Danny Boyle: Some director I never heard of.
Amazing how award shows get fixated on a movie I never heard of. Don’t worry, America, I assure you, you weren’t the only person who never heard of this movie or anyone in it.
Anyway, congratulations for Heath Ledger and Mickey Rourke (two actors I actually blogged about) for walking away with People’s Choice and Golden Globe Awards (even though they are not prestigious awards). Too bad their movies (was Robert Downey, Jr. even nominated for Iron Man??) were unable to defeat Slumdog Millionaire, the Movie of the Year.
Slumdog has a 94/93% positive rating on Rotten Tomatoes, so I guess that’s what the award shows use now.
I think it would be pretty funny if the movie was actually a fake post on that site.
Seriously, I don’t know many people (read: zero) that actually came to me in real life and said, “Man, did you see Slumdog Millionaire?”
DID the Joker kill Heath Ledger?
As Batman asked in “Identity Crisis“:
Who has benefited from Heath Ledger’s death?
DC and Warner Bros., that’s who.
Did DC and Warner know that the role of the Joker would kill Heath Ledger, and would result in an unprecedented Hollywood and MEDIA hype?
Hrmph. Must contemplate further.
So…when everything was send and done…Batman (and The Joker- hehehehe) defeated all the other heroes.
It’s official, before it even opened, The Dark Knight defeated The Incredible Hulk. The sheer amount of buzz from the mainstream MEDIA and great reviews had assured victory a week before the movie was released. It’s ironic because Batman defeated The Hulk in an old inter-company crossover issue. Batman threw gas pellets on the floor, and when the Hulk went to hold his breath Batman gave a judo kick to the stomach. so the Hulk was forced to breath in the sleeping gas.
Of course, thanks to Heath Ledger’s death, the Joker is more popular than Batman right now. And everyone who reads comics knows that you can’t really beat the Joker.
Ultimately, the new Hulk movie was disappointing to critics and box office alike.
I’m going to win an OSCAR!
And I’m dead!
Or am I?
I WON! I did it…I beat SUPES.
I melted the iron man…
I gassed the green giant…
I blew a red-headed child’s head off…
No one can stop me!
Did The Joker kill Heath Ledger?
But no oneeeee can kill me! Not old Bats…not Marvel…not DC..no one!
I am an ICON. Super-Villain of the Year.
I may have been carried off on a stretcher…but I am still alive!
Like I told Alexander…NEVER underestimate me! You should have let me play.
Should have let me had a world to mold in my own image.
A HAPPY earth.
Now you’re dead.
And now a SPOILER-FREE word from MIKE, who saw an-ahem- advanced screening of The Joker…I mean, Batman: The Dark Knight:
Heath Ledger gives the blockbuster performance of the year! The Joker will 100% absolutely be nominated for an Oscar, and is the hands-down favorite to win it posthumously. The Joker has the perfect pitch, perfect tone, his Joker hits all the right notes. ‘The Dark Knight’ is THE best super-hero movie of all time (better than Iron Man, Superman, Nicholson’s Batman, Spider-Man 2, and X-Men) and Joker Ledger is THE BEST villain in a super hero movie of all time. Really. Did the Joker kill Heath Ledger? YES, he did- and the proof is in the movie! So GO SEE IT, and look for the hints!
I had to laugh this morning when I read the NY Daily News headline:
Jack Nicholson warned Heath Ledger on ‘Joker’ role
I did a spoof article yesterday about it just to mess with the comic book geeks that were writing comments. I even put in the article that it was an “ambiguous” statement from Nicholson. He could have been referring to drug use or being in Hollywood, or ANYTHING, for that matter. (Let’s face it- Jack Nicholson is always smashed, tipsy, or just plain stoned, so who knows if he even remembers what he meant.)
Heck, I am no journalist, so I had to laugh out loud when I saw an actual newspaper spin the same angle that the Daily Skew did.
The difference, of course, is that a daily newspaper with a circulation and Internet viewership in the millions ought to have more journalistic integrity.
Once again the DailySkew is the place to be read posts about current trends, and trying to predict the MEDIA’s ploys to capitalize on situations.
Compare the articles: