10 Things I Love to Hate About THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (Originally published on Movie Mezzanine's THE BALCONY)
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Originally published on Movie Mezzanine

I hate how Fox references autopilot

And Bruce Wayne’s ‘Howard Hughes’ beard

I hate how important Rachael is

I hate how Batman’s no longer feared

I hate Bane’s big dumb sheepskin coat

And the way he reads Jim’s speech

I hate the way John Blake so easily knows

Who the Batman is

I hate it when you think you’re fit

I hate it when Selina Kyle lies

I hate it how little Batman there is

Even worse, you make Alfred cry

I hate when people compare you to The Dark Knight

Or the passing of the man who embodied your greatest villain that no one seems to recall

But mostly I hate the way that I don’t hate you

Not even close, not even a little bit, not even at all

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Blake Howard is a writer, a podcaster, the editor-in-chief & co-founder of Australian film blog Graffiti With Punctuation. Beginning his criticism APPRENTICESHIP as co-host of That Movie Show 2UE, Blake is now a member of the prestigious Online Film Critic Society, sways the Tomato Meter with Rotten Tomatoes approved reviews. See his articulated words and shrieks (mostly) here at Graffitiwithpunctuation.com and with DarkHorizons.com & 2SER Sydney weekly on Gaggle of Geeks.