- Sophia's Favourite reminded me of his serious dislike of Christopher Nolan's Batman films last week. I'm not a Batman geek, although I've read more than my share of comics, many of which included Batman, over the years. Maybe if I were a true purist I'd share his views but I continue to hold that all three are very good films. My only complaints are minor and unrelated to his complaints (although to address one of those, I should note that I checked The Dark Knight and the Joker doesn't laugh the same way twice in that film). One is the casting of Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes in the second film. I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder, but she is not attractive at all to me, and it just makes it unbelievable to me having Harvey Dent and Bruce Wayne so madly in love with her.
- Speaking of Sophia's favourite, he has some good arguments against academic feminism in his latest post. Gives some good historical precedents on things I've harped on (like women engaging in combat with men and sex roles).
- Please no ... Having annihilated his legacy of the original Alien, I saw an article today suggesting that Ridley Scott is planning Blade Runner 2. Even worse, some interpret a little "Easter Egg" hidden in the Prometheus Blu-Ray to portent a tie-in between the two films (see here: http://screencrush.com/prometheus-blade-runner/?utm_source=zergnet.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=zergnet_32813). Please let the Mayan calendar be right ...
This post was written on my iPad which is not as easy as it looks, so I apologise for any typos.