Hey 3.5 readers.
It’s here. It’s finally here. The fight we’ve all been waiting for. The Dark Knight vs. The Man of Steel.
Who will win? No really, who do you think will win?
(As you can see, there is a “bookshelf battle” in the header of this fine blog in honor of this film. Batman can take a punch like a champ.)
You have to root for Batman, right? He’s the undercard in this bout. Superman is an immortal quasi-God figure whereas Batman is a guy with good training and a lot of money. (An endless supply of money being the closest thing to a super power in reality).
I can’t wait to see it this weekend. It will mark the beginning of DC’s attempt to recreate Marvel’s success with its Avengers movies.
Here’s a thought. This is a big, summer blockbuster style movie and here it is, out so early…in March.
What does that mean for the future of movies?
Here’s what I think as a movie nerd. Movie theaters are facing increasing competition from the Internet. With the economy being down and ticket/popcorn prices high, a lot of people just decide to stay home and watch Netflix.
I can see that movie theaters are constantly coming up with new ways to get butts in seats. 3-D is one. I’m seeing more theaters build stadium seating and put in extra comfy reclining chairs. Beer and alcohol (watch Batman drunk!) and so on.
These big movies coming out earlier and earlier is just another way for movie theaters to stay competitive. After all, if you love Batman and Superman, you’ll make the trip to see them on the big screen, right?
So this seems like a good thing. Big movies earlier in the year because there just isn’t enough time to fit them all in during the summer.
Have you ever gone to the movies in January and wondered, “Holy Shit. January movies are godawful. This must be the time of year they release all the films that got the green light because someone had incriminating photos of a movie producer in a compromising position.”
I always wonder that. Further, I always wonder, why can’t every movie be awesome? Of course, I realize awesome is in the eye of the beholder. What I find awesome and another finds awesome are two different things. There’s enough room in the entertainment world for everyone.
Long story short, I think it will mean that eventually…bad ass movies will be shown in January.
Batman or Superman – who do you pick? Leave your pick in the comments.
SPOILERS – Batman is Bruce Wayne and he became a vigilante to cope with seeing his parents gunned down outside a theater as a child. Also, Superman is really Clark Kent of the Metropolis Daily Planet. His space pod crashed on a farm when he was a kid and a nice farm couple took him in and raised him.
That was a joke.