Why I Can’t Understand What the Comic Book Characters Are Saying [CC]

Why I Can’t Understand What the Comic Book Characters Are Saying [CC]


– So recently, I wanted to go
watch the new Avengers movie, and I thought, you know what? I’ll give it a shot, even
though cinemas are tricky for me as someone who just can’t hear very well. I just thought, “I really
wanna watch that movie, I will give it a shot”. But of course, it’s not that simple. I came out not knowing anything,
not knowing the storyline, I just watched the action and that’s it. Which is fine, but I had no idea what was the story all about, and that was kind of confusing for me. But then it hit me, as well,
is that comic book characters are not always the easiest to understand for people who are deaf
or hard of hearing, because the thing is, some of
’em have their accent or voice and they just say it out loud like that. Like for example, why does
Batman say, “I’m Batman!” What’s up with that? What’s up with that? You don’t need to talk like that. What happened there? Don’t know. And then all the other characters as well. Bane, Bane is another one that I was like, what the hell is he saying? That thing in his mouth,
and then wrap around, and I just never worked
out what he was saying. In the entire Batman movie
when Bane was speaking, I had no idea what he
said, and I still don’t. I just kind of need to watch it again and put the subtitles on. But then, here’s the thing is, a lot of people say, well,
why don’t you lip read? And I tell ’em, have you
tried lip reading Bane? Have you tried lip reading Spider-Man? Have you tried lip reading Iron Man? Let me give it a shot, let me
show you how that will look. Woo-hoo! Alright, okay. Yeah, “I’m Spider-Man,
yeah, I fly, ooh, what…” I mean. What are you lip reading right now? Can’t lip read anything. And also, it’s a bit muffled, isn’t it? So it’s like. Ah! I don’t know. And here’s the thing. Here’s the thing as well, when Spider-Man is flying around the city and he’s just screaming whatever, what is he saying? I don’t know, but here’s the thing, it’s not that easy for deaf people. Think about it. Let me show you another example. “Jarvis, Jarvis, oh” “Jarvis!” “Launch that thing and…fly there” “and fix my armour, and stuff like that.” Again. It’s tricky. You can’t lip read Iron Man. Get that in your head, it just doesn’t, it doesn’t make sense at all. So clearly for me, for deaf people, comic book characters are
not that easy to understand and literally impossible to lip read. So that means you just
can’t really watch him in a cinema anymore, so that’s why I always campaign for subtitles
or captions in a cinema. It just makes sense. So. Iron Man and also
Spider-Man and everyone else in the comic book section or
anyone who is wearing a mask, it’s kind of tricky, so that’s why subtitles need to happen in a cinema. Now of course, I don’t wanna
dis the comic book characters. I think, you know, pretty
awesome, pretty cool. But at the end of the day, we can’t enjoy it as well as other people. So let me know in the
comment section down below. Am I being crazy? Am I being stupid? Am I being too ambitious
to wish for subtitles so I can enjoy watching The Avengers and Spider-Man and Batman
and all the other characters? Is that really too much to ask? Let me know in the section down below, ’cause I would like to hear from you. And of course, as always,
I’ll see you next time. Take care. (light music)

2 thoughts on “Why I Can’t Understand What the Comic Book Characters Are Saying [CC]

  1. Bane was hard to understand at the best of times, I also watched that at a cinema with horrendous speakers. But you make good points about the lip reading! I can see that making a difference watching superhero movies!

    BTW I see those Platypus FC trophies!

  2. I’ve had the worst week, and this video made me laugh so hard. Thank you 🙂

    Here in Northern California (USA) we have quite a few cinemas that have captioned showings of current films.

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