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Kevin Conroy all the way

 

that's the thing. i love Bale, he's a great actor. He knocks Bruce Wayne outta the park. But even this film, when he was obviously trying harder, there's parts where his graveled-up voice was tolerable and others where it really wasnt. Conroy's got the one thing he doesnt, and its the voice. Shit, but i wish someone'd dub his words over Bale's when the mask is on.

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that's the thing. i love Bale, he's a great actor. He knocks Bruce Wayne outta the park. But even this film, when he was obviously trying harder, there's parts where his graveled-up voice was tolerable and others where it really wasnt. Conroy's got the one thing he doesnt, and its the voice. Shit, but i wish someone'd dub his words over Bale's when the mask is on.

 

I swear his entire last line where he's talking to Gordon he sounded like he was about to sneeze, and some of his one-liners couldn't have been harder to understand if Arnold Schwarzenegger's was speaking them in Portuguese through a drive-thru speaker.

 

Batman Imposter:"What's the difference between you and me."

Batman: "AHM NORD WRING HOGEE PASS!"

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I swear his entire last line where he's talking to Gordon he sounded like he was about to sneeze, and some of his one-liners couldn't have been harder to understand if Arnold Schwarzenegger's was speaking them in Portuguese through a drive-thru speaker.

 

Batman Imposter:"What's the difference between you and me."

Batman: "AHM NORD WRING HOGEE PASS!"

 

 

:)

 

That truly made me LOL...and mirrors my thoughts exactly...ask DK what I said walking out of the theatre about his voice.

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QUOTE(Iambaytor @ Jul 21 2008, 02:27 PM) *

I swear his entire last line where he's talking to Gordon he sounded like he was about to sneeze, and some of his one-liners couldn't have been harder to understand if Arnold Schwarzenegger's was speaking them in Portuguese through a drive-thru speaker.Batman Imposter:"What's the difference between you and me."Batman: "AHM NORD WRING HOGEE PASS!"

LOL still laughing like a fool to myself when I read it.Kevin Conroy does a great job voicing Batman, particularly the job he did Justice League.But I must give the nod to Christian Bale, he has to pull it all off, he has to physically portray him in every facet. He is the bast Batman and Bruce Wayne this series has ever known.

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That truly made me LOL...and mirrors my thoughts exactly...ask DK what I said walking out of the theatre about his voice.

I actually like the voice they have given the character in these movies...What I told Aarty was that I think he uses that voice to disguise himself further. Also the Joker and other crooks refer to him as "The Batman" as though he were a creature, so Nolan plays up the monster aspect of the voice. Also, I think it is highly effective in interrogating spooked criminals. It's most effective at his heights of rage, where it almost sounds like a growl.

 

But when it's more quiet, it does sound like he might need to pop a Bat Lozenge from his Utility Belt.

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I admit it was off putting at first, but I've grown to accept and even like the voice for the same reasons DK said. Yeah, it's not great when he's given little monologues, like at the end of Dark Knight, but Batman shouldn't be talking that much anyway, except to intimidate criminals - and the voice works incredibly well for that. Michael Keaton sounded like a wimpy guy trying to put on a Dirty Harry voice when he was Batman. Christian Bale actually sounds like a guy who's about to rip you apart if you don't give him the information he needs. If the Nolan brothers could just resist the urge to give him final act noble speeches, the voice would be perfect.

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I'm surprised the # of votes Kevin Conroy got! I almost didn't even put him in the poll, but when I saw the mention of Mark Hamill who did Joker's voice in the animated series, I thought I had to be fair, so I included Conroy in there. I never thought he'd get so much mention! I do agree I really liked his voice in the series. I even thought it was funny in the episode where Superman impersonates Batman even to the voice.

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I have to go with the Bale love here. Its true all what you guys are saying, but i think those are small mistakes (that can be easily fixed). Its true what Conroy says in the vid: Someone has to let him know, hey man! now you're overdoing it. If we take a step back and see the performance he gave us as a whole, he got Batman pretty well done.

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Overacting is not a small problem, especially at the end of Dark Knight where that whole big speech he gives before running off is delivered in a tone that makes him sound like he's about to sneeze. When the most serious true-to-form Batman is easier to make fun of than the one that had Bat-shark repellent and his own dance move, this is a major problem.

 

Kevin Conroy is the best, but if we're talking live-action: Val Kilmer actually played Batman, Keaton came close but he couldn't make it work because Michael Keaton just is a terrible choice for Batman, Clooney wasn't taking it seriously, West was/is clincally insane, and Christian Bale is playing Jack Bauer with a stupid hat. Kilmer had the voice, the physique, and the look all right until they put him in the gay-ass Batman and Robin costume at the end of the movie. It's hard to notice how good he does in Batman Forever though because Jim Carey and Tommy Lee Jones are busy chewing scenery the entire time.

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I was thinking about both movies that Bale did. Not only DK. Begins was a home run in every aspect. And yes i know that overacting isnt a small problem, but im not gonna take him down completely just because of that.

 

And yes, i agree with what you say about Kilmer. If I had to make a top 5 of Batmans it would go:

 

5- ???

4- Keaton

3- Kilmer

2- Conroy

1- Bale

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Overacting is not a small problem, especially at the end of Dark Knight where that whole big speech he gives before running off is delivered in a tone that makes him sound like he's about to sneeze. When the most serious true-to-form Batman is easier to make fun of than the one that had Bat-shark repellent and his own dance move, this is a major problem.

 

Kevin Conroy is the best, but if we're talking live-action: Val Kilmer actually played Batman, Keaton came close but he couldn't make it work because Michael Keaton just is a terrible choice for Batman, Clooney wasn't taking it seriously, West was/is clincally insane, and Christian Bale is playing Jack Bauer with a stupid hat. Kilmer had the voice, the physique, and the look all right until they put him in the gay-ass Batman and Robin costume at the end of the movie. It's hard to notice how good he does in Batman Forever though because Jim Carey and Tommy Lee Jones are busy chewing scenery the entire time.

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Ya know, b/c that post is so full of shiiiiiiiiiiit.

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