What Direction Are The Batman Movies Headed In?

Why should there be a Batman Beyond movie?

This video sums it up pretty well.

First off, Will states that the repetitive uprising of Bruce Wayne is intense, heartbreaking, and critical to the legacy of the Batman, but it is EXACTLY what it is: repetitive.

“Aw man.”

Will points out that we should look to the future of Batman, to introduce new storylines, characters, and lead in to future projects. How many reboots are we going to see before that introduction to Bruce Wayne gets old on us? It varies from person, to person, but in the long run, we’ll be seeing the same material remixed over and over again.

Secondly, if we look to the future, there’s an unlimited amount of possibilities. With the new universe, there’s so many technological advances that could be used in a film. The gear is amped up and ready to go.

There’s plenty of cool effects that could replace jumping across rooftops, grappling hooks, and the classic batsuit. Actually, those were all pretty cool. But they could be improved on…I mean, wouldn’t you like to see rocket boots, an invisible stealth mode, etc.? I mean, he’s like a regular Iron Man. Oh right. Wrong universe.

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Lastly, we can take a peek into where Bruce Wayne ends up, rather than his beginning, as with all the other Batman movies. Old-man Bruce mentors Terry McGinnis into taking his mantle as the Batman. I’d like to watch the awkward father-son relationship develop between the two as they struggle to learn from each other. Considering how Bruce is a father figure for many of his crime fighting sidekicks, just imagine him trying to teaching a clone of himself. Yeah, he has free will and all that, but Terry is the genetic copy of Bruce Wayne himself. That’s pretty awesome.

I’m down for another Batman movie. I think we all are. However, the direction it goes in is crucial. Are we willing to sit down and watch the same tragic back story for another reboot? Maybe, maybe not. Let’s see how the Justice League goes, and from there, we can decide whether we like it, or not.

-Alan

Catching Up With TV Shows

So it seems like the majority of  the TV shows I’ve been watching just took a break. Whether they’re coming back in April or later on in the month, it’s given me some good binge watching time. So, let’s get right into it. Here are a few shows that I’ve gotten really into, recently.

 

Let’s do this.

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Double-Reeded Warrior’s Hopes for 2015

I really should’ve done a post like this at the beginning of the year when it makes sense for people to be like: “OH MAN, it’s time to tell people my new year’s resolution and what I’m looking forward too.”

I seriously didn’t have a new year’s resolution. Why change myself if I was pretty satisfied with who I’ve been for the past three or four years?

“So anyways, Dennis, how was 2014 for you?”

“Same as 2013?”

“Well, how was that year?”

“Same as 2012?”

“Well, how was that–”

“Shut up!”

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As you can see, nothing has really changed for me in the past couple years, and I’m pretty satisfied with my life.

But thing is, I don’t look forward to all of 2015, simply because that’s too much to look forward to. I mean, why look forward to the next year when I have nothing planned out for the next week?

Honestly, I don’t care about any of the plans I have. I’m more of the type of person who is still interested in entertainment, such as music, anime, and comics. So you know what? I’m just gonna talk about what’s coming up, from what to come from DC Comics during Convergence and post-Convergence to a bunch of anime. Prepare for a very visual presentation.

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Convergence

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Diversity in Comics: Wally West

So as most of y’all know, DC Comics rebooted their whole line of main books back in 2011. Many characters had their origins changed, and even though many readers loved the change, there was still a number who totally disagreed with it. To be honest, I liked most of the reboot, but there are some parts of it that put my heart at strong discontent. As you can tell from the title, I really dislike how DC has decided to handle diversity.

Seriously, why did the reboot have to make white characters turn black and straight characters turn gay? I mean, there’s nothing wrong with black or LGBT characters, but the fact that they decided to change characters we loved for years just the way they were is what’s killing me. They claimed that the character was still the same essentially, but they’re not the Wally West or Alan Scott that we used to know.

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Art by Karl Kerschl.

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Comic Book Deaths: Pointless? (Part I)

A couple days ago, I was at a gathering, and my friends and I got into a conversation about comic books. At first we discussed amazing stories such as The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller, and DC: The New Frontier by Darwyn Cooke. Somehow, once our conversation got to the legend, Grant Morrison, something in me clicked. He was the creator and murderer of Damian Wayne (and he probably killed a lot of other characters too). It then made me think about the many pointless comic book deaths used to raise sales, because according to the comic book world, unless you’re Uncle Ben, Gwen Stacy, or Bruce Wayne’s parents, you’ll probably come back to life (they used to say Jason Todd and Bucky too).

Seriously, what’s the point of killing a character if you’re just gonna bring them back to life in around a year later. Maybe they can at least aim to make it meaningful and keep the character dead for at least a while, right? But NO. Here’s an example.

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That cute little punk is him. And he's dead. (Art by Chris Burnham)

That cute little punk is him. And he’s dead. (Art by Chris Burnham)

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Upcoming Shows of the Fall (Caution: Minor Spoilers)

It’s Fall again, and new shows and old shows alike are popping up quicker than the bacteria on your phone. Or the pimples on a teenager’s face.

“Bleh.”

Anyways, there are lots of pilots/new seasons that have just come out, and here’s what I think of some of them. Keep in mind, I am not a comic book expertCaution: Spoilers. Continue reading