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The moon is bright, sirens ring out and searchlights illuminate monstrous skyscrapers. In front of this bleak city skyline, a security guard silently walks around miniature buildings on a jutted-out stage. Suddenly, the stage is bombarded by a collaged voice-over and folk busily walking around, going about their everyday lives. All of them have one question on their lips: “Who is Batman?”
The cast freeze-frame to show us his tragic beginnings and we're taken back to little Bruce Wayne play-fighting with a sword before his parents are both brutally shot by a mugger moments later. Batman Live builds on this, centrally exploring the birth of Batman and Robin, veering more towards early TV shows than Christopher Nolan or Tim Burton's later darker re-imaginings, ensuring this really is a show for all ages.
Essentially, Batman Live relies on its computer animation, allowing the live elements to wow us with amazing props and costumes, »
Being the Anglophile (read – lover of all things British), may I present her Majesty The Queen and the rest of the Royal Family of automobiles from Cars 2. What with the big wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton on Friday April 29th, as my English sis would say, these new photos are ”Bloody marvellous.” A cuppa PG Tips all around!
The Queen (voice of Vanessa Redgrave)
With the final stage of the World Grand Prix racing through the historic streets of London, England, the Queen is quietly elated she was invited to preside over the finish line by Sir Miles Axlerod. Painted in shades of the most royal blues and never without her jeweled crown, the Queen is the definition of decorum and regality, but that doesn’t mean she doesn’t enjoy a bit of first-rate competition! Sidenote – Queen Elizabeth II’s birthday is this Thursday, April 21st. »
- Michelle McCue
2 items from 2011
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