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Christian Bale Batman movies cited as bad influences

Fans of Christian Bale Batman movies and comic book movies in general may not like a report published Monday in Wales.

According to WalesOnline.com, Batman Begins and other modern super hero movies are bad influences on the world’s youth.

In an article titled “Macho superheroes are setting teens a bad example”, writer Clare Hutchinson of the Western Mail wrote:

The “macho” role models in comic books and movies, such as Christian Bale’s Batman in The Dark Knight, may be damaging the social skills of teenagers and even affecting their performance at school, it was claimed last night.

“There is a big difference in the movie superhero of today and the comic book superhero of yesterday,” said US psychologist Professor Sharon Lamb, from the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

“Today’s superhero is too much like an action hero who participates in non-stop violence; he’s aggressive, sarcastic, and rarely speaks to the virtue of doing good for humanity.

“When not in superhero costume, these men, like Iron Man, exploit women, flaunt bling and convey their manhood with high-powered guns.”

That may be true about Iron Man — the strippers on Tony Stark’s plane fits Professor Lamb’s profile to a tee — but Batman Begins and The Dark Knight aren’t exactly known for their T and A appeal.

Unless Christopher Nolan decides to film part of Batman 3 inside a New Orleans brothel, it’s unlikely that Batman’s image as a Dark Knight for justice is going to change.

 

Posted by on August 16, 2010 in Batman Movie News, Batman Movies, Batman news from across the Web, Christian Bale News

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Houston Batman movie could offer intrigue

There’s nothing currently in movie production, but a daring screenwriter should pen “Houston Batman” … a story that has nothing to do with the Christian Bale caped crusader.

Nick Redfern on Mania.com retold the tale of “The Houston Batman”, a real-life Batman encounter that occured in Houston in 1953.

Citing a report in the Houston Chronicle, Redfern recounted the words on eye-witness Hilda Walker. She said:

“Suddenly about 25 feet away I saw a huge shadow across the lawn. I thought at first it was the magnified reflection of a big moth caught in the nearby street light. Then the shadow seemed to bounce upward into a pecan tree. We all looked up. That’s when we saw it.”

Hilda went on to describe the entity to the newspaper as follows: “It was the figure of a man with wings like a bat. He was dressed in gray or black tight-fitting clothes. He stood there for about 30 seconds swaying on the branch of the old pecan tree… It had the exact appearance of a man dressed in a tight fitting uniform similar to a paratrooper. He was encased in a halo of light.”

I don’t know about you, but I hope a Houston Batman movie is developed post haste. Plug Gary Busey in the title role and you have the makings of an entertaining film.

 

Posted by on August 14, 2010 in Batman Movie News, Batman Movies, Batman news from across the Web

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