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My Favorite Episode of Batman: The Animated Series

Batman: The Animated Series is often held up as one of the greatest, if not the greatest, cartoon shows ever made. I was the perfect age to enjoy this show as a kid, and I find myself enjoying it on … Continue reading

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What Is the Ideal Amount of Time Between Superhero Sequels?

It’s been three years since the last Avengers movie, so it’s about time we see another epic collection of superheroes taking on a larger-than-life villain powered by at least one Infinity Stone. That got me thinking: Is three years the … Continue reading

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Batman & Robin Tarnishes Batman Forever

There are plenty of reasons to dislike 1997’s Batman & Robin. Chief among them is the fact that it tarnished its perfectly decent predecessor, Batman Forever. Everything Batman Forever got right or at least didn’t do too bad a job … Continue reading

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Why Is Two-Face So Easy to Manipulate?

Last week we dissected the Two-Face Meets the Riddler scene in Batman Forever, and this week we’re going to revisit that scene and add a little twist. Have you ever noticed that this scene mirrors the one in The Dark … Continue reading

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The Subtle Meaning of the Scene Where Two-Face Meets the Riddler

This scene is brilliantly set up so that the visuals complement the dialogue and they work together to demonstrate what is happening in Two-Face’s mind the whole time. Continue reading

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Bruce Wayne vs. Francisco d’Anconia

Batman made his debut in Detective Comics in 1939 and then 18 years later a similar character showed up in the Ayn Rand novel Atlas Shrugged. That character is Francisco d’Anconia. These are two of my favorite fictional heroes, and … Continue reading

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The Dynamic Do-Over

The LEGO Batman Movie looks to be a dynamic do-over for the Dynamic Duo. And thank goodness for that. I loved Christopher Nolan’s Dark Knight Trilogy, and I certainly don’t mind a dark interpretation of the World’s Greatest Detective. But … Continue reading

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