Saturday, January 29, 2011

Put the blame where it's deserved

Now I'm not saying that Batman & Robin wasn't horrible, but at least it provided 2 hours of entertainment, in one way or another.  A guilty pleasure, if you will.  Thing is, Joel Schumacher seems to get all the blame for the failure.  After Batman Returns, Warner Bros. wanted to do more Bat films, Tim Burton didn't (he didn't even want to make a second).  Burton needed to be replaced, so the Bros. picked someone less likely to rebel, so they went for Schumacher, whose only other major credits were St. Elmo's Fire, an INXS video, and The Lost Boys (Fright Night's better).  In other words, he was chosen because he was fairly new to the game and could be pushed around.  The main thing he gets blamed or are the Bat Nipples.  He had nothing to do with costume design, that was the job of Ingrid Ferrin and Robert Turturice.  That's right, there were two people who thought it would be a good idea.  Of course, I find the writing to be the most blameworthy aspect, and what do you know, that wasn't Schumacher either, but Akiva Goldsman, who has escaped all blame.  This man decided to destroy the fine work of Batman: The Animated Series by reverting Mr. Freeze back into a nutter armed with a freeze ray and those awful, awful puns.  To leave you with a horrifying thought, Mr Goldsman is adapting the Dark Tower series.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

It's not the end of the world

In 2012, there will be two reboots/remakes/reimaginings, that seem to have the whole world in hysterics.  First up is Buffy The Vampire Slayer.  All comments on this seem to revolve around the usual "Hollywood is raping my childhood" variety, and comments about how much it will suck because Joss Whedon isn't involved.  Thing is, it's actually a remake of the movie that started it all.  This movie simply developed from Joss thinking about a stereotypical horror blonde kicking monster arse.  That's about all the movie was before he perfected the idea for the series.  If you didn't know there was a Buffy movie, there is kind of a reason, it isn't Joss's best work, especially seeing as everyone kind of mucked about with it.  Joss did a runner and pretends it never happened, so of course he's not going to be involved in another attempt.  So there is no replacing Sarah Michelle Gellar, but Kristy Swanson.  There is no replacing Giles, Xander, Willow or Angel, because they don't exist yet.  Now the other one is Spider-Man, which also mentions Hollywood's devious relationship with individuals, honestly can't people think of something else to say.  Anyway, Spider-Man, people also say we had one ten years ago, why are they starting over.  These people have clearly never read a comic before.  Retcons (Retroactive Continuity) and reboots happen in those every five to ten years.  Just as an example, there was a storyline known as the Clone Saga, it was supposed to be a short one, but it became popular.  Naturally, the story went further, two years further.  At the end, after things got ridiculous, they wiped the slate clean so that it never happened, and to this day the Clone Saga is mentioned in hushed tones.  Now after Spider-Man 3 they've got three choices; acknowledge the existence of the third film, pretend it never happened, or reboot.  They chose the lesser evil.  So quit you're whinging.  The more you whinge, the more we realise you're going to see it anyway.
See You Whenever.

Friday, January 21, 2011

I'm back

It's been a bit of a while between drinks, but I have returned. basically, the scheduled posts are getting to be a bit of a chore, so instead, I'll be chatting with you whenever I damn well feel like it.  Mind you, how do I even know you're out there.  You could just be a figment of my imagination.  Those two followers could just be Tyler Durdens.
With the announcement of the villains in The Dark Knight Rises, I'm curious as to which is which.  The first two films had a puppet villain (Scarecrow/Two-Face) and someone to pull the strings (Ra's al Ghul/Joker).  The fact that Anne Hathaway has only been announced as Selina Kyle would suggest their keeping Catwoman under wrap, making her the master to Bane's puppet.  Or perhaps, They'll go with the breaking of the Bat, with Catwoman in place of Azrael.  What with Selina Kyle being classed as a love interest, perhaps we can get some Mask of the Phantasm action (The real best Batman movie in the history of ever).  Let me know what you think you undigested beef, mustard blobs and cheese crumbs.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Let the happy dance commence

In case you didn't hear my time-space piercing squeals of joy, so powerful that caused my own conception, I have been accepted into university.  Pretty damn soon, I'll be starting a double degree in Journalism and Creative Writing, which'll keep me busy for the next four years.  But don't panic, I'll still popping in on my usual visits to push you closer to the edge of unsanity.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011


Somewhere within the 36 hours I shall discover whether or not I've made into university.  Hopefully it will be the top choice that is a success.
In other potentially great news, on the 5th of March, I'll be going to my first comic convention; The Armageddon Expo.  Sure it isn't Comic-Con (one day) but you've got to start somewhere.  What makes it better is Robert Rankin will also be there, which ensures a lift from Dad.
That's about all for now.  Expect a high pitched girlish scream of success on Friday Morning.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Life is exceedingly unfair

Have you ever found a song you find so freakin' sweet, that you just have to see if there are any other variations and see if they're just as awesome.  I've got three.  They are Go, Go Power Rangers, the Doctor Theme, and the Mortal Kombat theme.  The weird thing about that last one is, I'm not really a fan of the games.  I've seen both movies for a laugh, but I never got into the games, probably because I'm pretty crap at fighting games where they expect you to use combos.  It might also be the misspelling for the sake of misspelling.  but that theme tune is epic on toast.  The other day, when looking for the MK theme on YouTube, I came across a few violin versions which led me to sori1004jy, properly known as JiYoun Kim.  She is a brilliant violinist who really deserves to be released to the world, rather than sitting around on the internet.  Especially considering most "musicians" who get a big break after someone sees them on the internet.  I'm talking about that poncy little git with the record for most usage of the word baby in a song.  If you'd like to check out Miss Kim, you may want to look over here:

Friday, January 7, 2011


It took me four days, but I was able to clean my room before the deadline.  On the first day I came close to throttling Mum.  I'd just spent about three hours getting rid of ancient paperwork, the main source of mess, and asked her opinion of my progress.  All she could see was that my bookshelf had been moved six inches to the left.  That happened at least six months ago.  Unfortunately, I found out this morning that Dad would be the one checking, so I'd have to wait until he got home to see if it was most definitely clean, despite Mum's seal of approval.  When he did get home, he had lunch and has been caught in a nana nap for a while now.  But, like I said, I've got Mum's approval, so it doesn't matter.  See you on Monday, when I'll return to my usual posting schedule.

Monday, January 3, 2011

The Ben Ultimatum

Happy belated new year.  If you're wondering how I spent New Year's Eve, I was partying like I really like I couldn't care less.  I stayed up 'til quarter past midnight watching Veronica Mars.  I'm sure the holiday once held meaning, but now it's a special occasion in which you can stay up to an unbelievable hour, getting extremely pished.
My mum has discovered a new way to make me do things.  I've got until the middle of Friday to clean my room. to her standards.  If I meet this goal, I don't have to pay board.  If you're wondering why I haven't started yet, I'm working out how likely it is she'll make up a new standard at 11:59 am.  I wouldn't put it past her.  That, and there is a lot of paperwork that needs shredding, and we've only got a manual shredder, so I'm working up arm strength.
See you on Wednesday.