By Delta_Ass 9 Comments
I've actually made a list of reasons:
-Terry McGinnis. Say that out loud. Terry. Mc. Ginnis. What a generic teenager name. It sounds like the name of a guest character from The OC or something. Just a completely lame and forgettable name. I can't take it seriously.
-The show indicated that Batman and Batgirl had a romance. WTF, that is fucking retarded. There's a big age gap there. Can you say ewwwww? Plus, she dated Dick Grayson. Who thought up this horrid idea? Batman already had plenty of love interests, like Catwoman and Talia and Zatanna and later, Wonder Woman in JLU. Why give him another fucking lay? This was garbage.
-Batman TAS looked like it was the 1940s-1950s, with the old fashioned cars and blimps and art deco buildings. Batman was 30ish then, and now in BB he's 85. So if it's 55 years later, that would mean it's about 2000 or so. So why are there hoverbikes and laser guns and shit? Gotham is a futuristic neon mega metropolis that looks completely unrecognizable. This makes no sense. It's too futuristic. I do like future stories with Batman, like DKR and Kingdom Come. Those are way way better then what they did with Batman Beyond. You don't see ridiculous garbage like hovercars everywhere.
-The core concept of Batman being replaced is horrible. Bruce Wayne is why I like Batman. Honestly, I don't even like Robin or Batgirl or the idea of the Bat-family. To me, Batman by himself is the most enjoyable facet of the legend. Christopher Nolan's two films do not contain a trace of the Bat-Family. Most of the best episodes of Batman TAS have Batman by himself. Heart of Ice, Beware of the Gray Ghost, Mad as a Hatter, Feat of Clay, Two-Face, Day of the Samurai, His Silicon Soul, Sideshow, Catwalk, Perchance to Dream, Zatanna. There are a few exceptions, like Baby-Doll and House and Garden.
So to move outside of the Bat-family and have the persona adopted by some nobody punk teenager is insulting. It's like a Poochie the dog moment. The entire show is about the Batman identity moving beyond Bruce Wayne, and I have no interest in that idea. Bruce Wayne is Batman to me.
-The entire show being about a young teenage newcomer learning the ropes and being a bit of a wise cracker is a lot like Spider-Man, not Batman. Guess what, I'm not a fan of Spider-Man. So I definitely don't like the same formula done for Batman. Batman and Spider-Man are not similar, and forcing a Batman to be like Spider-Man sucks.
-Terry McGinnis doesn't do shit. His suit does all the work. The armor enhances his strength, and provides him with flight. Not just gliding like in the Nolan films, but actual powered flight with rocket jets. This is more of an Iron Man shtick, not Batman. Iron Man's fine, but I want something different with Batman. The attraction of Batman is that he relies on his own skills, training to the very pinnacle of human achievement. Not just being some average teenager relying solely on technology to save his ass.
-The rogues gallery probably didn't match the original Batman gallery. I mean, Inque's a pretty good villain, I'll give you that. And the romance with that girl in the Royal Flush gang seemed interesting. But cmon... you aren't gonna be able to match Batman's villains.
-And I never watched this episode, but apparently there was one where we all found out the amazing plot twist that Terry McGinnis was actually Bruce Wayne's biological son all along. Sorry, but this is just... stupidest fucking revelation ever. It makes no sense. It's the worst thing since sliced bread. It's worse then midichlorians. It's worse then M Night Fucking Shyamalan's twist endings. It makes no sense. It's retarded. Talk about the biggest fucking coincidence in the history of the universe. And the Phantasm from the TAS film was also somehow involved, this old lady in that ridiculous Phantasm outfit. WTF. Whoever thought this crap up should go kill himself.
Fuck Batman Beyond.