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15 out of 24 people found the following review useful:
Pretty good take on Batman, 4 March 2008

When "The Batman" was first announced, a lot of people cried foul because it was a restart and not "Batman: The Animated Series", then when the design first appeared and Commissioner Gordon didn't show up during the first season, it got worse. To this day, a lot of people still don't like "The Batman", calling it an insult to Batman and B: TAS. This is not shared by other fans or even members of the crew of B: TAS. Alan Burnett, who's worked on both B: TAS and TB, said that he considered Season 4 of TB to be the best season he's ever worked on and Kevin Conroy and Mark Hamill did guest voices on the show.

The people who bash it miss the point: it's not supposed to be B: TAS, but it's own take...and it works. Commissioner Gordon appeared in the second season finale. Would I have liked to have seen him from the beginning? Yes, but he finally appeared, so it's resolved. So a lot of the early designs for the villains aren't traditional. No big deal. They worked fine. Besides, it's not exactly like Bruce Timm after B: TAS stuck true to the classic looks either. (TNBA Scarecrow, JL/JLU Amazo, S: TAS Brainiac and Toyman, I'm looking at you. That and a good part of TB's Penguin design is based on Burton's Penguin.) Batman, both his Season 1-3 and 4-5 designs are pretty good and traditional, as was Alfred. Commissioner Gordon look like he was influenced by Tim Sale's take from Batman: The Long Halloween and Dark Victory and Batgirl's costumes kind of based on the one Yvonne Craig wore as Batgirl from the old 60s Batman show. The show version of the Dick Grayson Robin, like the B: TAS, Batman Forever, and Teen Titans versions, wears a variation of Tim Darke's classic costume.

The voice is also pretty good, too. Yeah, Rino Romano as Batman isn't Kevin Conroy, but he still does a good job as the Dark Knight and besides, Kevin Conroy's was voicing Batman for 15 years. The man's entitled to a break if he wants. Likewise, Kevin Michael Richardson does a pretty good job as Joker. Again, he's not Mark Hamill, but he's still good. Alastair Duncan and Mitch Pileggi also do a good job in their roles as Alfred and Commissioner Gordon and Danielle Judovits and Evan Sabara are pretty cool as Batgirl and Robin.

Yeah, Season 1, outside of the finale, was bad and full of clunkers, but the first seasons to "Justice League" and "X-Men Evolution" weren't exactly anything to write home about either and like those two show, The Batman improved a great deal in it's second season and afterward. As long as you remember that it's not supposed to be B: TAS and keep in mind that Season 1 wasn't the best season, you can enjoy this take of Batman.

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
Best Batman Movie So far (Possible spoiler, though minor), 23 October 2005

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After the mess that was "Batman & Robin" in 1997, fans have waited eight years to see a good Batman movie. Not only did they get it, they got a movie that better than the other four. "Batman Begins" is by far better than both Burton and both Schumacher movies, not to mention unconnected.

"Batman Begins" chronicles the training of Bruce Wayne ("American Psycho"'s Chirstan Bale) after his parents' murder, the start of his quest to rid Gotham City of evil, and the beginning of his alliance with Sgt. James Gordon (Played by Gary Oldman, who actually looks like it's as if Gordon stepped off the comic page!), before he becomes the Commissioner of the Police.

Not only does Gordon assist Batman, but so does Wayne's butler and father figure after his parents' murder, Alfred (Played by Michael Caine) and Lucuis Fox (Morgan Freeman), a tech a Wayne Enterprises, and Racheal Dawes (played by Kaite Holmes), an Assistant DA.

Bruce, after training with Ducard (Played by Liam Neeson) and Ra's Al Ghul (played by "The Last Samurai"'s Ken Watanabe) returns to Gotham and becomes Batman, where he must first encounter the corrupt psychologist Jonathan Crane, later known as the Scarecrow (played by "28 Days Later"'s Cillian Murphy), who uses a fear gas to torment people and crime boss Carmine Falcone (played by Tom Wiklinson), not mention Wayne Enterprises corrupt CEO Mr. Earle (played by Rutger Hauer). But, as Bruce soon finds out, Falcone and Crane are only pawns for someone from Bruce's past.

