Sunday, October 11, 2009

Real Life Batman III

This is a continuation in my Batman-costume-themed posts.  For the first Real Life Batman post, click this link, or for the second, click here.

In 2005, director Christopher Nolan decided to take the live-action Batman genre into unknown territory: true nitty-gritty action/adventure.  Trying to draw a more mature audience, Batman Begins tried to imitate the successful comic book model.

Worn by Christian Bale during the movie, this costume is pretty amazing.  It, like the Batman and Robin costume, departs from the timeless black-on-gray, but opts for real-world practicality over the shiny silver stylizing of the 1997 movie.  The matte black would be better suited for real-world night fighting, and the armor plates would be better for protection than spandex.  The suit even gives a nod to the original comic art with a drab yellow utility belt.

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