Arkham City Launch Trailer is the Hero Gotham Needs Right Now


As popular as Nolan’s Batman movies are, when Warner “reboots” Batman after The Dark Knight Rises; I really wish they don’t re-do the origin all over again. They should grow a pair, adapt the comics pretty directly, and just send people to a comic shop if they want to know who all the characters are. Put Batman in there, Nightwing, Robin, and even Catwoman. Have Joker be the villain with Harley at his side, and make it a comic book Batman movie; not a Batman grounded in “reality”. Batman is a comic book about a mentally scarred billionaire who dresses like a bat and beats up other mental patients. You can’t really ground that in reality. It does a disservice to the material.

Tomorrow, Batman: Arkham City hits stores and this trailer is the tease of a Batman movie that the focus group obsessed suits in Hollywood would never give us. The Joker, Two-Face, Riddler, Mr. Freeze, Bane, Poison Ivy, Hugo Strange Catwoman, and Robin. They’re all here, and if this doesn’t make you rush out to the store on Tuesday to grab a copy…nothing will.