Before we move on to the next film series, we take another look at the music behind comic book superhero movies. Taking us on this journey, Charlie Brigden takes us back to the early days of classic cinema. Looking back at the foundations that lead up to the famous John Williams Superman theme all the way to Man of Steel.
Just to note, we touch on Marvel in this episode but it will feature in a future podcast.
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So as we are stalling waiting for Charlie to come back from holiday to do the comic book movie score episode, we decided to come back to Gotham’s finest. Naturally, we went to the crown jewel of the Batman franchise to sit down and watch together……. (deep sigh)… Batman and Robin.
Listen to Becca, Chris and Dave as we talk Josh Trank and Cronical, films that happened in 1997, Star Wars, how many times Becca says “Ice to see you”, offering our bodies to fans of the show and pretty much any thing that doesn’t involve watching this god damn movie again.
Good evening bat fans. We reach the end of the Nolan films and the end of the Batman franchise. The Dark Knight Rises sees Bruce 8 years on, a recluse in Wayne manner resting Batman as the Dent Act has cleaned up the streets of Gotham. However, unbeknownst to Commissioner Gordan and Bruce Wayne, a threat is rising underneath the streets. The dark shadow of Bruce’s past from the Leauge of Shadows in the form of Bane. Bruce must confront his fear again and find his true self to save Gotham from being doomed.
Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we dig our way through the plot holes while doing Bane and Micheal Cain impressions, when did Gotham become New York, Bane’s training and belief, performing acrobatics in high heels, the mystery of the shaven cops and who’s going to train John Blake?
Good evening ladies and gentalman.. we’re tonight’s entertainment. Do you expect us to talk delves into what is considered to be the best Batman film and possibly the best comic book movie. Nolan follows up Batman Begins with an epic crime drama where Batman looks to a new district attorney Harvey Dent to take over as Gotham’s saviour of hope. That’s until the Joker turns up to throw a spanner in the works by adding a bit of anarchy.
Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we delve into Bruce Enterprises, where Katie Holmes went to, why would Two Face shoot himself, is this really the best comic book movie and still no mention of Leslie Nelson.
Welcome, Batfans… This work we go back to the drawing board with fantastic results. Christopher Nolan directed the origin of the Dark Knight himself in Batman Begins. When a young Bruce Wayne witnesses the death of his parents, he flees Gotham to understand the criminal mind. There he is trained to fight crime by becoming a more than a man in the eyes of his enemies. As he cleans up Gotham, a mysterious plot is uncovered that would destroy the city and an old friend returns from the shadows.
Listen to Becca, Chris and Dave as we discuss Ken Watanabe’s Irish origins, Liam Nesson dick jokes, Becca’s crush on Christian Bale, when should an actor remove a mole and what does Leslie Nielsen has to do with the film.
Good evening Batfans… Do you expect us to talk returns to Batman and over the top hammy acting and performances made of cardboard. The first Batman film by Joel Schumacher that features Jim Carrey on drugs and Tommy Lee Jones in a completely different film. Val Kilmer is the new caped crusader who looks like he’d rather be somewhere else, takes on Two-Face and The Riddler while giving a troubled newly orphaned acrobat a home as he comes to terms with his own identity.
Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we discuss rubber nibbles, how Jim Carrey ruins the film, dated special FX, Two Face’s dining experiace, Nicole Kidman’s hard on for Batman, and how useless Robin is.
Good evening Batfans… Batman returns in…. well… Batman Returns. Starring a very pouty Micheal Keaton, an erratic Michelle Pfeiffer, a pervy Danny De Vito and Christopher Walken as Jack Skellington Scissorhands set in a Tim Burton snowglobe with a story makes less sense the more you look at it.
Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we discuss Chris breaking the law, Superman apologising for stuff, is this a Batman movie or a Tim Burton movie, what Penguins motives are, the best tag line ever and how easy Batman finds everything.
Holy shark attack Batfans.. Do You Expect Us To Talk has returned with another series. Not long coming off the Superman film, It’s time the team take on his fellow DC counterpart, Batman. We start off with the dark and gritty spin-off from the 1960’s tv show starring Adam West and Burt Ward. Gotham City (Not at all California) has been hit with the villainous group of Penguin, Joker, Catwoman and Riddler as they plan to kidnap not the united nations. Can the caped crusader and the boy wonder save the day?
Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we sit through the film and chat about things such as other brands of shark repellant, how Batman is government funded, slow-moving torpedoes, the Bat Computer doing all the detective work, how little plot there really is, how the villains plan to take over the world really won’t work and what is the correct way to get rid of a bomb.
Ding Ding… The final round has begun as we reach Creed. Adonis “Johnson” Creed, Apolo’s son from an extramarital lover, tries to follow in his dad’s footsteps to become a professional boxer. Leaving his comfortable desk job behind he travels to Philadelphia to meet Apolo’s old friend and rival Rocky to persuade him to train. Adonis finds himself in a match with the Light Heavyweight Champion but must also fight his inner demons and conflict of who he is can he live up to his father’s legacy.
Join Becca, Chris and Dave as we talk about how great Stallone is, could this be the best in the series, what parts of the movie made us cry, Chris’s scouse accent, Lisa Bonet and how Stallone doesn’t get modern technology.