Omega Tom Hanks said:I love the series too. But I dont think its as great to say its better than the new movies. Batman Begins and The Dark Knight are the greatest batman media outside the comics with out a doubt. The music for the show was good but it doesnt out do Hans Zimmers score.
Walter said:(children's cartoon with an EDGE).
Scorpio said:I just happened to tune into cartoon network maybe a year ago at around 6 or so pm, and they were showing an animated Batman movie where the Joker and Batman were fighting in a blood bank, and gore was EVERYWHERE. I remember making a mental note at how surprising it was. I never watched all of TAS, was this movie a part of that?
Walter said:Batman: The Animated Series was indeed awesome for what it was (children's cartoon with an EDGE). Did you know that Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, the guys that headed the series, actually drew up plans and sketches for a more mature animation based on The Dark Knight Returns, but it never got green lighted? Too bad... It's really the pinnacle of Batman, for me, and PRIME material to be converted to a feature-length movie.
aufond said:That's Mask of the Phantasm. Truly epic. I can't watch that movie and not get shivers.
Scorpio said:My memory of Phantasm is admittedly a little fuzzy, but I would have remembered that scene from it. After a fair amount of research I found that the blood bank scene is from Batman vs Dracula, http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0472219/ which I believe has little to do with TAS, considering the artstyle (which I'm not a super fan of). Anyway, the fight I was talking about is at 5:30 of this vid: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbWmDr1Jc00
Scorpio said:I guess I'm the only one who doesn't care about the batvoice. I'm not saying its the best voice possible, but I never noticed any flaws in it until people started complaining. But hey, if people can nitpick about that, it must be a good movie, right?
Proj2501 said:Yes. THAT is genius.
mike.william said:In spite of that, I can still overlook batvoice and give it a near perfect score, everything else about it was really well assembled. I can't believe it got a PG13 rating though, I'd have slapped an R on it for sure.