What if Batman was all in Bruce Wayne’s mind? Have you ever watched those movies with the twist at the end where you find out the the main protagonist is only imagining the whole thing? Many movies does justice to this theme and they do it well. Movies like Vanilla Sky (Tom Cruise) is one great example of a spectacular twist at the end. As long as we forget the waste of time that was “LOST” then we will be ok,
Uploaded to Youtube back in Apr 2011 is a fan made video titled Batman Complex that mashes Batman Begins with Dicaprio’s Inception and Christian Bale’s previous films and shows what could be a great concept to twist the Batman mythology. The trailer shows Bruce Wayne loosing his mind and Leonardo Dicaprio using his inception skills to add the Batman icon into Bruce’s psyche. Bruce Wayne struggles to identify what is real and what is not in a world that he believes he is a Rich Billionaire or a crime fighting vigilante. This has Martin Scorsese written all over it.
Batman Complex: My Thoughts
This is one of the best film mash ups that I have ever seen. The use of different movie clips was done very well to illustrate scenarios that otherwise would be impossible to achieve. Using clips from Inception gives Bane ( Tom Hardy) a great way of being seen in both movie titles. If we are talking in the what ifs, then what if before Bane was Bane, he was a member of Dicaprio’s inception team? Joseph Gordon Levitt is also a part of both movie titles so what kinda character would he played if the 2 worlds collide? Alfred Pennyworth plays Bruce’s trusty butler that is Wayne’s only tie to reality and Joker (Ledger) is the villain that poisons the mind of Bruce. My favorite scene is when Dicaprio was asked ‘ can this be done?’ by Levitt, Dicaprio replies ‘yes it can. I’ve done it before’. A scene of Micheal Keaton standing beside the Bat Signal shows. I had chills watching that scene.
If there were to be an obscene ‘what if” type movie that stars Batman, I would love to see this exact plot take place. What do you think?
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Is It Possible To Get Batman Arkham City For Free?
I found some of these videos when I was looking for the Batman Arkham City guide and so I started investigating on if it is a scam or not. What I found out: All of the free Batman Arkham City game goes to a website called OffersGoneWild.com and they ask for your email address. I started asking questions on forums and found out that OffersGoneWild is a middleman company website that generates great information for big advertisers such as Apple or Sony. So these big companies give free gifts (whatever is hot in the market) and in return, they want ordinary individuals like you and me to complete surveys so they can obtain data to be utilized in their upcoming marketing strategies.
Companies like Mcdonalds and Red Bull spend upwards of 6 billion dollars a year in their marketing department so understanding what the consumers’ wants and needs are, are vital. OffersGoneWild.com is a service that these big companies use to gather information so giving away a few thousand game titles such as Batman Arkham City to obtain valuable information is a very intelligent route to take for these companies.
Why Do People Think it is a Scam?
many internet marketers sign up to be an affiliate to these companies to generate ‘leads’ but the way these individuals carry out their process of generating leads compromise the ‘code of ethics’ but since it is not illegal, many will continue doing what they are doing which is creating poor youtube videos and putting a link in the description box to the offer page.
The viewers take a look and some will try to sign up for the free offer but they get hit with a survey. At this stage, many individuals will leave the offer page and some will attempt to reach the person that posted up the offer. This can be quite difficult to do so many will dismiss this as a scam.
The truth is: depending on the gift, a few surveys will be required to be filled out. Big companies will not give out a 500 dollar Ipad to a person if the person only fills out one survey that took five minutes. The most likely scenario is that the person will have to fill out four or five surveys so that the big companies have more data to be used.
Offers that give a fifty dollar gift card requires two to three surveys to be filled out. Are you starting to see the system? You are exchanging your time so that advertisers can find out your interests so that they can use that information to make Tv commercials, radio advertisements and so on. Please note that this offer is valid in the USA only.
Tim Burton takes on the big task of putting a comic book action hero onto the big screen in 1989 and cast Micheal Keaton to take the cowl of the dark knight himself. There were huge fan upsets as to the choice of Batman given to Micheal Keaton given Keaton’s previous roles as happy go lucky whereas Batman is a dark and broody person. As to fans surprise, Keaton performed extremely well as the role of Bruce Wayne, billion dollar playboy, and the protector of Gotham, Batman. This was a great first live action film to the DC comic book superhero.