The movie is very well-casted, action-packed, the music's excellent, and the characters are well-developed. The images of the fear gas are creepy and the stuff Batman uses in this are supposedly based on real-world stuff. 10 out of 10.:)

Spider-Man (2000) (VG)
2 out of 2 people found the following review useful:
Best game I've ever played (Spoilers if you've finished the game)., 16 June 2003

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This is an excellent game. You get to play as Peter Parker A.K.A. Spider-Man and get him though what might be the worse day of his life. Spidey's just been framed for a tech robbery; there's a bank robbery; the Scorpion after the man who caused him to be stuck in his suit, Daily Bugle publisher J. Jonah Jameson; The police are after you for said robbery, Rhino's helping another tech robbery, Venom's kidnapped Peter's wife, Mary-Jane; Mysterio (The man who framed you) & a horde of symbiotes (Such the one who bonded with Eddie Brock which caused Venom); rescue Black Cat & deal with Doctor Octopus (Whose device the one that Mysterio "stole"), Carnage (A another symbiote, the spawn of the Venom one bonded with serial killer Cletus Kasady, creating Carnage), and & more Symbiote (Mysterio was working with Carnage and Doc Ock), then run from a Carnage symbiote bonded Doc Ock as the their hideout begin to blow up. This game is loaded with cameos (MJ, Joan, BC, the Fantastic Four's Human Torch, the Punisher, and Captain America) and even mentions of other Marvel characters (Such as billboards with the Hulk and the X-Men's Wolverine on them, a building with the Stark Enterprises logo on it, and in a funny scene mentions of The Sub-Mariner & Thor) It also features great voice acting especially considering three of the VAs had reprises their roles they earlier did: Rino Romano voiced Spider-Man in this game & voiced Spidey on Spider-Man Unlimited, Jennifer Hale reprises both her role from the 94-98 Spider-Man cartoon as Black Cat & Mary Jane form Spider-Man Unlimited, and Efrem Zimbalist Jr. reprised his role as Doctor Octopus from the 94-98 cartoon. Daran Norris and Dee Bradley Baker do excellent voice work here as well, but some of it is kinda cheesy, both enjoyed. I'd rather have the other VAs from the most of the 94-98 cartoon voiced had earlier voiced other characters featured in this (And one form the FF cartoon) reprise their roles. I'd give it a 10 out of 10.

Batman (1989)
Not the best, though still good...(Contains Spoilers), 16 December 2002

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This movie is good, though not the best comics book based superhero film (That honor belongs to Superman for being virtually flawless). Reasons this movie isn't the best: A) Joker is not the killer of Batman's parents; B) Batman is a tall well-built guy, Michael Keaton is not; C) Batman doesn't kill. All other versions have honored this rule, but not any of the movies; D) Joker wasn't not a mobster. In the comic The Killing Joke, a possible origin was supplied that Joker was once an ordinary man until he lost his wife (who was carrying their child) and was forced to rob the plant, though all that is for sure is that a guy called the Red Hood and two gun men broke in and the Red Hood was captured by Batman; and E) Joker's real name is not known. Other than that, it's good. You could feel for Batman's pain that he saw his parents die. Despite his lack of height and built Michael Keaton did an excellent Batman. Jack Nicholson played a creepy Joker. Billy Dee Williams did his best in his appearances as Harvey Dent (Two-Face, shame he didn't return for Batman Forever). Though, his Commissioner Gordon was rather pathetically useless in the sequels, Pat Hingle did a good job here (Though the "Useless in the Sequels" part is the fault of the writers, not Hingle). Michael Gough was also excellent as Alfred. Kim Basinger also played a good Vicki Vale. The rest of the cast shines, too. I'd give it 8.0 out of 10.

Superman (1978)
The Best Comic book Superhero movie ever...(Contains Spoiler), 15 December 2002

