The CinemaSins YouTube channel came to my attention three weeks ago when they posted a hilarious take down of The Amazing Spiderman. The general idea is a witty, rapid-fire narration pointing out all the inconsistencies, lazy plot devices and general crappiness of a given movie. At the end each flick is invariably sentenced to eternal filmic damnation for its crimes. Fun, right?
The video above is their most recent effort, titled “Everything Wrong With Prometheus In 4 Minutes Or Less”. I’m surprised it only takes four minutes because that movie was an atrocious piece of shit, at once offensive to Alien enthusiasts and incomprehensible to neophytes. Truth be told, the Prometheus vid is the weakest offering the group has put out so far (Seriously, no one realized the two finger salute is the UK equivalent of the middle finger?) but it has its moments. If you enjoy this one, I definitely recommend checking out the videos for Spider Man, The Dark Knight Rises and (my personal fave) The Avengers. Who knew 2012’s best genre movies were so full of holes?
(Answer: everyone who watched them.)
So you’ve seen The Dark Knight Rises and the one thing you can’t stop thinking about is Bane’s penchant for truly bad-ass coats. Well no sweat, as GQ finds out what the deal is with his shearling jacket of ultimate evil.
“This man died due to his weak-ass coat game!”
I knew they changed Bane’s voice. Look, anytime there’s a movie I’m really anticipating, I try to go into a complete blackout about the film. No extended trailers, no sneak peeks, no early reviews, nothing. I want as much of the movie untainted and as new as possible when I see it in the theaters. That being said, The Dark Knight Rises was particularly difficult to avoid; the first trailer for it that I saw was during a commercial break for the 2012 Super Bowl. I managed to avoid everything up until previews started rolling in the theater for The Avengers. Not too bad for ignoring one of the two biggest film events for comic book people this year.
During the Super Bowl commercial, Bane’s voice was unintelligible. I’d heard rumblings that it was bad, but I never thought it would be that bad. You couldn’t understand him! What the hell? Look, I get if you’re wearing a mask your voice will be muffled but you would think that, as a main character of the closing third of a massive & beloved trilogy, you would kind of need to understand his dialogue. Apparently enough people freaked out that they did re-dub the dialogue. So now you can understand him…and his weird ass lilt. Odd choices, Mrs. Hardy & Nolan, odd choices.
Bane’s mask leaves some interesting tan lines.
But not here! I don’t want to be responsible for any spoilage. Head on down to the comments and let’s hash this all out. I’ll start with the declarative statement that this was not the best of the Nolan trilogy.