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April 19, 2012 5:23 PM   Subscribe

Holy Musical B@man! It's a musical about Batman! Act 1, parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. Act 2, parts 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

Nananananananana nananananananana
posted by painquale (13 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite
I love Starkid, but why do their shows have to be so LONG?
posted by that's how you get ants at 5:30 PM on April 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

Because I hate you all, here's a link to Everything Is Terrible's encapsulation of a 70's Superman Musical.
posted by JHarris at 5:49 PM on April 19, 2012

I was holding out on posting this cause I wasn't sure just how much I wanted to out myself as a Starkid fan.
posted by The Whelk at 5:53 PM on April 19, 2012

Superman the musical has the immortal line " O Superman! You've saved my life again! " which just Simms up the whole superman Thing in my head.
posted by The Whelk at 5:54 PM on April 19, 2012

Last weekend I re-watched the 1960s Batman movie with Adman West for the first time since I was kid. I remembered it being really campy, so I thought I would just be laughing at how bad it is.

I was wrong. I mean, yes, of course, it's campy as hell, but every absurdity is completely intentional, and the characters always play it straight, never winking at the audience, never making it seem as if they are in on the joke.

For example, at one point in the film, one of the Riddler's riddles is "What weighs six ounces, sits in a tree, and is very dangerous?" and Robin immediately answers "A sparrow with a machine gun!" and every character treats this as a serious answer.

The film is full of moments like that. It is a seriously awesome movie, and if you haven't watched it, you should.
posted by jcreigh at 6:26 PM on April 19, 2012 [5 favorites]

Pleased to see Lauren Lopez being amazing once again. So far though I've seen nothing to top her Draco.
posted by six-or-six-thirty at 7:11 PM on April 19, 2012 [1 favorite]

Has already been done.
posted by Catch at 7:13 PM on April 19, 2012

jcreigh, some days you just can't get rid of a bomb.
posted by JHarris at 7:16 PM on April 19, 2012


people still read "everything is terrible"
posted by This, of course, alludes to you at 7:37 PM on April 19, 2012

posted by JHarris at 8:28 PM on April 19, 2012

Was good, quite good, until the Commissioner Gordon character came on stage.

A) They meet when Gordon is a low-level beat cop recently arrived from Chicago, not already Commissioner.
B) Gordon is a bad-ass, at least intellectually, and does not regularly say "ooooh" with 4 extra syllables to emphasize his incompetence and worry.
C) Southern?


Somewhat redeemed itself when B@tman fired a machine gun at the clerk who committed "reasonable delay before returning dollar to register." But then that joke has been done... and quite well, by Disney no less....
posted by oblio_one at 9:07 PM on April 19, 2012

side note, if you don't have time to follow jcreigh's excellent advice perhaps enjoy just the vertically oriented scenes.
posted by oblio_one at 9:30 PM on April 19, 2012

Yay! Thanks for this. I knew they were working on it but didn't know it was out already. Their film production quality has vastly improved.

A little sad that there's no Joey, though.
posted by paisley sheep at 12:01 AM on April 21, 2012

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