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Desc:One of many more Batman sketches to come
Category:Humor, Classic Movies
Tags:batman, robin, Andy Dick, the dark knight, bain
Submitted:IrishWhiskey
Date:07/24/12
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Comment count is 18
gmol
I think it's easy to forget that the original live series intended to be over the top campy...

I have to believe that one day people will look back at todays film and make fun of how dark, moody and angsty we made everything...
misterbuns
One day?

Also this parody had better fight choreography than any Nolan Batman film.

SteamPoweredKleenex
Bale's batman voice alone ruins most of the movies for me. I still find Batman: Mask of the Phantasm the best of the films thus far.

dead_cat
Finally, I feel like Ican say that I hated the Nolan movies. Between all the pointless angst and super DARK and EDGY EVERYTHING!, being more than two hours long for NO FUCKING REASON LET'S JUST CRAM AS MUCH SHIT INTO THESE FUCKERS AS WE CAN, and Bale's Batman voice, I just couldn't ever get into them.

Bort
In the Batman comics in the 1960s, Batman wasn't a shadowy figure who knew to prey on criminals' superstitious cowardly nature; he was pretty much a public figure who might be seen driving around in daytime, looking for clues at a crime scene or fighting with thugs. Not too far removed from the TV series, except the TV series played it for laughs.

The 1960s also had Aunt Harriet living at Wayne Manor, and Alfred was dead at the time. Such lengths they went to, to prove that Batman and Robin can't be gay for each other.

My favorite innovation of the 1960s was Batman's special finger-talking code he shared with Robin. When they needed to converse covertly they'd just waggle their fingers; this was usually depicted in the comics with a close-up of their two hands, with jagged word balloons coming out of each hand.

SteamPoweredKleenex
I'm guessing that the whole "public hero" thing was also a holdover from comics like The Spirit and Dick Tracy, as Batman was largely seen as a detective. Criminals were just bank robbers and kidnappers, not psychos that threatened lives all that much.

It's one of the many things about Batman that's harder to swallow in this day and age, too: If he goes out on patrol every night, even with a ton of secret entrances and exits to the Batcave all over Gotham, someone would eventually find where he hangs out and who he is, probably inside of three months.

As far as I know, it's still canon that the JLA has teleportation tech. Why doesn't he just use that to get around, or at least to put his car/boat/plane away when he's done?

Blue
Arkham City is based on the comics. Batman is referred to as the world's greatest detective. I found him a lot more likeable than the current movie franchise.

Quad9Damage
Tim Drake discovered Batman's identity and found his way into the Batcave by doing his own detective work. It's how he became Robin # 3.

Bane (in the comics) figured out who Bruce Wayne was simply by watching him move.

It happens more often than you think.

duck&cover
Holy brain hemorrhage, Batman! Satisfying to see 60's Robin get smacked.
dead_cat
Yes, fuck that needle-voiced shit. I never got his deal with dressing up so the bad guys can see him at night.

duck&cover
Didn't Batman give him the costume? Robin the Boy Decoy.

dead_cat
Robin was Batman's revenge for Bruce Wayne having to adopt a goddamn kid in an attempt to improve his image, after some douche posted cellphone-camera footage of him running over a bunch of hookers while driving drunk.

The Mothership
Andy Dick tag.
chumbucket
2:00
Old_Zircon
This is about the only way a modern Batman movie could be even vaguely watchable.
Blue
What the shit? Why the fuck is his name Robin? What the fucking fuck does that even mean? Are you trying to tell me he's going to be Batman's sidekick? What the shitting shit would that even mean? Is he going to dress up as a Dick and interrupt crimes and tell them about how he'd totally kick their asses if Batman were also there?

I know what you're trying to say, movie but you're dumb as shit.
cognitivedissonance
They have two official answers: Robin's favorite boyhood hero was Robin Hood, and apparently his trapeze artist mother used to say he "flew like a robin" in the circus tent.

IrishWhiskey
The first one makes some sense, but who says "flew like a robin" in reference to gymnastics? Robins aren't known for being more graceful than any other bird.

Really the whole movie made remarkably little sense, even for superhero movies. Like with Inception, Nolan likes complex plots with twists, but doesn't care much if it can withstand even basic questioning as to how characters do things and why.

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