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(Independent)   Zack Synder to meet with Frank Miller to discuss how to properly write a goddamn Batman movie   (independent.co.uk) divider line 31
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2013-08-02 09:45:07 AM
5 votes:
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This was the best batman. Not too serious, not too silly. fark you people and your grimdark bullshiat. Im tired of overly edgy batman.
2013-08-02 02:48:19 AM
4 votes:
I can't believe no on has mentioned The Spirit yet. Miller took one of comic's greatest characters and the works of a master story-teller and turned it into an unimaginable piece of shiat. He should never be allowed near a film production ever again and he should publicly apologize to the ghost of Will Eisner.
2013-08-01 11:41:16 PM
4 votes:
Really? I'm going to have to be the one who says it?

Bruce Timm and Paul Dini!!!

/while I'll admit I'm not always a big fan of their darker take on the DC Universe, they are hands down better than Frank Miller
//the only better authority would be Zombie Bob Kane
2013-08-02 03:31:43 AM
3 votes:

Confabulat: Who in the hell are these people exactly?


People who enjoy quality movies.
2013-08-01 08:53:41 PM
3 votes:
Frank Miller's response:

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2013-08-02 12:24:22 AM
2 votes:

HeartBurnKid: [bigotherbigother.files.wordpress.com image 850x488]

This is who he's going to, to learn how to write Batman.

I don't see this ending well.

/the more time goes on, the more obvious it is that DKR and Year One are the only good stories Miller had in him.
//OK, maybe some Sin City stories too


This.  The man wrote two tremendous stories 20 years ago.  He's been destroying his legacy ever since.  He's the George Lucas of comic book writing.
2013-08-02 12:23:32 AM
2 votes:
Jesus, can we farkin' stop with Batman? We had the best superhero series of all time with Nolan's films. They spanned seven years and the last came out last year. MOVE ON TO SOMETHING GODDAMN ELSE.

I say this as an ardent fan of that character. You're going into overexposure.
2013-08-01 10:43:06 PM
2 votes:

trapped-in-CH: I just found out today they did an animated version of the Dark Knight returns.  Watched a couple of clips on youtube.  it's nearly a copy of the book.  The voices suck though.


Agreed. Peter Weller does not do a good Batman. Kevin Conroy 4 Life.

/Plus they removed the narration, which is where some of the best lines are.
2013-08-01 10:35:19 PM
2 votes:
So it will be a thinly-veiled fascist fantasy play?
2013-08-01 10:12:32 PM
2 votes:
skozlaw:How you can make a movie based entirely around hot chicks doing fights scenes with detailed CGI monsters and robots to thumping techno-rock music and still have it turn out to be one of the dullest films of the decade is beyond me.

I'm so tired of people shiatting on Sucker Punch. It wasn't nearly as bad as everyone made it out to be.

I wish I could live in a world where people thought the stuff in Sucker Punch was boring, because the stuff that they find awesome must be absolutely insane.
2013-08-01 09:45:59 PM
2 votes:
Frank Miller's done nothing particularly interesting or original since the early 90s.
2013-08-02 11:24:36 PM
1 votes:
Since I've managed to generate some discussion in the thread without actually weighing in on TFA: Frank Miller sucks and this is a big mistake.
2013-08-02 05:39:53 PM
1 votes:
All I know is when I heard Kevin Smith's podcast fellating WB's decision on making Superman/Batman by using that thrice damned DKR quote, I nearly lost my composure.  I have had it up to here with the farking Bat God and the Grimdark pantheon that he has.  WB if you want all the geek's money (including mine) for a Batman/Superman movie go for a Dini/Englehart-like version of the character.

Trust me we'll all have a lot more fun.
2013-08-02 11:31:41 AM
1 votes:
Man of Steel was just so dour and joyless. It's like some suit saw the Dark Knight movies and figured all comic book movies should be dark and gritty and emo. That just doesn't work with Superman. At least The Avengers had personality.
2013-08-02 11:31:17 AM
1 votes:

optimus_grime: man of steel > avengers


I'm about drop some "OH, SNAP!" on you:

Man of Steel: $644 Million worldwide after 7 weeks.

The Avengers crossed $700 Million worldwide....in 13 days from its US opening.

Therefore, your argument is invalid.
2013-08-02 06:18:19 AM
1 votes:
Christ, why doesn't he also meet with Rob Liefeld and Jeph Loeb while he's at it?

That way he can complete comic books' Unholy Trifecta fo Suck
2013-08-02 02:52:04 AM
1 votes:

Dr.Zom: I can't believe no on has mentioned The Spirit yet. Miller took one of comic's greatest characters and the works of a master story-teller and turned it into an unimaginable piece of shiat. He should never be allowed near a film production ever again and he should publicly apologize to the ghost of Will Eisner.


