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#21 - Actually, they do. That is the designated route from their sta… 07/22/2014 on The Peacekeeper 0
#3 - I dunno, anyone that I've ever met who takes any sort of hallu… 07/20/2014 on The Massacre of Pedra Bonita +2
#1 - Well, when you're really really drunk and high, sometimes slau…  [+] (2 new replies) 07/20/2014 on The Massacre of Pedra Bonita 0
#2 - andrakian (07/20/2014) [-]
Yeah, but that does not explain how it lasted for four days. I don't think there were any 19th century drugs as powerful as that. Still, it may have been just collective hysteria or something.
And the travels to the stones are not creepy let's-see-ghosts excursions. They are family-friendly, renaissance faire-like regional parties. Brazil has a tradition of flanderizing the creepiest parts of our folklore, so most people who go there don't even know about the massacre, just that some people lived there and worshipped Sebastian.

Also, the stones themselves are pretty weird. There are many other "castle" formations spread all across the region, and the majority of them holds some kind of legend of spirits living under it, passed down from native inhabitants. They seem to attract this kind of weird stuff, such as UFOs and spirit apparitions.
User avatar #3 - thecharliesheen (07/20/2014) [-]
I dunno, anyone that I've ever met who takes any sort of hallucinogenic on a constant basis turns into... a fucking psychotic/paranoid moron. Granted, a lot of them are teenagers or elderly people who did WAY too much acid and LSD in the age of the hippy. I could definitely see some of the LSD addicted people I know slaughtering a whole bunch of other people, given the power. They sort of lose their sense of reality. Granted, this is just my speculation.
#16 - Half on banana suits Other half on really cheap hookers (e… 07/20/2014 on 600$ +1
#5 - This is the biggest load of **** ever. >'… 07/20/2014 on Unbelievable +1
#2 - She looked a lot hotter on the template  [+] (8 new replies) 07/20/2014 on Dr. Phil +7
#7 - angelwithashotgun (07/20/2014) [-]
Not if I eat them first
#10 - erosalmighty (07/20/2014) [-]
You're just proving the pictures points.
User avatar #12 - angelwithashotgun (07/20/2014) [-]
I wasn't really trying to prove them wrong
User avatar #13 - erosalmighty (07/20/2014) [-]
I was just trying to be funny. But I guess I'm not funny.
User avatar #14 - angelwithashotgun (07/20/2014) [-]
So was I
#15 - erosalmighty (07/20/2014) [-]
I laugh at how unfunny we are.
User avatar #16 - angelwithashotgun (07/20/2014) [-]
I cry at how unfunny we are
#17 - erosalmighty (07/20/2014) [-]
We're so unfunny.
#87 - Found this gem a while back 07/20/2014 on halp 0
#7 - If you don't know what this is, you should. It's ******…  [+] (2 new replies) 07/20/2014 on Enough internet for today?... +47
User avatar #11 - savirleo (07/20/2014) [-]
Know where I can get some Duncan Hills Coffee?
User avatar #48 - donthepotato (07/21/2014) [-]
From the hills of Columbia!
#19 - Picture 07/20/2014 on Dragons! +50
#53 - And technically, it's not "anyones" land. It's just … 07/20/2014 on Jews 0
#50 - What you need to ask yourself is if it's worth all these peopl… 07/20/2014 on Jews 0
#7 - Utah fag, and I can confirm this. Officer Brett Olsen ent…  [+] (5 new replies) 07/20/2014 on feels +42
#80 - anonymous (07/20/2014) [-]
Then why is this faggot not in jail?
User avatar #11 - alanflindt (07/20/2014) [-]
Does Mr Olsen still have his job?
#34 - tjocksnorris (07/20/2014) [-]
ofcourse he have, they can do exactly whatever they want
#25 - anonymous (07/20/2014) [-]
Yes, the piece of shit didn't receive any punishment and was praised by his Chief.
User avatar #54 - lubeworm (07/20/2014) [-]
That's not even true you dumb fucktards, internal investigation under suspension is not doing nothing, and yes, he's suspended with pay because that is the standard when conducting a non-felony investigation, the decision may even penalize the pay while suspended, sorry this isn't the wild west where they could just raise hands and shoot him.

