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(Rotten Tomatoes)   "Whoever Warner Bros hires to reboot the 'Batman' films a few years from now, I wish you luck. The bar is as high as it could possibly be"   (rottentomatoes.com) divider line 176
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2012-07-16 11:11:19 AM
Which is why they shouldn't reboot it. Just tell Batman stories. They don't even have to be connected or maintain continuity. At this point, we really don't need an origin story. We get who the character is.
 
2012-07-16 11:18:54 AM
Your only chance will be to hire an actual good writer.

And since the goddamn SAG has made that illegal in Hollywood, you're screwed.
 
2012-07-16 11:22:29 AM
I'm sick of Batman movies.
 
2012-07-16 11:38:25 AM
comic book, radio serials, movies serials, television show, movie based on tv show, Batman movies of the 80's/90's, now these three. One can only hope that they will wait more than 10 years to reboot. But as the Amazing bomb Spiderman has shown us...it ain't gonna happen.
 
2012-07-16 12:12:21 PM
Can they wait a decade or so?
 
2012-07-16 12:22:02 PM
If you attempt another Batman reboot, your punishment must be more severe.
 
2012-07-16 12:52:01 PM
Yeah, yeah... But what does Armond White think?
 
2012-07-16 12:58:00 PM

Bonkthat_Again: I'm sick of Batman movies.


Me too. My god.

And I'm sick of Christian Bale talking with gravel in his mouth.
 
2012-07-16 01:02:24 PM
They can always point to the stupid magic microwave gun in the first one, and say "We may suck, but at least we aren't that stupid".
 
2012-07-16 01:07:04 PM

cameroncrazy1984: Bonkthat_Again: I'm sick of Batman movies.

Me too. My god.

And I'm sick of Christian Bale talking with gravel in his mouth.


why do you hate Batman TAS?
 
2012-07-16 01:08:42 PM
A few years from now? Yeah right.

I'll bet the pre-production phase will commence in eight months,tops.
 
2012-07-16 01:12:03 PM
anywho, this is easy

two words: batman beyond

you are welcome warner bros
 
2012-07-16 01:12:40 PM

JerseyTim: Which is why they shouldn't reboot it. Just tell Batman stories. They don't even have to be connected or maintain continuity. At this point, we really don't need an origin story. We get who the character is.


I don't know I think a reboot in the style of Batman Brave and the Bold would be awesome. You know square jawed shining good guy Batman, to contrast the dark and gritty Batman that we have seen lately.
 
2012-07-16 01:13:06 PM
Can't beat mask of the phantasm and return of the joker, but we've watched idiots blow billions trying.
 
2012-07-16 01:13:39 PM

meat0918: Can they wait a decade or so?


No, because then they wouldn't be able to make money off of people by mocking them.
 
2012-07-16 01:25:27 PM

JerseyTim: Which is why they shouldn't reboot it. Just tell Batman stories. They don't even have to be connected or maintain continuity. At this point, we really don't need an origin story. We get who the character is.


Agreed.

That was one of the nice things about the Keaton Batman movie- they didn't bother to do a big origin story or anything else for Batman. It was just the Batman we already knew. The Nolan Batman has been just fine- great story, etc., but other than the increased grittiness, it hasn't brought much else to the plate.

Just do a Batman movie... pick a villain and get to it. There's no need to boot jack shiat. If you want to design your own Batmobile, go for it, but you don't need to come up with some kind of "here's how THIS guy got all his stuff." We're already suspending a fair amount of disbelief, we'll let the origin BS slide too.
 
2012-07-16 01:27:07 PM
Yeah, considering Bruce Wayne dies in TDKR, I'd say the bar is pretty farking high.

Oh well, we'll probably get a prequel or another origin story.
 
2012-07-16 01:28:07 PM

JerseyTim: At this point, we really don't need an origin story. We get who the character is.


There isn't really a need for ANY origin story - it's always the least interesting part of the superhero, yet it's the one we always get a movie focusing on.

Would Indiana Jones be a better film series if the first one had him studying archaeology, learning how to fight Nazis with a whip and buying a fedora?
 
2012-07-16 01:29:18 PM
I'd love to see more batman films the new batman comics are excellent. The return of Bruce Wayne and Batman Incorporated might be too hard to adapt to screen directly but damn if they weren't fine books. I also second this idea:

Slaves2Darkness: Batman Brave and the Bold would be awesome

 
2012-07-16 01:29:29 PM
The next Batman should be an Adam West-style Batman. It will be so bad it'll wrap around to awesome
 
2012-07-16 01:30:24 PM
I'm looking forward to the eventual reboot even though it can never be as good as I want it to be because Kevin Conroy is The One True Batman to me.

I'd love to see a GOOD movie with the Riddler though.
 
2012-07-16 01:31:31 PM

Gunther: There isn't really a need for ANY origin story - it's always the least interesting part of the superhero, yet it's the one we always get a movie focusing on.


Watch 'Batman:Year One' It's a great origin story movie.
 
2012-07-16 01:33:53 PM
One negative review and it's NOT Armond White?

we're through the looking glass, people.
 
