Yeah, I'm still not getting these arguments. Yeah, Batman is more realistic than the average superhero movie, but its still a superhero movie. It still contains some fantasy elements, like the League of Shadows (a secret order of ninjas and assassins dedicated to rebuilding societies exists is not really "realistic"). And Dark Knight did include a lot of advanced technology that isn't really "realistic" either and from from what I've seen of Dark Knight Rises, its likely to get more advanced and somewhat fantastical. I mean, we do see the Batplane, even if it does look a little like a cockroach. But either way, I sorta think that Nolan's movies have drifted more and more a fantastical place than they were before. And if Nolan can't handle DC's more fantasy-like characters, then why is he producing Man of Steel? Do you guys ever think that for movie purposes, DC should tone down some of the fantastical elements in their characters? I mean, if Nolan and Goyer can bring some realism to Superman, I'd see no reason why he couldn't exist in the same universe as his Batman.
Look at the X-Men films, for example. I'd say that the main trilogy actually looks realistic enough to fit into Nolan's Batman universe. If that can be done with the X-Men, some of the most fantastical characters ever, then I think WB and DC should seriously emulate that to make Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, and Wonder Woman more realistic as well.
Probably because there's no goddamn way Christian Bale would be in a Justice League movie.
I don't think making the cape let him fly is more realistic than without it. I prefer Batman not to glide with his cape. It just adds to how awesome that he is. He doesn't need to fly!
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The reason is that Nolan's story doesn't allow for other heroes, who would be inspirational and symbolic right out of the gate. The Batman films under Nolan exist under the pretext that the world is a normal place. But along comes Bruce Wayne who hopes to be a symbol of inspiration for Gotham and does so by becoming Batman. Having Superman exist in the same universe takes away from everything that each Bat film has set up. Take this new film. We've seen from the trailers that spoilers:
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Bane and the League of Shadows takes over Gotham, turning it into a "No Man's Land". Superman would just fly right in and clean it up in an instant. That takes away from Batman's power as a symbol of hope.
And if the trailers and advertising is any indica, Batman's story will come to an end here.
As to the fighting style in the Nolan films, it is based off a real style, as I recall. One that requires a lot of movement to avoid being hit.
It's not about the technology or the stunts. It's about the motivations and reasons of the characters. Bruce Wayne doesn't want to be Batman forever as we saw in "The Dark Knight", whereas in the comics he has long admitted that Batman will always be needed. The film Bruce was willing to kill, whereas the comic version doesn't. Comic Bruce went out and started his training right away. Film Bruce spent his life wandering aimlessly until he was given a reason to do something with his life. In the comics, Bruce doesn't considered the ridiculousness of wearing a costume. He knows right away that he needs it. In the films, the costume is the result of needing the means to protect himself while figuring out how to incorporate what Ra's taught him and make the two work. To this day, Batman can still intimidate people. But in the films, that was beginning to wear off.Originally Posted by Zeeguy91
Batman has relied on his cape to glide in the comics. Not to the same extent, but he has used it. That's why it was done in the 89 film. Not to mention that throughout the years, Batman and Robin have used hang gliders and later thermal gliders to fly. It's also more practical than having Bale or his double use the grapnel gun to swing around the city.Originally Posted by KurtW95
Last edited by Mat001; 05-03-2012 at 01:03 PM.
Because Booster Gold is wearing hockey pads.
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Yeah, it wouldn't work. It would screw up the tone of Nolan's Batman if you brought in aliens, an amazon princess, and a guy who can talk to fish.
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This whole argument is a stupid waste of time and everyone should go do something productive and not whine about movies that don't even exist in the first place.
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