Speaking of, you assholes pissing and moaning and turning this into a gun thing, you want wild west style justice, think about yourselves for a moment

And the SLC police chief did not PRAISE him, you ignorant boar, "This is seasoned officer who has tremendous experience, who has been under fire and performed very well." This reffering to the officers involvement in taking down the Trolley square gunman in 2007.

Don't just vomit your stupid out, please
#3 - We do? Why didn't I know this? 07/20/2014 on Utah 0
#45 - **** sucks. Maybe we should like load up a plane … 07/20/2014 on Jews 0
#43 - I don't understand why it has to be anyones. Maybe I'm just …  [+] (2 new replies) 07/20/2014 on Jews 0
User avatar #44 - alcantara (07/20/2014) [-]
Not having a side is probably the best side to be on, lol
User avatar #45 - thecharliesheen (07/20/2014) [-]
Shit sucks. Maybe we should like load up a plane full of like... mountain dew and sugar cookies and just drop it on them and go "COOL YOUR SHIT, SON! NOW TALK ABOUT HOW FUCKING GREAT SUGAR COOKIES ARE TOGETHER! SHIT. IT'S RAMADAN? OKAY, WELL IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS, YOU ARE IN FOR A FUCKING TREAT!"
#40 - So, here's the question I have. Why can't they just s…  [+] (7 new replies) 07/20/2014 on Jews +1
User avatar #49 - hendlovessesshy (07/20/2014) [-]
maybe because it's Palestine's land in the first place. What would you do if some other country (Britain) gave some strangers part of your land? Would you just sit there and let them do it?

In my opinion, the invaders have no right to shout self defense from a country you are attacking.

Not only in Palestine, but everywhere else in the world.

User avatar #53 - thecharliesheen (07/20/2014) [-]
And technically, it's not "anyones" land. It's just land. Just because some people come to live next to you, doesn't really mean they're invading, I mean I guess it turned into that, but you know. Borders are man made shit. As long as people are considerate, I really don't mind if they live near me. Your comparison doesn't really work because (once again, only going off of what I've heard here) a bunch of Jews just went and sort of settled there. I don't think it started out with them wanting to seize the land, but when the Palestinians noticed the influx of Jews, they were not happy (I really don't know, I cannot find a reliable, unbiased source for the life of me). From what I've heard (and I could be wrong) a bunch of now-Israelis just sort of settled there and it pissed the Palestinians off because they didn't want Jews in their land. It sounds like a pride issue to me. I don't think (or believe) that Jews literally marched into Palestinian homes and just said "get the fuck out". Correct me if I'm wrong.

What I want to know is if Israel surrendered and allowed Palestine to become Palestine, would the Jews still be able to live there? Would they be forced to relocate? Would they be killed? Those are the questions that need answering, because they were NEVER surrender to genocide.
User avatar #50 - thecharliesheen (07/20/2014) [-]
What you need to ask yourself is if it's worth all these people dying. Innocent men, women and children, because Hamas has not made civilian safety a priority like Israel has. As I have stated, I take no particular side, but Palestine will continue to get its ass kicked because Israel simply has a better army.
I don't know if you would feel this way if it was your family and children dying. Pride and land ownership are not worth dying for.

Plus, you (and apparently everyone else) is looking at this wrong. You're looking at this as "these people taking land from these people" instead of "people living amongst other people." What makes Jews different from Palestinians? Why can they not live together?
(I say this under the assumption that Israelis didn't literally march into Palestinian households and go "leave now. We live here now", they just simply moved into the same areas.)
User avatar #42 - alcantara (07/20/2014) [-]
If they drew up borders (technically they already had such), actually stuck to them, and Israel stopped trying to make America and Britain block UN recognition and entry for Palestine (territories); they probably could co-exist (well, still hate each other but at least not kill each other). Problem is that it is a densely populated area in the world, Israel wants the land, and has US/UK backing making it near (realistically) untouchable in the region.

They warn them in some cases; they also shoot down 4 children on a beach. Pretty sure the beach didn't have fliers in that instance. I don't know why warnings aren't heeded to be honest; to a degree they are probably making martyrs of themselves in the hopes of enraging the international community into action (mainly condemning Israel).