2012-07-16 01:35:30 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: One negative review and it's NOT Armond White?

we're through the looking glass, people.


Wasn't he kicked off rotten tomatoes?
 
2012-07-16 01:38:44 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Yeah, considering Bruce Wayne dies in TDKR, I'd say the bar is pretty farking high.


2.bp.blogspot.com
 
2012-07-16 01:39:00 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: One negative review and it's NOT Armond White?

we're through the looking glass, people.


It's a review from somebody who's normally pretty mainstream (agrees with tomatometer 75% of the time), but that hasn't stopped 290 people already from posting and calling him a troll because he didn't like it.
 
2012-07-16 01:39:42 PM

FreetardoRivera: anywho, this is easy

two words: batman beyond

you are welcome warner bros


This. It makes sense, and with our current absolute distaste for corporations, Derek Powers would be an excellent villain.

/Just keep the glowing skeleton effect at under 10 mil, please.
 
2012-07-16 01:39:44 PM
The next Batman movie will be one that folds him into the DC Comic universe with an eye making a Justice League movie in 5 or 6 years time. That is why it will be a reboot instead of continuation.
 
2012-07-16 01:39:59 PM

Slaves2Darkness: JerseyTim: Which is why they shouldn't reboot it. Just tell Batman stories. They don't even have to be connected or maintain continuity. At this point, we really don't need an origin story. We get who the character is.

I don't know I think a reboot in the style of Batman Brave and the Bold would be awesome. You know square jawed shining good guy Batman, to contrast the dark and gritty Batman that we have seen lately.


Maybe a Tales Of The Dark Knight-style series. Each movie a different type. One, a B&B story, another could be Beyond, yet another one of the Elseworlds stories. At least a short, live-action telling of the "Boner" story.
 
2012-07-16 01:41:00 PM
Hmm, 96% on RT and it's definitely going to be a box office smash.

Better find out what Farkers think about it first.
 
2012-07-16 01:44:01 PM

TsarTom: Yeah, yeah... But what does Armond White think?


I am so looking forward to this. I am hoping for a truly epic troll.
 
2012-07-16 01:48:24 PM

MisterLoki: TsarTom: Yeah, yeah... But what does Armond White think?

I am so looking forward to this. I am hoping for a truly epic troll.


At this point, the only way Armond could troll expectations is by agreeing with the Tomatometer consensus that TDKR is a good movie.
 
2012-07-16 01:51:15 PM

EnviroDude: But as the Amazing bomb Spiderman has shown us..


Half a billion dollars is considered a bomb now?
 
2012-07-16 01:54:03 PM
Boy I can't wait until we just get farking coloring book movies year round and nothing else. Probably by 2013 or 14 at this rate.
 
2012-07-16 01:55:04 PM
I also vote for a less gritty Batman. No origins! Unless it's not Batman. I'd kinda like to see him teach Robin how to beat up bad guys, just don't go full Schumacher.

Never go full Schumacher.
 
2012-07-16 01:57:33 PM

devilEther: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Yeah, considering Bruce Wayne dies in TDKR, I'd say the bar is pretty farking high.

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www.cartoonspot.net

Umm geez let's see. Wayne... Wayne Knight? Bruce Wayne in a film called the Dark Knight Rises... um. Ok the names are similar... Well I'm stumped. In that scene he says "we got Dodgson here". Are you saying "we got spoilers here"? Hrm, no that wouldn't make much sense. I guess there's a close resemblance of names. If a toddler or someone of young age exclaimed that the two were similar, surrounding adults would smile and nod at the child. Aside from that I have no idea what you're going for here.
 
2012-07-16 01:58:17 PM

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: Yeah, considering Bruce Wayne dies in TDKR, I'd say the bar is pretty farking high.

Oh well, we'll probably get a prequel or another origin story.


Neil Gaiman actually pretty much wrote a story that already covers that. Bruce dies, but is reincarnated into a reboot of his life each time. Basically, his reward for being Batman is being able to experience his childhood over and over again.
 
2012-07-16 02:01:50 PM

Tannhauser: I also vote for a less gritty Batman. No origins! Unless it's not Batman. I'd kinda like to see him teach Robin how to beat up bad guys, just don't go full Schumacher.

Never go full Schumacher.


See I'd love to go in the opposite direction. An even darker Batman, couched in realism, a guy with severe emotional/mental problems and has no problem killing to get his point across. R-rated movie of course.

Let Superman be the noble hero. Batman's a different sort of character.
 
2012-07-16 02:03:06 PM

kevinatilusa: The All-Powerful Atheismo: One negative review and it's NOT Armond White?

we're through the looking glass, people.

It's a review from somebody who's normally pretty mainstream (agrees with tomatometer 75% of the time), but that hasn't stopped 290 people already from posting and calling him a troll because he didn't like it.


Considering he gave a positive review to both Rock of Ages and The Dictator, I'm pretty certain he's just being a farking twat.
 
2012-07-16 02:04:15 PM

Supes: Tannhauser: I also vote for a less gritty Batman. No origins! Unless it's not Batman. I'd kinda like to see him teach Robin how to beat up bad guys, just don't go full Schumacher.