Micheal Keaton reprises his role as Batman in the 1991 sequel Batman Returns. Tim Burton takes control of the helm as director and does a fantastic job. The movie took a huge turn towards the dark side for its darker tone which caused controversy. Micheal Keaton dawns a newly redesigned bat suit giving it a more armored look as opposed to its 1989 counterpart.
Batman takes on 2 villains as opposed to 1 which was quite exciting for viewers around the world. The Penguin, played by Danny Devito, takes the movie in a very dark turn and Catwoman, played by Michelle Pfeiffer, gave the show great sex appeal. Their costume choices were great for its time but we are in the 21st century now so we will be expecting lots of new and exciting things for any new actors whom are planning on taking up the role of The Penguin and Catwoman. Moving forward, this was a decent sequel as one of the Batman movies.
The bat suit in the first Batman film highlights the abdominal region as muscular with the gauntlets and the utility belt as decor. The new Batsuit changed the abdominal region to resemble battle armor. Great job on the designers to reinvent and keep up with the comic book fans vision of their favorite hero.
Batman Movies: Batman Forever
Val kilmer takes the Cowl of Batman in the 1995 film Batman Forever. Tim Burton steps down as Directer and gave the helm to Joel Schumacher. Tim Burton takes on the role of producer for this film and ends his part in the Batman Movies franchise in Batman Forever.
Many new characters are introduced in Batman Forever such as Chris O’Donnel playing Robin, Jim Carrey playing The Riddler, Tommy Lee Jones playing Two Face and Nicole Kidman playin Dr. Chase Meridian. The film was highly anticipated but failed at box office due to many changes that displeased the fans. The movie took on a more colorful image giving Gotham city a new and strange futuristic feel. Jim Carrey and Tommy Lee Jones did what they could but failed at portraying The Riddler and Two Face. Chris O’Donnell fit the image of R0bin and would move on to the next Batman movie.
The costume got reinvented again giving Batman 2 new bat suits. The original bat suit carrying the decorative yellow cylinder emblem with the black bat in the middle got replaced with a huge black bat emblem that stretches across the chest. New curves and crevices were put together that gave Batman a new look for the hungry fans which did the job well but unfortunately the unbelievable performances by Carrey And Jones and the drastic changes to the Batman world did not save the movie at box office.
Batman Movies: Batman And Robin.
Tim Burton was a smart man to leave the Batman movies but Joel Schumacher retook the role of director of a failing franchise. Batman and Robin released in the summer of 1997 with a new Batman played by George Clooney and Robin played by the same actor in the previous Batman film, Chris O’Donnell. One of the biggest pet peeves of all for the majority of movie fans is when they take the same movie and gave the role of the main character to a new actor. What happened to Bruce Wayne? did he get 10 years older while Dick Grayson (Chris O’Donell) stayed young? The Batman And Robin film introduces us to two new Villains Mr. Freeze played by Arnold Schwarzeneggar and Poison Ivy played by Uma Therman.
The movie stayed true to its prequel, Batman Forever, and kept Gotham as a colorful futuristic city with strange architecture that gave fans something very hard to swallow. Mr. Freeze hit us hard with his arsenal of ice and freeze metaphors that got old in the first 15 minutes of the film. Uma Therman plays Poison Ivy, a woman that is equipped with a toxic pheromone that causes men to be irresistible to her sexy appeal. Fans everywhere were asking the question: why can’t they choose a hotter actress? Why can’t Poison Ivy show more skin?
Batman Movies: Batman Rebooted.
