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#1 Posted by Hunter114 (861 posts) - - Show Bio

It's easy to put the blame on guns or movies or comics or whatever... but the truth of the matter is that this guy was influenced by and identified with the Joker... he reportedly told police that he was the Joker and dyed his hair red (despite Joker's hair being green) he walked into a movie theater dressed in full body armor and carrying an assault rifle, a shotgun and two handguns and then killed 12 people and injured over 50 people... including children... random people that could have been anyone, anywhere... he then walked up to the police and gave himself up

This was not a terrorist attack to make a statement or a targeted assault to neutralize a threat... this was a guy with more weapons than he needed going ape-shizzle in a dark room and shooting kids because he wanted attention, or recognition and he got it in the worst way possible. This is not an isolated incident, it's rare, but it's happened before and it will happen again and people will have the same reaction: the shock of it all, sympathies to the families, tributes payed by the President and whoever takes the opportunity, the news and people blaming tv and movies and music and games and guns and any demographic that they can, and people being scared to do anything... it has become a cliche that's pretty much forgotten by the general public until the next time it happens.

And this is not a case of "if you do this, the terrorists win" because this guy really doesn't care about you, what you do, what you think or how you live your life... if you feel better and safer at the beach than at the cinema, go to the damn beach... the movie will still be here when you get back... unless you get eaten by a shark, of course.

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#2 Posted by Hunter114 (861 posts) - - Show Bio

I would of liked a shot of the ID that he gave the woman with his birth name on... we only get to hear his first name: Robin (cause, you know) and it also seemed weird what the clerk said back to him, like "you should have used your full name, Robin" or something... I don't understand that... I could have misheard and I obviously don't remember her exact words... but in any case, what does that even mean?

There's also the name "John Blake" ok he was a cop in the comics... in like one issue, a long time ago... but John is Dick Grayson's middle name, as well as his father's name, ok fair enough, but where does the Blake come from? and what his is "real" surname? It doesn't really add to the story or anything and it could give the game away if someone figured it out... but all you needed to hear was the word "orphan" and you knew what was going to happen. On a side note Crispus Allen makes a cameo... but you'd hardly even guess if you didn't see the name on his police vest... and it's the intricate details like that, that make movies more enjoyable for comic fans.

I gotta admit that I'm actually quite conflicted over this, though, the fanboy in me says that it should follow a linear timeline... Bruce Wayne becomes Batman, then you get Robin, Batgirl, Nightwing, Oracle (at al)... but the movie fan understands why it would practically impossible to do that... for one thing, we know the history of the characters, so anything will give it away... so there was only really one thing for Nolan to do: amalgamate... bring aspects of all the Robins and put them into one character... that they actually call "Robin" - Personal view, I think they could have included a few more nods to the Robins... or even just other characters in general, but I like what they did.

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#3 Posted by Hunter114 (861 posts) - - Show Bio
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'Nuff said

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#4 Posted by Hunter114 (861 posts) - - Show Bio

@JohnnyGat said:

@Hunter114 said:

@JohnnyGat said:

I think Batman knows but Nightwing doesn't know that Batman knows.

I think Nightwing would know that Batman knows... he's just offering some tactical advice...

I doubt it, at the end of Depths he mentions how he only the four of them (AL, NW, KF, and Art) know about Kaldur working undercover and what reason would Nightwing even have by not telling these individuals in on the plan that Batman knows.

What he means is that only the four of them have been given confirmation and are in on it... Batman doesn't "know" but he deduced it, so he may not be certain, or in on the plan... but he still "knows"

Nightwing knows Batman... he's been his partner for a long time, so there's no reason he wouldn't be surprised to find out that Batman "knows" about it... even if it's not been confirmed

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#5 Posted by Hunter114 (861 posts) - - Show Bio

@joshmightbe said:

Becoming a yellow lantern would've been an enormous step down for Darkseid

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#6 Posted by Hunter114 (861 posts) - - Show Bio

Batman has about 35-40 "Iconic" villains, Spider-Man only has about 20-25

But that's based on my criteria, so make of it what you will

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#7 Posted by Hunter114 (861 posts) - - Show Bio

@JohnnyGat said:

I think Batman knows but Nightwing doesn't know that Batman knows.

I think Nightwing would know that Batman knows... he's just offering some tactical advice...

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#8 Posted by Hunter114 (861 posts) - - Show Bio

Most of the time, scenes are cut out because they are redundant or because of time constraints... the problem with that is that sometimes there are scenes that are fairly important because they show something between characters or they are part of the build-up to something else.

It can be even more annoying if the movie is cut down so much that it's really not that long... but most of the time, they have a good reason to cut certain scenes

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#9 Posted by Hunter114 (861 posts) - - Show Bio

Um... this hasn't really been thought through that much... and the content has nothing to do with the title... you're talking about a JLA movie, not individual movies, which you could have then built up one by one. Also there are no reasons or justification for the actors you've chosen other than Bridget Regan doesn't look like a prostituting whore (which is kinda a bad reason) and that Justin Hartley is perfect... for some reason... Just seems like you've found the picture and agree with it because it looks cool.. and then you've included Green Arrow... for some reason and said he should be played by Stephen Amell... just because he's in the series... which hasn't aired yet.

I mean if we're going to have a JLA movie, they should build it up, have some hints in DKR if they're going with Christian Bale, give every character a reason to be there and not just pick who's popular, same thing with the actors who play them... Bale is the current Batman, and it's too early for a reboot just yet, so he seems the logical choice... but Ryan Reynolds really wasn't that good in Green Lantern, sure the main problem was with the writing and the story, but he's the lead, so he gets most of the flak from that.

The thing when it comes to movies is that any actor can be put into practically any role, they are interchangeable, these actors have to own the part.. they have to become the character... Robert Downey Jr became Tony Stark... I mean sure, they do have a similar past... Samuel L Jackson became Nick Fury... but the character was based on and around him anyway. The idea is to find someone who shares the same qualities as the character, someone who has shown an understanding of the world that these heroes live in and want to do them justice (no pun intended)

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#10 Posted by Hunter114 (861 posts) - - Show Bio

@War Killer:

There are certain points that are essential to the growth of a character, and one of the most important things for any superhero is that there is a price to pay for the things they do... he will have enemies and those enemies will come after him and the people he loves... Captain Stacy said it himself... he made Peter promise that he would leave Gwen alone... and by all accounts he's not going to do that... it's pretty much foreshadowing her death and to line everything up and then not pull the trigger... that's just a let down.

Having Gwen die in the movies, honors the characters and the writers and the fans... we've seen what happens when writers and directors completely ignore the fans and the source material. Add to that the argument that Gwen actually did very little in terms of actual "science-ness" all she did was make the cure, which Peter told her to do, and the whole point of Spider-Man is loss, he's supposed to be the average guy, sure, but he's also surrounded by loss, loss that he is supposed to feel responsible for and carry on trying to make a difference in-spite of that... and they don't have to introduce MJ until the end... or at all.

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