Never go full Schumacher.

See I'd love to go in the opposite direction. An even darker Batman, couched in realism, a guy with severe emotional/mental problems and has no problem killing to get his point across. R-rated movie of course.

.

Batman doesn't kill his enemies he can beat them to a pulp though.
 
2012-07-16 02:04:43 PM

Fano: Can't beat mask of the phantasm and return of the joker, but we've watched idiots blow billions trying.


The Dark Knight belongs right up there.

/my favorite is still BB: RotJ.
 
2012-07-16 02:05:26 PM
I'm so looking forward to this movie. The first two are brilliant sci-fi/crime stories and combined with the Batman, even better. This is like the original Star Wars trilogy for a new generation.

/Still have to wait another week. I'm seeing it with family, which means I've gotta wait until the 23rd to see it in IMAX with them.
 
2012-07-16 02:08:59 PM

Supes: Tannhauser: I also vote for a less gritty Batman. No origins! Unless it's not Batman. I'd kinda like to see him teach Robin how to beat up bad guys, just don't go full Schumacher.

Never go full Schumacher.

See I'd love to go in the opposite direction. An even darker Batman, couched in realism, a guy with severe emotional/mental problems and has no problem killing to get his point across. R-rated movie of course.

Let Superman be the noble hero. Batman's a different sort of character.


They already have that character. He's called The Punisher.

The entire purpose of Batman is to save lives and avoid killing. Batman is great because he's a dark malcontent who is also more noble than any of the "Boy Scout" heroes. He's the perfect combination.

Your idea is bad and you should feel bad.
 
2012-07-16 02:09:14 PM
Return of the Dark Knight
Jeff Bridges as Bruce Wayne
Ellen Paige as Robin
Directed by Darren Aaronofsky

THIS SHOULD BE MADE.
 
2012-07-16 02:10:35 PM
I would just like a Batman movie that exists in a universe where other superheroes are possible (or even mentioned)
 
2012-07-16 02:10:46 PM
Well....I'm just plain out of ideas that don't suck. I know, let's make the same movie....only again.

Yeah! Let's take a movie that was already successful and MAKE IT AGAIN. It'll be the same thing! And we know that it'll be successful because it ALREADY was successful! Then we can poop out 1-2 sequels, sell some merchandise and then copy another movie!

Only....people might catch on and realize that we're re-releasing the same crap. Hmm....I know! Let's not call it 'Cheap copying of crap....let's call it 'Rebooting!'

It's absolutely retarded. And people line up to see it.

Batman is *literally* from the 40s.

The Joker was in the first 'Batman' comic in 1940.
Two face first appeared in.....the 40s.
Cat Woman first appeared in....the 40s.

Okay, now brace yourselves for this...Bane first appeared in....the 90s. 1993.

The newest character in the 'new' Batman movie is 19 years old.
 
2012-07-16 02:11:15 PM

meat0918: Can they wait a decade or so?


10 years, no way. I am sure that after the success of the Avengers that Warner Brothers is just itching to put out a justice league movie. And with superman getting rebooted next year I am sure they will want a new batman that shares the same universe as the movie superman.

Honestly though my ideal dream is that (assuming Bruce Wayne and Commissioner Gordon survive TDKR) is that they hire either David Simon or one of the writers from The Wire and make Gotham Central (but in the Nolan universe). Then wait a year or two and hire Clint Eastwood to direct Batman Beyond and also play crotchety old Bruce Wayne.

Although I do wonder what kind of nerd outrage there would be if WB just said fark it, we own the damn thing and made a bunch more Batman movies basically in the Nolan batman universe with a new director and a new actor playing batman/bruce?
 
2012-07-16 02:11:30 PM

kevinatilusa: The All-Powerful Atheismo: One negative review and it's NOT Armond White?

we're through the looking glass, people.

It's a review from somebody who's normally pretty mainstream (agrees with tomatometer 75% of the time), but that hasn't stopped 290 people already from posting and calling him a troll because he didn't like it.


Well the quote he chose was pretty stupid, so I don't know if I blame them.
 
2012-07-16 02:12:02 PM
What if the guy they hire can actually film a coherent fight scene?

Jim from Saint Paul: Fano: Can't beat mask of the phantasm and return of the joker, but we've watched idiots blow billions trying.

The Dark Knight belongs right up there.

/my favorite is still BB: RotJ.


Batman Begins is better than Dark Knight. Also, I'd argue that Red Hood had the best story of the movies, and John DiMaggio did a very good job with the Joker.
 
2012-07-16 02:16:28 PM

The All-Powerful Atheismo: kevinatilusa: The All-Powerful Atheismo: One negative review and it's NOT Armond White?

we're through the looking glass, people.

It's a review from somebody who's normally pretty mainstream (agrees with tomatometer 75% of the time), but that hasn't stopped 290 people already from posting and calling him a troll because he didn't like it.

Well the quote he chose was pretty stupid, so I don't know if I blame them.


Just checked, and he was also one of the few negative reviews on The Dark Knight also. He said "This movie is too in love with itself to make you love it."

WTF DOES THAT EVEN MEAN

This man can safely be ignored.
 
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