12 years has passed and the terrible effects of Joel schumacher’s Batman Forever and Batman And Robin has finally worn off. Christopher Nolan takes on the role of director for the 2005 Batman Begins which rebooted the whole story to the very beginning. The story is retold with Christian Bale mounting the Bat Cowl and Micheal Caine playing the mentor to Batman and the Wayne Manor butler Alfred Pennyworth. Gotham city looks like how it should be as opposed to the colorful futuristic feel of Batman Forever and Batman And Robin. The scarecrow is a major villain in the Batman movies mythos but never had his 15 minutes of fame until Christopher Nolan cast Cillian Murphy for the role. Raz Al Ghul (Liam Neeson) is shown to be the one responsible for Bruce Wayne’s training while he was away, believed dead by Gotham. The history of Al Ghul changed from the original Batman Mythos but it worked out very well as part of great story telling.
The new bat suit looks spectacular. elements from the previous bat suits were used but improvement was taking away the wet leather look and gave the bat suit a Mat Black color giving Batman a more rugged intimidating look. The ears are shortened giving practicality to all the acrobatic moves that Batman does throughout the night.
Batman Movies: The Dark Knight.
Three years after Batman begins, the story continues with Batman The Dark Knight with Christopher Nolan directing and Christian Bale reprising the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne. The character of Racheal Dawes was changed from Katy Holmes To Maggie Gyllenhall. Every other actor kept true to their character such as Micheal Caine, and Morgan Freeman. Heath Ledger joins the Batman Franchise as The Joker and gave a very unique twist to the villain that fans loved. Aaron Eckhart takes on the role of Harvey Dent/Two Face putting Tommy Lee Jones version of Two Face to shame.
This Batman movie was excellent and takes you on for an amazing ride. Heath Ledger stole the show with his performance as The Joker keeping the viewers on the edge of their seats waiting for whats around the corner. Fans left very satisfied and wanting more.
Batman Movies: The Dark Knight Rises.
Very few is known about the plot to the New Batman movie, the 3rd and final installment to Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy. Tom Hardy has been cast to play the role of Bane and Ann Hathaway playing the role of Cat Woman. Christian Bale returns as the Caped Crusader to take on the task of being Gotham’s silent protector against two new foes.
If Bane follows its counterpart comic book mythos correctly then Bane will be a Mexican criminal that came in possession of a venom formula that grants him increase strength, stamina and an intense immunity to pain. As Bane wreaks havoc on Gotham city, it is Batman’s duty to stop Bane from taking over but at the same time a new villain lurks in the shadows of Gotham. Cat woman; treasure seeker that uses her stealth and handy gadgets to break into high security museums and wealthy homes to acquire gems, jewels and other cat related artifacts that are worth a kings ransom. Cat woman shares a complicated short relationship with Batman in the comics so we hope to see Christian Bale and Ann Hathaway flight up the theaters this coming summer for Batman The Dark Knight Rises.
We have more updates on the Batman toys, action figures and statues for Nolan’s third installment of The Dark Knight Rises. These figures and statues are not yet available in stores but will be released this coming summer in June and July. They look extremely articulate and depicts the actors in the Dark Knight Rises with various poses and they can’t look any better.
Batman Action Figures from The Dark Knight Rises.
Here we go again. After every great summer block buster, there comes the merchandise and action figure for the game. Have you notice before the Green Lantern movie with Ryan Reynolds, the Green Lantern merchandise is scarce and hard to find in toy stores but shortly after the Green Lantern movie was announced, toy stores quickly designate a section of their store to Green Lantern? Well the same goes for Batman and since Batman is such a huge icon in the DC universe, this is nothing new. Big toy retailers such as Toys R Us did not have to make room but simply add to their on going Batman merchandise. These new Batman action figures from the Batman movie ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ are a great new addition to a great line of Batman action figures.
Batman Mask of the Phantasm was the first of the Batman animated movies that came out which has Kevin Conroy as Batman. Batman mask of the phantasm was released in 1993 as a spin off movie to its counterpart Batman the animated series and did $5,617,391 in box office. Batman Mask Of The Phantasm begins our first animated movie in a great line of Batman animated movies.
Batman And Mr Freeze: Sub Zero came out in 1998 following Batman Mask Of The Phantasm. This Batman movie focuses primarily on one of Batman`s arc nemesis Mr. Freeze. We are also treated to Kevin Conroy as the voice of Batman. Batman And Mr Freeze: Sub Zero is the second animated movie.
