM  
Focus on your own damn family. You're just pissed about the concept of a rich man who feels he owes the community something. It makes you all sad down in your bums.
 
2012-07-13 12:21:44 PM  
If only they'd killed Superman years ago to save us from terrible movies like "Superman Returns" and "Steel".
 
2012-07-13 12:22:02 PM  
That's the opposite of his point. He says that Batman will die because a satisfying ending to this set of films will better set us up for a reboot. He has no suggestions for stopping it from getting rebooted.
 
2012-07-13 12:22:17 PM  

unlikely: Batman can't die. Bruce Wayne will die in the film, at about the 2 hour mark. And then there will be another 45 minutes of someone else being Batman.


I've lost count. How many Robins have there been?

/got to be in Arkham City in 26 minutes
 
2012-07-13 12:22:51 PM  
Killing Batman or Bruce Wayne is the quickest road possible to reboot-ville.
 
2012-07-13 12:24:27 PM  

Saborlas: Focus on your own damn family. You're just pissed about the concept of a rich man who feels he owes the community something. It makes you all sad down in your bums.


Someone didn't read the article, and therefor sounds like a total moron to those of us who did.
 
2012-07-13 12:25:42 PM  
Jesus, "reboot" again? You farking morons need to figure out what this word farking means before I get it carved out of solid rock and shove it up your asses 1 by 1, sideways.

It wouldn't matter if Batman died, if he turned to a life of crime, or if he built a spaceship and declared himself King of the Moon, they could STILL do a reboot, because a farking reboot is where they threw out EVERYTHING they set up in previous movies and storylines and start fresh.

INCLUDING KILLING BATMAN!
 
2012-07-13 12:26:54 PM  
Batman stories have been written for more than 70 years now, and they'll continue to be written for years to come. He's a concept that all these writers build their own story around.
 
2012-07-13 12:29:03 PM  
Anyone using the term "reboot" outside the context of an electronic device needs to be kicked in the junk.
 
2012-07-13 12:29:45 PM  

unlikely: Batman can't die. Bruce Wayne will die in the film, at about the 2 hour mark. And then there will be another 45 minutes of someone else being Batman.


Ideally, a Jewish guy named Israel or something.
 
2012-07-13 12:30:13 PM  

EdgeRunner: If only they'd killed Superman years ago to save us from terrible movies like "Superman Returns" and "Steel".


Steel came about BECAUSE they killed Superman. The main character was one of the "4 Supermen" post-Doomsday.
 
2012-07-13 12:33:33 PM  
This man wishes for Batman movies to go on hiatus because he is burnt out on Batman. This is unreasonable. Plenty of people might still have an interest in the character even if he doesn't, so why should they be denied? I think he's just tired of having to listen to all his friends talk about Batman.
 
2012-07-13 12:34:52 PM  
Exception Collection
EdgeRunner: If only they'd killed Superman years ago to save us from terrible movies like "Superman Returns" and "Steel".

Steel came about BECAUSE they killed Superman. The main character was one of the "4 Supermen" post-Doomsday.


a3.ec-images.myspacecdn.com
 
2012-07-13 12:37:00 PM  
was going to say something about thhe illogic of a death stopping a reboot, but i see that's been covered. So now I'll just agree with the idea that "reboot" should be used only for electronics.


Carry On!
 
2012-07-13 12:37:41 PM  
I heard you like Batman so I killed your parents. Don't remember where I saw that but it made me laugh.
 
2012-07-13 12:37:45 PM  

Mikey1969: Jesus, "reboot" again? You farking morons need to figure out what this word farking means before I get it carved out of solid rock and shove it up your asses 1 by 1, sideways.


That oughtta do it, thanks, RayMikey.
 
2012-07-13 12:38:21 PM  
On that green background, the logo just looks like "plugged."
Which I think is funny.
 
2012-07-13 12:39:31 PM  
bifford:
This man wishes for Batman movies to go on hiatus because he is burnt out on Batman. This is unreasonable. Plenty of people might still have an interest in the character even if he doesn't, so why should they be denied? I think he's just tired of having to listen to all his friends talk about Batman.

Considering he thinks everybody's family should have to obey his beliefs about families... it's no surprise he thinks everyone who goes to the movies should have to obey his beliefs about Batman.
 
2012-07-13 12:39:45 PM  

bifford: This man wishes for Batman movies to go on hiatus because he is burnt out on Batman. This is unreasonable. Plenty of people might still have an interest in the character even if he doesn't, so why should they be denied? I think he's just tired of having to listen to all his friends talk about Batman.


No, it's not unreasonable.

Movies should be events rather than episodes. Major studios should be more inventive and creative instead of rebooting and remaking the same topics repeatedly.

Let stories sit for a decade before picking them up again. They will be better.
 
