Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just a list I made for a project

Things I Hated About The Dark Knight

1. This is not Batman. The REAL Batman is about stopping crime, defeating the bad guys, saving people. This Batman doesn't even want this job; he just wants the city he loves to not be shit anymore because he has a vendetta, not with crime but with the mob. And he just keeps bitching about how Rachel isn't with him, his he needs her and all this bullshit that the real Batman never gave a shit about. He's like a cop that doesn't live for the job when the original source material was defined by Batman living for the job. This isn't the second Batman movie, this is the second Bruce Wayne movie, and this Bruce Wayne sucks.

And this Batman, who is not a detective at all, can't get ahead of Joker for the ENTIRE MOVIE! Many films have something like this, where the good guy finally gets the bad guy in the end after at least an hour and a half of the bad guy eluding him and setting up traps for the good guy to fall into. This Batman, who is sopposed to be one of the smartest people alive, is unable to think outside what the Joker planned, and NEVER SUCCEEDS in his plans when the Joker is involved. Try and stop the Mayor from being shot- Gordon has to take a bullet. Try and protect Harvey Dent while being brought into custody- Gordon stops the Joker. Try and stop Dent and Rachel Dawes from being blown up? Dent gets his face bown to shit and Rachel's dead. Try and stop Joker from blowing up a hospital? The hospital's rubble because Batman just wanted no one to reveal his identity. Try and stop the Joker from blowing up two boats- only succeeding because Joker gave the power to the two boats of people and they JUST COULDN'T blow each other up. Try and save Gordon's family from being shot by Dent- gets shot and stupidly tackles Dent off a building instead of, I donno, throwing a Batarang at his hand? And Dent dies. And Batman, not wanting the Joker to win, has to pretend that he's a villain so Joker, who knows that he won, doesn't get the satisfaction of fucking the city up perminently- but wait, if the entire city hates Batman now, no one wins because their one hero was killed by a vigilante who is now the new bad guy. Mobsters will now continue their businesses without anyone having taken them down, crime will go up and the city will fall into darkness. Fun ending, yeah?

2. The action scenes are VERY SLOPPY! Batman just beats people down while the camera zooms in really close so we can't even see the matrial arts training Christian Bale went through to be able to do these moves, which isn't even appealing to the eye. And all Joker does murder people and blow shit up, I mean he doesn't do anything that feels new after the first hour. Oh wait, but the people had detonators, as if they were going to use them! All I wanted was one scene where Batman just beats up a few mobsters with the camera panned out so we can watch him do what he does best.

3. A movie trying to be realistic is lame.

Here's a plot synopsis without the names: a vigilante dressed in a combat suit with symbols and designs that resemble a bat tries to take out the mob in his city by building a case against them with the help of a leutenant of the police force and a District Attorney, but a psycho in a purple suit with clown facepaint on tries to kill the vigilante, then tries to make the city descend into chaos.

Is this realistic? No? Then why should we try to be? And why is it too unrealistic for a vigilante to beat criminals up using flips and kicks? Can a motorcycle like Batman's 'batpod' really go that fast with tires that big? No. Could Dent still talk perfectly fine with his mouth all half-fucked up, including a lack of left cheek and some of his lips? No. Can cell phones use sonar-like technology to spy on the city? No. Then why is this movie trying to take itself so serously, as if it's in the real world? And if Batman's willing to let Ra's As Gual die in Batman Begins, why can't he just let Joker die? Because their conversation lets Batman find out about Dent, nothing more.

4. The morality of the film is fucking bonkers.

Batman can't decide whether or not to just go for Rachel, someone who is already with another man? And he is able to spy on the entire city with sonar, beat the shit out of Joker in the interrigation room, even toss a mobster off of a building, but just can't kill Joker. Oh, but killing Dent is fine. Speaking of killing: where's his remorse for not saving Ra's Al Gual in the first film? And Harvey Dent, the only real-feeling guy in the entire film, just flips out when Rachel dies and is capable of murder now? The fuck?! And he's not willing to kill Joker either? BECAUSE HIS COIN SAYS NO?! Alfred, he's the only guy in the film who has a straight moral compass, and he's barely ever around. But he then does a horrible thing that would have let Bruce get over Rachel by burning the letter that says she's gonna marry Dent? And the only people who only do heroic things, like Gordon or the people in the boats, are side characters. And the only thing Batman does that's truely heroic, is tell Gordon to act like Batman killed Dent and all the people Dent killed. You don't need to act like you killed Dent because you just did! And does Batman not remember when Rachel Dawes said in the first film that "Justice is about harmony. Revenge is about making yourself feel better." All Batman does is try to make himself feel better in this film, and he ends up looking like the bad guy and failing to do what he wanted!

