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Who Is the Best Batman: Michael Keaton or Christian Bale?

Yesterday I watched Batman Begins and it was a relief seeing a Batman that isn’t bulky and humongous like Ben Affleck’s version of the caped crusader. I’ve gotten used to the new Batman because I frankly had to. Ben Affleck isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. So, seeing Christian Bale’s impeccable portrayal of the Dark Knight was absolutely wonderful.

It was also nice watching a DC movie that was actually epic. Christopher Nolan is already a fantastic movie maker and what he did to Batman was legendary (see what I did there?) He made Batman a complicated hero with a dark side. That’s something you don’t really see in heroes throughout Marvel and DC films. It made the movies he created that much more complex and enjoyable. And at the head of these remarkable films is, of course, Christian Bale.

Christian Bale’s Batman was the first live-action Batman I had ever seen and to a lot of people he is the greatest version of the black-clad warrior but is that true?

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One of the reasons why he was such a great Batman is mainly because the concept artists for Christopher Nolan’s movies were so much better than the old Batman concept artists from the 80s’. His suit was sleeker, more fascinating, and it made him look like the most epic ninja ever. And Christian Bale definitely helped contribute to making that suit look great. I mean if Ben Affleck was wearing the same outfit it wouldn’t look the same at all, that’s for sure.

But could Michael Keaton have pulled off the Christopher Nolan version of the Dark Knight? Of course he could have, and that’s why this topic is always so hard for me to decipher.

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When I watched Batman from 1989 I was expecting Michael Keaton’s Batman to be super wack and instead he was rather epic in both Batman and Batman Returns. I enjoyed him so much as Batman in fact that I was stunned when I found out he didn’t make a third movie. He was incredible throughout the two sub par Batman movies and I was utterly astonished.

He frankly created the idea of what an epic Batman is supposed to be like. No one has shirked away from his stern, ninja style version of the iconic superhero. It has only been elevated due to Christopher Nolan’s movies.

To tell you the truth though, while Christian Bale did a fabulous job portraying Batman in such an incredible fashion if Michael Keaton had done the same three movies I’m pretty sure I would’ve preferred him as the caped crusader instead of Christian Bale.

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I mean look at this suit. It’s so not cool and yet he exuded such epicness I looked right past it. Michael Keaton gave the model of what Batman is supposed to be like and it’s still the model that is used to this day.

I guess I’m saying I like Michael Keaton more. Now are his movies better? Of course not because Christopher Nolan is a genius filmmaker but in terms of who’s a better Batman Michael Keaton definitely wins.

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Marvel vs. DC: Whose Outfits Are Better?

Marvel Studios and the DC Extended Universe have taken the superhero world by storm with their incredible films that have generated billions upon billions of dollars and while the superheroes that have helmed these films are usually really enjoyable and easy to get behind sometimes their incredible outfits help make them that much cooler. And so, because the DC Universe has only six major superheroes in their roster so far I’m going to compare their suits with six of Marvel’s best outfitted heroes. Enjoy!

Superman vs. Doctor Strange

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Superman’s outfit is basically the classic design but what makes this suit stand out are the metallic accents to the waist area. It makes the suit look alien and it provides a slightly epic feel to the overall outfit. Now I’ve never been a huge fan of Superman because of his suit; the red cape just never appealed to me, but I will admit that Henry Cavill wears it well and makes it not look as corny as it used to.

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Doctor Strange’s outfit is also highly inspired by the original design from the comics and that’s why it’s perfect. The high collared red cloak provides an impeccable sorcerer sort of look and the dark blue robes and several belts also make him look different in a very good way. There is no doubt who I think wins this round.

Marvel: 1 point

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My Review of ‘Justice League’

I heard the critics and all of their opinions on Justice League. They said it wasn’t a movie worth watching, that it was a huge step backwards from Wonder Woman, and I believed them, that’s why it took me until yesterday to see it. And now that I’ve seen it I’m so glad I did. I have to admit, I enjoyed Justice League immensely. I watched the entire film, credits and all, thinking at any point that the movie was going to turn south and I was going to regret ever coming to see this superhero flick but it never happened! The story was simple yet cohesive, the characters were great, and yes there were flaws but overall I had a great time watching this movie. So, on that note I’m going to tell you all of the things I did and didn’t like about this film. Enjoy!

SPOILER ALERT! If you haven’t seen Justice League yet and you would rather stay in the dark about the movie’s premise and outcomes I would advise you to discontinue reading this now. Okay, I thank you for acknowledging this warning. Now to the review.