2012-07-13 12:40:06 PM  

uncleacid: I heard you like Batman so I killed your parents. Don't remember where I saw that but it made me laugh.


t0.gstatic.com

/Made me think of this.
 
2012-07-13 12:40:22 PM  
1.bp.blogspot.com

It's simple. Kill the Batman.
 
2012-07-13 12:42:45 PM  

bifford: This man wishes for Batman movies to go on hiatus because he is burnt out on Batman. This is unreasonable. Plenty of people might still have an interest in the character even if he doesn't, so why should they be denied? I think he's just tired of having to listen to all his friends talk about Batman.


A man might have had enough of Batman, A man might bring an end to Batman so that a man might have peace:


Bat-Valar Morghulis
 
2012-07-13 12:43:38 PM  
the problem with these reboots and remakes is that they are clearly just blatant money grabs. they didn't reboot the spiderman series because people were crying out for more spiderman movies, they did so because they wanted money and wanted to retain rights to the character. honestly, even the new batman films were rebooted solely to make money. was anyone seriously begging for them to make more batman movies after what joel schumacher did with the franchise? but now that the nolan films are so successful, hollywood is already planning their next batman reboot before the new movie is even in theaters. fans of the comics just get jaded and disinterested when their favorite characters get rebooted every eight years for no reason other than to make hollywood more money.
 
2012-07-13 12:44:42 PM  
Why don't you FOCUS ON MAH NUTS?!
 
2012-07-13 12:44:44 PM  
I'm confused.

There's nothing on that page about Batman and Robin normalizing the homosexual agenda. There's nothing about Catwoman representing the decline in female morality since the invention of the pill and E.R.A. There's nothing about sin or sodomites or liberals or sodomites or abortion or sodomites or how Hollywood Jews are poisoning the minds of America's youth.

Did this guy submit his movie column to the wrong blog? Does he have Rotten Tomatoes next to FotF in his bookmarks list?
 
2012-07-13 12:44:49 PM  
This is just a total guess, but what if Batman somehow suffers a debilitating injury at the hands of that Bane guy? Not a mortal injury, but something serious like a lost limb... Or... I don't know... A broken back?
So he is out of the picture, but Gotham is still in trouble, so some other vigilante (maybe someone somehow associated with Batman) comes around and takes his place, but it turns out that that guy can't quite deal with all the crazy stuff going on, and just when it seems like things are totally hopeless the dark knight maybe rises, to save the day?
 
2012-07-13 12:50:33 PM  

Exception Collection: EdgeRunner: If only they'd killed Superman years ago to save us from terrible movies like "Superman Returns" and "Steel".

Steel came about BECAUSE they killed Superman. The main character was one of the "4 Supermen" post-Doomsday.


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/sigh
 
2012-07-13 12:51:04 PM  
i49.tinypic.com
WHEN FOCUS ON THE FAMILY SAYS IT'S OK....

YOU HAVE MY PERMISSION TO DIE.
 
2012-07-13 12:51:25 PM  
I am enjoying the newest Batman by Snyder. Keep it coming.
 
2012-07-13 12:52:19 PM  

Farkn Yaj Yenrac: This is just a total guess, but what if Batman somehow suffers a debilitating injury at the hands of that Bane guy? Not a mortal injury, but something serious like a lost limb... Or... I don't know... A broken back?
So he is out of the picture, but Gotham is still in trouble, so some other vigilante (maybe someone somehow associated with Batman) comes around and takes his place, but it turns out that that guy can't quite deal with all the crazy stuff going on, and just when it seems like things are totally hopeless the dark knight maybe rises, to save the day?


What if like...just hypothetically...people were trying to avoid spoilers?
 
2012-07-13 12:52:29 PM  

enderthexenocide: the problem with these reboots and remakes is that they are clearly just blatant money grabs. they didn't reboot the spiderman series because people were crying out for more spiderman movies, they did so because they wanted money and wanted to retain rights to the character. honestly, even the new batman films were rebooted solely to make money. was anyone seriously begging for them to make more batman movies after what joel schumacher did with the franchise? but now that the nolan films are so successful, hollywood is already planning their next batman reboot before the new movie is even in theaters. fans of the comics just get jaded and disinterested when their favorite characters get rebooted every eight years for no reason other than to make hollywood more money.


Yeah but comics reboot characters all the damn time. I would expect comic fans to be pretty used to it by now.
 
2012-07-13 12:55:17 PM  
Huh. I want to see the new Spider Man. Didn't like the Toby McGuire ones much. Well. Okay, I liked them enough when he wasn't actually on the screen. Green Goblin and Doc Ock, they did great. Spidey was just a post-nasal drip.

