Monster of the Day #757 Updated on August 23, 2013 By Ken Begg 24 Comments Not sure I’m liking this gritty Cookie Monster reboot. Oh, Monday and Tuesday’s MoD was Mausoleum. Tweet Pin It Related PostsMonster of the Day #1590 (Jun 23, 2017) Monster of the Day 1589 (Jun 22, 2017) Monster of the Day #1588 (Jun 21, 2017) Monster of the Day #1587 (Jun 20, 2017) Monster of the Day #1586 (Jun 19, 2017) By Ken Begg http://jabootu.net Gamera977 ‘I’m eating souls and killin’ Nazis… and I just ran out of souls…’ Ericb The anti-steroids After School Special was a bit over the top. Ken_Begg “It’s ice to see you, Batman. Yah, but now I’m afraid I’ll have to give you the cold shoulder.” Ericb “I’m going to put dis franchise into the cooler! Ha ha ha ha.” Ken_Begg UGH! Joel Schumacher, ladies and gentlemen. The man who made two Batman movies in which the portrayal of Batman was appalling for two diametrically opposite reasons. David Fullam About time Big Daddy M showed up here. If The Keep doesn’t hit DVD/Blu sometime in the next few years, I’m going to go postal. Ericb And the new Batman is going to be Ben Affleck! That should be …. um …. interesting? Gamera977 Bah, the one and only Batman- ADAM WEST!!! Eric Hinkle Ah, Molasar from (Hollywood’s rather inept movie adaptation of) The Keep! I love the book, I love the AD&D module they turned it into — yes, it existed and I used to have a copy — but the movie? Ugh. Ken_Begg Meh, the thing about superhero movies is that the actor, as long as he’s in the proper range, really doesn’t matter that much. The character is bigger than the person playing them. Affleck will be fine, I suppose. Or, to put it another way, given the last Superman movie, I don’t think he’ll be the problem with the second one. Eric Hinkle He made TWO Batman movies? I remember Batman & Robin but what was the other one? Truth be told I figured that after the first the studios would have never let him near a Batman movie again. Eric Hinkle If they did this, it’d still make more sense than ‘Cartoon All-Stars to the Rescue’ if you can remember that. And if not then you’re more fortunate than me. Flangepart Insert Blue Man Group ref HERE! Then pretend you didn’t see it… Ken_Begg Have you seen that Batman ’66 comic? Looks pretty fab. Ken_Begg Batman Forever, maybe? I try to block them out. One had the Riddler and (shudder) Two-Face, supposedly; the other Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy. Val Kilmer was awful because he acted like a guy so gloomy you would suspect he was Batman two minutes after meeting him. Clooney, meanwhile, played Bruce Wayne as so happy and well-adjusted that he never would have been Batman in the first place. Rock Baker Say what you will, Alf AND Garfield on the same special, it was quite a thrill for a kid like me at the time! Rock Baker I remember feeling BATMAN FOREVER was a step up from the overly dark world of Tim Burton, such was the impression at the time the film came out. Whatever it’s flaws, the film did well. It was BATMAN AND ROBIN that killed the franchise by over-spending to the point it was just plain ridiculous. Prior to the new wave of Marvel movies, it was looking like the last great superhero/comic book movies were going to be THE ROCKETEER and THE PHANTOM. Gamera977 Oh cool, thanks Ken! skrag2112 As far as I know, this movie still hasn’t had a DVD release. Cullen Waters Man, keep that guy away from me. The Rev. I actually know this one, even though I’ve only seen a tiny bit of the movie. I was going to buy the novel from a used book store when I was a lad, but by the time I had enough money, it was gone and I forgot about it soon after. So Mon./Tues. was Mausoleum, eh? I haven’t seen that one, so no wonder I didn’t recognize it. I would have if you’d shown the beastie’s crazy-looking tits, though, as the only two reviews I’ve ever read of it are quite adamant about pointing them out. What was Wednesday’s then? That thing’s kind of neat-looking, and for some reason seems slighly familiar (and not just because it looks like one of the guys from Lordi, at least as presented in Dark Floors). Eric Hinkle A thrill, yes; but it was also completely insane! In a mostly good way. Cullen Waters The movie, as I recall, is a mess. The book, on the other hand, was pretty good. GalaxyJane How did I miss that, it did totally look like Kita. Because all drummers are monsters.