Hollywood, that’s who. With Avengers raking it in and the Amazing Spider-Man also doing well, all eyes are on this weekend’s box office blockbuster, The Dark Knight Rises.
Critics are also scared of nerds. After all, nerds can anonymously write death threats to anyone giving their movies bad reviews (seriously?). I mean, I haven’t seen the movie yet, but I know it’s going to be awesome. And anyone who says otherwise deserves to die (a little overboard, don’t you think?). That’s what’s so great about the first amendment. It lets me say anything I want without repercussion (actually, I’m pretty sure it doesn’t). Besides that, I can hide behind anonymity and not need to take credit for my profound support of my favorite movies (or being a terrible human being).
But, apparently, some guy in Colorado fears nerds a bit too much and went a little crazy. Listen, fella, it’s just a movie. Bane really isn’t recruiting. But, you’re still going to go to jail. Hope you didn’t have any big plans to celebrate the end of the world (um, maybe you shouldn’t taunt this guy [nobody reads this blog (still…[fine. Sorry.])]).
So, my nerdy cohorts, as we storm theaters everywhere this weekend, some of us dressed as our favorite crime fighting detective and others as his trusty sidekick (hey, not everyone can be the hero), let’s remember one thing: it’s not about a good or bad review, it’s about escaping the apocalyptic heat (and growling).