Review by Logan
It’s kind of funny how we think Batman is so well defined. We always have this idea of Batman being this dark, tortured, lonely soul with a strict code of ethics, but he hasn’t always been like that. In 1940 he was happy and colorful. By the ‘60s he was far from lonely, with Batgirl as well as Robin at his side, and in the ‘80s he was very nearly murderous, almost driven mad by the death of the second Robin, Jason Todd. It has been in recent history that we’ve known him as being this dark character.
As long as there have been movies, there have been villains. They range from the neglected step-brother Loki to the power-hungry adviser Jafar to military experiment Bane. Among this diversity, there seems to a separation in theory and method in villain approach, which could have a very different set of effects on us as the audience. Continue Reading
Man of Steel comes out in about two weeks, and we here at LTBM are continuing our comic/superhero theme in our bi-weekly group lists. About a month ago we all weighed in on which superhero we would be if we could be super. Well, with every good superhero comes an opposingly evil arch-nemesis. That one villain that knows just the right combination of deception and deviousness to put our beloved heroes in a tight spot. Sometimes these guys have no superpowers at all and you wonder how they are even allowed to exist! Other times, you wonder how they manage to lose so often with their incredible abilities. Continue Reading