I'll agree with you on Clark Kent (with the exception of The Late Mr. Kent), they still did a good job on him. I have to disagree with you on Bruce Wayne, if anything the series explored Bruce Wayne better than any film or tv series before. Getting into his psyche, and showing you without showing you heavy handedly why he became Batman. I remember a scene where he was wearing the costume and he took a phone call and altered his voice to talk as Bruce then going back into Batman. That's something that made me laugh but, when you thought about it, this guy is crazy. They built great relationships with Harvey Dent, Selina Kyle, and Talia Al Ghul. They even introduced me to Matches Malone. Not to mention the relationship with a fairly fleshed out Alfred. I love BTAS Bruce.
Originally Posted by Ed Liu
Debuted tonight on PBS. Very good. No animation unfortunately, which is very sad because they kept talking about how Wonder Woman should be portrayed and the JL/JLU version was exactly what they were talking about. Wonder Woman was a lead-in to a discussion of the feminist movement in the 70s, masculine action movie backlash of the 80s, strong women in 90s, and then plenty about Buffy.
Originally Posted by the greenman
It's pretty clear that aside from the comic book dudes and experts and a adorable 4th grade girl, few of the people in the film have had any exposure to Wonder Woman outside of clips of Lynda Carter in the 70s TV show if that. Despite Wonder Woman's legacy in media, people know much more about the strong female characters she's spawned than Wonder Woman herself. They talk about the lack of a live action film but man, they missed out by not talking about Wonder Woman in animation.
Part of it is Wonder Woman occupies a similar role to Betty Boop- regularly licensed, recognizable to the wider public but few of them know her source material. But in terms of this film, I feel it didn't use examples as clearly as they could. To convey how she has been downplayed, things like her being the secretary to the jsa and how she was introduced in the original Jla- all her (male) teammates fighting crime and such, while she's on a park bench explaining to Steve Trevor why she can't marry him.
Originally Posted by reflection
I LOVE LOVE LOVE these ideas.
Originally Posted by BonnieB21:-)
Especially the Aquaman guest starr, ship-tease, love-triangle stuff.
It's a great idea.
I'd watch the heck out of this show if it got made!
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