Isn't Miller's Dark Knight Returns just one of the ridiculously many Batman story arcs anyway? They could make another 300 films before they had to actually reboot anything without basing it on an already existing comic story. Hell, Deadpool could have... no, I guess not.
 
2012-07-13 12:59:44 PM  

uncleacid: I heard you like Batman so I killed your parents. Don't remember where I saw that but it made me laugh.


Probably on Fark.

belieber.files.wordpress.com
 
2012-07-13 12:59:56 PM  
They need the "Rule of Two". Never let an actor play a superhero more than two times. Twice, he can be replaced and the series can continue. But I think once they play that role the 3rd time, they become locked in and a reboot is the best way to get a new actor for the role.
 
2012-07-13 01:03:28 PM  
i don't understand what this has to do with hating gay people.
 
2012-07-13 01:07:54 PM  

ciberido: unlikely: Batman can't die. Bruce Wayne will die in the film, at about the 2 hour mark. And then there will be another 45 minutes of someone else being Batman.

I've lost count. How many Robins have there been?

/got to be in Arkham City in 26 minutes


Five- Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Damien Wayne.
 
2012-07-13 01:16:35 PM  
"I'm amazed that The Dark Knight Rises isn't even released yet and we're already talking about what the reboot will be like. Can't we just enjoy something nice for once without wondering about what's next?"

Which is exactly how I feel-even as someone who loves superhero stories.


Funny that you say that while speculating about the reboot
 
2012-07-13 01:20:37 PM  
Maybe they just want Batman to be written by Jack Chick
 
2012-07-13 01:22:14 PM  
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2012-07-13 01:25:05 PM  
'Hollywood needs to come up with something original'. No shiat.
 
2012-07-13 01:26:50 PM  

Arcanum: No, it's not unreasonable.

Movies should be events rather than episodes. Major studios should be more inventive and creative instead of rebooting and remaking the same topics repeatedly.

Let stories sit for a decade before picking them up again. They will be better.


Plenty of genuinely creative and inventive movies come out all the time - and hardly anyone goes to see them. It's not really the fault of the studio execs. Batman never forced a maverick independent filmmaker out of business. Audience disinterest does that.
 
2012-07-13 01:32:24 PM  

She comes in colors everywhere: i don't understand what this has to do with hating gay people.


It has everything to do with hating gay people. Now do you understand?
 
2012-07-13 01:32:45 PM  
Actors age, successful directors want to do something else and comics "reboot" nearly every time they change editors or creators. I really don't get why anyone cares about this.

2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-13 01:34:51 PM  
What would be interesting is if Nolan DID kill Bruce at the end of the movie, and then there is a little coda at the end that does a compressed version of "Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader", with the Burton and Schumacher versions of the character making a cameo:

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The movie ends with Bruce reincarnated into the next reboot of the franchise:

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2012-07-13 01:43:31 PM  
Does the re-boot come 3 days after Batman's death?
 
2012-07-13 02:04:11 PM  

exatron: ciberido: unlikely: Batman can't die. Bruce Wayne will die in the film, at about the 2 hour mark. And then there will be another 45 minutes of someone else being Batman.

I've lost count. How many Robins have there been?

/got to be in Arkham City in 26 minutes

Five- Dick Grayson, Jason Todd, Tim Drake, Stephanie Brown, and Damien Wayne.


Does Carrie Kelley count?
 
2012-07-13 02:40:00 PM  

unlikely: Batman can't die. Bruce Wayne will die in the film, at about the 2 hour mark. And then there will be another 45 minutes of someone else being Batman.

And then they'll reboot.


Ugh, not a Nighthawk tie-in :(
 
2012-07-13 02:54:47 PM  

Itstoearly: Saborlas: Focus on your own damn family. You're just pissed about the concept of a rich man who feels he owes the community something. It makes you all sad down in your bums.

Someone didn't read the article, and therefor sounds like a total moron to those of us who did.



Be fair though, Focus on the Family is a known quantity with an established track record of being on the wrong side of civilization. It's the whole point of their organization...

So I can understand people not wanting to give them clicks, and TFA is pretty out of character for them. It looks to me like they're trying to draw people in to their anachronistic agenda by creating this site which seems more moderate on it's face... but surely has the evangelical agenda lurking beneath the surface.

And I don't care if Darren Aronofsky DOES direct a reboot, I'm still not interested in a Batman reboot just a few years after Nolan's. Too soon to be rebooting a GOOD movie! Pretty soon we're going to get the reboot and the original being released at the same farking time.

If you want to reboot something which was a piece of crap, like Ghost Rider, then have at it. But Spiderman was great, I'm not interested in the new reboot. Likewise a Batman reboot that comes out within the next few years.
 
2012-07-13 03:01:44 PM  

CarnySaur: Does Carrie Kelley count?


The only Frank Miller female character ever who was not a sex worker?

She counts for a lot.
 
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