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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:00 PM
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Poll question: Who is your favorite Batman?




Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:02 PM
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1. I have to vote Adam West.
Because he IS Batman.

That said, if I get round to seeing it I think that I'd be drooling whilst watching Christian Bale enough for him to have a fighting chance.
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:04 PM
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2. Batman Begins is SO much better than the other four
Very faithful to the comic.
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tjwmason Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:06 PM
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3. I think that the '60s television show was a very different creature to
the films.

I'll have to try Batman Begins sometime soon then.
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 09:12 PM
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16. I highly recommend it.
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ReadTomPaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:20 PM
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38. Adam rocks.


He's also a very personable and warm human being to meet.. as a campy figure extraordinary he's much more comfortable with himself and his body of work than.. say, William Shatner.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:06 PM
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4. They went out of their way to hide Robin's big package...
Why did they let Batman's hang out so visibly? :scared:
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:45 PM
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33. Because Batman was BatMAN, Robin was BOY Wonder ...
... and Batshit crazy Adam West probably demanded it that way.

:silly:
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:09 PM
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5. Frank Miller
And until they make a movie adaptation of Frank Miller's "Batman: The Dark Knight Returns," I refuse to acknowledge any movie Batman as legitimate.
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Spider Jerusalem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:33 PM
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10. Miller's lost it, though.
"All-Star Batman & Robin" is bad self-parody, and the upcoming "Holy Terror, Batman!" has such a horrendous premise that I seriously have to wonder about the man's sanity.
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:38 PM
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13. Miller's just phoning it in these days.
What a grave disappointment.
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Benfea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:51 PM
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20. Oh, I agree about that.
The Dark Knight sequel alone was enough to disillusion me, but that doesn't change the fact that Dark Knight is one of the best works to come out of the U.S. comic book industry.
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chrisau214 Donating Member (205 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:12 PM
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6. There was a lot of Miller in Batman Begins
My vote would go to Kevin Conroy but if I have to limit the vote to live-action I give that vote to Christian Bale.



Chris
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Radical Activist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:30 PM
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7. Can we all just agree that George Clooney sucked as Batman?
The whole movie was horrible on top of it. It was like a power rangers movie. ugh
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:32 PM
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8. Joel Schumaker really screwed those movies up.
He tried to turn it back into the 60s camp.
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Ravenseye Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:34 PM
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11. Yeah it was Schumaker's fault
If I never see another neon set I'll be happy. George Clooney was never given a chance. He had to share the stage with Arnold Schwartzenegers Mr. Freeze, Uma Thruman's Poison Ivy, Chris O'donnel's Robin, and Alicia Silverstone's Batgirl...plus a crappy script, and director...

George might have done good in a better film, and in the few moments he was allowed to be Batman he was good...but alas
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Blue Belle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:26 PM
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17. I agree... I thought the script was Craptacular.
Clooney could have done a decent job.. but the script was bad and so was the directing.
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qanda Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:33 PM
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9. Batman Begins was one of the best movies made last year
Just my opinion.
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:42 PM
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15. I agree.
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:33 PM
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30. Very good movie.....
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mac56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:37 PM
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12. Michael Keaton was so much better than Kilmer or Clooney.
Adam West, just too wooden.

Haven't seen "Batman Begins" yet.
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 05:40 PM
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14. After 'Begins' came out, I could see where Keaton came up short.
His Batman was very dry and expressionless. None of the anger and emotion on his face was present.

Thats only one nitpick I have. I'm a strong (geek) Batman Begins advocate. I want EVERYBODY to see it.
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hippiechick Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:47 PM
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34. I agree, but I don't think Keaton's aged too well ...
... he was pretty "decrepit paunchy-white guy" looking in 'White Noise'.

He probably wouldn't have been able to carry the "series" for more than a couple movies.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:26 PM
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18. Bale
I loved Batman Begins!
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 10:33 PM
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19. Have to vote Bale...
Edited on Sat Mar-04-06 10:34 PM by AmyDeLune
or the SOBG's will hunt me down... :scared:

Also, he just is the best Batman/Bruce Wayne ever. :loveya: (other than Kevin Conroy, of course).

edit for splennig
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hyphenate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-04-06 11:20 PM
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21. Once a Michael Keaton fan
Always a MK fan. After all the grief he got before the first Batman was released by people saying he was going to be a rotten Batman, I think fans owe him a huge apology. He might not have been perfect, but he certainly proved he could do it.
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:46 AM
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22. kick! n/t
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RevolutionaryActs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 01:57 AM
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23. I loved! Christian Bale as Batman, but Michael Keaton will forever
be Batman to me. :)
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DerekG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:06 AM
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24. Kevin Conroy trounces them all
The first couple seasons of "Batman: The Animated Series" remains the definitive interpretation, and Conroy was its greatest asset, lending the protagonist a tortured humanism that still haunts.

