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‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Biggest Flaw is Its Overbearing Goal to Be Complex/Dark

(This is a repost.)

I’ve just participated in a marathon of The Dark Knight Trilogy spanning a week long and today I finally finished The Dark Knight Rises. It was fun but it was nowhere near as entertaining as either The Dark Knight (which is one of my favorite movies of all time) or even Batman Begins. Why? How could the finale of an incredible superhero trilogy fall just a little flat compared to its predecessors? Today, after watching this film for the fourth time in my life, I think I finally have a definitive answer.

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The Dark Knight Rises is a great superhero movie which is apparent with its 8.4 out of 10 star rating on IMDb but what it lacks that The Dark Knight has in such abundance is an easy-to-follow, simplistic storyline.

The Dark Knight follows the growing madness of The Joker and his schemes which takes Batman on quite an emotional journey. There are stunning plot twists and fantastic character developments that leave the viewer riveted.

The Dark Knight Rises tries to build on The Dark Knight’s perfect storyline with an equally complex one and ends up becoming a movie that’s too morbid for its britches. We get it. Christopher Nolan wanted to end the trilogy with a bang but it’s swallowed up in an overly long film that takes its complexity too seriously, leaving one bored and slightly disinterested. Continue reading ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Biggest Flaw is Its Overbearing Goal to Be Complex/Dark

Who’s Your Favorite Catwoman?

Catwoman, she’s one of the most iconic DC Comics characters of all time. She also happens to be one of my favorite comic book characters for her sleek catsuits and her incredible ability to kick serious butt. Several women have taken the mantle as the feline and very capable femme fatale and today, for this week’s Who’s Your Favorite? I thought she would be a perfect fit. Enjoy!

Julie Newmar

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The first major appearance for Catwoman was on the iconic 60s’ Batman series and the actress who brought her to life was Julie Newmar. I don’t know anything about this version of Catwoman but I couldn’t leave her off of the list considering that she holds so much importance to Catwoman’s time on the small screen.

Eartha Kitt

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Before you had Wesley Snipes making history as Blade or Chadwick Boseman as Black Panther you had Eartha Kitt as the first African-American actress to play Catwoman in the 60s’ Batman series. She wasn’t playing the role of Batman’s love interest in the series but she was still able to kick some serious butt and pave the way for other black actresses to play the character (Halle Berry and in the near future, Zoe Kravitz.) That’s pretty awesome.

Michelle Pfeiffer

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Michelle Pfeiffer is undoubtedly the most iconic version of the character. Transforming from a timid, glass-wearing secretary into a confident, dangerous and very alluring lady in a remarkably shiny catsuit with a whip, Pfeiffer is the best thing about Batman Returns.

Halle Berry

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Okay…this is my first time seeing this version of Catwoman’s outfit and it’s definitely cool, especially, I’m sure, for guys, but unfortunately the only superhero film to ever be helmed by a black woman would be deemed one of the worst superhero movies of all time.

Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway would be the next actress to squeeze into a tight black suit and catch Batman’s fancy as the fascinating Seline Kyle. Now, unlike the other Catwomen who were called Catwoman in their respective roles Nolan referred to her only as Selina, changing her storyline just a bit. Undoubtedly, she’s one of the best things about the film.

Camren Bicondova

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And last but not least, there is Camren’s portrayal of the iconic character but what makes her so different is she is the only version that is shown as a teenager who grows up over a course of seasons on the show. That’s pretty cool.

And then, we’ll have Zoe Kravitz next. I can’t wait to see how she looks as this character. *squeal*

So, of these six versions of the iconic Catwoman, which is your favorite? For me, undoubtedly my favorite, despite Michelle’s clear iconism, my favorite Selina is Anne Hathaway. I think she’s truthfully beautiful, I love her dagger heels, and plus, she’s part of Nolan’s films and I love his concept of these classic DC Comics characters.

I can’t wait to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a great day.

Zoe Kravitz Will Play Catwoman in ‘The Batman’

In case you forgot (or didn’t know) Zoe Kravitz, known for her roles in films and television series like Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Big Little Lies, will join Matt Reeves’ take on the iconic superhero, Batman, in 2021’s The Batman as Catwoman. Yes, Catwoman.

Fantastic actresses like Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway have brought this character to life in dazzling ways. In fact, Catwoman is one of my favorite comic book characters because of their remarkable portrayals of this anti-hero.

I can’t wait to see how Zoe Kravitz takes this character into her own and creates her own iconic rendition of the feline jewel thief.

How do you feel about this news? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.

Fan Art Wednesday

It’s Fan Art Wednesday and you know what that means, I’m going to share at least two of my sister’s incredible pieces from the past week and boy am I excited. So, with no further delay, let’s do this!

A Portrait of Padme in Blue

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This portrait of Padme in what is undoubtedly my favorite outfit of hers is utterly beautiful. There’s something almost magical about this picture that features Padme Amidala that feels both original to the character yet retains that sense Natalie Portman brings to the character.

I’m in love with this portrait. Continue reading Fan Art Wednesday

Zoe Kravitz Will Play Catwoman in ‘The Batman’

Zoe Kravitz, known for her roles in films and television series like Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald and Big Little Lies, will join Matt Reeves’ take on the iconic superhero, Batman, in 2021’s The Batman as Catwoman. Yes, Catwoman.

Fantastic actresses like Michelle Pfeiffer and Anne Hathaway have brought this character to life in dazzling ways. In fact, Catwoman is one of my favorite comic book characters because of their remarkable portrayals of this anti-hero.

I can’t wait to see how Zoe Kravitz takes this character into her own and creates her own iconic rendition of the feline jewel thief.

How do you feel about this news? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a spectacular day.

‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Biggest Flaw is Its Overbearing Goal to Be Complex/Dark

I’ve just participated in a marathon of The Dark Knight Trilogy spanning a week long and today I finally finished The Dark Knight Rises. It was fun but it was nowhere near as entertaining as either The Dark Knight (which is one of my favorite movies of all time) or even Batman Begins. Why? How could the finale of an incredible superhero trilogy fall just a little flat compared to its predecessors? Today, after watching this film for the fourth time in my life, I think I finally have a definitive answer.

batmancoolpic.jpg

The Dark Knight Rises is a great superhero movie which is apparent with its 8.4 out of 10 star rating on IMDb but what it lacks that The Dark Knight has in such abundance is an easy-to-follow, simplistic storyline.

The Dark Knight follows the growing madness of The Joker and his schemes which takes Batman on quite an emotional journey. There are stunning plot twists and fantastic character developments that leave the viewer riveted.

The Dark Knight Rises tries to build on The Dark Knight’s perfect storyline with an equally complex one and ends up becoming a movie that’s too morbid for its britches. We get it. Christopher Nolan wanted to end the trilogy with a bang but it’s swallowed up in an overly long film that takes its complexity too seriously, leaving one bored and slightly disinterested. Continue reading ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ Biggest Flaw is Its Overbearing Goal to Be Complex/Dark