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Gotham: It ain’t exactly Good

God, I wanted Gotham to be good.

I wanted Gotham to be great and in many cases it is, but unfortunately, it’s not the best thing on TV right now. The thing about Gotham is that it’s supposed to be about a prequel. It’s the place where Arkham, The Joker, Riddler, Hush, Scarecrow, and everyone found their start.

Gotham gets that, way too much and tries to play it straight faced all the way through.

The acting is great; every person plays their role well enough. Donal Logue does a great Harvey, but this is where I learn to doubt this series. The first episode is too filled with Batman related origins, and I get that it’s supposed to be about that, but even then, you get the feel that the creators are shoving too much in one episode.

Gotham

Gotham

Gordon is a great character on his own, but in the span of 45 minutes, almost half of the Batman villain lore is revealed. It doesn’t end up interesting enough to follow. Gotham’s filled with interesting characters and they are building Gordon to be the realist he eventually becomes. In many ways though, their trying to rush it, milking the first episode for as much nerd love as they can and that sucks. This is true for everyone except Fish Mooney, who is supposedly going up against the biggest crime syndicates in the city. She’s charismatic and fun to follow along with.

Spoiler warning:

For those that know a thing or two about Batman, here are some extra gripes I have about Gotham’s storyline. Okay, you have to admit that there are too many references into the series that don’t matter right now. Donal, one of my favorite underused actors, plays Clayface. Freaking Clayface! Penguin, Joker, Catwoman, and countless other major players show up in the first episode, making this series seem like its setting up stories that won’t play out that well. Like rolling several die many times and trying to keep track of each result while they’re rerolled again and again.

Conclusion

In the end, this series would have played better if the writers made it unravel like a slow boiling crime drama. A slow introduction and development of characters would have made each of them fuller and able to pull off bigger arcs. If you want to try something a little more fun, The Flash is now on its second episode. Sure, it’s a little dumber than Gotham, but at the same time, The Flash is also a lot more fun to watch.

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Batman: Arkham Knight Limited And Batmobile Editions

Batman Arkham Knight Collectors Edition

Batman Akrham Knight just brewed up a storm with its Batmobile gameplay last E3. Rocksteady games just confirmed the June 2, 2015 release and also revealed their awesome collector’s editions. Hot damn.

Batman Arkham Knight Collectors Edition

Batman Arkham Knight Collectors Edition

Batman: Arkham Knight Limited Edition

  • Custom Art Book – 80 Page, Full Colour Art Book Showcasing the concept art of Batman Arkham Knight
  • Limited Edition SteelBook™ – Unique SteelBook™ case and game disc
  • Comic Book – Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 Comic Book
  • Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three Unique Skins from DC Comics; The New 52
  • Batman Memorial Statue – Imposing statue commemorating Gotham’s Protector, the Dark Knight

Batman: Arkham Knight Batmobile Edition(No listed price yet?)

  • Custom Art Book – 80 Page, Full Colour Art Book Showcasing the concept art of Batman Arkham Knight
  • Limited Edition SteelBook™ – Unique SteelBook™ case and game disc
  • Comic Book – Limited Edition DC Comics Batman: Arkham Knight #0 Comic Book
  • Exclusive Character Skin Pack – Three Unique Skins from DC Comics – The New 52
  • Transforming Batmobile Statue – Fully transformable Batmobile statue realised in exquisite detail by TriForce
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CRAP! IT’S BATMAN!

The Suicide Team

Assault on Arkham, the newest animation film from one of our most loved heroes is nearly here and no wonder “Crap! It’s Batman!” is on every fanboy’s (and fangirl’s) lips. The film will be available August 12 of this year so be sure to keep your sights on it as it promises to be a good one.

This short clip from Cosmic Book News shows just how good the fight scenes promise to be and what a clip it is: Batman coming in and out of shadow, zipping in and out of combat and giving those who stand against him a reason to say “Crap! It’s Batman!”

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The Arrow And Batman Universe Make A Delightful Overlap

Arrow’s 3rd season trailer reveals a new villain borrowed from the Batman universe. We can’t help but giggle like excited school girls.

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This Elusive BatmanVSuperman Teaser Trailer

This elusive BatmanVSuperman teaser trailer has been put up and teared down countless time in the past day. Hopefully it is still up by the time we post this.

(We will try and update the link as the day progresses or maybe you folk can just comment below)

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