The Dark Knight Updates 2 Dec 10, 2007 17:56:37 GMT -5
Post by Batlaw on Dec 10, 2007 17:56:37 GMT -5
muksc said:because Batman is a HUMAN who does not have superpowers, so cannot run around in lycra or pyjamas; he would be dead in his first fight.
Spider-Man, Superman et al are aliens or mutants, who have inherent superhuman strength due to their "powers", so don't have to dress up in armour to fight, so a material suit is feasible for them.
the belt is functional, it is made of metal and has magnetic attachments. what use was the belt in Batman '89? Keaton magically pulled out different items from thin air, supposedly hidden inside those little capsules on his belt. at least this one makes sense in the real-ish world Nolan has created.
whether you like the suit/belt or not is a different matter, it's personal choice of course, but at least they makes sense and "fit in" with Nolan's vision of a more realistic Batman, which I applaud.
Batman is a Fictional human in a fictional fantasy world where he is a human capable of surviving the battle no matter what he wears. Batman is not "realistic". Batman doesnt wear just a fabric costume in that world but doesnt Nec. wear "armor" either.
The newer suits are barely any different from the previous "Burton" movies. The utility belts from all movies are virtually identical in design and function. Their only real difference is in appearance and perhaps the newer model's use of "magnets"?. They both operate(d) on track systems sliding the various weapons from back to front etc. the belt and all the tools from the 89 movie were built to be fully funtional and "real".