Batman Return Of The Joker is our 3rd Batman animated film and tells the tale of the future Batman aka terry McGinnis going into battle with Batman`s most notorious villains `The Joker`. Batman Return Of The Joker is a direct spinoff of the Batman Beyond tv series (which ran from 1999-2001). Batman Return of the Joker was released in 2000 and is the 3rd animated movie.
Batman Mystery Of The Bat Woman was released in 2003 following Batman Return of the Joker. Batman Mystery Of The Bat Woman focuses on a new character in the Batman mythos that never truely got her 15 minutes of fame. Batman uses his detective skills to discover the identity of this new figure in his life as a friend or foe. Batman Mystery Of the Bat Woman is our 4th animated movie.
Batman versus Dracula is a spinoff movie of its counter part The Batman tv series (which ran from 2004 to 2008). Batman versus Dracula focuses on Dracula raising from the dead. Batman has never fought such a mysterious foe before until now. Batman versus Dracula was released in 2005 and is our number 5th in our list of Batman animated movies.
Batman Gotham Knight is another excellent animated movie that came out in 2008. This Batman animated movie gave Batman a twist to his usual style of drawing and adds a touch of Japanese anime. Batman Gotham Knight is created much like the Animatrix was created for The Matrix. Batman Gotham Knight tells the tale of our favorite dark knight in 6 separate story lines and is our 6th Batman animated movie.
Batman Under The Red hood is our 7th film in the line of Batman animated movies that came out to tell the tale of the dark knight. Batman Under The Red Hood arrived in 2010 and did $6,629,178 at the box office. Batman Under the Red Hood focuses on the second Robin Jason Todd, death in the family of Batman that was never truely told on television due to the fact that tv needed to be PG-13 and children friendly.
Batman Year One is amongst the newest Batman animated movies that DC has launched following the great success of the 2010 Batman Under The Red Hood. Batman Year One focuses on the early days of Batman trying to find his way as a vigilante. The movie also focuses on Commissioner Jim gordon before he became commissioner. Jim Gordon has arrived in gotham and discovers that his department and Gotham is in chaos with crime families running free on the streets and the unlawful police that plague his department. Batman year one is released in 2011 and did $3,500,000 in estimation in box office and is our 8th Movie.
List Of Batman Animated Movies With The Justice League.
The Justice League is teaming up with Save The Children, Mercy Group and The International Rescue Committee to save the world one section at a time. Your favorite super hero Batman, along with other members of the Justice League are the new faces of this movement.
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Humanitarian aid organizations are on the ground working to provide much needed relief to the drought and famine-stricken areas. But they need more help. They need our help.
Join the Justice League and DC Entertainment in raising awareness and funds for three nonprofit partners, Save the Children, International Rescue Committee and Mercy Corps, who are delivering aid where it is needed most. DC Entertainment will match donations 100%, and 50% of the purchase price from We Can Be Heroes products will go to saving lives.
Hot Toys has released several pictures circulating the web about their upcoming Batman Micheal Keaton 1989 1/6 figure from Tim Burton’s Batman movie. Hot Toys has done a spectacular job creating past replica models from other super hero movies but when it comes to the Batman Micheal Keaton 1989 1/6 figure, hot Toys has taken the cake. This is by far one of the best Batman replicas out on the market today.
Batman Micheal Keaton 1989 1/6 figure
Batman Micheal Keaton 1989 1/6 figure: My Thoughts.
