Kizyr wrote:Are a lot of people right now getting back into it?
I ask since I've seen in multiple places the convo basically go like:
"Eh, I tried to get into Gotham but it's not hooking me."
"You remember how good the animated series was?"
"...no? I never watched it back when it was on."
"Oh!!! Here I have it on my Plex account, let me show you."
I didn't get hugely into it, but it was really good as I remember. That and Batman Beyond were really tight. Do they still hold up or are there elements that are "aged" about it? (Like, on a scale from the Zelda cartoon to Ducktales, how well does it age?) KF
I tried watching Gotham and wasn't really into it. I've never actually seen Ducktales, but it's definitely way better than any 2D animated Zelda (80's cartoon, or even the awesomely bad CDi game cutscenes). If I had to compare it to anything that I have seen, I would say the Nolan movies but toned down a bit in a way that doesn't actively like censorship, slightly more fantastical, and more episodic. But they are both very dark and gloomy, and reference real world problems, and most characters are deep, and not simply made up of 1 trait. I heard they were inspired by the Burton films, which I still need to see. But it has aged well so far, and I just finished vol 2, and the Batman & Mr. Freeze: Subzero and Batman: Mask of the Phantasm movies. While the occasional mediocre episode is there, it's mostly really good-amazing so far. Volumes 3 and 4 are next. I'll probably try watching Batman Beyond at some point afterwards.