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Monday, September 22, 2008

Random Thought: Re: Dark Knight

I loved the Dark Knight movie but THIS is hilarious. And it gets on my biggest critique of the movie too which is:

Okay, the hospital employees and patients in the bus get kidnapped and set up to look like bad guys while the bad guys are playing hostage in order to trick the cops into killing the wrong people. I get that. It's a bit cliched, but I get it.

But why, when Batman figures OUT what's happening, does he not use one of his nifty gadgets to ring up the SWAT teams and TELL them? You can't tell me that between the sonar goggles and everything else, he can't actually do that.

But instead we have him beating the fuck out of poor innocent SWAT people who are just doing their damn jobs. And the dangling out the window like that? I'm sure they wouldn't let someone with a weak heart be a SWAT member, but still, that's a law suit waiting to happen!

Batman is kind of a dick.


And in other news, I'm STILL reading lots of old Sgt. Fury issues. Which is vastly entertaining. Especially the one where the new recruit has a "dark secret" about dying of cancer, but I swear to god, with the way he sighs and has "If you only knew, Sarge!" thoughts when Nick's ranting about and calling them lovesick school girls, it really seems like his "dark secret" was something else entirely.

Oh and Nick Fury has a really fucking creepy and inappropriate relationship with his step-mother. Eek.


  • At September 22, 2008 9:26 AM, Blogger SallyP said…

    "Batman is kind of a dick."

    KIND of?

    And yes, that screen play is a hoot.

  • At September 22, 2008 9:36 AM, Blogger kalinara said…

    Well, I don't like to paint the movie character with the same brush as the comic character without empirical evidence, just in case.

    Who am I kidding? Batman's always a dick. :-)

  • At September 22, 2008 3:55 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    The screenplay highlights one of the things that drove me nuts about that movie - the Joker is completely immune to logistical requirements, in a movie that's generally trying really hard to be "realistic."

  • At September 24, 2008 10:06 AM, Blogger Ununnilium said…

    Gotta agree there. The boats were an especially bad case of this - all the Green Goblin had to do was yoink a cable car, not secretly load specific ferries with specific passengers full of explosives and gift-wrap the detonators.


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