In the very, very, very early days of this blog back in 2013 I made this post:
(…Don’t watch the video in that post yet!…)
Well, luckily I have improved in some ways over all these years as there is nearly no text to it.
This absolutely great unmasking deserves an UPGRADE! A BIG one!
I wanna present the video in a longer version and in an HD version today.
Plus I wanna give it a big upgrade on the text part also.
So, let’s start with a preview:
(click to enlarge)
And here is the video:
First of all, this is an early Batwoman version (Katrina Moldoff) before Kate Kane and Ryan Wilder appeared way later on.
I think her costume is overall ok, but I’m not a fan of that mask that is basically just a big version of an eye mask and doesn’t hide much.
But well, that was basically everything negative I have to say about that scene 😉
She fights really well and brings down the Riddler, but then she gets careless and lets her guard down.
I love how he uses this situation to his advantage and just goes for her mask, unlike so many other villains.
He knows how important her secret identity is to her, and he has seen the reporters, so he knows how devastating the effect of the unmasking would be.
The ripping sound as the mask gets yanked away from her face is awesome, even not 100% logical as it’s hard to say where that sound actually is coming from as it sounds as the fabric gets ripped. And her mask isn’t really attached to anything….as it seems.
But ok, not important as the sound is soo great 😉
Her reaction to it is great and she is really surprised and terrified by his move! Maybe that explains why she moves her head around and thereby is presenting her unmasked face to the reporters which makes the unmasking so much worse for her.
Even it would have been bad enough if “only” he would know, as he could use that knowledge against her.
He really enjoys the whole unmasking and how he defeated her completely with it. I wish many more villains would think like him! (#hallo TV show/movie writers)
And all that was completely improvised as he just saw her for the first time some minutes ago.
Also, a nice aspect as Batman comments the unmasking as a “dirty trick” from him.
The facts that the reporter immediately recognize her famous face and the newspaper with “Katrina exposed!” are additional bonuses!
So much to love about this scene!
Here is the IMDB link to that episode:
What do you think about this scene?
Leave your comment below!
+ Some news on the Batwoman TV show:
Well, after a break of (nearly) 2 months the show is finally returning with new episodes the next Wednesday (9 PM on the CW), January 12.
It feels much longer to me and I am thrilled that there will be finally new episodes!
There will be 6 more episodes in this second half of season 3 (episodes 8-13).
Still, there has been no news about a possible season 4, but I bet there will be news on that VERY soon.
In the meantime the news arrived that the CW is actually up for sale:
Very hard to say what that would mean to Batwoman, the Arrowverse, and all the other shows on the CW.
So, I don’t know if a new owner would be good or bad news. First, that sale actually has to happen…
I switched most of the videos that were “unlisted” lately back to the “public” on Youtube since the Maskripper Youtube channel isn’t in danger anymore for now.