Last summer, I watched perhaps one the best films I’ve seen a long while in ‘Looper’, it reminding me of Michael Mann’s 1995 Masterpiece ‘Heat’.
Even, after six months the themes of ‘Looper’ still come to my attention just like that of ‘Heat’ did some seventeen years earlier, in that BOTH Motion Pictures attempt to explain the motivations of why people decide to become Professional Criminals.
Not for the needs of attention & power over others, just that the rewards are normally worth the risks. This being a theme that isn’t shown in Hollywood Cinema as it’s still the ‘Goodie vs. Baddie’ format with the Baddie losing at the end.
Yet, as we know life isn’t like this but it’s possible the reason that this simplistic format still exists is simply because it delivers fantasy; and isn’t this a major reason why people attend the Cinema? Another connection and the reason you are reading this article is a main theme within ‘Looper’. Set in 2044 (32 years in the future), it goes out to showcase that creativity has stalled across the Globe, therefore creating a major obsession in 20th Century Music & Fashion (1945 – 1999) within the Youth of that period.
It seems everything that could be created in terms of art at this point has young people looking towards the past instead of the future. It’s hinted in ‘Looper’ that Technology was the central factor in the end of creativity/imagination. Being creative & having some originality, I decided to look for a villain that is making the lowering of standards acceptable yet also making vast amounts of money doing so. Their are many contenders but really ONLY one whopper worthy of such an accolade…
Can anybody, even Lady Gaga fans or ‘Monsters’ as she calls them (Humans have intellect), inform me why she is worthy of such coveted attention? The Music seems secondary, with more focus placed on whatever item of clothing she is wearing. I’ve expressed more concerns on her Ladyship in a previous article, that’s an original read: All aboard the #BornBraveBus ?
Will the prophecy of ‘Looper’ occur? It’s possible when the UK’s & possibly the World’s Leading Music but Over-Hyped Festival – Glastonbury™ allows the following example of utter s**t to perform. Warning: If you find this performance impressive, congratulations you’re a proper Double Whopper with the Cheese…!!.
For all the corporate endorsement deals of the current Global Pop Music ‘Elite’, they don’t surprise or say anything interesting. It’s all about living in the V.I.P & maintaining that status, so the code of Wall St. has been transferred into Music. I’ll leave you with the below live performance all the way from 1976, whilst 37 years old contains more energy than Lady Gaga, a Woman who’s entire act is basically impersonating a Gay Male Drag Artist which is about replicating a Woman. If you re-read along with ponder on this point, you’ll realize it’s correct.
Unlike Lady Gaga this is entertaining as the Stage Set & Clothes whilst extravagant can’t complete with the music & THAT’S what it’s always been about…
‘The Dark Knight Rises‘: funded by those that control you.
Rating: Not as good as ‘The Dark Knight’ – 3 out of 5.
A magick trick can ONLY work if the participant is unaware of the techniques being used to manipulate them.
I declare that Christopher Nolan is a smart-arse ‘Magician’ whom uses Pop Culture to create works based on Inception meaning placing subliminal messages into the thought processes of a significant percentage of the Global Population via his Films. Do not continue if you are yet to see this!
Don’t believe the hype around the Film as it’s…
A very good Saturday night Movie attempting but failing to be a Cinematic Masterpiece.
These are a few points that I have with it & always please leave your views especially if you’ve seen the film.
1). It’s the MOST along with blatant Pro-Fossil fuel / Nuclear Power Promotional piece, you can imagine. It made me think if silent backers of Nolan’s Batman ‘Trilogy’ are actually major Corporations? ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ cost $250million to film then another $150million to promote Worldwide, that’s $400million worth of cheddar..!!
2). Only one true moment of exquisite brilliance exists within the film is a very sensual dance along with conversation between ‘Bruce Wayne’ & ‘Selina Kyle’…
3). Why are all Main Characters connected with ‘The League of Shadows‘ that’s actually based on the legendary Mystic-Warrior Class from Ancient Eurasia / modern day Iran – The Hashshashin entirely White?
