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Feb 10, 2013 | 11:52 AM EST
  • Daily 2nd Place February 12, 2013

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The trailer shows scenes of illustrator Joel Poischen's incredible "BATMAN NOIR" artwork. All animations by SKEWSTER. We hope you enjoy. Please vote!

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Rated 5 / 5 stars

Awesome! Really sweet art! Enjoyed the whole thing.

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Thanx a lot!


Rated 4.5 / 5 stars

I don't know why is this called noir since I can't really see that much difference between this noir Batman and other darker incarnations of Batman.
Still, it looks really good for a motion comic. I hope this is not just one of those trailers for the sake of making trailers and not actually making full cartoon/motion comic.
Good luck, this has some great potential :)

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Rated 4 / 5 stars

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This trailer announces the comeback of one of the most prominent man-made superhero of world. "Batman Noir" keeps to the style of last century noir: grayish world, comic-like reality. One of the nice adds to the genre are objects partially animated to give the idea of "moving pieces of the puzzle".

The characters themselves look like reshaped shadows of themselves from a reflective dimension, which not only give them new looks but probably hint at new character traits, different live experiences that most probably already have their own dossier in Gotham Arkham Assylum or Gotham Police Department. Most of all the idea of Batman itself, the one object that already been used to show every human aspect from crime fighting, through human addiction (Batman Venom), lately the force that not only fights but also attracts violence (two latest Batman films and games). Setting the black knight in a new place might gives the room to create a different man, or possibly explain some yet hidden problems with the man we already though we have cracked.
The villains seem oddly normal judging from the looks of the feline part of the cast, which could mean there has been more work put into their history and character than the overall "pump-in-power" some productions do to make their bad guys look "dangerous".

Light bloom effects, smooth blurry changes in the animatic (animation as in "slide by slide") sequences mixed with simple object animation (motion animation) are what makes me want to wait for the real thing.

I tell you, those thing will keep human imagination running wild.

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skewster responds:

Thanx for the feedback, man!


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

I'm right now studying the black genre in cinema: from Howard Hawk's "Scarface" or "The Big Sleep", to Billy Wilder's "Double Indemnity" or John Huston's "The Maltese Falcon". I've even taken a look to Black Mask magazine's aesthetic. And well, Batman is already noir, what makes absurd to say this is the noir version. You can't even say this is more noir, the only differences I find is the Tim Burton style touch on the cape (that's not noir, even though both styles originate on the German expressionism), and Catwoman's style, which seems inspired by both Tomb Raider and Hello Kitty... definitely not the definition of femme fatale, I remember how Wilder convinced Marlene Dietrich to play the first femme fatale: "¿Are you an actress or a mouse?", in this case it wouldn't make much difference.

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skewster responds:

Intresting, Lobolopez! Thanx for your deep going feedback!


Rated 2.5 / 5 stars

Is tim burton back on batman? Hasnt he ruined enough things already? Batman has always been about darkness to flip the style and call it something completly new is kinda stupid.

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