"new" is ok for me as well, hell I really really love the new 52 because it is new and has given me a chance to get into comic titles that I would not normally have read.
The problem with this is, one the abysmal animation which is a complete and utter eyesore and makes me feel sick to just look at it due to its sheer and utter awfulness and Batman himself.
Not only does he run off without getting all the facts showing us that this guy really sucks as a detective, he gets his arm hurt by a guy Batman should be able to take out in his sleep, gets his car damaged by a cartoony canon fired by a toad and a guy in a pig mask and then, imho the worst part of all, at the end fight when Toad throws a bunch of bombs at him he jumps out of the window and pretty much immediately gets into his car and drives off. He makes NO attempt to find Pyg or Toad to see if they survived the explosion or at least to apprehend them before they started their collection again, no he just runs (well drives) away.
So I don't know who this guy is but I am quite certain that it is NOT Batman
Enjoyed both episodes & thought Magpie was terrific!
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caught the last half of the 2nd episode, watched it with my friend who is very picky in his batmen, and he was very impressed. he didn't see the more controversial changes (outside of the suit) but he liked it a lot, he also liked the idea of this alfred when I explained it to him. can't wait to watch the whole epiosde!!
This week's episode wasn't bad, IMO. I like the new take on Magpie.
"That's very interesting...but silly."
Well I didn't even realize this was out yet? I am watching the 1st episode "On Demand" gotta say I probably wont bother with this show. The animation seems outdated doesn't compare to Clone Wars, and Alfred suddenly became Jason Statham? And what was up with the colored guns at the beginning??? Just not feeling it.
Looks alright but I'm not impressed. I suppose it's a good call with it looking like Batman is only starting out and having Gordon wanting to arrest him. Not enough to keep me interested until I get to actually play as a rookie Batman when Arkham Origins comes out.
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A couple days ago CN pulled Beware the Batman from its immediate schedule this weekend and said that it'll come back in January. Does this surprise anyone who watched Young Justice? I can't stand this Chinese water torture this network does with its serious drama superhero series, with a slow drip of new episodes here and there. Seriously, if you've decided you can't make any toy sales off the series just do us all a favor and cancel it now instead of dragging this out forever. Why bother getting invested in any of these serious superhero cartoons if they're going to do this? We're lucky to get 13 episodes a year of them. Meanwhile they keep cranking out episodes of Regular Show, Gumball, Annoying Orange, etc. every single week. As soon as one season of them ends the next season starts the following week. I guess the secret to success at CN is to treat kids like idiots. Thoughts?
Typical Cartoon Network... I guess this joins the other cartoons with failed or a lack of toylines that CN loves to cancel. Thundercats 2011, 200X/MYP MOTU, Symbiotic Titan, Megas XLR, Green Lantern, Young Justice and Secret Saturdays. The list grows longer...
Like the other Batman shows, Beware the Batman has the Herculean task of trying to follow up on Batman TAS, which was basically "Batman done right".
• Batman Beyond was Batman in the future. Still part of Batman TAS, but "Batman in the future" has been done.
• The Batman was a young Batman fighting redesigned enemies
• Batman: Brave and the Bold was a lighthearted Batman team-up show after years of dark Batman
• Beware the Batman was another young Batman, but with obscure villains, new sidekick Katana and a younger Alfred with guns.
I'm surprised...usually Batman is so over with the general populace that it's hard to screw him up. Mattel did get a Batman line cancelled back in 2004 and now there is this. I guess fans weren't feeling an inexperienced Batman who gets his ass kicked, the sparse CGI art style (can't render so many things or people at once), obscure villains like Professor Pyg and Magpie over the way more familiar Joker and Two Face, the Jason Statham-like Alfred or Katana replacing Robin. I've heard that Teen Titans Go had better ratings.
It's frustrating as a fan though because I prefer cartoons mostly to live action shows, but I LOVE a cartoon that has that live action show level of writing and acting. Strong story arc etc, but that's not an easy sell. I wish there was a network that catered to strong cartoon franchises, maybe the funds can be suplemented by high end collectibles, don't break it down per show/license but make it work overall etc. I don't know just spitballin' here.
I'm not surprised by this, but neither am I terribly disappointed. I haven't been really enjoying the show - while some elements of it I like, for the most part I find it bland and non-engaging. While I liked the concept of using obscure villains, most haven't been written very well, and come across (IMO) as knock-offs of more famous types...Anarky in particular feels like a cut-rate Joker. If it has additional life, hopefully it will pick up, but overall I can't honestly say I'll miss it.
"That's very interesting...but silly."