Monday, July 23, 2012

Same Bat-Blog, Same Bat-Features

The final movie of Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy is out in theaters and I am going to overcompensate for my not having yet seen it by loading up this week's features with Batman and trilogy movie references.  It starts with our top five Batman villains...

5. Catwoman - An intriguing character in the Batman universe, but since she has become more of a part-time villain/anti-hero, she can't very well rank higher.

4. Bane - I'm a big fan of the strong, muscle-bound villains whom the hero must outthink.  Not having seen the film, I'm hearing that The Dark Knight Rises version of Bane is a bit different, so we shall see if the movie portrayal causes his stock to rise or fall in reference to this list.

3. Two Face - Another villain done differently in the films, I always liked the schizophrenic ex-DA in the comic books.

2. Riddler - Ok, he may have the worst get-up out of them all, an obnoxious green spandex one piece with question marks all over it, but his approach always got me.  I still find myself posing questions to my friends by starting, "Riddle me this, Batman..."

1. Joker - True sick, disturbed, evil mind and what better way to portray that than having hims resemble the most evil of God's creations, the clown.

This week's cool-ass thing you will never own is a Bat Utility Belt.  You can try to load up some sort of tool belt with fancy gadgets, but it will pale in comparison to the items the Caped Crusader kept stashed along his ever-so-fit waistline.

This week's sign you are a nerd is that you brought a notebook and penlight with you to the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises.  You didn't want to forget any single detail about which you may want to rant on Facebook, Twitter or your blog, did you?

This week's nemesis is the rebooting process.  Whether it be comic books, movies, your computer or smart phone, it is tedious, repetitive and takes too long.  And if it doesn't take long enough, that can be just as bad.

This week's lesson learned is that just because a roller coaster is named after a superhero doesn't mean it will make it easier to drag your nine-year-old onto it.

This week's analysis can be found in the left hand column and is described in detail in the next post.

Finally, this week's Star Wars quote is, "I'm getting too old for this sort of thing."

Thanks for reading.  Check back soon for some interesting, in-depth trilogy analysis.  Same Bat-blog, same Bat-...oh, I did that joke already.

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