Originally Posted by DarkMaster24
Fair points, Bifrost - But what I was talking about is the blatant hypocrisy of the anti-Twilight crowd. When females dress up as their favorite Twilight characters it's viewed as stupid, but when Dark Knight fans dress up as Batman it's ok. The Dark Knight fans are just as annoying as the Twilight crowd if not more. I've never understood why our society is so hypocritical when it comes to these things but it does reveal a prejudiced many people have towards women. Basically, it perplexes me that Twilight fan girls are marked as annoying fucks but then the Batman fan boys don't, despite all the stupid things they do.
I'll admit that The Dark Knight is a better film than Eclipse (it's the only Twilight movie I've seen, so I can't judge the rest) but the only aspect of the movie that makes it worthwhile is The Joker. Apart from Ledger's brilliant performance, Dark Knight is severely lacking in substance, and it's marketed as a Batman movie, but relies heavily on the Joker. I also think tht because the Twilight films are very loyal to the books that it prevents the movies from reaching a higher level of entertainment, but seeing as the target audience is to the fans, you can't really whine about that.
As for The Dark Knight's so called "greatness", it's awfully overrated. I'd expect more from the standing of Chris Nolan.
First, Whatever BOB wrote I agree with, that was a brilliant post.
I'm a girl. Actually a very girly girl, but I've loved Batman since before I can remember. I also love action, uneccessary violence and dressing up in batman gear. Did my sex suddenly change? I don't like you saying society is predjudice towards women, when the only one who is is you. You're the one saying women like certain things, you're the one saying Twilight fans are women. You said yourself Dark Knight is better than Twilight, therefore, you're saying men have better taste than women, because only men like Batman and only women like Twilight. I believe that you are the most hypocritical person to write in this thread yet. The previous posts here have been made by people who generally dislike the movie, you dislike it, call the fans girls and say even the book is bad (you said it's a bad movie because it's loyal to the book) AND still you're telling the rest of the people here that they are the ones doing something wrong. It just doesn't make sense.
And just so you know, it's nerdy dressing up as anyone. It doesn't matter if I dress like Bella or Batman, it will still be very uncool to most people.
As for Batman, I'm going to assume you're not a Batman fan, Batman isn't about batman much at all, the villains is what keeps it going. Without the villains, no need for a Batman, right? What do you think they should have done? Named the film Joker? For example, the (very very lovely) graphic novel "The Killing Joke" is still a Batman comic. The Joker is a part of the Batman
universe. That's really not a reason to dislike the movie. But you are free to dislike and trash the dark knight as much as you want, that is so very much not my problem, just like I'm sure Twilight fans don't give a crap about if someone trashes their movie or book. You should start an anti-dark knight thread and then we can post funny Batman related pictures.
Unlike you, I've seen all Twilight movies, and I don't dislike them, they are entertaining and I can see how they are appealing. However, I think they are pretty bad movies, and I think the best part about them is how fun you'll have afterwards coming up with jokes about it. I like the Twilight fans, I will laugh when theyre doing something weird (just as I laugh at trekkies even though I love star trek), but I don't disrespect them. You shouldn't do that either.