Hey, I love Batman. He’s my favorite mainstream crime-fighting character. He kicks all the asses. But I know damn well that The Dark Knight Rises is going to be such a downer.
It could, quite possibly, be the greatest comic-book-movie ever. But it will definitely be a downer. No question of that. And that’s coming off of The Amazing Spider-Man, which even had little kids going, “Okay, we really didn’t need this movie to happen. Sony did.”
After the huge Avengers-fueled May and June that I got this year, I can’t help but feel that July is coming off as a bit morose. July is that kid who used to be your friend, and then in seventh grade she started dressing Goth and fake-cutting herself to get attention.
And that’s not what July is supposed to do, movie studios! That’s what January is for!