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JohnnyShoulder

Absolutely outstanding episode of Game of Thrones this week! Up there with one of the best!

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STLamy

Yep, last nights GoT episode was really incredible. I’m someone who happily looks past and ignores plots with regards to the books, you’ve got to appreciate what Miguel achieved with last nights episode.

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KALofKRYPTON

I was mildly disappointed with GoT to be honest.
It felt like watching The Walking Dead 'superhuman syndrome' at times. And only really second stringers dead. It was generally good, but pacing wasn't great and they spent way too much time signposting that Arya was going to be the hero of the piece. By the Red Woman scene, there really wasn't any doubt that she'd be killing the Night King; and the build up to it didn't put anyone else in a position to get to him either. It was a decent enough watch, but the flow, continuity and direction of the battle was off.

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WanderingBullet

So I managed to watch the second half of episode 11 as well as the whole of episode 12 of Gotham. Didn't like it back then when I saw the first few episodes of Season 1, didn't like it (Season 5) now either. Also, the Batman suit was quite ugly.

I think Tim Burton's Batman suit is still my favourite.

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JohnnyShoulder

@WanderingBullet You mean you don't like the suit in Batman and Robin with the nipples?

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RogerRoger

@WanderingBullet How can it not? It's my second-favourite Batman movie.

Whilst I'm actually being serious, don't worry. I'm fully aware that, between the two of us, I'm the weird one when it comes to Batman & Robin. Sorry to hear the finale of Gotham disappointed you, though. I'm looking forward to it when it comes to Netflix, but I've seen a picture of the bat-suit and... yeah. Looks a bit Poundland, which is a shame.

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WanderingBullet

@RogerRoger All good, man. Everyone's taste is different. Tbh, it really is my least favourite Batman movie. This and The Killing Joke.

Regarding Gotham's suit, it looks a bit like Nolan's Batman which I wasn't a fan of either. I get that he was going for a more practical and grounded look but I still find it ugly. My least favourite was the cowl. Even though, they tried to make it comfortable for Bale the fight scenes were still kinda, meh. Affleck's version is how Batman should be fighting.haha

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RogerRoger

@WanderingBullet Oh, heck yes, everybody involved with the animated adaptation of The Killing Joke should be ashamed of themselves. On that, we can most definitely agree.

And yeah, I never liked the Nolan suit either. Batman Begins was okay, but then the irony was that, in the two sequels, he looked like he was wearing hockey pads (despite his protests to the contrary). Another agreement; Batfleck's suit was near-perfect from head to toe, at least in terms of fitting with his interpretation of the character. I do like the Batman Returns batsuit as well, though... and yes, the Kilmer and Clooney suits. But we've already established my weirdness, so let's move on.

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WanderingBullet

@RogerRoger Yeah, Affleck's suit looked quite good too. Also, his suit was mostly made of fabric I think. Most of the other Batman suits had a lot of leather and padding which I guess hindered the actors movements.

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KALofKRYPTON

@WanderingBullet @RogerRoger
I still remember that black & white first reveal photo of Batfleck! Pretty much silenced the naysayers instantly.

Brilliant bit of work that suit. Massive shame about the alterations to it for Justice League. I mean, the 'battle suit' for the latter part of the film was crap looking, but that cowl redesign really spoiled the look!

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WanderingBullet

@RogerRoger @KALofKRYPTON Do you guys think they should go with the white eyes like the comics instead of applying black makeup around the actors eyes? I mean maybe something like Deadpool but without the CGI animation.

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KALofKRYPTON

@WanderingBullet It would be interesting to see.

I've seen a couple of mock ups of the BvS suit with white eyes, and it does look pretty good. I'd say that film makers are concerned with conveying performance - which they shouldn't be really for a character who's meant to be largely stoic anyway.

If they could pull off a good Jim Lee style suit using what they'd learned with the BvS suit, that could look great with white eyes.

I think if they ever get around to a Batman Beyond movie, I'd want them to go full on CG for that - mouth & all!

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KALofKRYPTON

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RogerRoger

@WanderingBullet @KALofKRYPTON The white-eyed version of Batfleck above does look cool, but since a heck of a lot of acting is done with looks and reactions, I think it'd be a mistake to bury an actor's eyes behind white screens indefinitely. Remember that Batfleck's armoured suit had white eyes for his fight against Superman and it worked in that brief context, where he's just there to be a badass, but then it got smashed up so that you could see the emotional payoff when he finally relents. Also, think of the "oh sh--" moment when he later sees Doomsday; it would've been an empty moment if you couldn't see his eyes.

Because I agree with KAL when he says that Batman is supposed to be "largely stoic" but the beauty of all the bat-films is that they've had the freedom to explore Batman's humanity. That's why I like them.

Dragging us back to television (on topic, on topic) it's why the white eyes worked in Batman: The Animated Series, because it was a cartoon that had to exaggerate the eyes, face and everything else to convey emotion. That's tougher to do in live-action stuff.

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