Tuesday, July 11, 2017

"Batman & Bill" documentary: the press response, part 2

Part 1.


Rotten Tomatoes


Boston Globe

"It is Citizen Kane with a twist."

Geekly, Inc.

"…at first, I was wary of Nobleman and his story. The editing and choice interview points used in the documentary seemed forced and almost narcissistic. Nobleman is made out as a hero equal to Batman with illustrated segues in the style of old comics. His wife praises him. He says it just didn't feel right that Bill Finger is wrongly unrecognized. It didn't feel right and I was almost drawn out of the documentary thinking this was about as good as it would get. A fan talking about someone he admires.

I was wrong.

Nobleman is a relentless detective. Over several years, he dedicated his life to righting the wrong of such an iconic character. He found friends, family, business affiliates to give testimony to the kindness and creative power that was Bill Finger. And once the characters are established, the all-too-human villains are revealed. Bob Kane and his over-dramatic flailing to keep Batman his alone. DC comics and Warner Brothers' fight to keep Bill Finger unannounced. It's a mystery game of cat and mouse with new revelations at every turn. And the stakes get pretty high.

I don't want to give away too much, but I'll say this. I was happy with Batman and Bill. Nobleman really is an unspoken hero who is spreading the gospel of Bill Finger around the world.

If you love comics, find a way to watch this doc. Nobleman does justice where justice is due. Hats off to you, Mr. Nobleman. You're one of a kind."

Monkeys Fighting Robots

"...incredibly heartbreaking … remains consistently thrilling all the way through … relentlessly entertaining, informative, heartbreaking, and heartwarming story … by the end of it, I was in tears, and as an enormous fan of Batman and his world, that's the greatest compliment I can offer this documentary."

Trash Film Guru

"…it's that rarest of beasts: a truly inspirational tale of how one man's sheer bloody-mindedness can galvanize others around him who have the power to effect change to do precisely that"

The Pop Break

"Batman & Bill: A Documentary Masterpiece You Need to Watch"

"...in his own way, Marc Nobleman was the hero that Bill Finger needed. So support Bill Finger, support Batman. Watch. This. Documentary."

10 out of 10

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