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Author Topic: 'Batman: City of Scars' - Fan Movie  (Read 2813 times)
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« on: October 23, 2010, 06:31:08 AM »

Only watched 10 minutes so far but for a movie made by fans on a shoe string budget its very impressive, prefer the style of it over the recent movies, much darker

http://www.comicsalliance.com/2010/06/18/batman-fan-film-city-of-scars/

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2010, 06:34:29 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2010, 06:38:56 AM »



He's only gay if you want him to be, this "check out this" thread can be in remembrance of Moosejays hand

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2010, 06:41:12 AM »

looks amazing indeed. i will check it out later
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2010, 07:20:56 AM »

Is that bodybuilder Guy Grundy in the film?

Wow - if this is indeed a fan movie, it is surprisingly good.  Good graphics, dark imagery, and kept me entertained.  

We gotta find a moviemaker to do a Getbig movie ....

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We're deep in cliché from the start, but we're also deeply immersed in the world of DC Comics' most famous brooding detective. On a budget of $26,000.00, two brothers have captured the comic book, from its gothic Gotham rooftops to the medium's most common flaws. Aaron and Sean Shoenke created their visually stunning mise-en-scène by carefully framing appropriate, suitably dressed real-world environments. You don't need an overpriced, overdesigned set to make Gotham City; you just need to find the right locations in the modern places that inspired it. The effects and fight scenes serve the story, and have been staged professionally. And, while the cast includes a significant number of DC characters, they don't clutter the film. The focus remains on protagonist, antagonist-- and a very young victim.

The escaped Joker kidnaps a ten-year-old boy and murders his parents. Batman finds the case cutting a little too close and, as lives hang on his efforts, he begins to question his methods.

The story that unfolds has been captured cleverly, but it isn't particularly original. "City of Scars" borrows heavily from the Dark Knight's long history, and most especially, Batman: The Killing Joke. Of course, since about 1970, every gritty criminal investigation in a motion picture requires that the detective visit a strip bar. The official Batman films have somehow missed this convention; the Shoenkes make amends. The result is a little weird, and serves to emphasize just how fetishistic Batman's outfit is.

The film also suffers from the heavy-handedness that has characterized Batman for much of his history. The derivative noir narration has been done to death, and here it verges on parody. While some of it serves an important purpose in this pop-psychologically-heavy film, it just as frequently distracts. We don't need Batman to tell us he put a tracking device on the Joker when we see it a moment later.

The acting varies. There's an artificiality here that can be hard to avoid in faithful comic-book adaptations, and does not consistently work. However, the film boasts some standout performances. Paul Molnar, who played the Joker before in the Shoenkes' earlier film. "Patient J.," understands the character as well as Heath Ledger, even if he cannot command the audience's attention so entirely. Madelynn Rae, who sings the theme song, turns in an excellent depiction of Harley Quinn. Jay Caputo gives (so far as I can determine) the first live-action depiction of Arnold Wesker/Scarface, DC's turn on the disturbed ventriloquist. His interaction with Batman proves memorable, darkly humorous, and disturbingly touching. Batman gets Wesker to talk by threatening to decapitate his dummy, Scarface.

I enjoyed the story, though I found it predictable. The Shoenkes rank among the latest fans to demonstrate that low-budget films can be effective. Even the soundtrack matches the calibre of Hollywood. Why do people with access to licenses and millions of dollars so often fall short of the efforts of dedicated fans? The film, for better and worse, captures the feel of the darker Batman comics. If you're a fan, see "City of Scars" now, before DC's lawyers stop it.

Directed by Aaron Shoenke
Written and produced by Aaron and Sean Shoenke
Music by Sean Shoenke

Kevin Porter as Batman/Bruce Wayne
Paul Molnar as the Joker
Madelynn Rae as Harley Quinn
Jay Caputo as Arnold Wesker/Scarface
Dylan Vorhees and Hunter Gordon as boy
Katie Joy Horwitch as Renee Montoya
Christopher Parker as Crispus Allen
Guy Grundy as Victor Zsasz
Joe Allen Price as Councilman Johnson
David Chan as Drug Hustler
Tess Kielhamer as Black Canary
Nicole Klepper as Arkham Nurse
Carlos Baca as Arkham Guard
Jason Koesema as Arkham Doctor
A.C. Carter as Henchman
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2010, 07:59:21 AM »

Two minor complaints that show right away these aren't professionals..

1) way too dark, too many fade to black moments and fadeouts altogether..

2) whoever was mic'ing the set has no clue how to use or minimize reverb as the clips are drenched in so much reverb it's ridiculous
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« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2010, 08:00:40 AM »

They start shooting Batman 3 early next year.
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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2010, 08:07:03 AM »

While I liked it and it was very good for a fan film, the writing was poor...too many cliches....the joker was great...That dummy and scarface was kickass...just like the comics and cartoon.

Very good job.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2010, 08:09:45 AM »

They start shooting Batman 3 early next year.

