ByTony Scott Astley, writer at

Batman Vs Batman!

The fact of the matter is I LOVE comic books. From the Dark Knight to The Walking Dead. Batman set in a zombie apocalypse - I'll put a pin in that, or did Zack Snyder's BvS flashback scene already beat me to it?

The thing I love more than comic books... movies, so you would think that comic book and superhero movies would be a dream medium for me. Unfortunately that's not always the case. (Hulk comics = incredible. Hulk movies... not so much) I do enjoy some superhero movies and because of my love for comic books I am open to seeing the wildest of ideas when transcribed to the movie theater. But not every movie goer is a comic book reader. Chris Nolan's Batman was an amazing piece of cinema whether you like superheroes or not, Nolan's trilogy was an amazing accomplishment in compelling story telling. Those were movie goers movies and they brought a whole new fan base to Batman.

A lot of movie goers are angered by the new DCEU because maybe they feel responsible (to an extent) for the success of Nolan's Batman. They paid their money and went to the cinema multiple times (just like comic book fans did) helping to earn the trilogy an astounding $2.4 billion. People who didn't know Batman before, watched Nolan's take and became instant fans. Is it any wonder why a lot of people are disappointed by the new take on Batman? From fighting his darkest, personal demons and the likes of the evil, but very human dark forces of Rais Al Ghul, The Joker, and Bane to the new take of fighting the likes of Doomsday. From saving civilians in Gotham to saving the planet from a mutated alien. Should Batman have an involvement in these kind of battles (on the big screen)?

After Nolan's trilogy, Batman once again became a powerful story that worked on screen beautifully like Burton's Batman. But after Burton's take on the Caped Crusader, Hollywood wanted to capitalize. They took more characters from the comics and mashed them into a grinder with the likes of Batman Forever and Batman & Robin churning out of it. Has Nolan reinvented a masterpiece for cinema? Only for Hollywood to do the same again by adding more and more comic book characters (unknown to movie goers) and further fetched, outlandish story lines.

Should comics stay as comics? Hollywood's a business with one goal, make money, so is it only right they seize every opportunity to do that? should the medium of comics and movies cross over?

On another note. Who's ready for Civil War?


What do you think to the comic/movie crossovers?


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