Do you know the name of the villain in this movie? Bane. The villain in The Dark Knight Rises is named Bane, B-a-n-e. What is the name of the venture capital firm that Romney ran and around which there's now this make-believe controversy? Bain. The movie has been in the works for a long time. The release date's been known, summer 2012 for a long time. Do you think that it is accidental that the name of the really vicious fire breathing four eyed whatever it is villain in this movie is named Bane?
So, anyway, this evil villain in the new Batman movie is named Bane. And there's now a discussion out there as to whether or not this is purposeful and whether or not it will influence voters. It's gonna have a lot of people. This movie, the audience is gonna be huge. A lot of people are gonna see the movie, and it's a lot of brain-dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd, and they're gonna hear Bane in the movie and they're gonna associate Bain.
The thought is that when they start paying attention to the campaign later in the year, and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain, Romney and Bain, that these people will think back to the Batman movie, "Oh, yeah, I know who that is." (laughing) There are some people who think it'll work. Others think you're really underestimating the American people to think that will work.The countdown to The Dark Knight Rises continues. I have a fun interview with someone who was in the film that I will post tomorrow. For now, here is where we stand.
The early reviews are overwhelmingly positive for Nolan's concluding chapter in the Dark Knight Trilogy. Those brave critics who suggested that DKR is a letdown have been forced to circle the wagons as the hordes of geekdom have descended upon them with pitchforks and lightsabers in hand to render crude and merciless online violence. Others are already meditating upon the inherently "political" aspects of Nolan's Batman films, and how art is somehow imitating life. Here, DKR's story is apparently a signal of the mass public's OWS fatigue. Charles Dixon, creator of the Bane character during the 1990s, has already pronounced any connection between the latter and Mitt Romney as silly, spurious, ass backwards, crap.
[But we are all postmoderns here, so who the hell cares what a writer has to say about his own character!]
Not to be left out of The Dark Knight Rises fever, Rush Limbaugh issued his obligatory mouth-vomiting about the liberal Hollywood elite's conspiracy against Mitt Romney. Apparently, the tentacles of this plot run so deep as to have involved the creation of a time machine (or retroactive manipulation of Charles Dixon several decades ago) so that the Bane character could be named as such in order to subconsciously link Mitt Romney's robber baron Bain Capital firm with the iconic villain in the year 2012.
I don't pity Rush Limbaugh. He has too much money and power for me to extend such empathy. Nevertheless, I do not envy him his daily task. Each weekday, Limbaugh and his fellow Right-wing shock jocks have to find something to become outraged about, some new plot to discover, and some new hate to cultivate for their audience. Right-wing talk radio is political meth for its users. Limbaugh and the other Right-wing hate machine bloviators broke the number one rule of the drug game: they got high on their own supply. It is making them crazy...all the way to the bank.
As a ghetto nerd comic book fan, I just want to see Bane break the Bat's back. I also want to see if this means that Christian Bale is sidelined for the remained of the film and audiences are introduced to Nightwing aka Dick Grayson for the climactic battle with Bane and his minions.
For those of you planning to see the movie, what plot points are "must haves?"