Okay look. I’ve heard so many times how people are sick of the dark and gritty. These are superheroes.
And with Superman, Wonder Woman, etc, I fully agree.
But not with Batman. I can genuinely say that I hate a light, goofy Batman. If your Batman dances in clubs and runs around with cartoon bombs and keeps shark-repellant spray on his utility belt, I’m out.
See here’s the thing… Batman’s origins are dark. He watched his parents get murdered in front of him. Then he took that and decided to dress up as a bat to run around a city beating up criminals.
Now granted, there’s a lot of political talk to be had, here, and from a Socialist perspective, I’m definitely not a fan of Bruce Wayne. All this money, and what does he do with it? Larp as a superhero beating up poor homeless people. He could sink his basically infinite wealth into, I don’t know… giving homeless people homes, a universal basic income, universal health care… but no. He gets himself a “magic tech” Batsuit and beats them up, instead. From a Socialist perspective, Bruce Wayne is terrible.
But from the perspective of a comics fan who started with Batman… I can’t not love him. But yeah… I’m sorry… I want my Batman dark.
I like it when Batman is brutal and unforgiving. I like it when Batman faces enemies that test his mental strength more than his physical strength. I want Batman stories to explore psychology as much as “bad guy vs good buy”.
Hell… I would love to see a movie that explores whether or not Batman himself is actually the problem… on the condition that it doesn’t end by saying he isn’t.
All that preamble is very simply to say that… yeah… I’m fucking hyped. This might be the darkest DC movie ever released. This kinda makes BvS look fucking happy in comparison. And that is exactly. What. I. Want.
Robert Pattinson is going to kill it here, folks.
I know I’m probably a minority here on FTB with this, but this is exactly the kind of Batman I want.
So without further ado…
Unrelated… that BotW review is coming, and I’ll be adding a part 3 to my “series” about whether or not Trump can become a dictator, as well. I just wanted to share my hype…
Also… is it just me, or does it seem like Hush might be the inspiration, here?