Saturday, June 10, 2017

Adam West, Legendary Star of '66 Batman, Dead at 88


Adam West, possibly the most well known Batman of all-time, died today at the age of 88. West embraced his camp role in his later years, and he always treated the fans with respect, as well as the mantle of the Bat. He liked to refer to his version of Batman as the "White Knight". 

On a personal note, Mr. West gave me my first big interview back in 2003 and he was generous enough to write a preface for my book, Batman's Arsenal. My first memories as a child are of watching the 1966 Batman series when I was three years old. He always has been and always will be my favorite Batman, even if the show is hard to watch as an adult. 

The fans will never forget Mr. West, may he rest in peace. Our condolences to his family and friends.

Monday, June 05, 2017

Wonder Woman Makes Box Office History!



The new Wonder Woman film has been highly anticipated by DC Comics fans for ages now and the results don't seem to disappoint. The movie opened this past weekend to a box office smash. The film, starring Gal Gadot as the Amazonian princess, set records for June openings and also opened the highest of any film that was ever directed by a woman! This is not only amazing news for comic book fans and fans of Wonder Woman, but fans of female driven entertainment everywhere. The diversity that comes with female writers, directors etc. is widely underrated in American cinema, so hopefully these new developments will help to smash the glass ceiling from now on.

Director Patty Jenkins has a bright future in the industry, now that her film has smashed the box office into pieces! The movie is so well received by the fans that it is currently enjoying a 93% approval rating by both the fans and the reviewers on Rotten Tomatoes, which is virtually unheard of. The movie is getting rave reviews from fans and general audiences alike. To contrast that score, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice has a meager 27% rating from the critics and 63% from the more forigiving audiences. Suicide Squad also has a sad rating of 25% from critics and 62% by fans. The two films both featured Batman, while Wonder Woman doesn't feature any appearances from Batman, Superman or the rest of the Justice League. The film is completely Wonder Woman centric, which is also what makes it such a phenomenal achievement.

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We here at Legions of Gotham haven't gotten out to the theater to see Wonder Woman yet, so we cannot comment on the film, but the previews certainly look promising. The DC Film Universe has been a disappointing cluster of rubbish for the most part, so we're hoping that Wonder Woman will be the shinnig beacon in a world of misses and overshoots. Suicide Squad had so much potential, but again fell flat with a generic story and that awful douche sleazy stripclub owner Joker. A healthy respect for the characters is what needs to be preserved and hopefully what Patty Jenkins was able to do with Wonder Woman. Hollywood needs to learn that not only are the female characters popular and sustaining, but also that the source material is already there and should be used to the fullest extent. They always think that they know better than the decades of already proven history that comic books provide. Hopefully, that will change very soon, so that we fans get more films like Wonder Woman and less like Batman v Superman: Dawn of Jutice.

Did you see Wonder Woman this weekend? What were your thoughts on it? Sound off on our Facebook or Twitter pages with your opinions Bat-Fans!
 

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