Thursday, January 1st, 2004
The New Year
“So this is the new year.
and I don’t feel any different.”
– Ben Gibbard, “The New Year”
It’d be kind of freaky if I woke up this morning and DID feel different. Like with superpowers or something. Hope everyone had a good New Year’s Eve.
Comic Book Resources has the following spy report from the world of Batman: Intimidation Game
“There’s two villains. There’s one love interest. There’s a young Commissioner Gordon. There’s a young Harvey Dent. The cast are Christian Bale [Batman], Michael Caine [Alfred], Judson Caspian [Viggo Mortensen], Cillian Murphy [Harvey Dent], Katie Holmes [Rachel Caspian], Chris Cooper [Gordon], Elle Fanning [Barbara], Noah Emmerich, as of 11/29/03.”
Judson Caspian was the foe from the classic Batman: Year Two storyline. Looks like Ra’s Al-Ghul is out, The Reaper is in?
Speaking of Viggo Mortensen, I finally saw Return Of The King last night, and yeah, good film. Exhausting film! As expected, this one deviated from the books the most, but I understand that was out of necessity. Still, I was a little disappointed in the epilogue – while wholly impractical, I would have liked to see some of the secondary characters’ stories, mainly Saruman, Eowyn and Faramir, given some proper closure. And now that all is said and done, I still believe the addition of Arwen to all proceedings was not only pointless, but awkward and the only running complaint I have about the series. Oh yeah, I’m also disappointed that it’s all over. But on the plus side, there’s still that 9-10 months anticipation for the extended DVD… because THAT is when I can finally see the whole series as it was meant to be.
Got my new ATI Radeon 9600 video card… all I can say is PHAT. And I never say ‘phat’. I have dusted off Metal Gear Solid 2: Substance and my first impression is that the controls SUCK. Damn these direct ports of console games. But anyway.
np – Centro-Matic / Love You Just The Same