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While, I like Batman and Spider-Man, both had their flaws (Batman doesn't kill in the comics, though he does in the 89, Returns, & Forever; Spider-Man has mechanical webshooters in the comics). Superman captures several things beautifully. The cast was superb. It takes things from several different eras (Superman originally was an adult when he began his superhero career, which has been used since 1986 in the comics) and some unique things (Only Jonathan Kent dies, while in the pre-1986 comics both died, and post-86, neither parent died [The post 1986 version of the Kents is seen in Lois & Clark, Smallville, and Superman: TAS). Christopher Reeve (Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman), Margot Kidder (Lois Lane), Jackie Cooper (Perry White), Marc McClure (Jimmy Olsen), Gene Hackman (Lex Luthor), Marlon Brando (Jor-El), and Susannah York (Lara), Phyllis Thaxter (Martha Kent), and Glenn Ford (Jonathan Kent) played their roles excellently. The plot mainly involves the origin of Superman (Which everyone knows is Jor-El & Lara sending their son, Kal-El to Earth, found by the Kents, named Clark, and grows up to become Superman.) Lex Luthor's buying real estate on the east side of the San Anderas fault to destroy everything on the west side to make him a rich man since all that's be left is the east side and it's up to Superman to stop him (I wouldn't be surprised if this led to the post-1986 Lex Luthor begin a corrput Business man [Seen Superman: TAS, in the first season of Lois and Clark, and shades of this in Smallville]). I'd give it 10 out of 10.

Tetsuwan Birdy (1996) (V)
4 out of 7 people found the following review useful:
One of the best animes I've seen (Includes Spoilers), 15 December 2002

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Tetsuwan Birdy/Birdy the Mighty is pretty good. The story: An intergalactic police officer called Birdy accidentally killed a boy named Tsutomu, while trying to capture a criminal. To keep Tsutomu alive, Birdy's boss has her merged with Tsutomu. Needless to say, this make Tsutomu's life a nightmare. An excellent mixture of science fiction, drama, action, and humor makes this one of the best anime I've seen. There's a Batman-esquire tragic element to it as a flashback shows a someone close to Birdy getting killed as she was protecting Birdy as a kid, hence her motivation to see that Chirstella Revi (The main villainess of the anime and the boss who robot killed Violeen, the person close to Birdy). I'd give it 9.8 out of 10.

RoboCop (1987)
1 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
The Best Sci-Fi movie (IMHO) (Warning contains spoilers), 15 July 2002

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RoboCop is a story, set in the near future, of Detroit Police Alex Murphy (Peter Weller), a cop who gets murdered during a failed bust. A company called OCP, which owns the cops, decides to resurrect him as a cyborg police officer. Part of this mean blanking out his memories. However, one executive, Dick Jones (Ronny Cox) wants his product, a piece of junk called ED-209, to protect Detroit and is in league with Clarence Boddicker (Kurtwood Smith). When an encourter with Emil Antonowsky (Paul McCrane), another of Murphy's killer triggers his memory. The Acting and plot excellent. Weller, Smith, Cox, Nancy Allen (Who plays Murphy's Partner Ann Lewis), Dan O'Herlihy (Who plays OCP's Owner), Miguel Ferrer (Own plays Bob Morton, the guy who came up with the RoboCop project), Robert DoQui (Who plays Sgt. Reed) and everyone else. I wouldn't advise showing it to little kids. It has foul language, brief nudity, and graphic volence. It also has satire of the Regan era (i.e., ED-209, the "MediaBreak segments, SUX 6000). All in all, I give it a 10 out of 10.

0 out of 1 people found the following review useful:
A cool Movie (Might contain Spoilers), 16 December 2001

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Batman Beyond: Return of the Joker, see the Joker came back after being missing for forty years. After two fights with his version of the Jokerz, Terry McGinnis, the Batman of the future asks about what happened. Both his mentor Bruce Wayne; the originsl Batman and Commissioner Barbara Gordon; the original Batgirl, taking her father's place; don't wanna talk about it. After getting in a fight with Joker's Jokerz and Bruce is attacked the Joker Terry learns what happened forty years ago, when Batman (Bruce), Robin (Tim Drake), and Batgirl last fought Joker. This movie is very dark, but cool. I recommend it to any Batman fan.

0 out of 4 people found the following review useful:
Best Cartoon ever (IMO) (Contains Spoilers), 16 December 2001

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Be warned, this does have spoilers in it.