This is by far the most articulate piece of art that I have ever seen for super hero toys and statues. The first time I saw this figure, I thought they digitally redid the Keaton’s Batman to give it a new look in anticipation for the upcoming Batman The Dark Knight Rises movie. I was horribly wrong and for the next 15 minutes, I sat and drooled at how beautiful this Batman Micheal Keaton 1989 1/6 figure is. There is no doubt about that this is Micheal Keaton under the Bat Cowl. This Batman Micheal Keaton 1989 1/6 figure comes very close to the busts that are made for articulation but with movable parts. The arm appears to be movable. the cape comes on and off. The mouth piece has 3 parts to show different expressions from a small grin, to serious, to bloody and is exchangeable via strong magnets within the head. The hands can be removed and replaced with 6 different hand forms. So what makes this Bat suit design so much more popular then the mainstream counter-part from Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight? For me, Keaton will always be the best Batman and the classic Bat suit design was a bigger jaw dropper than Nolan’s Bat suit. Given the fact that Nolan’s Bat suit is more practical for crime fighting, the Keaton’s Bat suit was simply a big hit to my childhood. There are Batman Dark Knight Rises figures on the market right now but they will never be as beautiful and articulate as this Batman Micheal Keaton 1989 1/6 figure from Hot Toys. but unfortunately the beauty of this figure does not come without a price. These toys are made with a limit and they are available online for over $200. You can find them on Ebay for a cheaper deal but as time goes and these figures are sold out form the major retailers, you can expect to see these figures sold for upwards of $1000. The exceptional talents of Keaton as Batman shines even in today’s market and the 1989 Keaton’s Batman is alive again.
Images of action figures from the upcoming Batman Dark Knight Rises movie has been circulating the web and causing fans like us to drool over the excitement. A few images has been shared around forums such as SuperHeroHype and the Hot Toys facebook fanpage.
Batman Action Figures From Hot Toys.
So a few weeks ago Hot Toys put up a picture of their upcoming statue for Bane. the problem is, this picture is only a teaser due to Bane’s cut off head.According to Hot Toys, This statue of Bane will be released before the Batman Dark Knight Rises movie comes out. What is missing from the picture? What about all the other characters? Hot Toys also put up a picture of their version of the Tumbler. For all you collectors out there, This tumbler would make a great addition to the collection.
thanks to our friends over at SuperHeroHype, We now have images from the upcoming Batman movie of Bane, Batman and Catwoman. These statues look extremely articulate. Bane’s appearance does not reveals any spoilers from the movie. We really want to know if Bane will get beefy and extremely muscular like his comic book counterpart. Catwoman looks very nice but for Batman comic book fans like myself, we are not feeling the costume and Anne Hathaway as Catowman (at lease not yet).
Justice League: Doom is the next upcoming movie for a great line of Justice League Movies. From the looks of the trailer, this movie will not disappoint. Batman teaming up with his allies such as Superman, Green Lantern, Flash, Wonder Woman. Cyborg is shown in the trailer so we believe he will be joining the team. Finally Cyborg gets his 15 minutes of fame and escapes the kid image from the Tv Show Teen Titans.
Similar to Batman Year One, Justice League: Doom is derived from a Justice League Story Arc titled JLA: Tower of Babel, Where several villains join forces to take on and destroy the Justice League. Many members has appeared in the Legion Of Doom such as Lex Luthor, Joker, Cheeta, Weather Wizard, Felix Faust, Gorilla Grodd, Giganta, Soloman Grundy, and Amazo. In the upcoming Justice League: Doom, we do not see Luther from the trailer but we know that he is the main character and master mind behind the Legion Of Doom. Instead we see Vandal Savage as the main man whom offers his version of the Legion Of Doom a large sum of money to take them out.
According to the Tower of Babel story Arc, the Legion of Doom a quires the information to take down all the members of the Justice League, stolen from Batman. Why does Batman have this type of information? Well our favorite Dark Knight is not a type to trust anyone, including his own teammates. Superman would be the one person that Batman would consider a close friend but even Superman, under the influence of Red Kryptonite would turn to the ‘Dark Side’.
Many voices will be reprising their superhero roles such as Tim Daly as Superman ( Superman: TAS, JLA Unlimited) Susan Eisenberg as Wonder Woman (JLA, JLA Unlimited), Michael Rsembaum as The Flash (Smallville Tv Series), and Nathan Fillion as Green Lantern.
We are treated to the famous Batman voice from Kevin Conroy to play as Batman. Kevin Conroy has been the voice of Batman ever since the first Batman Tv show aired back in 1992. The previous Batman Movie: Batman Year One used another actor’s voice which caused the Batman Movie to receive bad reviews from fans around the world.