I connected this with White European Culture obsession with Ethic Cultures yet
still wanting to maintain their Ethnicity? An example being everybody I know that loves those ‘Rocky’ films are always White.
Also, what’s the deal with this White obsession with Tan’s? If I obtained £1.00p for each time a White Person has compared their Summer Holiday Complexion to mine I’d be rich…
4). ‘Selina Kyle’ sums up the hypocrisy of the Western World in that she judges ‘Bruce Wanye’ for his ‘Sliver Spoon’ origins but then has a taste for the high-life herself as seen in the final of the film she seen in.
5). Nolan is ignorant in his view of the American Underclass as becoming ‘Animalistic’ if given the reins of power from those current Elites whom are supposed to improve standards for all of globally.
It must be noted that the United Nations, Commonwealth Secretary-General & various Multi-National Corporations had made it know privately to Mandela; the process would cause such psychological trauma to the population of South Africa it would lead to mass bloodshed. They where wrong as people are better than why they consider.
6). Warner Bros. Pictures & Nolan certainly didn’t have much time for the Occupy Movement that was occurring across America during the filming of ‘The Dark Knight Rises’. Technology, has made it possible for knowledge to spread & it’s possible we are learning things not covered by the Main-Stream thus being aware of how the Magick Trick has been played on us.
7). Guess who visited Occupy Wall Street, last year. Yet, what was his motivation?
8). Anne Hathaway that play’s ‘Selina Kyle’ admitted to admiring the work of Ayn Rand, that’s the same as British person admitting they admire Margaret Thatcher = not clever.
9). The American Industrial-Military Complex would simply Nuke, any City on Home Soil that had been taken hostage by an Eurasian Terrorist with Anarchist tendencies.
Stanley Kubrick, knew very well the homicidal tendencies of the American Political-Military-Corporate Elite Class view of ordinary people way back in 1964…
Giving the order to Nuke Gotham would lower the Public Budget & also increase Patriotism with a result being vast amount of the population signing up to join the US Military to destroy ‘The League of Shadows‘.
That happened directly in America after 9/11 with that many people signing up to join the American Military it took on average 14mths from them signing to their first induction day..!!
10). Nolan is seen as a visionary but he’s really just a decent filmaker; yet in 2012 that’s sadly seen as excellence.
11). Why is such a violent & psychologically intense Film only a 12A (UK) / PG13 (America), it includes ‘Bane’ snapping people’s necks..!!
12). I found the sarcasm along with belittling view of Men expressed by ‘Selina Kyle’ on par with that of a know-it-all Teenager. Also, for a Woman to have that power over Men she’d need to resemble Bianca Beauchamp rather than Anne ‘nice but not Sexual’ Hathaway.
13). Nolan also didn’t get the Badass nature of ‘Bruce Wayne / Batman’ character instead he made him appear as weak.
Whilst, in the source material the character DOES have moments of depression when pushed he reacts with focused violent intimidation.
Whilst, ‘Bruce Wayne / Batman’ doesn’t kill even when having the ability the film should have shown in this manner of cold strength. Those of you that have seen ‘The Dark Knight Rises’ will understand…
14). ‘Bane’ to me had a German accent, ‘Miranda Tate’ is French & ‘Dr. Leonid Pavel’ is Russian. Therefore, playing to long-held American fears going back to 1776, that these mentioned nations aren’t to be trusted as they wish to obtain their nation.
15). The Ending was terrible, leading to the numerous sequels that Hollyweird demands just like ‘Jabba The Hut’ requesting constant food.
Christopher Nolan is just like Danny Boyle in making highly expensive productions that seem to have a obvious meaning but really to the untrained have the possibility of a complete other meaning.
Yet, for all their endeavours Nolan & Boyle will never reach Kubrick’s level as they ‘work for the Man‘ rather than exposing his trickery.
At the time of making this review (Monday 30th July 2012) my Twitter – @DazAltTheory has been suspended with no explanation yet to be given why?