In 2001, fans of DC Comics and the Bruce Timm cartoon finally got their wish and saw Bruce Timm's take on the Justice League. Though the line-up of Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Green Lantern (the John Stewart version), Flash (Wally West), J'Onn J'Onzz, and Hawkgirl (Shayera Hol did raise some eyebrows (the Hal Jordan and Kyle Rayner Green Lanterns were more associate with the League and it wasn't until 2002 that the comics' John Stewart joined the League to tie into the series, Hawkman was more closely tied to the League than Hawkgirl, and Aquaman usually filled the slot that Hawkgirl did) it worked and they managed to avoid going into everybody-acting-the-same-as-in-Super Friends turf but giving each have a different personality. The first season wasn't one of the best seasons around, which the crew admitted. Some of he voice acting was a off (What with Geroge Newbern getting used to voicing Superman and Susan Eisenberg, who voiced Wonder Woman was a newcomer), the stories were played safe, and Superman was...well, not super. He was portrayed as a wimp and his design was awful.

However, with the second season, it improved and finally met the standards Bruce Timm and crew set and featured tweaked designs for Superman (greatly improved in my opinion) and Wonder Woman and we saw characters from the other shows in this. It ended with an invasion from Hawkgirl's planet, Thanagar and her leaving the League and the League setting about rebuilding. The third season, it became "Justice League Unlimited" and the team got expanded with 50+ members, some of whom were classic members from the comics (Aquman, who was a guest in the first two seasons; Green Arrow and Black Canary; the Atom; Vixen; Huntress; the Kimiyo Hoshi Dr. Light), some from other DC teams (Stargirl, Shining Knight, Vigilante, Wildcat, Mister Terrific, and in one episode, Green Arrow's partner, Supergirl, Speedy in his costume and same VA from the Teen Titans costume), and some who were never members of DC teams (The Question, Hawk and Dove) and near the end, Shayera rejoined, but for obvious reasons. The season also set up the seeds for the story arc for the fourth season and the end of the season saw fans get their wish as Batman, Wonder Woman, and Green Lantern followed the revised version of the original David Clinton Chronos into the past and then the future and finally Terry McGinnis from Batman Beyond, as well as an older version of Static from "Static Shock" and Warhawk (who'd appeared in the two-parters from BB, The Call), who has ties to John Stewart and Shayera.

The fourth season contained the well-received by fans "Cadmus arc", in which the covert-government operation Project Cadmus, led by Amanda Waller and former Superman ally Professor Hamilton, and the JL get at odds with each others when the League discovers that, after the events S: TAS' two-part finale Legacy (where Darkseid brainwashed Superman and has him attack Earth) and the JL season 2 two-part: A Better World (where the League met their alternate counterparts, the Justice Lords), Cadmus made living weapons to combat the League should they go rogue. These included a Supergirl clone called Galatea (who is loosed based on and kind of looks like Power Girl), the Ultimen (loosely based on several made-up members of the Super Friends), and Doomsday (with a completely different origin from his comics self). Cadmus also stole an magic suit of armor in one episode and attempt to destroy Superman's rep in another. The arc culminates when Waller and the former seven confront Cadmus financier and Superman arch foe Lex Luthor, who'd tried to destroy Cadmus and framed the League for it, but even then, they found out about another foes presence as well. The final episode of the season ends with us finding out that Waller has something to do with Terry McGinnis.

The last season, we see Flash villain Grodd set-up more or less a super-sized Legion of Doom and arranges the escape of Luthor, who in a few episodes, overthrows Grodd and captured him. We're also treated to an episode focused on the Flash where four of his villains (Captains Cold and Boomerang, Mirror Master, and the Trickster) are out to kill him and a version of Aquaman villain Black Manta called Devil Ray, and an appearance by the Legion of Super Heroes (who first appeared in the S: TAs episode "New Kids in Town".) The arc culminates when two fractions of the Legion, one led by Luthor and the other by Grodd fight and Luthor unwittingly resurrects Darkseid, who was killed in the opening of Season Two, "Twilight". The last episodes focuses on the remaining members of the Legion and the League teaming-up to stop Darkseid.

Did it start out pretty roughly? Yes. Did it redeem itself. Oh, yeah! Bewared though, despite not being allowed to have blood, it is still one of the most brutal DC cartoons ever. We're granted a taste of this when, in the 3-part pilot, "Secret Origins", The JL uses sunlight to melt aliens and in the 2-part "The Enemy Below" arc, it suggested that Aquaman cuts off his own hand to save his son. Otherwise, season one and most of season two are safe, but it really get to be brutal in the finale of the second season and the Unlimited seasons. Nothing super bad, but be prepared to cringe and gasp at some fights.

Overall, I'd say it's pretty excellent. 10 out of 10.