Still, Christian Bale may very well supplant my preference when he squares off against the Clown Prince. So long as Nolan and Goyer stay on board, it will be some sight to see.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:28 AM
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25. Patrick Bateman, all the way...
and to all of you non-american psycho fans out there, i mean Christian Bale, hands down, the best, :)
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:43 AM
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27. Bateman, Batman only one letter's difference...
I'd stay and chat further, but I have to return some video tapes... }(
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 08:03 PM
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35. thats a coincidence...
because after my meeting with Cliff Huxtable, I have to return some video tapes as well. ;)
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:02 PM
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36. And after that...
I have to find a drycleaner who can get, uh, "cranapple" stains out of some sheets...
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 12:22 AM
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39. Yes...
I have had cranapple stains on my Egyptian cotton sheets before. But after I drop off my video's, I got a dinner date at Dorsia...but first, I need to buy that Huey Lewis, and Whitney Houston cassettes...I believe that both artists, are to be admired... :) (god, American Psycho, was so damn good! Yet violent...)
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:14 AM
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40. It makes me laugh, though I know it's wrong...
it reminds of A Clockwork Orange that way.

Not to mention, that the *real* Paul Allen owns the local basketball team and has been advised to sell it due to financial losses on it. If he does, the team (and all the locally generated business) could be moved to another city. Every time the story crops up on the news they always have disgruntled basketball fans complaining.

and the first thing that pops into my head every time is

"Hey Paul!" *whack!*

sooo sooo wrong...*giggle*
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:39 AM
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42. Yeah me too!
I know Paul Allen, he owns my Seahawks and Sonics...When I first saw American Psycho, and heard Paul Allens name, i was like?...wtf?... :) Yeah, that scene right there, with him axing Allen, grabbed my attention quick, and I knew I was in for one hell of a ride... :)
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:54 AM
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44. The most cheerful axe murder *ever* bwah!
They reissued the DVD (in June 2005, for some reason... ;)) with separate commentaries by the director and the screenwriter. They mention that in the book, the character's name is Paul Owen, but there was a real Paul Owen in Manhattan and he wanted a huge amount of money for the use of his name; so they picked a name that sounded close enough and wasn't listed in the Manhattan phone book-- Paul Allen. They really had no idea until a reporter at a press conference asked them about it...

It's one of my favorite films though I haven't watched it enough to quote huge passages of dialogue...yet... :D
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:57 AM
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45. I haven't seen it in a while...
But my brain is fried to quote exactly either... :) And the chainsaw hitting that blonde prostitue...pure, cinematic violence, and joy, captured in one scene...
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:11 AM
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47. Absolutely! It was scary, funny, and artistic
and that's not a description you can generally give to a chainsaw murder. :popcorn:

The murder spree at the end, where we get a sort of "Bateman's-eye" view starting with "Feed Me a Stray Cat" to the phone confession is just spectacular in it's surreal brutality. Once again, it's horrible, but I find myself laughing at just the sheer over-the-topness of it.
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bridgit Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 02:38 AM
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26. Christian Bale
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Cannikin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 09:01 AM
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28. Sunday morning kick
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AmyDeLune Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:29 PM
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29. Sunday Afternoon Kick n/t
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bif Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:33 PM
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31. Al Kaline
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REDKING Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 04:42 PM
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32. Me.
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Zynx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-05-06 11:10 PM
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37. Batman Begins was the best Batman movie I've seen so I'll go with Bale.
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DanCa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:20 AM
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41. Well Clooney kicked Arnolds frozen rethug ass however...
my favorites are Bale West Clooney and Keaton in that order.
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fujiyama Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:51 AM
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43. Bale was good
but Keaton was still my favorite. Plus, I felt that that Batman was an overall better film than Batman Begins.

Don't get me wrong, Batman Begins was great, a million times better than any crap by Shumaker and better than the second Batman (the one with the Penguin and Catwoman), but the problem with Begins to me was that it didn't feel consistant. It started off great and was through most of the film but near the end I felt it started running out of gas.

Still a good film though and I'm sure Bale will do great in a sequel which I'd still be interested in seeing.
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RevCheesehead Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 01:58 AM
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46. Adam West IS Batman.
The others are pretenders. Not even close.
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eggman67 Donating Member (745 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Mar-06-06 02:15 AM
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48. Bale. Not even close.
Batman Begins was exceptional. Keaton did the best he could with what he had, but was overshadowed by Nicholson in the first one, and the second butchered the Penguin character and veered off into Burton-land. Kilmer and Clooney never had a fair chance thanks to Schumacher taking the series back to 60's camp. Bat-card for cryin' out loud.
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