Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Getting Ready for The Dark Knight Rises
We are just a month away from the release of The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan's last installment in his epic Batman series. To get ready for this movie event, I have been watching one previous Batman movie per week. (This week's film is the horrifically bad Batman & Robin.)
It's been a fun project. In fact I had forgotten how good some of them are, especially Batman Returns. Yes it is a very dark movie, however it is a pretty original story, and it has influenced many characters of the Batman universe for years to come. (Look at Penguin and Catwoman.) You can also see its impact on the classic animated series, Batman the Animated Series.
While exploring the interwebs, I found this very interesting article on Batman Returns. Many of the information in the article comes from the Batman Returns special edition DVD, yet it is still a good read.