Somewhat overshadowed by the calamitous Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark, the other big-budget superhero stage production, Batman Live, made a splash Tuesday in London with the unveiling of the key characters.
Officially announced in November, the $20-million touring arena show pits Batman and Robin against their rogues gallery in an ambitious production that features a giant video screen, a Joker hot-air balloon, recreations of several Gotham City locations — it takes 20 trucks to haul it all — and a Batmobile created by legendary Formula One designer Gordon Murray.
I’m not sure why, but I feel much better about this project than I ever did about the Spider-Man one. Perhaps it’s because there’s no sign of goofy-ass costumes and horrible music written by people that have no investments in the characters. Click through to see some videos.
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