Friday, June 10, 2011
365 Movies Day #73 "Batman: Dead End"
Another two part blog. Makes it easier to do when I post this late in the day. I first saw this on a screen at a small comic convention in San Antonio (Live Oak to be precise) while stationed there with the Air Force. I was blown away and remember thinking that THIS is what a Batman film should be. In 2003, Sandy Collara put together this cool Batman flick featuring The Joker (played rather adeptly by BONER from the show "Growing Pains"), Predators and Aliens as the villains. Apparently Kevin Smith called this the "truest, best Batman movie ever made" and it might have put Collara in line to direct a comeback for Batman had Nolan not sealed the deal with the epic "Dark Knight". With a reboot in the works, why not bring Sandy in this time around.
For those of you not familiar with Aliens and Predator mixed with Batman, it was first done in a Dark Horse/DC crossover. Both books were amazingly well done and would make great films (of course the Aliens Vs. Predator comics destroyed what they did as a film). I love the costume for Batman in this version and it captures the dark grittiness and yet comic book feel that we later saw in Nolan's Batman.
This is quite possibly the greatest fan film ever! There have been quite a few solid ones too. Can you guys guess what part 2 of this blog is?
BATMAN: DEAD END ON IMDB
Here are a couple of making of videos for your enjoyment as well: