The damage batman and robin 1997 film done to the batman franchise?

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  1. megatron6661

    megatron6661 Well-Known Member

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    I wanted to ask fans of batman in general and comic book fans? we know the complete bashing batman and robin received by everyone in general. We hear the aftermath from fans and comic book fans of batman, who were fuming with the film. Many called it the death of batman, I do not know if it was true. But fans of batman and comic book fans like on youtube, like therealmanos called and I quote (batman and robin was a creative cancer, that it almost killed everything has far as public perception of comic book films, that comic book films were dead for a long time)

    So I wanted to ask everyone? what did the damage of joel schumacher's batman and robin do to batman series? the aftermath of the film, the interest and fans views on batman after the 97 film? was batman dead for a long time before nolan resurrected batman? What happened during that time period between 1997 and 2005? I wanted to ask you guys on what was going on with batman just after the 1997 film release
     
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    Moonlight1102 Banned

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    There was a fifth movie planned with Scarecrow (played by Nicholas Cage) as the main villain. It got cancelled.
     
  3. rxlthunder

    rxlthunder Banned

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    Well, there was always the DCAU and The New Batman Adventures, Batman Beyond, and Both Justice Leagues.
     
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    Primal1987 Creator Of The OptiBrony

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    There was supposed to be a fifth film in the series, but it was scrapped after the film did so badly with critics and audiences. Since then WB was unsure whether to bring the character back to the silver screen, possibly feeling that the animated incarnations were good enough. Batman did have a string of successful animated DTV features, and for a while, it seemed like it was going to stay that way. Then they finally thought of doing another Batman movie, first was the cancelled Batman Vs Superman project, then an adaptation of Batman: Year One, which would eventually become Batman Begins.

    The rest was history. :) 
     
  5. megatron6661

    megatron6661 Well-Known Member

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    There was, with the new batman film coming out, I hear loads of fans say B and A almost killed batman in general, it just got me curious, was it true? Because I was a kid back then, so I do not remember allot about the bashing the film got, and the long term effects it had. Loads quote saying it
     
  6. mx-01 archon

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    It didn't do anything to kill Batman, but it killed investors' faith in superhero movies for a couple of years.
     
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    GENOZAUR Banned

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    way too much adam west camp pop comedy batman for starters yeesh

    i would'nt touch that turd with a unicron sized pole
     
  8. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout Hammer of the Gunplas

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    Why has old Batman movie information suddenly become popular?
     
  9. Rewind Eject

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    It's the snowball effect. One guy did it so a lot of people were inspired to do it. To the OP's topic question, it didn't harm the Batman franchise at all. It was just a bad movie and like the Transformers franchise, it is very difficult for Batman to be "Ruined Forever!":wink: 
     
  10. Haloid1177

    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    Frankly, it damaged the views of the comic book movie genre in general, as it and Steel just fucking sucked. Blade kinda started the revival and image change, but it wasn't until Spider Man in 2001 they came back into a better light.
     
  11. Autobot Burnout

    Autobot Burnout Hammer of the Gunplas

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    Oh, him. Okay.
     
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    You forgot about the X-Men in 2000. Spider-man actually came out in 2002.
     
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    Haloid1177 Hey, That's Pretty Good

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    You are correct, good sir. X-Men helped reshape the image, and then Spidey launched it back into the mainstream.
     
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    Autovolt 127 Get In The Titan, Prime!

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    All 3 Comic book films this year are going to be 10/10 A+ Pictures.

    Batman and Robin, I thnak you for sucking the big one otherwise no Dark Knight and Dark Knight Rises.
     

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