“Why is Batman’s car so cool?” my daughter asked me as we watched The Dark Knight yesterday for Father’s Day.
I tried giving The Hobbit part 3 a try. Holy shit it is SOOOOOOOOO bad. I turned it off at the title sequence. That’s like 5 minutes into the movie. I’m going to have a blog post dedicated to ripping on the movie.
All those times I said Peter Jackson is a great director? I take that back.
Back to Batman. I put in The Dark Knight after stopping that God awful movie, because The Dark Knight is the pinnacle of cinema. It is the best movie ever made. It is fitting that the best movie ever made has the greatest hero and villain of the comic book world.
Look at that. Heath Ledger was so great at bringing Joker to life, that he changed the Batman movieverse. It will be another couple decades before anyone will be able to look at a new person playing Joker and give it a serious consideration. Jared Leto in Suicide Squad is going to fall completely flat. He will not be nearly as cool as Heath Ledger or any of Batman’s toys. Which brings me back to “why is Batman’s car so cool?”
My answer was simple, “Batman is awesome. Everything he does is awesome. Everything he has is awesome. Even his garden hose is awesome, it shoots batarang water pellets at the grass.”
Now gaze upon the awesomeness.