BATMAN & ROBIN Director Shares His Thoughts On Christopher Nolan's Trilogy
Joel Schumacher, the director responsible for the extremely camp Batman Forever and Batman & Robin, talks here about Christopher Nolan's very different take on the iconic DC character in The Dark Knight Trilogy. What's the verdict? Find out after the jump!
In a lengthy interview with ComingSoon.net, director Joel Schumacher has looked back on the two Batman films he helmed before Christopher Nolan rebooted the franchise with 2005's critically acclaimed Batman Begins. After the downright dreadful Batman & Robin, pretty much every fan was relieved to see Schumacher leave the franchise behind. However, there's no denying that he succeeded in delivering what Warner Bros. wanted; a family friendly film which sold a hell of a LOT of toys. Below, he shares his thoughts on Nolan's take on the character.
"I think what's very interesting about Batman and how brilliant Chris Nolan is is, if you look at the last Batman, ours were at a much simpler time. Our job was to entertain the whole family. To make it fun and sell a lot of toys. It was a franchise. The last one is really about what we're going through, the extraordinary gap between the haves and the have-nots... I think right now the last Batman is very reflective of the times we're living in, which are scary times. I'm not a predictor of revolutions and I don't think there will be one in the United States, but there are the seeds of it. When you have too many poor and too many rich, those are the seeds of revolution."
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