Birds of Prey is as fun and exciting as Suicide Squad was bad and forgettable. The character of Harley Quinn as embodied by Margot Robbe, escaped the disaster that was Suicide Squad and has come out the other side a bigger and more bankable star than ever. Not many actors can say that starring in a bad movie worked out for the best but Robbe taking the character of Harley from Suicide Squad to Birds of Prey does just that, it worked out for one of the best D.C movies.
The Boys was a superhero show that hit last year unlike any other. It offered a true perspective of how Superheroes would operate in today's world. With massive PR firms behind the Supes, they effectively get away with absolutely horrendous acts as the PR guru's behind them make twists in the stories of their super antics. With some if not all the heroes, this even comes down to their origin stories, to enable fans the chance to believe even more in these super-beings.
It is easy to beat up on Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Strikes Again. Fans everywhere eagerly waiting over fifteen years for the successor to Miller's magnum opus of The Dark Knight Returns. A graphic novel that changed Batman and comic books forever! To many fans' dismay, the sequel does not deliver, with negative to mixed reviews at best. Although, The Dark Knight Strikes Again is hardly a flop. The fact of the matter is, it is a moneymaker!
When it comes to DC, some fans have been critical of the lack of humor in certain stories of various media. The DC Extended Universe series of films has been criticized for the lack of lightheartedness in certain installments, even going back to its first installment, Man of Steel. However, things have been changing over the past few years.
The place is Gotham City, one of the great, enduring, visually stunning fictional cities in popular culture that originated in the pages of the comic book Batman.Gotham City, a colossal metropolis in the United States, functions as the dwelling of billionaire playboy Bruce Wayne, who protects the city against organized crime in the guise of his alter-ego, The Batman. Gotham's stark angles, creeping shadows, and dense, crowded, airless atmosphere have captured people's imaginations, both young and old,for decades. But Gotham City has moved outside of the pages of the comic book and evolved into an important symbol in fictional narrative.Gotham City establishes in the viewer’s psyche a gloomy playground into which ominous theories can be invested as he or she fully embraces the darker aspects of the imagination. This paper explores the history of Gotham City and the contextsin which it has adapted and thrived, with roots steeped in history and ever-changing architecture and atmosphere. Gotham City has been interpreted across various media for over 75 years and become one of the most iconic cities, not only in popular culture, but also the collective imagination.
A couple weekends ago, DC FanDome, a virtual convention, got people more excited for The Batman film starring Robert Pattinson. The casting of this actor was a questionable choice in the eyes of those who only knew him as Edward Cullen from The Twilight Saga. However, more people were won over. Thanks to a teaser trailer that came out of The Batman panel at DC FanDome, enthusiasm over the film rose. The teaser impressed people despite only 25-30% of the film having been shot by then. It also helps that Matt Reeves talked all about what we could expect in this upcoming film, which is more of a detective story than any previous Batman film. We also know that it would take place a year and a half after Batman’s first appearance and sometime during year two of Batman’s career as a crimefighter.
In this chapter of ‘the filmmaker’s guide’ we are going to explore some of the films that have changed our outlook of the possibilities in cinema in some way, shape or form. These can include, but are not limited to: revolutionary cinematography, narratives that challenge the social structure and the common view, trademark styles of auter cinema, brilliant adaptations of novels and other works, films of philosophical value and films that touch our hearts and souls with their incredible underlying messages and morals. Within each of the films in this chapter there is a certain something that makes them special and a certain something that makes them linger long after we have watched them for the first time. Lasting impressions are difficult to create, but I think that the films we will briefly touch on in this chapter are some of the films we will never ever forget.
We've finally been graced with the first trailer for Matt Reeve's "The Batman" and it proves that this Batman movie will be vastly different than the other interpretations that audiences have witnessed on the silver screen. From the music to the content shown, the trailer is promising something much different than the previous incarnations of the character.