No doubt about it, ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ and ‘The Hobbit’ are on everyone’s “2012 top movies to see” list. Both are in the spotlight and there’s been a lot of press on which of the two films will be better. But when I put both films side by side, I found there was no room for comparison.
1. A Freakin’ Cool Dragon vs. A Grown Man Who Plays Dress-up
Yeah, I went there. What’s more intriguing to watch, Christian Bale’s narrow set eyes pondering over his decision to wear a skin-tight leather suit or a bad @$$ Smaug, swooping down to light up Laketown?
2. Eye Candy vs. Body Odor
Have you seen ‘The Hobbit’ cast list?? Thanks to the genius of Peter Jackson, we all now know that Dwarves can be smokin’ hot. And what of that Batman suit? Here’s to hoping it has a filtration system like Iron Man’s, cause…eww.
3. Peter Jackson vs. Christopher Nolan
Obviously, Jackson has cooler hair.
4. Trailer vs. Trailer
If Richard Armitage’s singing and Howard Shore’s soundtrack did not give you goosebumps during ‘The Hobbit’ trailer, I declare you inhuman. Just hearing the first note of “Over the Misty Mountains Cold” put my universe on hold and all my attention tunneled to my computer screen. (And that still happens even after watching the trailer over a million times.) Watching ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ trailer left me thinking I was watching the ‘Batman Begins’ trailer until little miss cat fetish showed up, and even then I began to have nightmares about the old Batman shows. Pow! Zap! Waam!
5. Middle-earth vs. Gotham
Now that I’ve got those reasons out, let me get serious for a moment. Yes, ‘The Hobbit’ does qualify as a prequel movie (even though, as a book, it is not) and yes, Christopher Nolan has more artistic license with ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ but let’s not be too hasty, boooorrraaarrrroooom. PJ’s version of ‘The Hobbit’ offers more bang for our Brandybuck. He had the good sense to split the story into two parts, filling us ‘The Lord of the Rings Motion Picture Trilogy’ fans into what happened during ‘The Hobbit’ and the time in between then and LOTR. And what about that “artistic license”? Noland may have more, however, Jackson’s got Tolkien. Name me one other author that goes into such detail and history as Tolkien did. I knew you couldn’t. Why’d you even try?? Jackson has a vast plethora of information from which he can pull from. Noland’s got a comic book.
I rest my case.
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*Disclaimer: Despite what I’ve just written, I will go see Dark Knight Rises. I love Batman and DC Comics!