You mean Batman 9

LOL, if you include the 60's batman movies with the 80's, 90's ones....hehe
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2010, 09:23:05 AM »

search for "batman dead end". the best batman movie ever made. period.
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2010, 09:45:55 AM »

Batman and the red hood was fucking sick !!


this clip is fucked up too
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QPGqqLYSjg" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QPGqqLYSjg</a>
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2010, 10:23:20 AM »

It was pretty decent.  Dialogue and acting was bad/cheesy at times.  The most important part, I have to look up the Black Canary chick to create masturbatory times....
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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2010, 01:06:40 PM »

That was the best Batman portrayal I've ever seen!  Some of the acting was a little cheezy at times, but overall it was pretty fucking awesome!!!

There have been a few cool Batman Fan films out, some by that same company Bat in the Sun:

Batman Dead End
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjp0I_okX0w" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjp0I_okX0w</a>

World's Finest (Starring bodybuilder Mike O'Hearn):
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsmqc4RhSQY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsmqc4RhSQY</a>

Patient J:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAKT11kMntQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAKT11kMntQ</a>
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2010, 01:15:46 PM »

It was alright. I'd like to see Batman drink a MuscleTech shake in one of these movies Grin
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2010, 02:45:21 PM »

i'm going to watch it shortly.
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« Reply #15 on: October 23, 2010, 02:58:48 PM »

Very well done...

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« Reply #16 on: October 23, 2010, 05:24:42 PM »

26k is a decent sized budgt tho, espec if u have equip & experience and talent that'll wrk cheap.
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« Reply #17 on: October 23, 2010, 05:53:02 PM »

That was the best Batman portrayal I've ever seen!  Some of the acting was a little cheezy at times, but overall it was pretty fucking awesome!!!

There have been a few cool Batman Fan films out, some by that same company Bat in the Sun:

Batman Dead End
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjp0I_okX0w" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hjp0I_okX0w</a>

World's Finest (Starring bodybuilder Mike O'Hearn):
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsmqc4RhSQY" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rsmqc4RhSQY</a>

Patient J:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAKT11kMntQ" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aAKT11kMntQ</a>
You just like it because his nose is bigger than yours.

On a side note this is truely badass.

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs3ROFNxa5M" target="_blank">http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cs3ROFNxa5M</a>
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« Reply #18 on: October 23, 2010, 06:01:55 PM »

I'm waiting for the Batman: Kill Them All movie. Where he finally succumbs to what he really wanted to do all along, Kill all the villians. He just empties out Arkam and hunts them down. And because of this, there is a mixed reaction from the public, and a new Rogue's Gallery is formed.
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« Reply #19 on: October 23, 2010, 06:24:40 PM »

I'm waiting for the Batman: Kill Them All movie. Where he finally succumbs to what he really wanted to do all along, Kill all the villians. He just empties out Arkam and hunts them down. And because of this, there is a mixed reaction from the public, and a new Rogue's Gallery is formed.

There's already a comic book hero known for that..

The Punisher is a vigilante who employs murder, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, threats of violence and torture in his war on crime. Driven by the deaths of his family, who were killed by the mob when they witnessed a gangland execution in New York City's Central Park, the Punisher wages a one-man war on the mob and all criminals in general by using all manner of conventional war weaponry.  His family's killers were the first to be slain.  A war veteran, Castle is a master of martial arts, stealth tactics, guerrilla warfare and a wide variety of weapons.

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P.S.  Only difference is that the punisher doesn't hide behind a mask or wear a cape, he just shoots you in the face and gets over the entire theatrics..
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« Reply #20 on: October 23, 2010, 08:09:22 PM »

Mortal Kombat looks sick
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« Reply #21 on: October 23, 2010, 08:23:17 PM »

Mortal Kombat looks sick
That it does. It's strange but I think if they did it right more of a 300 feel they really could reclaim the ultimate videogame movie. I watched that shit so many time when I was a kid. It's totally do for a comeback the nineties are going alive.
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« Reply #22 on: October 23, 2010, 08:58:08 PM »

There's already a comic book hero known for that..

The Punisher is a vigilante who employs murder, kidnapping, extortion, coercion, threats of violence and torture in his war on crime. Driven by the deaths of his family, who were killed by the mob when they witnessed a gangland execution in New York City's Central Park, the Punisher wages a one-man war on the mob and all criminals in general by using all manner of conventional war weaponry.  His family's killers were the first to be slain.  A war veteran, Castle is a master of martial arts, stealth tactics, guerrilla warfare and a wide variety of weapons.

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P.S.  Only difference is that the punisher doesn't hide behind a mask or wear a cape, he just shoots you in the face and gets over the entire theatrics..
I meant that Batman, would just lose it and actually become what he didn't want to become--he becomes a kinda anti-hero, almost a villian. He loses his moral bearing, and becomes the bigger devil to take out the devils.
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« Reply #23 on: October 23, 2010, 10:15:13 PM »

It's important to remember that "Batman: Dead End" came out before Nolan's Batman and any of the AvP movies.

The live action Batman we'd last seen was Clooney's homo Batman with nipples.  AvP was a fan geek's wet dream only seen in comics and video games.

It was much cooler then than it seems when watching it today.
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« Reply #24 on: October 24, 2010, 05:58:03 AM »

very cool, not a great story but its entertaining.
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