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Anyone who's familiar with the Batman: Year One graphic novel, or the Complete Definitive Origin of Catwoman will recognize these scenes. These images are exclusive to [livejournal.com profile] dr_von_fangirl; you won't find them anywhere else. I know watermarks are fucking annoying, and I personally can't stand them, but I'm getting pretty tired of my content being ripped off.









The animation is really pretty in the actual film, somewhat reminiscent of Red Garden or Witch Hunter Robin (two animes I quite enjoy), so it's got that goin' for it.

on 2011-10-13 07:37 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] big-wired.livejournal.com
Between this and your last post, this animated feature is starting to sound more and more like a skip to me. While I wasn't a big fan of her origin in Batman Year One, her whole drive of "Yay! I'm going to dress up and have some fun!" still came through, and it's that that I enjoyed.

The art looks wonderful though, which I wouldn't expect anything less from DC. They've been owning Marvel in that department for years, with Marvel only having a really strong showing in their recent Avengers series.

Still, once more, it feels as though DC is letting down the women characters while pushing still more Batman on us.

on 2011-10-13 11:12 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] dr-von-fangirl.livejournal.com
Despite its distinct lack of strong female presence, I still greatly enjoyed the film. If I didn't know the graphic novel by heart, I probably wouldn't have minded the changes so very much, and so far I think it's the best overall DCAU film, right behind Justice League: New Frontier. The acting is seriously not stellar for Batman or Catwoman, but Jim Gordon is pitch perfect, and since it's really more his story in the adaptation, that's okay.

(I rarely want to CHEER someone being beaten up in a movie, but when Gordon takes down the biggest, meanest, jock-est bully cop with his bare hands, it was so satisfying I swear I could have thrown confetti.)

And the animation is really, really gorgeous.

Speaking of Catwoman's origin, have you actually seen the way subsequent writers built on what happens in Year One, turning Selina from her pre-Crisis two-dimensional cliched stereotype into a well rounded, fully realized female character? It's an astounding evolution, if I may say so.

on 2011-10-13 11:28 pm (UTC)
Posted by [identity profile] big-wired.livejournal.com
I've seen it, but I haven't read it through completely yet.

I will though! It looks like you've done a lot of work in writing it.

STUFF AND NONSENSE

This is the back-up account for what I hope will be the Ultimate Catwoman Fan Blog--Dr. Von Fangirl on LiveJournal. You should go check it out over there. I much prefer the original article.

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