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So it's been kinda-sorta confirmed that Joseph Gordon-Levitt is going to be in the third Nolan-verse Batman movie The Dark Knight Rises.

Let me tell you, my eyes bugged out at seeing it confirmed that he's going to be a villain. Alberto Falcone, that is the Holiday Killer, I'm pretty sure he hasn't appeared in any other run other than "The Long Haloween", which I didn't think was the best Batman run in comics, but my tastes are peculiar.

For those who aren't aware, Selina Kyle a.k.a Catwoman, in one version of her origins is Carmine Falcone's illegitimate daughter.
Oh, for god's sake, please don't make her a prostitute, for all that is holy, please! Not because a prostitute can't be a hero, but because I'd like to see a heroine that doesn't have a sexual trauma, and I doubt that be pulled off in a movie like this with that kind of narrative.

I'm really hoping Nolan does something with that, if not I'm sure the Fandom will.

Not to mention, there has to be interaction between Falcone and Bane in the film, if they're the villains, because now that Batman is actually considered a criminal vigilante (rather than a vigilante hero) he is going to need allies in the criminal world - enter Catwoman.

Oh, there are so many possibilities!

It will be, I can already see (without much surprise) that it will be a Bechdel Fail, and honestly it doesn't have to be, but Nolan is, by now, notorious for creating really awesome movies with less than awesome female characters (Oh, Ariadne, you could have been so much more!).

Regardless, the Fandom is going to wild, because JGL and Hardy together again, in a Nolan movie, it is automatic awesome inducing and even if there is minimal interaction between Falcone and Bane in the actual film (which I doubt, there is definite cahoots potential there and after the whole Dangerous Loner shtick that was the Joker, a little Baddy Buddy Violent Interaction is called for!) the fandom will totally make up for it.

I seriously cannot wait for this movie.
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Here be Spoilers for The Dark Knight


Finally went to see The Dark Knight for the second time yesterday. (Going again this evening, *squeee*)

A second viewing certainly enables you to see the funny of the movie, of which there were lots, actually. The Joker was so unexpected in this incarnation that I had time, the first time around, to actually enjoy the film - seeing as I was constantly cringing, turning away, feeling slightly nauseous and otherwise speechless and shaken from the tension of the film.

Unlike the first time I saw the movie and was utterly blown away from the philosophical/moral/ethical overtones and utter coolness in the movie, I am able to see where I'd really like Christopher Nolan to improve.

Mainly, to have a female main character (or two or three), that with any luck, won't bloody well die.

With the untimely (and weep worthy - yes I cried, shaddup) demise of Ms. Dawes. There is now ample opportunity to bring in three of the bestest women the DC universe has ever thought of.
Selina Kyle (a.k.a Catwoman), Talia Head (a.k.a Talia Al-Goul) and Dr. Harleen Quinzelle (a.k.a Harley Quinn a.k.a The Harlequin).

Cut for length, no need to eat up your f-lists with my Fannish Ruminations )

If in the end Selina is to be in the third Nolan Batman and her origin is that of a prostitute like Effing Frank Miller wrote I will be severely, utterly disappointed.
Also, if I catch a whiff if Miller anywhere near the Batman movies they can forget my money. I'd rather wait for it to be on television than know that a percentage of my money is lining that sexist, racist, over-rated so-called "writer".

