Wednesday, July 23, 2008

nananananana, BATMAN!

So Matthew and I took his Guncle* to see Batman the other night for his birthday and it was really good! If you haven't seen it yet, and plan to, stop here because there's a spoiler (an obvious one, but still).

So the part I found most interesting about the whole movie is at the end, they catch the joker, but they never actually show Batman kill him. Now everyone who has seen daylight in the last year knows that Health Ledger, who plays the joker died a few months ago, and it just made me wonder if they didn't show him die out of respect for Heath and his family?? Because usually they ALWAYS show the good guy killing the bad guy at the end and I thought it was odd that they didn't. If that's the case, then I have a lot of respect for those producers for being sensitive and classy. Matthew thinks I am reading WAY too much into it, but I like to think that my theory is right. :)

*Guncle is an affectionate term for one's gay uncle. It seems quite a few people have guncles and I have to give Alex credit for coming up with the brilliant term (she also has a guncle).


M.Anderson said...

You are definitely reading too much into the Joker scenario in one of the best movies ever. Please don't ruin this movie for me and just take it for what it is worth. A DAMN FINE MOVIE.

Secondly, sorry about your hand. Can I sign your cast?

guru 1 said...

New media research my ass. Get back to work!

harper said...

I think I know who "Guru 1" is.....hmmm.

Batman didn't kill Joker because the "right thing" is to have Joker arrested and stand trial. That speech Joker gives about how he & Batman are destined to be locked in a struggle together for all time alludes to future films, where the Joker still causes havoc on the city.