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My Five Favorite Superheroes

Throughout Marvel and DC Comics there are countless superheroes to enjoy and in the last decade more of these characters have come to the forefront. There are, of course, heroes that are just simply cooler than others and so I am here to tell you who my five favorite superheroes are. Enjoy!

5. Captain America

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The first time I was really introduced to Captain America was in The Avengers and I have to admit, I didn’t like him very much. He was too serious, his suit was awful, and he just didn’t fit into the team to me. I hadn’t seen the first Captain America film and so I didn’t really understand where he was coming from in The Avengers film. And then after The Winter Soldier, I seriously warmed up to the shield-bearing hero. He was good, he was benevolent, and he stood up for his beliefs in a heroic way. I loved Captain America after that film and my fondness for the hero has only grown since.

It was very difficult for me to pick between Iron Man and Captain America for fifth place on this list but at the end of the day, Tony Stark is still a billionaire playboy philanthropist like he was back in 2008’s Iron Man whereas Steve Rogers has grown and has become more of a leader. And Chris Evans is just, I feel, a nice person and so he is my fifth favorite superhero.

4. Spider-Man

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Spider-Man has never been one of my favorite superheroes…until now. Spider-Man is so cute and fun and he’s rather heroic in his own Spider-Manny way. Marvel has really outdone themselves on the beloved character. When I become a fan of the web-slinging hero I know that Marvel has done something very right. And who doesn’t love his incredible suit? Can I have one?

3. Doctor Strange

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I knew Benedict Cumberbatch mostly from his incredible role as Smaug and Sauron in The Hobbit Trilogy. Ever since then I have liked Cumberbatch’s work. I was worried about a talking dragon in a film, I didn’t think it would work. But his voice was so scary and so perfectly matched with the terrifying beast that I still say that seeing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug at the movies, in IMAX, was one of the best movie experiences I have ever had.

Marvel picking him as Doctor Strange is one of the most genius castings they have done so far. Not only is he a marvelous actor but he really embodies Doctor Strange perfectly. I’ve only watched one movie with him and he’s already one of the coolest superheroes I have ever seen. He’s definitely my third favorite superhero.

2. Wonder Woman

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Wonder Woman is an epic character, simple as that. I mean she’s literally an Amazonian princess with a shield, a truth-telling lasso, a sword, and her magnificent bracers. And she’s also very pretty too. She’s just a wonderful character. Her debut film wasn’t perfect but I’m totally excited to see her school all the boys in Justice League.

Wonder Woman is undoubtedly my favorite female superhero and is so amazing she wasn’t going to be anywhere else but in second place.

1. Batman

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And this picture tells it all. From Michael Keaton’s Batman way back in the 80s’ to Ben Affleck’s Batman of the present, this dark-suited hero has always been epic. The bat ears, the fantastic flowing cape, the awe-inspiring vehicles and gadgets, Batman is AWESOME! This hero is so incredible that even Ben Affleck could pull the beloved character off. I have to say, Christian Bale’s Batman is the best rendition of the dark knight so far (mainly because of Christopher Nolan’s genius.) He was the most believable Batman and Christian Bale really immersed himself in the dark role of the troubled hero. Besides, Batman movies have the scariest villains. That makes Batman all the more incredible.

I could talk on and on about this winged hero but to get to the point yes, he is my favorite superhero out of all of the heroes throughout all of the various comics.

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This New Justice League Trailer Screams Epic!

So it’s nearly a month until the Justice League movie comes out and a new, and most likely, final trailer has debuted on this magnificent Sunday. And I am pleased to say that this was Justice League’s best trailer yet. It had me riveted from the very beginning to the very end and the music didn’t take away from the trailer’s epicness. Take a look.

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Batman vs. Superman: The Theatrical Cut

I watched Batman vs. Superman for the first time last year once it was available on Google Play. It came with the extended cut and the theatrical cut. Now because I heard it was such an awful film despite the fact that it grossed nearly a billion dollars I wasn’t very excited to see the film. I watched the extended version and I was pleasantly surprised. The story was cohesive enough to follow, the action was enjoyable, and the dialogue was actually interesting. Yes, there were a lot of nods to the Justice League movie coming out this November but it wasn’t annoying. By the time the movie finished I was thoroughly confused. Why were so many people saying this movie was terrible? What was I missing? Then last week I got a serious urge to watch Batman vs. Superman after the wonderful experience I had with the new Wonder Woman movie. I decided, however, to watch the theatrical cut instead of the extended cut that I watch every time. I was stunned.

