Monday, July 23, 2012

Batman - Ends

Batman - Ends

I'm just saying... This is literally the ending of the new batman movie.

"some days you just can't get rid of a fusion reactor about to go nuclear" - christian bale, batman 2012.

I mean, call me a fanboy but wow, that was some terribly contrived bullshit. Oh hey, bomb is about to go off in 2 minutes? Let me squeeze some emotional bullshit out of a final goodbye to the bomb ass chick in the catsuit. It's as if the 1940's comics had more reasonable plots.

One of the biggest problems is that there's just too much shit happening and a lot of it isn't really connected. You have a mixture of stories - No Man's Land, Knightfall, Bane, Death and the Maidens... and a few more other elements that are just way too much for this one film. Batman isn't on screen for like 20 minute chunks, Catwoman isn't on screen for 40 minute chunks and so forth. Basically the stakes never feel very high because you don't give a shit about any of the characters.

You have the whole notion that Bruce is a shutin crippled.. How exactly? It's not as if he's been Batman all this time. In fact, he hasn't been batman for 8 goddamn year. Which means that Batman Begins happens - the ending to that leads to The Dark Knight. Which then has an 8 year gap to The Dark Knight Rises. So for 8 years Batman hasn't done shit because he's been too mopey about the death of his friends to carry on.

Which makes me wonder why the fuck little kids in the orphanage even know about some crazy dude in a suit who had three adventures/news articles 8 god damn years ago.

I guess that's my problem with Nolan's Batman. He's straight up murdering multiple people, has guns on everything he owns. That motorcycle? Yeah... Then he abandons every single person he has any emotional connection to, and does all this with absolutely zero repercussions to his self. The trilogy manages to show exactly how awful the modern hero is, and does so completely unintentionally. The 60's film is genuinely more socially conscious than anything even marginally noted in Nolan's films.

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