Daily Archives: October 18, 2011
Robots are pretty hot in Hollywood right now. The Transformers franchise raked in something like 800 kajillion bucks worldwide, the boxing automatons in Hugh Jackman’s Real Steel are currently cleaning up at the box office, and a Voltron film has been in development for years. Now uber-producer/director/writer/master of the lens flare, JJ Abrams is looking to make some cybernetic scratch with a film adaptation of an old 1970’s toy line called The Micronauts.
Batman: The Brave & The Bold is such a cool cartoon because it’s not beholden to the grim, Gotham-based crime stories of the previous Batman animated series’. It’s allowed to be as campy and as wacky as it wants to be, which is great because the possibilites for fun team-ups and insane sci-fi adventures are endless. Case in point, last week’s show ratcheted up the coolness factor tenfold by teaming Batman up with legendary Hannah-Barbera character Space Ghost in a loving tribute to the late 60’s Hannah-Barbera space cartoons. This is just pure joy: