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1. Since when will logic or reasoning ever stop idiot fanbois from whining about how much they want The Dark Knight Returns made into a movie. If it ever happened, it would be in name alone – unless Warner Brothers decide to forget what happened the last time they listened to the whiners regarding a series of successful batman films.

2. Actually the Russia/Georgia conflict is not that complex. It is however, still too complex for conservative objective moralists to wrap their simplistic little black and white minds around. Even though Russia and the US were never officially enemies in any war, the conservatives still want to go after “them commie bastards” even though the conservative leaders they’ve been cheering on for the past 30 years have been using Marxist doctrine in their economic plans by giving large tax breaks to the rich and expecting the resources to “trickle-down” through an unregulated elite to the working class below.

3. Between someone actually making it and people actually buying it, I got nothing.

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Dark Knight sequel: I don’t know why it is that everyone has this huge hard on for trilogies all of a sudden, and why the general assumption seems to be that that’s the perfect length for a series. Sure it is for some series, but it isn’t madness to have more or less either.

Also, if anything has nixed the possibility of a The Dark Knight Returns movie, its definitely The Dark Knight itself. Now that the number 3 highest grossing movie of all time is something called The Dark Knight, good luck explaining to your average non-comics reader how The Dark Knight Returns isn’t a sequel to it (unless of course it is, but you pretty much covered all the bases on the problems with that…)

I Am Rich app: Judging by that article, I have trouble blaming the guy who made it too much. He sounds genuinely like a dude who was bored at work, and never actually expected people to buy it.

Now the people who bought it on the other hand…

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As above. The problem isn’t with the guy who wrote the app. That guy just saw a way to get him some of that Seinfeld Money.

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I Am Rich was a great troll. I think there’s an Engadget story with a screenshot of the angry rant of some motard who actually went and bought it.

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“The Dark Knight Returns” is the logical title for the third batman film if (ha ha) one gets made. But outside of the fanboy wet dreams its not going to be an adaptation of Frank Miller’s baby.

[i]I do feel it’s probably necessary to remind right-wing bloggers who are unable to see any amount of nuance in a situation like the one between Russia and Georgia that neither side is the hero or the villain, because it’s the real world and that shit is complex.[/i]

Sadly I’ve also had to explain this one to several leftie real life friends these past few days as well. The Right don’t have the monopoly on the goodies vs. baddies view of international relations.

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Sadly I’ve also had to explain this one to several leftie real life friends these past few days as well. The Right don’t have the monopoly on the goodies vs. baddies view of international relations.

Sadly, most TV news coverage fits into this category as well.

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I have to say, I actually find the “I Am Rich” app kinda funny. It takes the concept of making money off stupid people to just about the greatest possible extreme.

“Hey, guess what? I just spent $1000! So that I could prove to you that I spent $1000!”

If you can pull it off, good for you.

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Patrick C. said on August 12th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

I think a lot of my ethical reaction to the guy who wrote the “I Am Rich” application is going to rest on how he spends that money. Of course, you could make the argument that anybody who so cheekily and cannily gets people to fork over tens of thousands of dollars deserves his payday, but I’m not entirely sure I agree.

Personally, I really hope he donated it to Medicins Sans Frontieres or something.

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Lister Sage said on August 12th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

If fanboys want their Dark Knight Returns movie they should hit up Warner Bros. Animation department. They haven’t exactly produced the greatest material with New Frontier (from what I’ve read) or Gotham Knight (from what I saw). Not to mention the only way you could make a credible (to my mind) DKR movie is to get Micheal Ironside to play him. You know what I’m talking about.

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I think people are getting the “trilogy” idea from the collective wisdom (no idea if it’s true, but I’ve read it several places) that David Goyer’s original post “Begins” outline was based on a three movie structure. I seem to remember Nolan saying something about three films before his first one came out, but I could be misremembering.

And yeah, you’re absolutely right about Dark Knight Returns not working as a movie at this point.

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And by “post ‘Begins,'” I, of course, meant “pre-‘Begins.'” Oops.

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Regarding the “I Am Rich” guy’s obligation to donate all his gains due to the illness or otherwise of how they were gotten (especially Patrick C.’s comment above) :
How rich (or otherwise) was he beforehand?
And yes, it makes a difference.

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The “trilogy” thing is common for contractual reasons. Studios now try to lock in all the actors to a three picture deal, so if the movie’s a hit they’re committed to two sequels, if not their obligations can be worked off in other pictures.

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The other thing to remember about a DKR movie is that movie audiences aren’t conditioned to the idea of “out of continuity” stories. Doing a DKR movie pretty much shuts the franchise down for another decade or so until a new generation of movie-goers is ready to accept a reboot of the franchise, and that’s not something you’re going to do for a staggeringly successful movie series.

DKR might get done at the end of the current cycle of films, after a couple of these movies tank at the box office and they decide to go out with a bang, but as a sequel to ‘The Dark Knight’? Nope. We get a current-day movie, an A-list Batman villain (my money’s on Catwoman), and more incomprehensible gravelly voices. :)

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On the Dark Knight thing, yeah, Nolan has stated that he envisions a trilogy, and yeah, no way will the third one have anything to do with Dark Knight Returns.  Also, The Dark Knight Returns is actually a pretty awful comic book, all things considered.

And on the “I Am Rich” app?  Eight people bought it, and two of them reported it as an accidental purchase and had their money refunded.  After Apple’s cut, the guy gets $4200 for the other six sales, and that’s before he has to pay income tax on it.  In the end, he made enough off what amounts to a media prank (and the conceptual equivalent of a “first!” comment, in a way) to buy himself a new computer or take a vacation somewhere.  Talk about a tempest in a teapot.

Finally, could you possibly note a guest post at the top instead of the bottom?  It’s jarring to read all the way through a post and then find out that you’re not listening to who you thought you were.

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They could use the title Dark Knight Returns. It’s a pretty snappy title. They could probably pull the Knightfall angle for the ‘return’ part.

I’d like to see an adaptation of DKR in animation. I thought New Frontier was pretty good, along with Superman Doomsday. Some of Gotham Knight was a little mixed, but I guess that’s to be expected when you’ve got a bunch of different animators.

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I think the closest we’re gonna get to DKR in the next ten years is the fact that this movie was titled The Dark Knight – it’s a franchise killer, and while the actors could act older, there’s the possibility that Dent is..well you know if you saw it, and then Ledger being six feet under – those are key characters from the franchise. And of course the obvious problems you pointed out a swell.

As for the rich ap: The “accidental” purchases are as hard to believe as the “I bought it as a joke” is funny. 1000 dollar joke, and it’s on the dude who bought it. Apple never should have pulled it – forget that they made something like 1800 on the sales that weren’t refunded – it shouldn’t be their job to police what’s ok and what isn’t if it’s not some sort of malicious thing.

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Personally, I think Dark Knight Returns should either be made in the slavish-Miller adaptation style (as Rodriguez and Snyder brought us), or wait a few years down the road and be made in an entirely different superhero film style.

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