I don't particularly side with Palestine; I just don't like people lapping up the over simplified if not outright fabricated Fox News version of events. It isn't as clear cut as "Israel good, Palestine bad" - hell, a shit tonne of deciding who is in the wrong would be philosophical.

Israeli casualties are low because they have anti-missile defenses (Iron Dome).

It isn't so much about being in the same neighborhoods, it is one "state" claiming the land of another. It would be a bit like Mexico trying to claim parts of Texas, by simply putting buildings on land and saying "yup, ours now".
User avatar #43 - thecharliesheen (07/20/2014) [-]
I don't understand why it has to be anyones. Maybe I'm just foolish, but I don't understand why Israel needs to keep taking more land. Why can't they just be like "yo, we got a family in need of a house. Oh hey, look, there's one there. You can live there. It's populated with Palestinians, but that ain't important." And "Oh this Palestinian family needs a house too. There's one over here. There's some Israeli kids you can play with here too." and just like... Live TOGETHER. Fuck that border shit. Just like fuckin' unite under one name called "Webothhatebaconistan" and kick it together. Yeah, I'd be pretty damn pissed if people came into my yard and just went "yeah, it's mine now", but I also don't think this war is EVER going to end at this rate. Just like fucking admit this shit is retarded and go "fuck it, I don't like you, you don't like me, but we BOTH don't like death, and so we are going to play soccer together and we are going to LIKE IT!"

That's pretty much why I was trying to figure out what was going on. I hear a bunch of different shit from different people and different news sources, each side blaming the other. I figured it had to be somewhere in the middle. I figured I better ask around and get some perspective before taking sides. As it stands, I still don't have a side. I don't like any party killing another, really.
User avatar #44 - alcantara (07/20/2014) [-]
Not having a side is probably the best side to be on, lol
User avatar #45 - thecharliesheen (07/20/2014) [-]
Shit sucks. Maybe we should like load up a plane full of like... mountain dew and sugar cookies and just drop it on them and go "COOL YOUR SHIT, SON! NOW TALK ABOUT HOW FUCKING GREAT SUGAR COOKIES ARE TOGETHER! SHIT. IT'S RAMADAN? OKAY, WELL IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS, YOU ARE IN FOR A FUCKING TREAT!"
#37 - Okay, maybe you can help me understand here. From what I …  [+] (9 new replies) 07/20/2014 on Jews -1
User avatar #38 - alcantara (07/20/2014) [-]
Something worth noting is that Hamas is the government in the Gaza strip; so every school, big brother administrative building, etc. is technically speaking part of Hamas. Find me one government that isn't embedded in the population - Westminster is in the middle of London, Britain's biggest city, for example. There is also the fact that the Gaza strip is one of the most densely populated areas in the world - no matter where you strike, you will probably hit non-combatant civilians. Further; Hamas isn't the combatant wing, it is the political wing - it is a lot like Sinn Fein to the Irish Republican Army.

The conflict has relatively little to do with religion. I mean yes, they hate each other on religious basis's - but that hatred materialising into rocket attacks stems from other factors. Palestinians hate Israel for their displacement following the Six Day War in 1967 - compounding this is the fact that territories were returned to Palestinians through an accord in 1993 which Israel is violating; namely by building settlements in areas of the West Bank allocated to the Palestinians. Palestinians view it as invasion and occupation - so militant factions attack the perceived aggressor, Israel. Israel then attacks back, claiming defense.
User avatar #40 - thecharliesheen (07/20/2014) [-]
So, here's the question I have.

Why can't they just shut the fuck up and live next to each other? Like is it really so important that ISRAEL be called Israel and PALESTINE be called Palestine? Why can't they just live next to each other be neighbors under one name and shit? Technically speaking, the land itself isn't really ANYBODIES. So why don't they go "fuck it, let's be neighbors. You live here and I'll live in this house here and we can both be part of the territory." Is it really so important that so many people have to die for one party to have ownership over the land itself?

