The Dark Knight Rises
1.) I can’t remember being this conflicted about whether or not to see a movie. The Dark Knight Rises is going to be awesome. We all know this. Christopher Nolan is not capable of making a bad movie, I don’t think. The problem, however, is that this sucker is 2 hours and 45 minutes long. Holy goodness that is a long time to sit in a theatre. Factoring in the previews will likely add another 15-20 minutes, so your looking at a 3 hour sitting. Too long I say.
Also, Bane has been getting great reviews, but in all the trailers, I can’t understand a word he says! He talks like he’s gots marbles in his mouth. How epic can confrontations be when you have Batman in his Batman voice grumbling, “People are good, Bane! They will overcome your evil!” and Bane replying, “Gablaba. Manamanamablah. Gabadoo, globababaloo.” That last bit sounded more like dialogue from an Adam Sandler character.
I read a review of the Dark Knight Rises and here is what said reviewer said about Anne Hathaway’s Catwoman: “A petite wisp, her agility is plausible, but her force is not. The way she’s able to toss around bad guys isn’t even her most cartoonish characteristic.” Yes, lets all hate on cartoonish characteristics in a movie BASED ON A CARTOON (Comic, I know I know, but they are basically the same thing.)
I mean, if you go to the Dark Knight, you’re already suspending disbelief a good amount, so to get appalled at how a “petite wisp” is able to beat up bad guys is a bit ridiculous.
Anyway, how say you, Headrush readers? Going to see the Dark Knight or waiting until it comes out on DVD where you can watch it in the comfort of your own home?
2.) Man, if the Phils won 5 in a row, that would’ve been awesome. Still, they won 2 series and that’s something to hang your hat on. It’s fun to watch them when they win, but I fear it is too little too late. They still need to get what they can for Cole WHILE they can get it, and ship Victorino out of town for some gosh darn relief pitching help.
3.) On a side note, I didn’t watch the game yesterday because I was up at Rockwood Park watching a production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” which was really, really good. I had only seen theatre in a park once before and it was turrible so I wasn’t expecting much, but man was I wrong. If you’re in the Delaware area and you are looking for something to do next week around 7:30, go on up to Rockwood Park and check out the Delaware Shakespeare Festival’s production. It’s good stuff and the actors are really, really great.
4.) Twin Shadow’s song “Five Seconds” is my favorite song of the summer, maybe even 2012. Holy crap it is awesome. Crazy, eerie electronica/pop that sounds like it was taken right out of the soundtrack for “The Warriors.” Even the music video is a little “Warriors”-esque with two dudes fighting these weird guys in masks and baseball bats (Check it out to the right. Baseball Furies anyone?), beating them up and then riding on a motorcycle together and chuckling. If it sounds weird, it’s because it is. And it’s AWESOME!
The song is also a great song to run to, as you feel like your running to save the day or disarm a bomb or something.
Or at least, to get home and feed the cats. Either or.
That’s all for me. I’ll be on vacation next week (Nantucket/Maine here we come!) so I won’t have anything new for about a week. I’ll see you all on the 30th!