The Art of Not Trying: Apparently, Gotham Knights Has to Copy Reeves' Batman to Survive
Gotham Knights, a new TV show from the CW, launched less than two weeks ago and only has two episodes out now, but it already seems to have pissed off many fans.
The accusations of "lazy work" are flying left and right, but what for?
Gotham Knights tells a story about a group of teenagers, led by Bruce Wayne's adopted son, who try to clear their names after Bruce's death as they're all falsely accused of murder.
But most people don't consider the plot to be the issue.
The latest rage in social media was provoked by the number of details fans found wrong and lazily done in the first two episodes.
For instance, the Bat accessories are called out to be cheap and purchased from a local discount store. This specifically goes for the Batcomputer which looks like this:
According to some fans, even the 1989 Batman computer was way better than the Gotham Knights' one.
The fact that the Batcomputer, the source of all Batman's information and most of his power that has access to the entire Gotham City's internal network, is just three screens and three keyboards, is in fact underwhelming… To say the least.
But the fans didn't stop there: they noticed something else that made them go crazy. In one of the scenes in Gotham Knights, we can see a young woman holding a banner that depicts Batman and says: "You Will be Missed".
The words are not the issues (even though proper capitalization went out of the window there), the picture is.
The banner is literally Reeves' The Batman poster if it was drawn by a child. Take a look for yourself:
Is the Gotham Knights' approach really this lazy, or is the show trying to pay tribute to the Reeves' movie this way? While this question still stands, it seems like most of the fans already agreed on the former.