Monday, June 20, 2005

Katie Holmes vs. Kirsten Dunst

Batman ROCKS!!! There was considerable fear that it wouldn't stack up to the Tim Burton/Michael Keaton masterpiece, but even with the bar set that high, Batman: Restarted is fkn impressive.

!Plot spoilers below!

The biggest problem we have with the movie is the so-called love interest. Katie Holmes plays a bitch. There is no other way to say it. Early in the story, she dumps Bruce Wayne because he won't do anything to fix the injustice in the world. When she should be warming up to Batman--especially in the scene where she learns his identity--she seems so cold that this franchise will never need an Iceman. And finally she rejects Bruce Wayne again while he is digging through the ashes of his parent's home, saying that maybe if he weren't so hung up on driving the criminals out of Gotham, she could love him. The next time a villain ties her to the proverbial train tracks, Batman should leave her to be run over.

!Okay, done spoiling the plot!

Compare this cold bitch of a love interest to Kirsten Dunst's Mary Jane. Mary Jane has every right to kick Peter Parker square in the 'nads for his repeated insistence that he must chose fighting injustice over love and romance (because as we all know, the two are mutually exclusive), but she remains supportive and puts forth considerable energy to get into his head. Spider-Man and Mary Jane share several kisses that look much tastier than anything Katie Holmes's Rachel puts out. And Mary Jane never recites pablum from her high school civics classes.

So next time, we want to see some one smart, sexy, and warm-blooded opposite Christian Bale's Batman. How about Lauren Graham, who rocked in Bad Santa?

1 comment:

  1. Update: WB dumped Katie Holmes! According to the NY Post, "She won't be in the sequel... the next romantic interest will be a much stronger actress."

    Thanks to Cinematical for the news.