Those who know and love the top stories of the last 30 years or so of Batman comics–particularly those of the last 15 years–will think this is two-thirds of a masterpiece and forgive the exposition-ish info dump at the beginning of the third act. The film’s last part attempts to serve the needs of both epilogue and the now-customary post-credit let’s-set-up-the-next-two-films. This outing is so powerful it will make you forget any Batman film not named The Dark Knight. After this soon-to-be trilogy, the only future film direction I’d see is Batman Beyond because it would be the only part of this soon-to-be 90-year-old character that will not be mined by then.
Other than my many hours reading Marvel (and some DC) Comics, the happiest moments of my childhood were always Bat-Times.
If you think “Man of Steel” made all the right decisions, then you will think this is pretty good–unless you pay attention to the plot, script and acting. However, Ben Affleck nails Batman and Bruce Wayne!
And DC decides three is a magic number here! Take that, “Captain America: Civil War!”
Okay, THIS would be the geek news of the month
(with a special note of this grievous wrong “writed” 🙂 )
Coates is one of the greatest nonfiction writers of my generation, but he is a little too, uh, um, mainstream and American for me, so I’m interested to see if fantasy will allow him to really open up, as it were. Marvel’s Black Panther will be the perfect vehicle for that.
And (SHUDDERS) Spider-Man?!? I repeat…..
Here’s the synopsis:
Steve Rogers leads the new team of Avengers in their continued efforts to safeguard humanity. After another international incident involving the Avengers results in collateral damage, political pressure mounts to install a system of accountability and a governing body to determine when to enlist the services of the team. The new status quo fractures the Avengers while they try to protect the world from a new and nefarious villain.
WOW!!!! MAY 6th!!!!!!! Just 364 days left!!!!!!! 😉
ADDENDUM: And then there’s THIS in 2018 and 2019! AAUUGGHHH!!!!!!!! 🙂
JUNE 3rd UPDATE: Enjoyed reading this, since it crossed over between Marvel and “Doctor Who.”