Thursday, June 24, 2010
It's Friday, and Friday is usually the big day in the U.S for movie release. So, today i don't have for you a movie review, i have a full brand new movie! And not any movie, as it is a brand new BATMAN movie!
As you know, Christopher Nolan - The "Dark Knight" director - will begin soon a new Batman movie (in the meantime do NOT miss his new movie "Inception" released mid-July which will be great) but some Batman fans probably thought the wait was too long and did a 30 minutes Batman movie called "City of Scars" with the Joker as the villain, and they did it for the amazing amount of $27000!
Why amazing, you ask? Simply because it's brillantly filmed, specially when you consider it was done with $27000 "only". There is some limits, of course, specially in special effects - don't expect to see Batman flying over Gotham City - but Aaron and Sean Schoenke from Bat in the Sun Productions did a great job and you'll be surprised by the quality of the production. I remind you that the price for 30 minutes of a "normal" Batman movie, produced by Warner, is around $50M and certainly not $27000!
And as you'll see the atmosphere of this new Batman is almost as "dark" as it was in Nolan's Dark Knight. That said, the Dark Knight is of course superior with better actors, a better script, etc... but to compare City of Scars with The Dark Knight is not fair as they don't compete in the same section. Still, you'll be amazed by what is possible to achieve with a small amount of money, and of course, talented people.
As for the story-line, here is the synopsis: "When the Joker escapes from Arkham and murders the parents of a young boy, Batman recalls the pain of losing his own parents as a child. He is pushed past his limits to the point where his focus becomes revenge on all who stand in his way, including many of Gotham’s underworld. Finally, Batman is forced to look at the psychological profile of his own mind and accept the consequences of his life to find resolve".
Enough talk, on with the show, here is a new Batman movie!
Picture and video: copyright Bat in the Sun Productions