Justice League Doom release date is set for February 28, 2012.
Batman Action Figures: Batman Computer Sitter Bobble Head
This is a great addition to anyone that loves bobble heads and is a Batman fan. The classic costumed caped crusader Batman action figure resembles the costume design from back in Adam West days as Batman the Dark Knight. This Batman action figures bobble head stands at approximately 4 inches tall and the head will bobble at the slightest touch. He is designed to sit on top of the computer moniter and will keep a stale room seem more full of life. For more information on this batman action figures bobble head, please click here.
Batman Action Figures: DC Universe Batman Bobble Head
This Batman bobble head is my favorite Batman bobble head out there right now. Why? I really love this costume design. The grey body with the black gauntlet, boots mask and cape looks great on Batman. The classic yellow utility belt adds vintage style and one of the new bat logo finishes the whole costume to perfection. This Batman bobble head is a great addition and looks great in the dashboard of my car. For more information on this Batman Action figure bobble head, please click here.
Batman Action Figures: The Dark Knight Batman Bobble Head
The huge wave of Batman Action figures that was born from Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight has arrived and is hitting the shelves across North America and on the internet by storm. When you walk into a Toys R Us and look at their DC comics section, you will find Christian Bale’s Batman merchandise everywhere. So obviously a Batman bobblehead would come out sooner or later.This Batman bobble head is a great replica of Christian Bale’s version of Batman. I love the podium that he stands on. Every little detail is added to this Batman bobble head. The only thing that i have a problem is, is that the bobble head is basically one color: Black. I would love to see this bobblehead have more attitude to it by adding more color but since it’s from the Dark Knight trilogy from Christopher Nolan, that might be too much to ask. for more information on this Batman bobble head, please click here.
DC Universe Batman Joker Bobble Head
I cannot finish the Batman Bobble head collection without mentioning the true prince of darkness, the Joker. The Joker has always been my all time favorite Batman villain in the Batman mythos because he adds dark humor that we all truly enjoy hearing but we are too afraid to admit it. If the world did not know who the Joker was before Christopher Nolan’s Batman The Dark Knight trilogy, they do now after Heath Ledger takes his role as the Joker to a level that no other actor can take on in the near future. Heath Ledger turns Jack Nicolson’s The Joker into shame. For more information on this Batman bobble head, please click here.
Is Gotham City Impostors The Next Great First Person Shooter?
Gotham City Impostors has finally arrived. This newest Batman game does not have Batman in it but the theme of the game is based on the Batman mythology. Gotham City Impostors is a first person shooter game that is multiplayer only and is set in the Dc Comics Gotham City. This downloadable game can be played from the perspective of 2 teams that will be trying to kill eachother utilizing knifes, guns, and other wacky gadgets that is common to Batman and his arch nemesis The Joker. One side will be themed like vigiliante Batmen`s and the other side will have clown like traits to depict The Joker. Both sides will be able to use gadgets like grappling hooks, roller skates, exposives and glider wings as well as the standard guns and knifes. Does this new Batman themed game remind you of the first person shooter game Counter Strike that hit gamers by storm? There seems to be a lot of simularities such as a level where the Batmen`s or Joker`s task is to bring a battery back to their base and defend it for as long as they can until their machines brainwash the other team. Gotham City Impostors will be released in February 7th 2012.
Meet The Bats. The Gotham City Impostors AKA The Good Guys.
As you might already know, Gotham is Batman`s home. We assume Batman is off with the justice league fighting crime in a city or planet far far away so these wannabe crime fighters take on Batman`s job and defend Gotahm city. What they lack is Batman`s super powers aka Batman`s wealth and aquisition of expensive gadgets and hightech vehicle. So these Bat vigilantes use what they can get which is mainly explosives guns and anything that a vigilante can aquire on the streets of Gotham. their appearance is quite comical due to the fact that they do not possess Batman`s armor, so they wear what they have but with a bat symbol or emblem on the chest. These Bat vigilantes encounter a chaotic gang that is dressed in the theme of the Joker.
Meet the Jokerz. Gotham City`s New Gang.
