Stylish 'Gotham' has a lot to build on

September 21, 2014 7:14 PM

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Stylish 'Gotham' has a lot to build on

There is much to admire in Gotham (* * * out of four; Fox, Monday, 8 p.m. ET/PT) a heavily stylized, surprisingly violent DC Comics extension of the Batman brand — but little to provide an answer to the question that will probably decide its fate. Because as well-told as a story may be, if it's not a story people want to hear, they tend not to listen.

Which leaves one to wonder what exactly creator Bruno Heller (The Mentalist) has in mind here. If this prequel, which introduces us to a 12-year-old Bruce Wayne (David Mazouz) at the moment his parents are murdered, is the origin story of Batman, Catwoman (Camren Bicondova) and Poison Ivy (Clare Fol...

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