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The Batman: Pics, Videos, and Other Awesomeness

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    I hope they don't screw it up. There was well over 100 issues of comic book plus a really long cinematic video game telling this story elapsing five years of comic book time. This preview only seems to cover the first four or five comi book issues.

    Granted there are a lot of side plots. It's probably not necessary to include the side quests of Plastic Man and Detective Chimp, so there are lots of comic book arcs that can probably be left out.

    It was a nice touch in the comic series that the goofy comic relief characters either all die or get their spirits broken or they are physically broken. Basically zero character in the DC universe gets left behind.

    Supermans actions also end up provoking a response from the all the ultra powerful cosmic entities (the Olympian gods, Apocalips, New Genesis, the Guardians of the Universe, Trigon, Mixylplik, and a bunch of other heavy hitters).

    It took five years for Superman to go from great hero into a fascist monster. He didn't flip instantly like say a certain GoT heroine...
     
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    What a total shit-show that was... Unbelievable...
     
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    Just saw Batman the Long Halloween Part 1 and Part 2

    Both are about 90 minutes. As far as I can tell, it doesn't have any of Bruce Timm or Andrea Romano's fingerprints and usually they are all over Batman's animated stuff.

    The voice actors, animation style, everything is quite different from other Batman things I've seen.

    It had a R rating but they didn't go overboard with the blood and swearing.

    I liked it, but I'm not sure if someone who isn't a uber DC fanboy like myself would like it.

    It's a Film Noir heavy take on the comic book series, the Long Halloween, starting on ending on Halloween, a serial killer is killing mobsters on major and minor holidays and there are lots of red herrings and redirects to try to keep people from guessing the "who" on the "Whodunnit." They mystery serial killer was nicknamed "Holiday."

    There is a lot of stuff here that is similar to Christopher Nolan's Batman movies and on casual notice it looks like this film is copying large portions of Nolan's work, but Christopher Nolan's favorite Batman comics were The Long Halloween so both movies are cribbing from the same source material.

    So Part 1 and 2 together clock in and 3 hours, that's pretty long, but it should have been longer.

    There were A LOT of subplots crammed into these three hours. I think the Long Halloween story arc would work better as a 26 episode serialized television series like Arrow and the Flash back before they both jumped the shark, so all the side plots can get enough attention, but that's just a pipe dream of mine.

    For instance one of the subplots was that Joker was jealous and wanted to commit a big crime on New Year's Eve because "Holiday" was stealing all his press as the number one talked about criminal.

    EDIT: They left out my favorite part of the original comic series. On April Fool's Day, "Holiday" kidnapped an unrelated person to the main killing spree and fired a blank round.

    The comic book series also had a copycat killer that tried killing one of his/her personal enemies on a holiday in order to alleviate suspicion on themselves which I thought was clever.
     
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