'Gotham' gets 'The Last Laugh' on all of us, with an episode at once both a series' height, and a frustrating low. No joke, our full review of tonight's latest!
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FOX's 'Gotham' Season 2' tries to narrow its focus with a "Rise of the Villains," but proves just as mean-spirited and messy as before. Our early spoiler-free review, before the Bat-prequel returns for another round in Monday's premiere!
Fandom among TV superheroes has ups and downs across both Marvel and DC; the former sharing continuity, but never screentime with its cinematic brethren, while DC’s lot keep explicitly separate from the Batman v. Superman world, and its Justice League. Now, DC’s Diane Nelson opens up as to why Arrow or The Flash will never join the Man of Steel, lest they “hinder the ability” of creatives to tell good stories.
Part of the fun comic book fans have had over the years is debating which superhero could defeat which superhero. Could Wolverine beat The Hulk? Could the X-Men beat The Avengers? There have been entire lines of books devoted to this very topic. Heck, Batman vs. Superman and Captain America: Civil War are both based on this very conceit. So, you can’t blame Matt Damon for getting into the fun when asked if his Jason Bourne, who he calls “my superhero”, could take his pal Ben Affleck’s Batman. As you might expect, Damon’s not stepping down from the challenge.
Early clips of Gotham Season 2 haven’t instilled tremendous confidence in star Ben McKenzie’s claims the Bat-prequel drama had learned from its mistakes, so do the latest fare any better? Villains rule the day once again in three new sneak peeks, though we at least learn what Jim Gordon’s up to.
About the only aspect agreed upon of Gotham Season 1 proved its embrace of camp villainy, and Season 2 looks to be leaning even further into its “Rise of the Villains.” Forget any of our major heroes, the second Gotham Season 2 clip once again spotlights the city’s worst, and the apparent Joker among them.
With every new iteration of Batman comes not only a new costume and Batcave, but a brand new Batmobile for our hero’s nightly vigilante cruises around Gotham. We’ve gotten a few looks at Ben Affleck’s Batmobile via promotional images over the last few months, but Warner Bros. has now released another new, dramatic look at the vehicle from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice.
Love it or hate it, FOX’s Gotham covered quite a bit of ground across its (extended) first season, and it stands to reason fan(s) might need a refresher course before Season 2's “Rise of the Villains.” FOX has you covered, so catch up on the villains’ rise in Season 1 with a new video, before they … you know, keep rising in Season 2.
Yesterday’s first clip of Gotham Season 2 had things looking more or less the same, despite what series star Ben McKenzie says about an improved approach, though the full photo set from the premiere bring with them an intriguing new figure. Are citizens of Gotham finally suiting up, costume, cape and all?
Gotham split itself right down the middle between serious drama and campy Schumacher homage, and now with Barbara and a proto-Joker front and center for Season 2, which one would you imagine leads the charge by our first clip? Are you ready to visit Arkham and kick off the “Rise of the Villains?”