Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Dark Knight Rises - The Re(al) - view

Bane: Theatricality and deception are powerful agents to the uninitiated... but we are initiated, aren't we Bruce? Members of the League of Shadows!
Bane: And you betrayed us!
Bruce Wayne: You were excommunicated... by a gang of psychopaths!
Bane: I AM the League of Shadows, and I'm here to fulfill Ra's al Ghul's destiny!
Bane: You fight like a younger man, with nothing held back. Admirable but mistaken.
[Batman uses an EMP device to cut the lights]
Bane: Oh, you think darkness is your ally. But you merely adopted the dark; I was born in it, moulded by it. I didn't see the light until I was already a man, by then it was nothing to me but BLINDING!
[grabs Batman from the shadows and continues to beat him]
Bane: The shadows betray you, because they belong to me!

Yes, it's nearly impossible to top The Dark Knight, but Christopher Nolan nearly did with his final installment of the Batman trilogy.

I have to admit that upon seeing the film, I was disgusted with it - yep, that was the feeling. Why? I was expecting an outright sequel to The Dark Knight, but what Chris Nolan (who directed, co-produced and co-wrote the film) did was to make The Dark Knight Rises much more in-tune with Batman Begins (which is the first movie of the trilogy), adding elements from how The Dark Knight ended, the whole Harvey Dent/Two Face debacle. For this, I thank him a lot!

Veronica Guerin (Random Image)

Veronica Guerin: It'll be worse for me, and it'll be worse for journalism or any journalist if they were to be intimidated, then that means they've won, and they're not going to win.

Opened: October 17, 2003 Runtime: 1 hr. 38 min. Genre: Drama, Crime Rated: R

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Tony Scott: A Tribute

I remembered after seeing Days of Thunder today; though I'm still in shock why he ended his life that way, I just hope that his family is being comforted.

The Hunger (1983)

Miriam Blaylock: You'll be back. When the hunger knows no reason! And then you'll need to feed, and you'll need me to show you how.