Month: July 2012

Movie Review: The Dark Knight Rises

 
The Dark Knight Rises: I don’t even think this movie even needs a review. I thought it was THAT good. It was a great end to the Batman trilogy directed by Christopher Nolan. The movie was not only a good comic book movie, but I believe it was a good movie overall.
Almost 3 hours long, the movie was suspenseful for it’s entirety. The usual bass filled score kept that feeling going throughout the film. I was fortunate to watch the movie in an Imax theater and was able to feel the full awe of some of the wide landscape and aerial shots.
The actors did a great job. Not only a cutie, but the role of Blake, played by Joseph Gordon-Levitt was well written into the plot and kept the story line moving. This was a great casting choice.
Although it may get some getting used to, Anne Hathaway played a pretty good Cat Woman. She was feisty but still had that tiny bit of good to her that Batman always saw in her.
I was especially impressed with Tom Hardy and Bane’s dialogue. It was intelligent and villainous as it should be.
The inclusion of little comic book tidbits and background stories satisfied the nerdy part of me enough to really enjoy the movie. Of course there will be fan boys to disagree with me. But my opinion will not sway. It’s a great film.
Unfortunately, the movie will be forever stained with the shooting in Colorado. Of course my deepest condolences go out to the families and loved ones of the victims. It was a very horrible event, especially when it happened at an innocent event such as a movie screening of Batman. I was glad Christian Bale went out to visit the victims at the hospital. It was definitely something positive to do.
I hope this event does not deter people from going to see the movie, or going to the movies in general. I went that Friday night and everyone had to have their bags checked.  It’s not a big deal for me to have my bag checked, although I honestly don’t think that does any good.  Maybe it will give peace of mind to others.  Either way, going to the movies is still one of my favorite things to do and hope you will enjoy as well. Now go watch the movie!

 

 

 

Long Time No Blog….Supercon!

Hello fellow followers…all 7 of you 😉

Anyways, I have been neglecting my blogger duties lately.  Been out and about and just plain watching and reading a lot of nonsense online.

One of the few things I have been up to in the real world is attending Supercon!  I got to see lots of awesome cosplay by some of the attendees, went to some panels, and of course spent money at the vendors.

If you ever get a chance to attend Supercon next year, I would highly recommend you do!  Take advantage of the panels that include discussions with comic artists and other topics.  I also wanted to mention the “Pineapple-Shaped Lamps Sketch Comedy Show”.  It was a pretty funny group of actors that performed a few comedy skits related to everything nerdy.  The hour long show was pretty entertaining.  Hope they come back next year with new stuff.

Check out some pics from the con.  Of course my phone was about to die, so I only was able to take a few pics.  Enjoy!

 

Posters being sold by a vendor at the con.  Hey look it’s Game of Thrones 🙂
This has to be one of the best cosplay outfits I have seen.
This Hulk comic and a few others were being sold for about $3-$4,000!
Awesome Storm cosplay!
Another hot X-men character, Mystique.
Just some of the awesome craftwork by some of the vendors, a Sailormoon handmade card.
For you Brony’s out there…