Taking a break from my busy sched to talk about The Dark Knight Rises!
Saw it on its 3rd screening day. The only avilable tickets were for 11:45pm. Quite late but we got them anyway. Couldn’t let the weekend pass without seeing Bruce Wayne aka Batman aka my one true love. :p
Somebody told me spoilers the day before and it fucking pissed me off. I will not do the same to you, so feel free to finish reading this post. 🙂
I was sad to see the last of the Nolan-Bale collaboration end but I was relieved that they made a great end to the Dark Knight trilogy. Still, Batman Begins is my favorite (because I’m a sucker for firsts) and The Dark Knight is the best, just because it’s the darkest among the 3 aaaaannnddd Heath Ledger (RIP) was an amazing Joker.
The news about the bombing in Colorado at the TDKR premiere was heartbreaking. If only Batman were real, I’m sure he’d take the bastard out and run him over with the Bat Pod. Christian Bale *swoons* visited the victims and it’s a reminder that a person doesn’t have to be a superhero to reach out.
The friend I watched with is a Batman geek and he said that Anne Hathaway makes a terrific Catwoman, true to the comics. Well, I dunno. I’ve never read any of the comics but I agree that Hathaway on the Bat Pod is over the top hot!!! That’s the only part of the movie that rivaled my reaction upon seeing a shirtless Bruce Wayne. Christian Bale in American Psycho is the yummiest though.
As you may have already noticed, this is more of a Christian Bale than a Batman post. Sorry. I’ve been crushing on Christian Charles Philip Bale since 1994. He’s Laurie in Little Women— the guy that Jo March (Winona Ryder) friendzones and marries the youngest March sister. In real life, Christian married Sibi Blazic– Winona’s make-up artist/p.a. in Little Women. Lucky bitch.
Okaaayyy… going back to TDKR, the rest of the cast was superb. Yaaaaay for Michael Caine (Alfred Pennyworth), Joseph Gordon Levitt (Blake. Another hottie!), Gary Oldman (Commissioner Gordon), Marion Cotillard (Miranda Tate) and Morgan Freeman (Lucius Fox). Boooo Tom Hardy! But kudos to him for gaining x number of pounds just to play Bane.
* If you haven’t seen TDKR yet, stop right here. Thanks for reading. If you already saw it, read on.
Here are my favorite lines from TDKR…
Roland Daggett: You’re pure evil!
Bane: I’m necessary evil.
Batman: No guns, no killing.
Catwoman: Where’s the fun in that?
Selina Kyle: Do you think this is gonna last? There’s a storm coming, Mr. Wayne. You and your friends better batten down the hatches, because when it hits, you’re all gonna wonder how you ever thought you could live so large and leave so little for the rest of us.
Bane: When Gotham is ashes, you have my permission to die.
Bruce Wayne: I’m not afraid. I’m angry.
Bruce Wayne: That’s a brazen costume for a cat burglar.
Bane: doesn’t matter who we are… what matters is our plan. No one cared who I was until I put on the mask.
Bane: I wondered what would break first. Your spirit? Or your body?
Alfred: You see only one end to your journey. Sometimes, a man rises from the darkness.
Blake: When you cleaned up the streets, you’ve cleaned them good. Pretty soon we’ll be chasing down over-due library books.
Al Ghul: If you make yourself more than just a man, if you devote yourself to an ideal… you become something else entirely. A legend, Mr. Wayne, a legend!
I CAN’T WAIT TO WATCH TDKR AGAIN!!! 😀
listening to: Rihanna – Where Have You Been