The theatrical cut was terrible! It felt like a puzzle that was missing half of its pieces. The scenes didn’t mold together, the direction of the movie was terrible, and it was so confusing I was confused and I’ve watched the movie over five times. Now the final battle with Doomsday was perfectly okay (mostly because of Wonder Woman who was truly the shining light of the film.) The rest of the film, however, was beyond terrible. After it finished I completely understood why people hated this film so much. It was a truly awfully edited movie.

If you have watched Batman vs. Superman and haven’t seen the extended cut you should definitely check it out. It’s thirty-one minutes longer, that’s how much was taken out of the movie. It’ll completely shed a different light on the film and you just might actually like it like I did.

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DC Comics’ Redemption Tour Begins With The New Justice League Trailer

Marvel has been the king of blockbusters for the last seven years and for good reason. Their movies have been sensational to watch and besides the Batman movies directed by Christopher Nolan which ended this decade there haven’t been any superhero flicks to top the Disney owned franchise. DC Comics has tried to become a competitor in the superhero genre with their occasional films like Green Lantern. That flick failed terribly and to make it even worse Ryan Reynolds, the actor who portrayed the green wearing superhero, played Deadpool, a character in Marvel, and it was a smashing success. DC Comics kept trying to make epic films but audiences did not respond well to the movies. Now I enjoyed Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice and Man of Steel. I thought that Man of Steel was a well made movie with an epic score and an awesome villain. Batman vs. Superman was enjoyable because it had a lot of dialogue and there was an intenseness about the movie I enjoyed. There were mistakes like Lois Lane being in the middle of everything and their casting for Lex Luthor but all in all I truly enjoyed this film.

Now it’s a new year and DC Comics has decided to come swinging with two movies this year. The first is Wonder Woman which will be coming out in June. It looks like the first half of the flick will be very enjoyable but the second half seems to be filled with slow motion, a semi-epic fighting sequence, and not that great of a story. It’s been nearly two weeks since the latest Wonder Woman trailer came out and now DC Comics has brought out their first official Justice League trailer. Take a look.

After watching this trailer I was thoroughly impressed. I’m not a fan of epic movie trailers containing guitar style music but this worked. There were so many great elements to this trailer that I’m seriously pumped.

First of all, did you see Aquaman?! I have never thought Aquaman was cool from the cartoons with that blond hairdo and his orange and green scaled suit. I guess Warner Bros. didn’t think that would be too cool as well so they got this new guy to play Aquaman and he is incredible. He’s tall and lean, his suit is a very appealing color, his trident is so cool it’s undoubtedly going to become a great prop for Haloween, and his abilities seem to be very powerful. I can’t wait to see him in action in the film.

The second coolest person in the movie was once again a surprise because it was Flash who I thought looked amazing. Flash’s action scenes are going to be so much fun to watch and his suit looks great.

I also enjoyed seeing them put a little bit of humor into the trailer because a lot of peoples’ complaints about these DC films were the fact that they are so dour.

There were also some great moments in the trailer like a flash of what looked like two huge armies facing off in what seemed like an appalling battle scene. There was the last bit with Aquaman on top of Batman’s car which screams EPIC! And there was just a lot of beautifully CGI’d fighting scenes that had me beaming with excitement.

The main reason why I believe this movie is going to be a success is because they didn’t really show anything. Yes it looks like they’re going to have to defend Earth from a bunch of scary looking aliens but who’s going to be the main villain? And obviously Lois Lane is going to be in the movie so that’s interesting because you know, wherever she is there’s always something happening.

Not only was the trailer’s content fun to observe but it was aesthetically appealing to the eyes. It was so gorgeously epic and clear that whether the story will be good or not it’s going to be spectacular to watch in IMAX.

Is there anything negative about this trailer? Not really. I do hope there’s some reduction on the slow motion for Wonder Woman’s fighting scenes. Cyborg could definitely be a little cooler. I never imagined Cyborg looking like that if he was real but I guess it’s difficult to make a man/robot look as epic as someone like Aquaman. Everything else however was five stars.

Yes Wonder Woman is the first DC film to come out this year but I think Justice League is going to be the movie that’ll redeem the epic brand. This movie wasn’t at the top of my must-see list but after that incredible trailer I’m excited for November.

Well that’s my thoughts on the new Justice League trailer. Thank you for reading my post. I hope you enjoyed the trailer and I would like to wish you a beautiful Monday.