Episode 18: It's the Bat

On a dark night, in their studio cave, James, Heath, and Darren discuss the Batman movies from the 80s and 90s.  Whether you've seen them all or just one, bring your utility belt and prepare yourself for some bat action.  Hear about our favorites, and tell us about yours.  No Bat-Grapple required.



Show Notes

Games Discussed

Batman: Arkham City, Final Fantasy V, Theif: Deadly Shadows, OUYA console, EverQuest

Movies Discussed

World War Z, Batman, Batman Returns, Batman Forever, Batman and Robin

Videos

Mr. Freeze Puns

Links

  • Ouya game console
  • World War Z Audio Book
  • OverClocked ReMix

  • Comments

    Kappi's picture

    I've read the book World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War by Max Brooks. It's an excellent book and I highly recommend it. The book is written as interviews with many different people as they recollect what they did or how they coped with the zombie apocalypse. The zombies are not fast, but they are overwhelming in numbers. The book covers several other realistic aspects of the zombie apocalypse that you don't normally see in such a story, such as widespread depression, and the ineffectiveness of conventional military against such a threat.

    The book has major themes on how different nations and different cultures handle the situation, and about people banding together to overcome the threat. Other than the interviewer, there is no one-single protagonist for the story.

    Where I believe alot of people have a problem with the movie is the twisting it into a "one man saves the world" story. The movie drops alot of the interesting parts of the book in what looks like an attempt make it sell more. And the changing the zombies to be fast...

    Personally, I felt they missed a great opportunity to make a non-traditional format movie... but I guess they need to make money. I'm not that fond of the movie.

    Oh, and, the Joke parade in the first Batman movie creeped me out for some reason when I originally saw it. Something with the parade balloons.