movie: batman beings


Went and saw the Lego Batman movie tonight and it was so good. It was so good you guys it was so GOOD

If we must be dominated by a single genre in film, I’m glad it’s the superhero genre because of how flexible it is.

Just this year so far, we’ve had 5 movies. 5 MOVIES OF ONE GENRE IN ONE YEAR! But those 5 movies are:

  • a LEGO style animated comedy/parody
  • an action drama that also acts as a modern Western
  • a sci-fi action comedy
  • a fantasy/war movie
  • a high school action comedy.

All of which are technically in the same genre, but they still have their own characters, style, tone, and themes. Even the two which are made by the same studio in the same universe are drastically different from each other.

As long as they keep up this level of quality and variety, superhero fatigue shouldn’t kick in for a long time.

If you were to tell me five years ago that Zach Galifianakis would make a good Joker, I would’ve thought you were stoned out of your mind. Nothing against him, but that would’ve been such a random choice for the Joker.

And yet…

He does the Joker justice. At least, for the universe he’s in.

Hey everyone! It only took me eleven-twelve days (five days of active drawing) and roughly 16-17 hours of drawing time, but I have a new thing! This time it’s The Joker. 

Oh, and just saying, since some people seemed confused on my last drawing, that this drawing is entirely digital. No colored pencils, no paint. Just my Microsoft Surface Pro 4 and my free online Paint Tool, GIMP2. I mostly used the paintbrush tool, the spray paint tool, the color picker, and the smudge tool; no textures or anything fancy. I took most of the colors themselves from my reference, to get the best result possible. Not sure if that’s cheating, but since these drawings are more my own way of learning to get more detailed, I don’t think it matters too much? 

Anyway, hope y’all like it. :-) 

Lego Batjokes Prompt Fill: makeout scene

This ended up being more serious (and less in-character as far as the movie is concerned) than I necessarily intended it to be, but I mean, y’know. Happens.

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With The LEGO Batman Movie being released this week, Warner Brothers TV Studios are joining the celebration with LEGO styled billboards outside their Burbank location. 

Apparently Kat Dennings and Beth Behrs of 2 Broke Girls as well as Mayim Bialik of The Big Bang Theory even got to meet with the LEGO Batman Movies main super heroes for the occasion:

Just a little update:

The CW super heroes also get an appearance in this promo…

So I finally got around to watching the Lego Batman Movie, and I am so very upset no one told me it was a romantic comedy featuring Batman and the Joker, because I would’ve watched it ages ago if I’d realized this.

Like, this wasn’t even subtext. This was straight up TEXT. I’m convinced some exec insisted on shoehorning Bruce’s (surprisingly short-lived?) crush on Babs into the script because otherwise it would’ve been entirely too obvious what they were doing. You can only maintain plausible deniability for so long when your two main characters spend the entire movie obsessing over one another and save the day by HOLDING HANDS

I mean. Come on. COME ON.

Anyway, Robin Gets Three (Four?) Dads is a fabulous movie and I enjoyed it immensely.