Friday Free-For-All: Dark Knight Rises Trailer, Animal Crossing 3DS, Marvel’s Big Gay Wedding
Written by: Ryan Brunty || 2012-06-22
Welcome to the very first edition of Friday Free-For-All where I let my nerd flag fly gallantly and geek out on everything I’ve loved in the past week in the world of film, TV, comic books, art, soap operas, Cuban Wrestling, Nicaraguan Politics…Ok..maybe I went a bit overboard there, but you get the idea! Sit tight, get comfy and let’s get down to it, hombres!
Dark Knight Rises Nokia Exclusive Trailer Reveal
First and foremost, how was your week? Good I hope and TGIF, amirite? (insert more generic interoffice banter here.) This week was jam packed with trailers, comic book milestones and releases. My personal favorite bit of news this week was of course the fourth TV spot for Dark Knight Rises. Chris Nolan has done a bang up job of not divulging too much information with this film as with every film he makes and this trailer gives a more in depth look in to the movie without spoiling anything. From what I’ve heard, critics are calling this movie a masterpiece that far surpasses The Dark Knight, a feat I think impossible, but we shall see! Until then, take a gander at this new trailer!
For anyone that has read Knightfall, which should be all of you, the fact that Bane breaks the Bat is probably nagging away at the back of your mind and coupled with the film’s marketing (Legend ends. Rises. etc.) the filmmakers are definitely not shying away from this concept at all. The movie is set 8 years after the events of Dark Knight and Bruce Wayne is obviously older and more fragile and in one scene is shown with a cane. Do these clues pinpoint the fact that the Bat will be broken? I don’t know, but I do know that we are all in for one HELL of a ride come July 20th.
Animal Crossing 3DS Outted at Nintendo Direct
Yesterday Nintendo unveiled a brand new 3DS XL complete with a larger screen and bigger peripherals. This naturally caused a lot of clamor, but the real star of the show for me was the Animal Crossing 3D port. You see, when I was just a wee gamer lad there was a game that trumped all other games for me. A game that brought my family together in the living room from dusk til dawn, a game that I still talk about to this day: Animal Crossing for the Gamecube. I would stay up all night just to see what happened at different times during the day with my brother sitting patiently next to me to explore the town (I named it Hyrule the first og around and Tatooine the second) on his own. This kind of natural wonder is missing from video games today, the inherent need to explore and reveal things not given at the surface. To me, Animal Crossing turned me into the gamer today, the gamer that doesn’t give a shit about the next Call of Duty because I don’t care about my kill count, bro, I just want to listen to beautiful music, fish in my local pond and sell fossils to Tom Nook. U mad?
Take a look at the trailer for Animal Crossing 3DS due out next year.
Marvel Comics’ Northstar Marries Long Time Boyfriend
A lot of people are against gay marriage in this country and it still baffles me as to why. Some cite the sacntity of marriage even though straight couples usually hate each other just a few years into their marriages, others cite the sacntity of raising children even though most kids hate their parents because let’s face it, most parents are shitty human beings. What really baffles me though is the fact that comic book readers are up in arms about a superhero getting married. That’s right, people are upset that a fictional character is marrying his long time boyfriend in a comic book. You see, back in 1992, Marvel made headlines by announcing that Northstar, associated with Canada’s super hero team Alpha Flight, was a gay man. I was only 6 at the time so I can’t tell you how people reacted but to me, it wasn’t a big deal, he was still a subpar superhero that I didn’t care for, being gay didn’t affect my support and or denouncement of his character and/or gay marriage. So for everyone saying that Northstar marrying Kyle this week in Astonishing X-Men #51 will affect children’s mindsets toward homosexuality and ultimately turn them into homosexulas or worse, freethinkers (gasp!) well, you are straight up a dumbass.
Make sure you pick up Astonishing X-Men #51 this week to see a milestone in not only comic book history but also human rights.