Here are the opinions of other comic books writers of what they'd like to see in the third Nolan Batman movie. All the writers are men by the way, just FYI, of course.
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Looks like I'll forever be (according to the Internet) the Evil Pretty little Kitty:
Cut for the largeness )
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As I have stated previously, working in a DVD rental shop has it's up and downs, the ups is that I get to watch movies all day, the down is that my curiosity sometimes demands that I view movies I have avoided for years and now having the chance at a free viewing I go ahead and get myself killed by said curiosity.
I don't want to get angry.
Really.
Okay so that's a lie, I enjoy the righteous rage bubbling up at moments such as What the Fuck was that fucking Catwoman movie about?!
Yeah, I watched Halle Berry's "Catwoman".
Did DC sue them in the end, I don't recall.
When I first heard about the movie I thought "excellent, Selina is finally getting a flick of her own" it never bothered, as it did for other people, that Catwoman was black, what bothered me was the fact they got a comic book actress to do her.
I'm sorry, but Ororo Munroe cannot be Selina Kyle, forget the fact that they're two completely different characters... they're from totally different universes!
Aside from the fact that the movie just sucks! And that Halle Berry lacks any verisimilitude in anything she does, that movie portrayed Catwoman as an Sn' M Dominatrix, which again, is excusable, since that whole fetish thing is quite apparent... do Bruce and Selina ever kiss without their masks on? In "Hush" when Batman reveals himself to Catwoman, she keeps her goggles on and in that arc when Bruce is stripped to have his wounds tended to he keeps the cowl on and again, Catwoman has the goggles.
But the movie took a wee bit too far, since it's just a mask and a top that covered her breasts, the midriff is completely exposed and can we please quit with the whole sexual posing in movies! I mean in comic books they're, to quote Jessica Rabbit, "Just drawn that way".
Hold on, is that a fucking excuse?

Fuck. No.

So Halle Berry struts around in a poorly designed costume with high heels and a whip that is way too long.
And Selina Kyle is dressed in a full body suit, with cowl, metal claws, flat (thank you GD) flat boots and I'm just really glad that while she's buxom, she's at least not defying gravity in *that* sense anymore, she's almost as tall as Bruce nowadays, yeah Catwoman rocks, but not the Halle Berry one.
She sucks!
Of course the only think we can blame Ms. Berry with is bad acting... very bad acting.
Whoever designed the ripped pants, heels, stupid looking masks, those really unflattering gloves and waaaaaay too "flattering" shirt was obviously inspired by mid-nineties Selina, where she was but falling out of her costumes.
Plus, it was purple. Which is just not a good colour.
It's obvious the wardrobe of both Ms. Cats were designed by men.
It's also obvious that both the men who designed these two Feline Fatals have a thing for Punishment.
One can understand why Batman is so damn attracted to Catwoman.
I mean Vicky Vale, Talia and even Ms. I-will-kill-to-get-this-scoop-and-no-Farm-boy-is-going-to-stop-me Lois Lane, doesn't have that "oomph" Selina has and let's face it, Bruce needs someone who can kick his ass everyone in a while... after all, he's such a Sub.

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V and Justice

V: Ah, I was forgetting that we are not properly introduced. I do not have a name. You can call me V. Madam Justice...this is V. V... this is Madam Justice. hello, Madam Justice.

Justice: Good evening, V.

V: There. Now we know each other. Actually, I've been a fan of yours for quite some time. Oh, I know what you're thinking...

Justice: The poor boy has a crush on me...an adolescent fatuation.

V: I beg your pardon, Madam. It isn't like that at all. I've long admired you...albeit only from a distance. I used to stare at you from the streets below when I was a child. I'd say to my father, "Who is that lady?" And he'd say "That's Madam Justice." And I'd say "Isn't she pretty."

V: Please don't think it was merely physical. I know you're not that sort of girl. No, I loved you as a person. As an ideal.

Justice: What? V! For shame! You have betrayed me for some harlot, some vain and pouting hussy with painted lips and a knowing smile!

V: I, Madam? I beg to differ! It was your infidelity that drove me to her arms!

V: Ah-ha! That surprised you, didn't it? You thought I didn't know about your little fling. But I do. I know everything! Frankly, I wasn't surprised when I found out. You always did have an eye for a man in uniform.

Justice: Uniform? Why I'm sure I don't know what you're talking about. It was always you, V. You were the only one...

V: Liar! Slut! Whore! Deny that you let him have his way with you, him with his armbands and jackboots!

V: Well? Cat got your tongue? I though as much.

V: Very well. So you stand revealed at last. you are no longer my justice. You are his justice now. You have bedded another.

Justice: Sob! Choke! Wh-who is she, V? What is her name?

V: Her name is Anarchy. And she has taught me more as a mistress than you ever did! She has taught me that justice is meaningless without freedom. She is honest. She makes no promises and breaks none. Unlike you, Jezebel. I used to wonder why you could never look me in the eye. Now I know. So good bye, dear lady. I would be saddened by our parting even now, save that you are no longer the woman I once loved.

*KABOOM!*

-"V for Vendetta"

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