Today, it was announced that Ben Affleck is going to be the next person to play Batman.
And a little part of me died.
I am sorry, but this is a prime example of why Warner Brothers have never successfully translated DC comics into a major movie franchise. This choice is probably going to make Adam West's and George Clooney's versions of Batman look like pure gold.
Yes, I know that part of my problem with this choice is the fact that I really wanted to see Warner Brothers throw out the rule that Batman must be Bruce Wayne. I personally think that they should have continued with the storyline that they set up where Joseph Gordon-Levitt was the next Batman. Yes, there would be no Bruce Wayne--but we would have an actual Batman the Detective rather than Batman the Wounded Poster Child of Guilt Dressed up in a Million Dollar Battlesuit.
I guess that I am just going to have to write fan-fiction where John Blake is Batman because there is no way that choosing Affleck is going to end in anything other than a train wreck.
Remember Affleck played Daredevil...he didn't do such a great job there, did he? Do I need to say more?!
Thursday, August 22, 2013
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Monday, May 20, 2013
You are the Sixth Doctor
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You are brilliant and have no qualms about letting the world know it. Everyone thinks you are a total twat! You have no fashion sense and always look as if you got dressed in the dark closet of a street clown. You have no real friends to speak of; only a couple of people who tolerate you. You enjoy fishing and have no patience for other people. You will end up on trial for some dubious offence. You will then dissapear and slowly begin to swell.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
Ok, I will admit that I am a big nerd. But I think that perhaps Patton Oswalt is the King of Nerds. This clip is eight minutes of nerdish improve about how to make a super Star Wars film, and a little (lot) more awesome tie-ins to that universe. And I love it. But we know that this movie will never be made, and will just remain a Nerd Dream. *sigh*
Monday, March 11, 2013
Today would have been Douglas Adams 61st birthday. As many of my friends know, I was introduced to his book The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy in high school; his work ended up warping my own writing stuff to a lesser or greater extent. And today in celebration of his work, the Google Doodle focuses on Adams' most famous work.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
|Detective John Blake and Commissioner Gordon.|
Yes, I found the movie very awesome.
Of course, I watched this installment of the Nolan's Batman trilogy right after watching the previous two movies (Batman Begins and The Dark Knight) the night before.
The three movies are rather neatly tied together. The first movie ties into the third movie, and the second movie illustrates why Gotham really needs to be destoryed.
(I will admit that the real villian of Dark Knight Rises did surprise me.)
Now, I do have a complaint about the movies--Bruce Wayne is rather a whiner. Ok, I realize that his reason for putting on the cowl in the first place is guilt over his parents' death. But when you watch all three movies back to back (more or less), it gets annoying to listen to Bruce blaming himself for his parents' death.
Honestly, I want Dark Knight Rises to be the last time I see Bruce Wayne as the Batman.
Now, the question is: Will I get my wish?
Probably not, after all--it is Hollywood...it is only a matter of time before a really bad decision happens and somebody wrecks what I like most about Dark Knight Rising.
And that is the possibility of seeing Joseph Gordon-Levitt be the next Batman.
I liked the character of John Blake as soon as he opened his mouth (I had no clue about the character's first name); and when Gordon told him that he was a detective now, therefore he was no longer allowed to believe in coincidences (a line Blake later said himself), I thought "Oh, he has to become Robin." Yeah, I loved the final scenes of the movie because of the possibility that we will get to see Batman the Detective rather than Batman the Wounded Poster Child of Guilt Dressed in a Million Dollar Battlesuit.
Hey, I can dream--after all, I occasionally dabble in fan fiction...which is probably the closest I will get to actually seeing what would happen if John Blake became Batman.
Monday, October 15, 2012
|This is how I felt about season nine of Red Dwarf.|
Well, after watching the first two episodes last night, I have to say that they are doing it right this time. Sure, the crew is older--and it shows--but they have returned to the style that made Red Dwarf an interesting science fiction comedy in the first place.
Now, I will admit that I worry about the references to past seasons...but that may just be to help new viewers figure out what is going on. For instance, the first episode dealt with a member of Rimmer's family, and an issue that has plagued Rimmer for years; likewise, the second episode dealt with Dave Lister's family...and well, that is complicated in timely woobly type of way.
Verdict? Well, so far so good. But I am still a little cautious about looking forward to the next episode...because I remember how bad season nine was.