Monday, January 2, 2012

Comic Book Movies

Welcome back to the laziest blog poster ever.  I mean, no blog posts since October?  Let's just throw this out resolution is to update this blog at least once in 2012.  Now I can't fail.

So I have been on a comic book movie spree lately.  This is a comic blog, so it would make sense that a nerd like me would watch comic book movies.  Having said that, one thing that irritates me is the elitist culture by some comic fans.  It's a lot of absolutes...

"Nolan's Batman franchise is the measuring stick in which all comic films should be measured."
"Clooney's Batman was horrible!!!" 

Okay, I agree with that last one.

I am going to go out on a limb and say that the Nolan films are great, but other comic films out there are great, too, and nowhere near as dark or gravelly-voiced.  Take Captain America, for example.  How about Thor, Iron Man, or the Brandon Routh Superman until the plane saving scene was over with?  Oh yeah!  X-Men: First Class.  Awesome.  Even Wolverine's solo film is underrated, in my opinion.

See, I recently had a conversation with one of Nolan's cult members.  I do not lay blame or ill will towards Christopher Nolan, it isn't his fault that countless of basement-dwellers have chosen to latch onto him as a result of having nothing else to cling to.  I made the mistake of saying "Inception was just okay, for me."

A Nolan cultist loses their shit when something like this is said.  

"Dude, it was, like, a dream...(insert a hushed tone) within a dream."

I said, "Yeah, I get that, I just thought it was all a little squirrelly."  I was then given a look that implied that I did not have the mental capacity to "get" a mediocre film.

Star Trek and Star Wars fans have sometimes shared a rivalry I just fail to comprehend.  One thinks their chosen franchise is intensely superior to the other.  The fact here is, Star Trek IS superior, but that doesn't mean one can't enjoy Star Wars.  People should really lighten up and just enjoy things a little bit more, and perhaps redirect some of the insane fanboy rage into doing something positive, like volunteer in your community, or help mom vacuum the basement.  Every time I hear someone raging about anything at the comic shop, I want to spear tackle them into the Doctor Who display.

Enjoy life, and if there is something you do not enjoy, don't partake.  

Happy New Year!

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