[shadow=red,left,300]This was a fantastic episode. I really like the idea that Penguin is not only Batman's nemesis, but Bruce Wayne's as well. It makes the character that much more interesting.
Interesting take on the grandfather clock entrance to the cave by the way. Plenty of action, and the ending was fantastic with Alfred making the save regarding Batman's identity. Putting on the suit backwards..lol..classic.[/shadow]
I also liked it, ROBOTRON. It was an effective twist on the "reporter-who-almost-finds-out-who-Batman-is" convention that we've seen before (I thought of BTAS "Night of the Ninja" w/ Summer Gleason, among others). I also feel that the Penguin (as martial and weapon artist) is really working out well; I much prefer this characterization to the foppish and basically physically harmless version voiced by Paul Williams in BTAS. Unfortunately, despite these positives, this series has a long way to go to match the depth of dialogue and plot development that I have seen during the Dini/Timm era. Side note to Mattel: an Alfred (as Batman unmasked) figure would be, for this collector, manna from heaven. Don't forget to put the emblem on the back, either.
"If you write as good as you talk, nobody reads you." - Lou Reed, 1978
[shadow=green,left,300]I really enjoyed this one. The show feels like its getting more comfortable in its own skin. I think season two and three will really be stellar.
I enjoyed alfred taking over as bats...a very classic circumstance that, I feel, was played out well on the show. I also enjoy Penguin being more of a physical threat...because lets face it, he's not much of a challenge to bats otherwise...tricky umbrellas only get you so far lol.
Superb action sequences -- perhaps the best so far on the series. Which is interesting considering it's the Penguin. I like that they've made him threatening and I like the scissorhand twins -- and I LOVED the Hannibal Lecter homage.
Alfred is really well done in this series and this was an excellent showcase. (My wife, who tolerates my batdementia, says he's her favorite character on the show and she really enjoyed this episode.)
I've never been a big Penguin fan. But this episode was a kick. Well done.
This is no doubt one of the best episodes. I still don't think Penguin could fight that well because let's face it, he's still fat and Batman knows why more martial arts. But anyways the ep was still great and this show can only get better and better.
*Robo waits for Matt to launch counter attack to this post* ;D
I agree with you both, and I am not comparing this to the old show (because you just can't), but you, and I, and every one here are giving this show a chance, and for what it is, its not bad, but no where near the BTAS. I mean no disrespect to anyone working on The Batman, I watch it and enjoy it every Saturday.
[shadow=purple,left,300]I did enjoy this episode. It was a bit odd with the whole "Penguin Missing Pants" thing they did in a few scenes, but none the less it was an awesome episode. I think Penguin's developing hate for both Bruce and Batman really evolved in this episode. I also really liked the use of the umbrella-copter. "The Batman" has one of the best versions of the Penguin yet... now if they can only give him a better voice.
Post by GOTHAMANGEL on Feb 12, 2005 22:51:26 GMT -5
It is nice to see the show is coming along well. This latest episode we see a familiar character that we all know, and get a new twist on his origin without tearing down everything that came before. Like most of the episodes I have seen so far, this show is NOT like the early 90s version, and it does not have to be. I hope this series will have a long sucessful run, because this is how new fans are attracted, or should I day "young blood". The movies are often too heavy for young kids and should be geared towards older fans. Batman is for everyone, that is what makes him unique. I still miss Batman Beyond though!
If you ever get too old to be a "Bat fan", then your just too damn old!!!!
Ditto on your BB take, Gothamangel. That show was extremely well done; they took a totally original idea for the character and executed it with the younger generation in mind - more action, modern music and settings, etc. - but the show very carefully but purposefully threaded the history of Batman through the plotlines. In addition, the dialogue and narratives didn't suffer in comparison to BTAS. WB's current "The Batman" has the potential to be just as good: Step One - lose the cliches in the dialogue Step Two - Batman needs another ally; if it's not Robin, then Gordon or Leslie Thompkins - or perhaps take advantage of the new Batgirl in the comics, Cassandra Cain Step Three - more depth in the narrative; this show is screaming for a two-parter!
No matter what, I'll still be watching... ;D
"If you write as good as you talk, nobody reads you." - Lou Reed, 1978
Post by goldengordon on Feb 13, 2005 0:22:07 GMT -5
I hated this episode.
Maybe I wasn't paying attention, but when Bruce was on the phone with Penguin, Bruce never mentioned coming to dinner, it was penguin. But when the cameraman asks what they were doing next, the reporter remarks they are going to "dinner."
Now, unless she heard the Penguin mention dinner, that line doesn't really make any sense,
Maybe I'll go back and try and watch it again, but I just did not care for this one at all.
[glow=red,2,300]I hate penguin, plain and simply i think he is one of the most disgusting and annoying characters. BUT i loved this ep. BTAS never made a penguin ep that i really liked so Matsuda has deffinately made a good series so far. My favorite part would have got to be the dubbing of batman as "The Dark Knight". 9 out of 10[/glow]
Two-Face: Half of me wants to strangle you. Poison Ivy: What does the other half want? Two-Face: To hit you with a truck.
Sorry so late...I just was now able to watch my recording of the ep.....
I really loved this one. It seems that character development took some great strides here. Every last character in the show is becoming more and more the real deal and not just "Matsuda's version" as some critrics might say (BTW...to me Matsuda's version of everything kicks @$$...no complaints here!). Before too long, we will undoubtedly see this show start to influence the comics...no question in my mind.
My one tiny gripe is about the Penguin's new found fighting skills. I agree that it is fun to see Ozzie as more of a physical threat to Batman....as Matt said....tricky umbrellas can only do so much, but I think they could scale it back just a tad. No overhaul or anything, just a small tweak. That's said however, I really think The Penguin may be my favorite villain on the show!!
majorhoy: Where is everybody?
Apr 30, 2014 15:20:16 GMT -5
aikidodoc: Adopting a 13 year old boy from Bulgaria who is a huge batman fan (which is how I came on this site by a google search. Any help in finding a bulgarian batman comic source would be greatly appreciated. The DC Comic website said they couldn't help me.
May 6, 2014 9:29:31 GMT -5
manstink: hey has their ever been a like origin story on martha wayne. I think it would be cool if she were like in some kind of cult, and she was like ritualistically murdered for trying to leave the cult. Anyways thats my opinion.
May 31, 2014 15:02:51 GMT -5
batmanfan1: Did you guys see what Gotham TV did with Poison Ivy? like their poster has her name as Ivy Pepper not Pamela Lillian Isley.
Jun 25, 2014 23:55:50 GMT -5