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How can Batman Hush can be made as a successful movie trilogy.


Hush is unarguably one of the Batman’s best storylines. I have an idea how it can turn into a successful trilogy.

Image credits: DC comics

Batman Hush unarguably is one of the best graphic novels about Batman. The story puts Batman and Bruce Wayne both in a situation like no other and gets him face to face with a foe he never met and who knows Batman truly. The story is truly cinematic and with proper storytelling it can become a very good trilogy

Hush ties into Batman’s back story and takes instances from The killing Joke, Death in the Family and some other storylines and plots. The movie even can tie into Justice League movie or a World’s finest movie because Superman is in it.

 

Now how it can turn into a trilogy is..

Hush Part 1: Story can introduce Dick Grayson who is already became Nightwing and currently Batman is working with Barbara Gordon.Jason Todd died years ago by the hands of Joker can be explained in flashback. Here both Death in the Family and Killing Joke can be mixed with some other Joker story like No Man’s Land or Arkham Asylum. During some point in the movie Joker shoots Barbara and paralyses her. By the hands of Joker.
Throughout the movie we can see appearances by a man covered in Band-Aids wearing a trenchcoat as if he is controlling things behind the scene.
Catwoman and Huntress are already active in Gotham city and Batman could share some kind of on and off relationship with Catwoman while huntress is on with her own vendetta in a very little screen time. Movie can also introduce Talia as Bruce’s love interest who leaves him in the end after knowing his disguise or somehow if Ra’s al Gul comes into the scene with small flashbacks in Bruce’s past with his parents and Tommy. In the end of the movie Barbara takes mantle of Oracle and Tim Drake is introduced to Bruce Wayne who finally figures out his identity.


Hush Part 2: The basic Hush story can be established here. Batman chasing Killer croc and falling into the ally and introducing Tommy Elliot. He finally finding out a conspiracy behind everything that. Superman/ Clark can have a cameo leading to the battle they had in Metropolis. ( At this point how Talia is working at Luthorcorp can be explained in a Superman movie.) During every event the same mysterious hooded figure is seen
observing things.
Tommy Elliot is killed during a robbery. Nightwing and Darke can play minor roles here as per the series. In the End of the movie Batman confesses his love and identity to Selena.

Hush Part 3: The 2nd half of Hush can take place here tied in with some other storyline. For me it is Under the Red Hood. Edward Nigma’s role can be established during 1st or 2nd movie with a minor role. Jason Todd coming back as Red Hood thanks to Ra’s Al Ghul and him being pissed off at The Riddler because he used his Lazarus Pitt. In the end part of the movie Hush comes into the scene and getting into a major fight scene. Later Batman and Catwoman kinda break up until things become clear between them.

 

For me Batman Hush is one of the most interesting Batman Storyline ever written. The Dark Knight Returns is good but is already somehow came out as The Dark Knight Rises ripoff. Hush is great, its dark and its brutal. Takes a look in Bruce’s past and some untold stories along with it. What do you think?

REVIEW: Superman VS The Elite


It’s not easy being a fan of Superman sometimes. his logo is one of, if not the most, recognizable icons on the planet and the character name of Superman is synonymous with human perfection. But in today’s culture Superman himself is scoffed at by most, and the average person tends to perceive him as boring and one-dimensional. They’ll argue that he’s not as complex and cool as Batman, or as flawed and violent as the X-Men, or as witty and hip as Spider-man. I myself have struggled at times to truly articulate the answer when asked why I like Superman by people that were not trying to insult me, but were genuinely curious about why I would have such a fascination with what seems like an icon of a bygone era.

DC Animation’s Superman vs. The Elite embodies that question while also showcasing much of the answer to the relevancy of Superman, bringing to vivid life one of the best Superman character-pieces to be found in any animated or live-action form.

This movie came out on June 12, 2012, and is a movie that was based off of the Comics, “What’s So Funny About Truth, Justice & the American Way?”, this animated adaptation was done by Joe Kelly, one of the creators of Ben 10 who has also worked on many many more Comics, this specific title is ‘Superman VS The Elite’, does it stand up to it’s Comic counterpart?

The old school animation was not top notch and most of the characters looks broad chested beasts. The voice you’ll know and love immediately is the voice of George Newbern who voiced Superman in Superman The Animated Series, Justice League, and Justice League Unlimited so it feels more like one of our favourite old DCAU shows than it does some stand-alone movie which many of the movies as of late featuring or revolving around Superman have felt like simply because they had different people voicing ‘ole Supes. Something worth watching in this film is the relationship dynamic between Clark Kent and Lois Lane. She knows his secret and is handling it well.

Like it’s Comic counterpart this movie brings to the table Manchester Black and his Super powered team consisting of Nathan Jones AKA Coldcast, Pam AKA Menagerie, and The Hat. Being anti-heroes ,The Elite are a group of super-powered individuals who have no principals and  feel no remorse in killing bad guys which even results in death of a Major character in the movie, The Atomic Skull and through he and various other happenings a great deal of people die in this movie fairly graphically and abruptly.. For a Superman movie this was a bit of a shocker to me.. Its kind of new for an animated movie but it made watching it more interesting and enthralling.

 

This is a movie that takes from it’s source-material and in rare form actually improves upon it, this is an enthralling movie from start to finish that holds your attention and in true form of the DC Animated Movies that have been released lately, this is reaaaally fucking good..

Plus as a bit of a spoiler you’ve got to kind of love any movie that has Superman seemingly flipping his goddamned shit, going completely butt-fucking horrifyingly insane, and proceeding to beat the tar out of people mercilessly and THEN after all of that going to the trouble of keeping his Pimp-hand strong by smacking a bitch.

It’s also fun to see a movie where someone actually causes considerable injury to Superman. Far too often that we see a movie or series in which the worse Superman ever gets is some dirt and scratches, no.. In this one we’ve got full-on blood, cuts, a busted eye, and more.

My Rating 4.7 out of 5