If I had checked my e-mail sooner, I would have find out that Catwoman was being played by Anne Hathaway in the third Batman move by Christopher Nolan. I wouldn’t have gone screaming to my roommate and her boyfriend that “Anne Hathaway is playing” and that’s all I got out since they finished with “Catwoman in the new Batman movie.” We were laughing for quite a bit after that. I’m really excited to see Hathaway as Catwoman and in general, I’m just happy to see Catwoman. She is my second favorite villain in Batman; the first will always be The Joker. He is so insane that he is wonderful. I’m wondering about Bane and what role he has to play. In any event, the Batman is fantastic and this movie, The Dark Knight Rising, will be fantastic as well. It also great that Christopher Nolan is going to direct the third movie. In the past, Batman’s director have only directed two before moving on. Tim Burton did Batman and Batman Returns; Joel Schumacher did Batman Forever and Batman and Robin I’m glad to see he stuck around for a third movie.
Without a doubt, I’m a Batman fan. I find him to be the most realistic superhero there is. The element of realism in Batman is the drawing factor for his fans. He is an average person accomplishes great feat without being from another planet but more importantly, doesn’t have any super powers. There lies the difference between all the superheroes we love as a society. No one can ever hope to become Superman, Spider-Man, or Wonder Woman. It’s too unrealistic but that’s what draws people to them. People can escape reality by reading about superheroes doing deeds no one else but the superheroes can do. All that is great but I have found pleasure in dealing with reality by focusing on reality. If the reality doesn’t match the perspective, then change the reality to match it. It’s why I’m a fan of Batman. Bruce Wayne hated seeing Gotham City being corrupt so he decided to change it to match an upstanding Gotham City (in his perspective). Batman matches reality but not many of his villains. Mr. Freeze and Poison Ivy, I doubt they will exist in this world. The Riddler and The Joker, perhaps. Forget the billionaire and the gadgets of Batman, what remains is a man who train his body to work for him. I can’t recall when Superman trains. It’s something we can all achieve if we would like to, whether it be performing acrobatic feats or perfecting martial arts skills. What Batman represents is attainable to the average person. People can become a Bruce Wayne as well, by gaining financial status or an a smaller scale, own a company with great success. Batman is within grasp and is so tempting to become him, hell, some succeed.
Code Geass is one of the best anime ever created. It’s so intense and the complexity is amazingly mind-numbing. If Death Note is a series you like, then Code Geass is for you. I’m reminded of Light whenever I see Lelouch and his plans to create a better for Nunally. Both have the aid of a supernatural being; Ryuk in Death Note and C.C. in Code Geass. Ryuk has an obsession with apples and C.C. is pizza. In both series, the antagonist knows who the other is but without solid proof, neither moves forward. L and Suzaku. Unfortunately, only Lelouch manages to complete his ultimate goal while Light doesn’t. It’s not the point I’m trying to make. As much as I love Code Geass and Death Note, I love Batman. (As the new posts will show). Batman is so outstanding to me and to me, the ultimate superhero because he doesn’t rely on powers but rather on basic human skills refine to a point of no return. Searching for AMV on Youtube, I stumbled (like I do for everything) upon The Dark Knight trailer voice-over Code Geass and it fits perfectly. Lelouch as The Joker and Suzaku as Batman. It’s perfectly done. Give props to Arczi as he is the editor.