You were the only person who saw it.
2013-08-02 01:30:42 AM
1 votes:
They should not be talking about a new take on Batman. The Nolan movies resuscitated DC in the movie world, and Snyder's "Man of Steel" was good enough not to destroy that groundwork. So build on that groundwork instead of trying to replace or outdo it, neither of which seems to be something Snyder is capable of doing well. Fill it out with other important characters. Someone should do a Wonder Woman movie, and a Flash movie could certainly be both smart and sufficiently spectacular to bring in and satisfy fans and the general public. Use something like that to ground a Justice League franchise, and we'd be happy to have Joseph Gordon-Levitt as the Batman in a JLA movie, since he's been well set up for it. Don't do a new take on your only universally admired film version of one of your core characters.
2013-08-02 01:26:04 AM
1 votes:
I'll always be grateful for Miller and work on DD, especially creating Elektra, but now he needs to go away.
2013-08-02 01:16:11 AM
1 votes:
Denny O'Neil is still alive.  He did more to revitalize the Batman and Joker than any other modern writer.  Why doesn't someone talk to him?
2013-08-02 01:05:29 AM
1 votes:

HeartBurnKid: [bigotherbigother.files.wordpress.com image 850x488]

This is who he's going to, to learn how to write Batman.

I don't see this ending well.

/the more time goes on, the more obvious it is that DKR and Year One are the only good stories Miller had in him.
//OK, maybe some Sin City stories too


that was incredibly unintentionally funny.  The "eight-year old dick grayson" said 1000 times and the superman who couldnt fly but ran accross oceans carrying cars cracked me the fark up.
2013-08-02 12:43:51 AM
1 votes:

Hebalo: Why are you sorry? If your whole argument consists of HA! I DIDN'T LIKE TWO THINGS HE WROTE, SO HE BLOWS!!!!!11111!!!!!, I'm ignoring it anyway.


I think we can all agree that TDNR2 sucked.
2013-08-02 12:24:15 AM
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: FTFC:

Frank Miller is to Batman as Rob Liefeld is to drawing feet.


Proving definitively that you should have called yourself ZeroTaste.
2013-08-02 12:21:27 AM
1 votes:
FTFC:

Frank Miller is to Batman as Rob Liefeld is to drawing feet.
2013-08-01 11:34:43 PM
1 votes:

Hobodeluxe:


Damn I loved that scene so much. People tend to forget the reason batman could beat superman is because he's a dirty, rotten, cheating bastard, and superman isn't.
2013-08-01 11:24:22 PM
1 votes:
And by "gem" I mean "turd"
2013-08-01 11:01:44 PM
1 votes:

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: I'm waiting for the superhero thing to burn itself out, but it's staying out there, kinda like the zombie thing.

Oh!  Zombie Superman vs. Zombie Batman.

Or Superman vs. Batman vs. Zombies.  Give me my money.


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2013-08-01 11:00:10 PM
1 votes:

Keywork99: People say they don't get it


I didn't say that, I said it was gibberish. Specifically, it was inane and boring gibberish. I get it, I just don't like it because I think it's shallow, pointless and it drags a silly little one-off skit out over too many segments that don't lead to an interesting conclusion. There's basically one scene repeated four times with different visuals as the meat of the movie and, I'm sorry, but if I wanted that I'd go play a video game that offers it.

Keywork99: There are far worse films out there


I didn't say it was the worst film I've ever seen, I'm just saying it was boring and Zack Snyder can't write a screenplay for shiat. It's not Caligula, but it earned it's bad reviews nonetheless.

/ shallow and pedantic, much like your cooking
2013-08-01 10:23:08 PM
1 votes:

Keywork99: I'm so tired of people shiatting on Sucker Punch. It wasn't nearly as bad as everyone made it out to be.

I wish I could live in a world where people thought the stuff in Sucker Punch was boring, because the stuff that they find awesome must be absolutely insane.


You're in the minority for a reason. Most people found it boring.

The visuals alone? No, they were awesome. I especially like the pseudo-German trench warfare fight.

The music? Hell no, it was cool. I still look up the Bjork song from the first fight on Youtube when the fancy strikes.

But the movie as a whole, all its elements combined?

zZzzzzzzzzzz.......

It just doesn't work. The characters are just shallow and one-dimensional, the story is gibberish and the whole thing is too long. The opening scene was great, but the rest of the movie just didn't do anything interesting with it.
2013-08-01 10:11:38 PM
1 votes:
I just found out today they did an animated version of the Dark Knight returns.  Watched a couple of clips on youtube.  it's nearly a copy of the book.  The voices suck though.
2013-08-01 10:11:25 PM
1 votes:

Popcorn Johnny: After all the DC hate by Marvel Fanboys, it's going to be so farking awesome watching this movie become the highest grossing superhero movie of all time.


First week success, failure soon thereafter.

No way does it become the highest grossing superhero movie, especially since everything people enjoyed about the Batman movies will be gone.
 
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