Ok, I'm gonna take a big chance on ticking off a lot of folks but I can't let this go. As a HUGE Batman fan and collector of Batman comics since the 1960's, I feel that I am somewhat of an authority on the character and the characters surrounding Batman.
Rush Limbaugh is saying he believes the new Batman film intentionally named the bad guy Bane as a way of hurting Mitt Romney.
"Do you think it's accidental that the name of the really vicious fire-breathing, four-eyed whatever-it-is villain in this movie is named Bane?
"The audience is going to be huge . . . and it's a lot of brain dead people, entertainment, the pop culture crowd, and they're going to hear Bane in the movie and they're going to associate [Romney's] Bain.
"And the thought is that when they're going to start paying attention to the campaign later in the year and Obama and the Democrats keep talking about Bain . . . that these people will start thinking back to the Batman movie."
BRIEF HISTORY OF BANE AND THE KNIGHTFALL STORY
Now I am a HUGE fan of Rush Limbaugh, but, he really should admit he doesn't know what he's talking about and move on, instead he's pounding liberals for basically saying what I just wrote. It's kind of embarrassing.
Again, I am sorry if you are of the "Rush can do NO wrong" camp but this one is sort of silly. BANE has nothing to do with BAIN. Yes I know what he's saying basically is that soft brained folks will go for the "BAIN" sound of the character but in all reality, the Bane character in the movie is a part of a more nefarious plot and that is that he leads an "Occupy Wall Street" type movement. Not exactly a "capitalist" character. When I first saw some of the screenplay and then later the trailers, I was very upset with what I saw as director Christopher Nolan's embracing the "Occupy" movement. You will see that in the Bane character as well as his "rewrite" of the Catwoman character (Catwoman, in the comics, was always on the edge of "good" and "bad" and a love interest of Bruce Wayne/Batman for years, in this movie it is not evidently portrayed that way).
Well anyway, I say go see the movie and have a blast, it's going to be a HUGE hit and wrap up a great three part series, in fact even better, join me at Independence Cinema this Friday night from 4-6 broadcasting live and going to the 7pm showing!