Now you know a SHIT TON of flaws in the film and why, after the first viewing, you can watch it again and see how horrible a mess it truely is. It's like watching a hot porno scene and finding out after than the chick used to have a dick, then trying to watch it again. It can't be done.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Shit Lately

So Monday (still today-ish but not really) was suck. Here's why:

First I got to my Political Science class and was FUCKING READY for my goddamn presentation, which is all about getting an article and relating it to the class. So I found an article about gun laws and how they need to be changed. Then I threw down an awesome timeline showing that the 2nd amendment, which is really written as a law for militias keeping their guns, was put into effect over 40 years before the first gun with more than one bullet per round, the Colt Revolver, was invented. And then I drop other dates and guns. 1862- Gatling Gun. 1954- Uzi. Shit was well-thought out and everything. I even threw in a Bill Maher video about the Tucson shooting compared to the 2nd amendment and it got everyone laughing.


So that's bad enough, but I also learned that I needed to turn in Quiz 4 for my class, which I didn't do, and it only counts as a partial grade because it's late.

Also, I had a long-ass quiz in Philosophy, all about the half of The Republic that we read (up until the cave metaphor). Six paragraph-log questions and an essay, all done in less that two hours. And I barely made it.

BUT some silver lining showed up in two forms:
1. A sign for graphic design classes, shaped like a Space Invader, made me want to make some retro pixel art in Minecraft, which I did make.
2. I decided that, for my big vampire story, the main female character would be around for longer because she isn't Samantha West, she's Samantha Daly. The family tree leads back to the fictional Daly family, one of the founding groups in Portland that made it more than a pit stop along the road. Her ancestor, Scarlet, was named by parents that made a deal with a demon to let her body be taken over by another demon named Sekhmet, also known as the Scarlet Lady; for the name to be a shitty anagram, her name is Scarlet Daly. Samantha's life is put at risk when she is attacked by members of the Scarlet Children, who wish to learn how to bring the Scarlet Lady back.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Minecraft Shit

So the WoW Valentines Day event started, and maybe I'll finally get that fucking rocket mount.

I found a Minecraft server that's actually not a bunch of bullshit. It's got an interesting shop system along with the regular game, but there's monsters as well so I have to be careful in caverns.

School tomorrow.


Friday, February 4, 2011

Back on WoW

I just got my account up and running again. Anyone wanting to play in Shandris server should add phillipringer2010@gmail.com to their friends list.

Also, I', working on some more shit on Burden. Updates soon.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Some Odd Shit

First, another long, long dream I had:
First it seemed normal, but then I found that everyone around me was living in a building with me, and we were all able to talk about our most personal shit like it was nothing. The first hint was when an old friend of mine flashed her junk at the rest of us and started up a conversation about plastic surgery. Eventually we all migrated to a sort of high school where we all had projects to work on, and I was bounced from team to team and eventually had to make a car with a machine gun on it. The gun accidentally went off and I almost died jumping in the way for someone else from my team. Another odd thing (which lead to the second part of the dream) was that right after the accident, people went to the third floor of this school and jumped off, into a pool that was really far away from the building. The dream's setting changed after that into another group of people near a pool that was far down, and after jumping off twice I found that I was myself again (I don't know who I was in the school part of the dream, but it didn't feel like myself during conversation, only in action).

My mother and brother, Willie, were heading with me to Mexico for some reason, except when I saw the buildings around me it was more like Japan. For some reason, I knew that in this story I lived in Texas, but not why we were heading to Mexico/Japan. Instead of landing, we were tossed off the plane with parachutes but mine didn't come all the way undone and I almost died, but it got caught on a small building's roof and I was able to rip myself out of my harness with ease. I then knew that, in this dream, I was basically myself with all the powers Superman has. I chalk this up to the Smallville I've been watching, so it's not like this came outta nowhere. Anyway, I met up with Mom and Willie, but was told that we were just getting ready for a meal with Kendall, my oldest brother. I decided to leave, instead, and began running at super speed towards my home in Texas. On the way, I stopped some assholes from blocking the walkway in a store so they could chat up some uninterested girls. Eventually I began flying, but not before people started looking into who the fuck is running around Mexico/Japan with super speed. The news said they were sure it was someone from the USA with powers, but never caught me. I left the dream and woke up while returning to Mexico/Japan, destroying buildings for no reason other than the fact that I could.

In other non-dream news, I just watched the latest Onision video, and it was fucking weird. I wonder if he'll continue making shit like this or make another regular video next.