Although City of Scars is a fan film that in no way negates how good this film is. It was released in 2010 and it amazes me to this day how many people have still not seen it. So as we wait for The Dark Knight Rises to hit theaters we are going to share over the course of this week some of the best Batman fan films ever made.
Over the last week this movie has come up a few times as people discuss The Dark Knight and there love or frankly dislike for the new Nolan trilogy. I am a massive fan of the Dark Knight films by Christopher Nolan but there are die hard Batman fans who are not.
They do not like the Bat Mobile style which has been compared to a 10 year old’s lego set design and they have also commented that the costume and voice are pathetic. Although I do not agree those who do say critical things point to the fan film City of Scars as an example of a Batman film that is actually true to the comics.
Kevin Porter stars as Batman and Aaron Schoenke directs in City of Scars. The film is a well polished project with a heavy emphasis on character and story and visual effects being secondary. For this reason although its clearly an indie project with a limited budget it holds up well under the camera and is 30 minutes very well spent!
Featuring all my favorite batman villains City of Scars is a nice time waster as we wait for Christopher Nolan to return with his final installment in the Dark Knight Franchise.
Synosis: When the Joker escapes from Arkham and murders the parents of a young boy, Batman recalls the pain of losing his own parents as a child. He is pushed past his limits to the point where his focus becomes revenge on all who stand in his way, including many of Gotham’s underworld. Finally, Batman is forced to look at the psychological profile of his own mind and accept the consequences of his life to find resolve.