Sunday, March 4, 2012

First Impressions: Beware the Batman

Hey everyone, welcome to another installment of First Impressions. Today, Kevin will be discussing a reboot based off a comic book superhero. I will be having my 2 First Impressions done either by today or tomorrow. Until then, sit back, relax, and enjoy. 
Hey guys, Kevin here. Today, I’m going to start you off with a quote: 
“But pain is the beginning of perfection”.
-Professor Pyg: Batman and Robin: Issue #1 (Summer 2009)
CGI animated shows are becoming a hot commodity now. With Nickelodeon coming up with the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot, Cartoon Network’s upcoming Green Lantern The Animated Series, the upcoming CGI Ben 10 movie, and Hub’s continuing Transformers Prime series, I wouldn’t be surprised if eventually traditional hand drawn animation would be obsolete for good. However I am intrigued to see how cartoons would fan CGI form. That brings up the topic regarding about the new Batman cartoon titled Beware the Batman.
Like the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, I was very skeptical about this incarnation. We have several Batman cartoons, what makes this one so different? The chairman from Warner Bros. studios said, “I can’t live in a world without Batman movies”. He had mentioned that after they premiere The Dark Knight Rises in theaters, there will be a new animated Batman reboot released in Cartoon Network. I agree to what he said and I can’t see myself living in a world without Batman cartoons. Beware of the Batman is the new CGI series part of Cartoon Network’s block. It will bring Batman back to his dark roots and will introduce new villains that haven’t been introduced in the Batman world. Batman will have a new sidekick, Kitana, a samurai warrior who will help Batman fight crime, similar to Robin. They will also change the appearance of Alfred, who will be a machine gun weilding sidekick. While we’re contend to seeing familiar villains like the Joker, Harley Quinn, Poison Ivy, Two-Face, Penguin, and Mr. Freeze, the series will start fresh with a new main villain in the show.
Enter Professor Pyg, a villian who looks like Leatherface from the Texas Chainsaw Massacre series. He was created by Grant Morrison, a comic book writer who had written many comics, including the first 16 issues ofBatman and Robin that was released around Summer 2009. He’s known for being a perfectionist by injecting a drug that gets people to be modified with special masks fused into their faces turning them into genderless beings called Dollotrons.
I have no idea how Beware the Batman is going to pull off Professor Pyg. He’s one of the most insane and sadistic Batman villains that I’ve seen in a while. Especially this scene which is an homage to the apostle Peter’s crucifixion in which he felt unworthy to die the same way Jesus Christ did. That is beyond creepy.
Overall, I have high hopes for the series and believe it will be very good when it comes out. That’s all for now. Hope to see you around the Old School Lane soon. See ya!

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