RIP Joel Schumacher.

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RIP Joel Schumacher.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Mon Jun 22, 2020 2:40 pm

i'd rather watch batman forever or batman and robin than most of the nolan or dceu movies at this point

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Post by Booyakasha » Mon Jun 22, 2020 3:04 pm

I'd certainly rather watch Schumacher's Batman flicks than 'Batman Returns'. 'Batman Returns' is thoroughly revolting.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:15 pm

I liked Batman Returns, even though it kinda scared me as a wee lad.

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Post by steeze » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:30 am

I've never watched even one of his movies or shows. That's impressive. Maybe I saw batman when I was a kid but I couldn't tell you anything about who is in them or what they're about. The only thing I remember is Arnold Schwarzenegger dressed like an Ice Robot with no context.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Jun 23, 2020 5:44 pm

^ It's probably much more interesting to keep it that way.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Tue Jun 23, 2020 7:47 pm

honestly say what you want about them but those movies are more "interesting" than a lot of superhero movies are

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Post by CaptHayfever » Tue Jun 23, 2020 9:43 pm

If I said I'd rather watch one of his Batmans than the Dark Knight Trilogy, I'd be a dirty lying scumbag.
If I said I'd rather watch one of his Batmans than Thor: Dark World, I'd only be slightly fibbing.
If I said I'd rather watch one of his Batmans than Justice League, I'd pass a polygraph with flying colors.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Tue Jun 23, 2020 11:39 pm

I didn't know he did Phone Booth, that's actually really good.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:13 am

We had HBO for the first year when we first got Dish, and Phone Booth was a very popular film between my brother and I.

Schumacher's got a reputation as a hack but that's mostly from the Batman movies and Phantom of the Opera (which unlike the Batman movies, is not interesting at all). He had a string of movies that are either cult classics or generally pretty well-reviewed in the 80s and early 90s. He was essentially a "hired gun" filmmaker but he did a solid job at most non-Batman things until the 2000s. And even then, Blood Creek seems like an extremely raw movie.

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Post by Booyakasha » Wed Jun 24, 2020 9:48 am

'Falling Down' flipping owns. Excellent flick.
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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Wed Jun 24, 2020 4:28 pm

That's another great one, the tone is a little inconsistent but it's very good.

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:25 pm

I had no idea he was that old already, but it is 2020 after all. R.I.P. Some of his movies could be tonally off, but he definitely had his own vision.

Batman Forever and Batman & Robin are entertaining if you don't take them seriously. They're really just kids' advertisements and like . . . there's nothing really wrong with that per se? It was like the modern version of watching Adam West Batman. When I was 7 years old watching that though, I remember having the hots for Uma Thurman's Poison Ivy. I'd rewatch the s**t out of that movie. And Alicia Silverstone? Whooo. I'm sure that movie made a lot of kids my age at the time suddenly realize puberty.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:41 pm

I was more mesmerized by Batman's nipples.

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Post by Calamity Panfan » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:46 pm

uma thurman is really going for it in that movie and i respect it. some fantastic scenery-chewing

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Post by ScottyMcGee » Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:47 pm

No joke, it took me years to actually realize only the Schumacher films put nipples on the suits. I was maybe in like freshman year of college when I finally realized after people joked about them, and I was like "Oh yeah. . ."

I'm pretty sure Batman & Robin made me an assman when Batgirl suited up.

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Post by I REALLY HATE POKEMON! » Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:30 pm

Assman sounds like an adult Boogerman spinoff.

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