Posts Tagged ‘Dark’

Dark Knight Fanboys vs. Godfather Fanboys

July 29, 2008 3 comments

I went on to IMDB, the International Movie Database a week ago and I read a new thread from someone claiming that fans of the Godfather were trying to bury The Dark Knight and keep it’s rating low so it would not become the new number one movie on IMDB. I read the replies and everyone unanimously replied that they did not care about this fact and that they will rate the Godfather and The Dark Knight whatever rating they want to. No one replied saying that they will rate the Godfather a 1 to lower it’s score to help get The Dark Knight to number 1. This whole debacle stemmed from the fact that The Dark Knight got to number 1 with only 50 000 votes even BEFORE it was released. Many countered though with arguments stating that The Godfather and The Shawshank Redemption both have more than twice the amount of votes than The Dark Knight and things will change after the movie has been released.

Things have certainly changed! So a week later, I check up on things and now The Dark Knight has surpassed The Godfather to be number 1 on IMDB’s list with about 150 000 votes. It seems as though Dark Knight fanboys have taken the Godfather threat very seriously and now the Godfather is number 3 on IMDB’s list. It is evident that the Dark Knight fanboys have done this as the Shawshank Redemption is still number 2. If it were not due to the fanboys, then The Godfather would be number 2, not 3.

Now there is a war between the Dark Knight and the Godfather to be number 1, and things will not be too pretty. They for sure will get ugly. I haven’t read the IMDB message boards as of yet but I am pretty sure that the Godfather fanboys are pissed and the Dark Knight fanboys are rejoicing. I can see it now!

IMDB will probably do nothing about it as interfering will no doubt cause a major backlash from both sides. Even if they do reset the votes, the same thing will happen again. There is no point trying to solve this debacle. The best thing to do is nothing at this point in time.


Heath Ledger: Oscar for the Joker?

June 30, 2008 Leave a comment

We all can’t wait for the Dark Knight to come out. See Christian Bale in the Batman suit kicking ass all over Gotham City and I can’t wait to see the how the late Heath Ledger plays the Joker. After watching the previews, the trailers, and the pictures it really shows how well Ledger played the Joker in the upcoming Batman movie. I can not say that I am a fan of Batman as I do not know the Joker’s personality and how he should be portrayed as in what the comic books show. All I’ve seen is the Joker in the cartoon television series all giddy and playful with a menacing voice. I expected the Joker to be like that, but when I heard Ledger speak as the Joker, wow it just blew my mind away. He was so great at it, he made it so realistic, and he made it even more evil which is much better. He actually did take the time and dedication to get the Joker spot on just like how Nicholson did when he played the Joker in the first Batman movie.

There are early reviews from critics and journalists who have already seen advanced screenings of the movie and they say that Ledger did an amazing job. One of the best performances of a movie villain ever. Now there is an Oscar campaign for Ledger and his performance. A lot of people are saying that his performance is Oscar worthy. It will be a great ending for one who died a tragic death. If he does win, wow that would be awesome and he would be the second person to win an Oscar posthumously.

You know I never knew what posthumously meant when I read about receiving the Medal of Honor in the military…but NOW I know.

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