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The Dark Knight

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Ok, so it has been weeks and I still haven’t written about The Dark Knight. I saw it twice and I would go see it every week if I could afford it. I had been thinking for a while about the lack of the great villain in super hero movies. Hancock had to fight a former psychology professor with no super powers at all. Tony Stark’s big enemy actually has the name Obadiah Stane.  Seriously?  And to pull off that name, you choose Jeff Bridges?  Eh.  Stane is the same as Stark, but just like bigger.  Don’t get me started on Spiderman 3, where the bad guys decide to help the good guy and everyone just becomes friends at the end and sings.

The Joker is a real villain.  He lives to be the evil counterpart to Batman.  He is Batman, but vigilante for badness.  The Joker sums up why he is the best villain ever when he says to Batman, “You just couldn’t let me go could you? This is what happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object. You truly are incorruptible aren’t you? You won’t kill me out of some misplaced sense of self-righteousness, and I won’t kill you, because you’re just too much fun. I think you and I are destined to do this forever.”

(Image the Dark Knight is a friend of mine. originally uploaded by Andreaâ„¢ // AT Graphics!)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 94%

X-Men: The Last Stand

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xmen.jpgX-Men: The Last Stand really is a terrible movie. One might think that it is terrible because Bryan Singer directed Superman Returns instead of directing the third X-Men movie, but Superman Returns is also a terrible movie. One thing that they both have in common is the actor James Marsden. In X-Men, Marsden plays the laser-eyed Cyclops. In Superman Returns, he plays Lois Lane’s husband. In both, he is a cuckold. Jean Gray really wants Wolverine. Lois Lane really loves Superman.

In fact, if you look over his career, if Marsden is in a movie and there are two leading men… Marsden is going to be thrown over. In The Notebook, his wife-to-be loves Ryan Gosling. Well, he really hasn’t been in too many other movies as a lead, but still it is strange. Marsden is a handsome guy. He is hotter than Ryan Gosling. Why does he never really get the girl?

(Image from http://flickr.com/photos/coolmel/153957321/)

Rotten tomatoes rating: 57%