If you go to this link, you can check out the trailer for the new Batman movie. That is, if you can even figure out how to make it play. It took me about five minutes!
My verdict? Disappointing, at best.
I hate to burst anyone’s bubble here, but not making an appearance yet again is everyone’s favorite character: Robin.
Why do these movies have to be so dark? People like Batman because it’s fun. Gadgets – that’s what we want! And lots of ’em! And Chris O’Donnell!
So what do we get, instead? A barely-souped up motorcycle. I’ve seen kookier stuff than that on American Chopper. But hey, that’s much better than the rumored Bat Jet Ski from the scrapped Batman 5 script. Sure it is.
And what’s with the Joker? Where’s the colorful purple suit? They missed out on a huge opportunity here to fulfill every Batman fan’s wet dream. You know what I’m gonna say, don’t you? Robin Williams as the Joker!
He’d be perfect! Have you ever seen him interviewed on Entertainment Tonight? He’d barely have to do any acting.
But no, instead we get “dark” and “gritty”. When are these Hollywood Studios going to stop pandering to the lunatic fringe of the hardcore fanboys and start delivering a product more palatable to today’s wholesome, family-friendly marketplace?
Trash may sell, but this is one “Bat-Fan” who’s not buying.
Bring back Mr. Freeze, that’s what I say.