And doesn't Israel warn the civs in advance when they're going to bomb? Why don't the civilians leave? I see dead Palestinian children all the time with people crying out for revenge, but hardly any dead Israelis at ALL. It just seems like Palestine doesn't give two fucks about their children and civilians. It seems like they enjoy (or not enjoy, but definitely benefit) when their people die because then people blindly take their side (no offense to anyone who sides with Palestine, just most of the people I know don't even understand the conflict or what it's about but blindly side with the popular side that flashes dead kids).

I don't understand why they can't just.. fucking live together. What's it matter? Why can't they occupy the same neighborhoods and both help with the government and essentially.. get along?
User avatar #49 - hendlovessesshy (07/20/2014) [-]
maybe because it's Palestine's land in the first place. What would you do if some other country (Britain) gave some strangers part of your land? Would you just sit there and let them do it?

In my opinion, the invaders have no right to shout self defense from a country you are attacking.

Not only in Palestine, but everywhere else in the world.

User avatar #53 - thecharliesheen (07/20/2014) [-]
And technically, it's not "anyones" land. It's just land. Just because some people come to live next to you, doesn't really mean they're invading, I mean I guess it turned into that, but you know. Borders are man made shit. As long as people are considerate, I really don't mind if they live near me. Your comparison doesn't really work because (once again, only going off of what I've heard here) a bunch of Jews just went and sort of settled there. I don't think it started out with them wanting to seize the land, but when the Palestinians noticed the influx of Jews, they were not happy (I really don't know, I cannot find a reliable, unbiased source for the life of me). From what I've heard (and I could be wrong) a bunch of now-Israelis just sort of settled there and it pissed the Palestinians off because they didn't want Jews in their land. It sounds like a pride issue to me. I don't think (or believe) that Jews literally marched into Palestinian homes and just said "get the fuck out". Correct me if I'm wrong.

What I want to know is if Israel surrendered and allowed Palestine to become Palestine, would the Jews still be able to live there? Would they be forced to relocate? Would they be killed? Those are the questions that need answering, because they were NEVER surrender to genocide.
User avatar #50 - thecharliesheen (07/20/2014) [-]
What you need to ask yourself is if it's worth all these people dying. Innocent men, women and children, because Hamas has not made civilian safety a priority like Israel has. As I have stated, I take no particular side, but Palestine will continue to get its ass kicked because Israel simply has a better army.
I don't know if you would feel this way if it was your family and children dying. Pride and land ownership are not worth dying for.

Plus, you (and apparently everyone else) is looking at this wrong. You're looking at this as "these people taking land from these people" instead of "people living amongst other people." What makes Jews different from Palestinians? Why can they not live together?
(I say this under the assumption that Israelis didn't literally march into Palestinian households and go "leave now. We live here now", they just simply moved into the same areas.)
User avatar #42 - alcantara (07/20/2014) [-]
If they drew up borders (technically they already had such), actually stuck to them, and Israel stopped trying to make America and Britain block UN recognition and entry for Palestine (territories); they probably could co-exist (well, still hate each other but at least not kill each other). Problem is that it is a densely populated area in the world, Israel wants the land, and has US/UK backing making it near (realistically) untouchable in the region.

They warn them in some cases; they also shoot down 4 children on a beach. Pretty sure the beach didn't have fliers in that instance. I don't know why warnings aren't heeded to be honest; to a degree they are probably making martyrs of themselves in the hopes of enraging the international community into action (mainly condemning Israel).

I don't particularly side with Palestine; I just don't like people lapping up the over simplified if not outright fabricated Fox News version of events. It isn't as clear cut as "Israel good, Palestine bad" - hell, a shit tonne of deciding who is in the wrong would be philosophical.

Israeli casualties are low because they have anti-missile defenses (Iron Dome).

It isn't so much about being in the same neighborhoods, it is one "state" claiming the land of another. It would be a bit like Mexico trying to claim parts of Texas, by simply putting buildings on land and saying "yup, ours now".
User avatar #43 - thecharliesheen (07/20/2014) [-]
I don't understand why it has to be anyones. Maybe I'm just foolish, but I don't understand why Israel needs to keep taking more land. Why can't they just be like "yo, we got a family in need of a house. Oh hey, look, there's one there. You can live there. It's populated with Palestinians, but that ain't important." And "Oh this Palestinian family needs a house too. There's one over here. There's some Israeli kids you can play with here too." and just like... Live TOGETHER. Fuck that border shit. Just like fuckin' unite under one name called "Webothhatebaconistan" and kick it together. Yeah, I'd be pretty damn pissed if people came into my yard and just went "yeah, it's mine now", but I also don't think this war is EVER going to end at this rate. Just like fucking admit this shit is retarded and go "fuck it, I don't like you, you don't like me, but we BOTH don't like death, and so we are going to play soccer together and we are going to LIKE IT!"

