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Re: Joker pics
« Reply #15 on: 18 August, 2007, 06:51:06 AM »
My big problem with the Batman films is Batman's terrible rubber suits. They more often than not look ok(ish) would are always completely impractical and give him hardly any movement. It looks completely ridiculous every time he looks up for goodness sake, something I assume old Bats would have to do a lot and his fighting always looks really stiff and awkward.

I wish the costume designers would be a bit braver and give him a more fabric-based effort. This would mean, like the comics, he's a bit more vulnerable and has to rely on his formidable skills and training.

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« Reply #16 on: 18 August, 2007, 09:38:17 AM »
Admittedly, it would still be a bad film- just slightly less so.  It was the idea of showing your main actor, while still keeping Dredd's helmet on, that I was really applauding.

To be honest, I could even live with Stallone as Dredd (with a better script of course) if they'd kept his hat on.
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« Reply #17 on: 18 August, 2007, 10:43:27 AM »
The 2 Stallones idea is definitely the way they should have gone once he was chosen, it seems obvious really, and it's the way most fans would have expected it to be. Everything about that film seems to lack logic or even balls.

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« Reply #18 on: 18 August, 2007, 11:06:47 AM »
"My big problem with the Batman films is Batman's terrible rubber suits."

I agree on that. I don't know why for every Batman film they haven't really deviated on the stye and make of the suit. There are differences in the suits of course but they just seem like they were all made by the same production people.

When you think of how successful they were with the Spidey & Daredevil suits and how faithful they turned out, you just wonder if there's a lack of imagination or sense on Nolan's part -and the designers- to go for something different. The whole "mecha" look Batman just doesn't jibe too well. It's more Batman Beyond.

They could have gone for some kind of Kevlar fibre suit or something.

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Re: Joker pics
« Reply #19 on: 18 August, 2007, 01:14:00 PM »

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« Reply #20 on: 18 August, 2007, 03:18:28 PM »
Hang on I don't get it... the white and green is just make-up?  Other than the mouth scars he's a regular Joe again?  Pity.  I love the bit in the (overrated) The Killing Joke where Bats gets make-up on his gloves and realises he's having one of his Arkham heart-to-hearts with an impostor.

And that so is a lawmaster.  Shame!

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« Reply #21 on: 18 August, 2007, 06:45:29 PM »
on the subject of the suit, in the new films they've made the rubber suit a lot more flexible, but i do agree something more fabric based would be a lot more practical for fighting and general movements.  i believe the mask/headgear is seperate from the rest of the costu--err, uniform...  that bit in batman returns where he had to literally rip the rubber mask  off of the rest if the costume to reveal his face was stupid

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« Reply #22 on: 18 August, 2007, 07:29:17 PM »
I think the rubber suits just look bland from a surface point of view, no matter how you light it, it has very few, if any, real reflective qualities on set. The matte finish is just not very cinematic and is really an attempt to put a false sense of "real world" modernity to the costuming. A foolish idea really when you see the esult.

Bulkiness, too, adds awkwardness, especially around the head and neck area where the cape is joined. I think one of the reasons Bale looks thinner is that he needs to be thinner to be comfortable inside that suit.

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« Reply #23 on: 18 August, 2007, 07:41:06 PM »
I still think this is a great costume, which would actually look fine in a proper film (although thicker pants would be needed to hide his Bat-Bits).


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« Reply #24 on: 18 August, 2007, 07:56:27 PM »
Yeah, very Alex Ross.

That's my fave bat symbol on the chest, I'd love a tee shirt of it. In fact I think I'll print my own!!

Not so keen on the belt symbol or the sock down his pants though.

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« Reply #25 on: 28 November, 2007, 12:13:35 PM »

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« Reply #26 on: 28 November, 2007, 01:17:26 PM »
The Joker looks great, but batman himself looks a bit shit in front of white walls and daylight. one of the best parts of the last film was that you hardly saw him, and when you did it was at night, which made him scarier and more mysterious. He just looks like the George Clooney one again now. Once again they just can't resist tarting up the uniform till it looks like Optimus Prime.
ANyway, I'm guessing it's going to be good regardless. Loved Batman Begins and I think this may wel be as good.
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« Reply #27 on: 28 November, 2007, 02:29:15 PM »
I think I'm about to buy Empire for the first time in years.

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Re: Joker pics
« Reply #28 on: 28 November, 2007, 02:33:25 PM »
I wish I had some pictures of me when I was at college- because that's pretty much how I used to dress.

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« Reply #29 on: 28 November, 2007, 02:37:29 PM »
Man, rac, you must have had to beat the chicas off with a stick!