Name: Arvind Kaushal
Arvind's Recent Comments
September 27, 2012 11:57 pm I would have to say Batman. Many of Batmans villains have great stories of their own, they don't even have Batman in it. Look at Azzarellos joker, or Penguin pain and prejudice. Or Scott Snyders recent annual for mr freeze. These characters can fill their own stories without a hero quite well. Aside from Luthor, Dr. Doom, Sinestro, Magneto, Red Skull, and Darkseid, how many other villains can even say that. Spiderman doesn't even have one villain like that in his gallery (Then again maybe Remender proved me wrong with the Venom run he did). Nor does the flash. Both their rogues galleries rely entirely on the hero.
July 22, 2012 11:24 pm I'm suprised that Ron and Josh don't like Christian Bale as Batman. I think he's terrific. But to each his own I guess. I personally loved the film.
July 21, 2012 4:21 pm hahaa....Sorry....you had mentioned that Avengers also didn't say the heros names and was embarrassed about it's comic roots, and I was trying to say that there were giant robot dragons flying around(Or wtv the chitarri call them) so they couldn't be that embarrassed. And by the way fair point on the transition period but as I recollect the have always put the Mature reader tag on those books at the time. So I think they handled it fairly well. I have to say though.....Catwoman not being called Catwoman out loud can't bother you that much. I mean it's just a name.
July 21, 2012 3:02 pm I don't think these movies are embarrassed about their source material. They may not do it exactly like the comics, but then again you guys are picking very specific periods of the comics. As a whole, I think most of these comic book movies pay quite a strong respect to their roots. After all, you do have villains wearing clown make up, a scarecrow mask, gas masks, giant robot dragons, and crazy artillery. I really don't see any embarrassment, and I haven't heard too many of the creators of any of these series complain that they are doing anything wrong. I take issue with you saying that comics is a kids medium, while you maybe right to say that it started out with things that are directed strictly towards kids, it does not mean that it should only for kids. An artist has right to choose who he wants his audience to be.
July 21, 2012 2:40 pm I think it looks great. The tone does feel to have a tinge of Malick. Looks like a step in the right direction though. I love the old Superman movies but this looks a like a fresh take that still feels like superman.
July 21, 2012 2:53 am Well....I am the only who mentioned it.....so maybe it's just me. So maybe you're not a jerk, and I am an immature kid. I make no apologies for liking cheesy tough guy one liners......although.....I didn't think it was cheesy.
July 21, 2012 1:38 am I thought it was incredible. It's hard to say which is the best one of the three. I think Dark Knight is going to take it though. I personally love all of them, they all feel like they are in the same universe, but still feel very different. This has to be one of the finest, if not the finest trilogy ever. I like how Nolan integrates the mythos yet still makes something unique. Not to make this an avengers vs Dark Knight sort of the thing, but I just personally prefer this style of filmmaking. There is a real sense of urgency in the way Nolan does things, while the Marvel movies have real sense of formula and an inevitable win for the heros(NOt to discount it, Still fucking loved those movies). I feel Nolan gives us something very special, something very unique. I think people went into this movie and thinking they knew how the movie was going to be, and Nolan still had a lot of surprises. By the way, when Bats gave Bane the "Permission to Die" line did anyone besides me want get up from his chair and say fuck ya?!? Also, how cool was the Superman trailer? I thought it looked great.