Monday, March 24, 2014

Batman's Cowl

I don't know why I keep thinking about this but I do hope that in the next iteration of Batman on film, they fix his cowl. What do I mean? Well... I don't really like that open eyeholes version where the actor has to wear black makeup. I would prefer something like they did in The Dark Knight with the sonic eyes version of the cowl:

To me, that's a more realistic version of the BatCowl as the covered eyepieces do quite a few things:

1. Conceal's Bruce's identity: The eyes are actually one of best ways to figure out who someone is. It's the same reason why Spiderman uses reflective eyepieces over his mask.

2. Protects Batman's eyes: If I were a villain, I would use a 3 Stooges eyepoke to take Batman out.

3. Can provide technological functionality: Much like the sonar eyes, you can use the eyepieces as a Heads Up Display (HUD) like Iron Man. Or you can enable night vision or infrared vision.

4. Looks more menacing: For criminals, I think that white empty eye look would strike more fear than just a lispy "I'm Batman!". Think Darth Vader.

I understand that for film, people want to see the actor's face to get a better portrayal of their emotions, that's why Spidey gets his mask ripped off (like in every movie) and Iron Man always shows an internal view of Stark's face in the armor but they could do a similar thing for Bats. Heck, I would even go as far as making the cowl more of a helmet so that Bats can even seal it to prevent being exposed to gas etc etc (and even the suit more like armor but that's another time).

And this would actually also allow for the cowl to be worn by several people to throw off suspicion or in the case where Bruce is incapacitated (in the old TV show, did Alfred wear the suit one time?).


Monday, March 3, 2014

My 2014 TV Watch List

So this is what I'm watching this season:

The Blacklist (just started): Spader eats this series up but I do like the different subplots brewing
Revolution: I think I'm the only one who watches this show, funny how Charlie went from nice girl to bad girl
Arrow: If you haven't watched this, you should.
The Tomorrow People: Arrow's cousin, reminds me of the movies Push and Jumper
The Vampire Diaries: Yeah I know, but if you can get past the romantic drama stuff, it's pretty good.
The Originals: Ditto above
The Walking Dead: Who doesn't watch this show?
Justified: Modern Western
Banshee: Justified on PEDs. Lots of violence (and sex) so be warned.
Agents of SHIELD: Have heard bad things about this but finally DVR binged and I really like it
Helix: Another SyFy show that will probably only last one season
Modern Family, Big Bang Theory and Brooklyn 99: Have to have some sitcoms on here
American Idol and The Voice: Just like sitcoms, need to round out with reality shows.
NBA and UFC are my sports shows
HGTV: Renovation Realities, Love It or List It (and Too), House Hunters, Property Bros and Buying and Selling
Food Network: Chopped and Diners, Drive-ins and Dives

What I haven't watched in a long time is The Amazing Race and Survivor. Might start again but just don't have the time. Most of the stuff I watch is DVRed and I watch it late at night or on the weekends, the sports, HGTV and Food Network are on outside of primetime like when we are eating or nothing else is on.

Is that list a nerdy list?