As art becomes more centralized in the hands of fewer, bigger corporations and is ever greater outside the reach of the individual artist, it loses its humanity to quotas, focus groups, political correctness, psychologists, social engineers, profits, etc. Likewise, as the individual artist conforms ever more to a one-world culture and a stricter set of norms and ideas not his own, he loses his distinctive flare and creates bland art. – My Bitter Thoughts
Batman: The Animated Series
Heart of Ice
They should have used more of the mysterious noir comic style of the show’s opening for the actual show.
Lightning strike! Luciferian Batman! www.youtube.com/watch?v=aRLACM…
“Surrounded by winter…” We’re getting poetic in here! The writers are trying to be Shakespeare (a.k.a. Francis Bacon).
…And we’re getting the cold puns already. Campiness and seriousness don’t usually mix too well.
“Gothcorp” A fitting corporate name in Gotham City.
Three seconds into his PA debut and Ferris Boyle already sounds like your typical heartless CEO douchebag villain. Too much slathering on the niceness; please learn how to be a better actor.
“Taking up video games, sir?” Alfred, already bringing on the snark.
Um, why would Gothcorp personnel be keeping parts that can be combined into a phallic cold ray? Maybe THEY’RE the actual bad guys, hmm Batman?
Okay so Gothcorp has “The People Company” slapped right below its logo; its deceptive ways are too obvious to be ignored.
I’m bothered by the fact that some characters have beady eyes and some don’t. This isn’t supposed to be Winnie the Pooh.
How does freezing a thing make it smashable?
Mr. Freeze’s suit has a giant bellybutton. Whatever intimidating presence he was meant to exude has quickly dissipated.
No Batman! Don’t participate in the cold puns! You’re too serious for that in this show!
Apparently whenever you say a biting line, blasting a freeze ray at someone right after the punctuation multiplies the epicness of said line.
Mr. Freeze, freezing one of your men at the legs while Batman is swooping OVER him does not a good shot make.
“Leave him.” Oh, so cold. (Get it?!)
Batman, playing the better man by saving a thug – who knew? And conveniently having a chemical dethawing tank in his lab – again, who knew?
It’s nice to see a more human, snot-dribbling side to the Bat. Good job directly telling us what’s happening next in the plot, Brucey.
You’re not even going to offer Bruce Wayne a tissue, Mr. Boyle? So much for being a people person. His eyes look as icy cold as the episode’s baddy. Wow he just said “wage slaves”? There’s no mistaking he’s the baddy behind the baddy.
“Humanitarian” is just another word for “the elite bamboozling the masses.” Bruce, you’re not supposed to be “ill” at rich philanthropists, after all you are one of them.
Mr. Freeze, your wife’s in cold stasis – she wouldn’t be able to hear pretty words anyway. (Sorry, I know, I’m just messing around.)
“Chicken soup, the only way to fight a cold.” Alfred you could be either a good copywriter or a good mom.
One can never be a proper master of disguise unless he dyes all his hair blond, even his eyebrows. (Lying to a security guard does not paint our hero in a very righteous light, btw.)
“Fries” A tasty-looking last name, to be frank. If only it were pronounced the same as the food.
A convenient video tape! Wait, Mr. French Fries is trying to discover human immortality? That’s a big leap from just wanting to save his wife. Anyway good luck with that, Victor.
Masonic checkerboard floor tiles means the Illuminati is interested in Victor’s immortality research.
What the heck is Gothcorp doing with cryogenic-friendly equipment? What products do they manufacture? Hello?
Boyle: “We can talk.” Then kicks the poor guy into cryogenic chemicals. Wicked evil, man.
Victor’s chilled trembling voice makes me giggle for the reason it’s supposed to be sad but comes out goofy.
Batman, don’t take God’s name in vain.
More poetry punctuated by epic freeze laser blasting.
Oh no, Batman hanging fittingly upside down in a cave?! Where is that cave supposed to be, anyway? Is there a Fantastic Caverns in Gotham?
Killing other people besides your enemy does kind of sound like an unnecessary evil.
Mr. Freeze, beatnik poet extraordinaire. I’m sorry but you’re making me laugh again.
“Keys?” And Eskimo-dressed baddies. For an episode this dark, it sure has a lot of corny humor.
Something tells me Mr. Freeze isn’t really out for revenge; he’s just butthurt that no one invited him to the party. Ice-olated.
“I beg you!” Surely Boyle could have said a sleazier line than that. Mr. Freeze please stop showing off with all the beatnik poetry. And stop with the exposition if I’m going to take you more seriously than a standard cheesy comic book villain.
Thwarted by chicken soup? Now I know I can’t take this seriously anymore.
“Goodnight, humanitarian.” Batman haven’t you ever heard of forgive and forget?
No more poetry for you Victor – it does NOT make you sound manly! How would your wife react if she heard you talking with that mouth?
Well, that was a straightforward episode. Pretty good if not for the comic book-level corn.
Wait, it got an Emmy?