Introducing the other guys in Gotham City Impostors. the bad guys are the Jokerz, a gang dressed like the super villain The Joker, whom takes on the `good guys`with the Jokers trademark style. These Jokerz also utilizes the same weaponry that is available to the `good guys`. These Jokerz have an eary resemblence to the Jokerz of the Batman Beyond Tv series but with less hightech gadjets.
After the hugely successful 2009 animated film Superman/Batman: Public Enemies Dc comics and Warner Brothers starts on their new project in the 2010 Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Contrary to the title, the batman animated film focuses mainly on Super Girl and the film would have Batman as a side character alongside Superman and Wonder Woman. Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy would reprise their role as Superman and Batman to fight alongside Super Girl and Wonder Woman defending the earth from a self proclaimed god, Darksied.
Spoiler alert. If you have not yet watched the movie, please do so before reading on.
After a huge meteorite falls to earth, Batman investigates only to find Kryptonian symbols covering a ship like meteor. A confused girl left the ship shortly before Batman’s arrival to the meteor. She finds herself in a strange city (Gotham) whom she does not recognize or does she speak the natives language. To make matters worst, she is blessed/cursed with superhuman strength, speed, heat vision and flight. We soon discovers that the confused girl is Kara Zor-el, biological cousin of Superman. Superman begins mentoring and introducing Kara to her new found powers and to acclimate to her new home. Wonder Woman introduces herself and firmly offers Kara to her home island to train her properly and Superman reluctantly agrees.
Darkseid learns of Kara’s arrival to earth and plots to take her to his home planet of Apocalips and make her the new leader of his Female furies. Darkseid succeeds in kidnapping Kara in Wonder Woman’s home island causing Batman Superman and Wonder Woman to seek help from Darkseid’s previous leader of the Female Furies (Big Barda) located on earth. The four uses Barda’s boom tube to transport to Darksied’s home planet of Apocolips to rescue Kara but instead they find a brainwashed Kara that is a loyal servant of Darkseid. Superman eventually subdues Kara but it was Batman using Darsied’s own Hell Spores as a weapon to destroy Apocolips if Darsied does not decide to leave Kara alone. The four plus Kara returns back to earth and Superman decides to introduce Kara to his adoptive parents in Smallville but instead got ambushed by Darkseid. (spoiler alert) Kara and Superman Battles Darkseid in an epic battle for the ages which results in Darkseid’s defeat.
The anticipation and excitement was quite high set by the great standards of the predecessor, Superman/Batman Public Enemies. The great voice of Tim Daly gave us a strong and believable Superman and the legendary Kevin Conroy is behind the cowl of the bat. Warner Brothers put out a lot more money to get Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy to reprise their role and we as the fans are glad that they did it. Would Superman/Batman Apocalypse had been that successful without Tim Daly and Kevin Conroy’s voices? Previous Batman films that does not use Kevin Conroy’s voice had not been on my top favorites for Batman movies and there is a reason why. Every single animated Batman film or Batman Tv Show with Kevin Conroy’s voice for Batman has been hugely successful amongst us fans.
Aside from Superman’s strange appearance with the mascara eyes, Tim Daly plays a very believable Superman reminiscent of the popular Superman The Animated Series. Why did they have to give Superman mascara? We will never know the true reasons as to why but that was not the strange factor in Superman/Batman: apocalypse. The strange part for me was how Wonder Woman was introduced to us by attacking Kara and Clark Kent in the park at night time. Wonder Woman’s intention was to bring Kara to her home Island of Thamascira for training so why attack her and arguably the most powerful man on planet earth, Superman? Wonder Woman is to be one of the founding members of the Justice League so by meeting that way throws us hardcore fans off by just a notch.
Batman’s famous dark avenger attitude did not disappoint in Superman/Batman: Apocalypse. Batman gives an Oscar winning performance by hijacking the Hell Spores from Darkseid’ home planet of Apocalips and uses the Hell Spores as a weapon to destroy Apocalips alongside Superman, Wonder Woman, Kara and himself if he does not get what he wants from Darkseid. Now that is how Batman should be doing business!