This 'Pure Gotham' Video Parodies Batman and the Travel Industry

By: Jason Soy - Published: Mar 28, 2012 • References: youtube &
If you’ve ever pondered what it would be like to visit Batman’s Gotham City, you aren’t the only one, as demonstrated by this 'Pure Gotham' parody video.

Starting out as what appears to be a standard tourism promo, 'Pure Gotham' depicts a wondrous city evocative of New York. A soothing narration is heard on top of the footage that quickly becomes ironic as the clips being shown are gruesome while the voiceover continues to entice viewers into visiting the fictional city. The video culminates with a shot of Batman’s silhouette atop a building, followed by him clumsily falling to his doom.

Other notable characters hinted at in the 'Pure Gotham' include Joker and Two-Face. It’s as much a satire of the Batman franchise as it is of the advertising used in the tourism industry. Stats for Comic Book City Tourism Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 819 clicks in 217 w
Interest: > 3 minutes
Concept: Pure Gotham
Related: 92 examples / 71 photos
Segment: Males, 12-55
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