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by taopaipai
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: RIP Joel Schumacher (1939-2020)
Replies: 5
Views: 630

Re: RIP Joel Schumacher (1939-2020)

Good director.

His Batman movies get shit on but they captured the spirit of the comic books better than Burton's.
by taopaipai
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: Last Film You Watched? VI
Replies: 4029
Views: 428483

Re: Last Film You Watched? VI

Godfather III is a mess but has a lot going for it, especially if you can forget about the first two. Lots of orange and pink in it, if I recall. Once Duvall bounced they probably should have scrapped the whole thing. I'm hoping maybe someone will try again with The Godfather someday. A new trilogy ...
by taopaipai
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: Let's talk about...[Insert film/person]
Replies: 1020
Views: 66869

Re: Let's talk about...[Insert film/person]

I don't know about the God/religious aspects, but he does seem to have a better understanding of the comic book version of Batman than many.
by taopaipai
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: The Batman (2021)
Replies: 1714
Views: 171359

Re: The Batman (2021)

But... Why would Batman 'enjoy' being Batman. He's out there as long as Gotham is turning to shit... Why would he... Enjoy that. Because he likes justice. He gets to put his abilities and resources to good use. He finds it worthwhile to stop crime and save people. Plus he's honoring his parents' me...
by taopaipai
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: The Batman (2021)
Replies: 1714
Views: 171359

Re: The Batman (2021)

Numbers wrote:
April 11th, 2020, 7:31 pm
He most definitely "beats them up," and vigilantism is typically perpetuated by unstable people, which Batman most definitely is.
If the Batman is unstable, then so is Superman, Spider-Man, Daredevil etc. They are all vigilantes. That doesn't make them unstable or troubled.
by taopaipai
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: The Batman (2021)
Replies: 1714
Views: 171359

Re: The Batman (2021)

Those "psychologically disturbed people" are criminals, and the Batman is a crimefighter.

And he doesn't "beat them up", he uses his fighting skills to aid in stopping their crimes and defending himself.

It's all a part of the job.
by taopaipai
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: The Batman (2021)
Replies: 1714
Views: 171359

Re: The Batman (2021)

But if he would do that, wouldn't he just retire the Batman persona and devote his enormous wealth to transform Gotham with modern infrastructure, jobs, investments, charities, etc...? No, because the Batman persona is the end result of Bruce overcoming the trauma. It's his chosen profession, and a...
by taopaipai
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: The Batman (2021)
Replies: 1714
Views: 171359

Re: The Batman (2021)

For example, saying that you could have a Batman who is "final", who finally dealt with the death of his parents, put it past behind him and is now simply "enjoying" making Gotham better sounds like something that is, by definition, un-Batman. There's nothing "un-Batman" about it. Quite the opposit...
by taopaipai
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: The Batman (2021)
Replies: 1714
Views: 171359

Re: The Batman (2021)

He dealt with the trauma as a child, and by the time he became an adult he had put it behind him to become the Batman. I would rather see this than yet another Batman haunted by the past or struggling psychologically or whatever. Maybe instead have a Batman that actually enjoys being the Batman and ...
by taopaipai
Forum: Movies & TV
Topic: The Batman (2021)
Replies: 1714
Views: 171359

Re: The Batman (2021)

"Because at the end of the day, this guy is doing all of this to deal with trauma in his past."
Too bad to hear this. I was hoping for a Batman that isn't dealing with any past trauma, but instead had overcome it.