That's pretty much why I was trying to figure out what was going on. I hear a bunch of different shit from different people and different news sources, each side blaming the other. I figured it had to be somewhere in the middle. I figured I better ask around and get some perspective before taking sides. As it stands, I still don't have a side. I don't like any party killing another, really.
User avatar #44 - alcantara (07/20/2014) [-]
Not having a side is probably the best side to be on, lol
User avatar #45 - thecharliesheen (07/20/2014) [-]
Shit sucks. Maybe we should like load up a plane full of like... mountain dew and sugar cookies and just drop it on them and go "COOL YOUR SHIT, SON! NOW TALK ABOUT HOW FUCKING GREAT SUGAR COOKIES ARE TOGETHER! SHIT. IT'S RAMADAN? OKAY, WELL IN A COUPLE OF WEEKS, YOU ARE IN FOR A FUCKING TREAT!"
#10 - That upper right one, my friend, is fat. 07/20/2014 on inba4 beating a dead cow +1
#8 - Picture  [+] (4 new replies) 07/20/2014 on inba4 beating a dead cow 0
#20 - anonymous (07/26/2014) [-]
Oh trust me, I live in Texas. That's not even fat...
User avatar #21 - thecharliesheen (07/28/2014) [-]
Corpus Christi?
#9 - anonymous (07/20/2014) [-]
You wouldn't know fat if it sat on you.
User avatar #10 - thecharliesheen (07/20/2014) [-]
That upper right one, my friend, is fat.
#8 - Dare you have a different opinion than me? But serio… 07/20/2014 on bows make all kawaii +54
#38 - Yeah, you get him, pal. 07/20/2014 on Kajiit has wares if you has... +36
#91 - I know a couple of his backstories, I would have been content …  [+] (1 new reply) 07/19/2014 on the real batman 0
User avatar #122 - snowshark (07/19/2014) [-]
Personally I really dislike all of the Nolan Batman films. Batman Begins has weak villains, The Dark Knight Rises is a clusterfuck of stupidity with a dumbass name, The Dark Knight is visually marvellous but Batman is more of a parody of Batman than actually being Batman, and all of the films are dragged down by a heavy focus on what the characters are doing instead of who the characters are, which is the point of them in the first place.

E.G: Harvey Dent dies. Why? Because Nolan wanted to make 'his' films, not because he wanted to be true to what Batman is about. Batman is a series which above all else champions violence only as one of many paths to peace. The series is about what it is that drives it's villains to be villains and what it is the heroes do to protect other people from them and to protect them from themselves.

It isn't about the violence. It's about everything else. The Dark Knight came closest to this with the whole boat thing but none of the other films did anything of worth in that sense.

Batman is a series that is meant to make us think about who we are and what it is we value. Do we value permanent peace at the cost of the lives of those who seek to disrupt it? Do we value the lives of others, even with the lingering threat of war and violence? What is evil and how do you really classify it? Even amongst those we consider to be villains can we still see the humanity in them?

The Nolan films never touched on these elements. The villains all died. Yeah, some of them got out in the last film but their influence on the plot was beyond negligible so from a narrative standpoint they died. They ceased being important. The point of Batman is that everyone is important, criminal or not, and that every life, however warped, is not only worth saving, but worth fixing.

The Joker is the epitome of what Batman stands for. He is the most deranged of his villains. The most inhuman. Lacking in empathy or restraint and probably unfixable, and yet he matters.
#13 - Picture  [+] (1 new reply) 07/19/2014 on Club Penguin Bans Comic-nized +6
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#88 - I don't know why, but it seriously ****** with me…  [+] (3 new replies) 07/19/2014 on the real batman 0
User avatar #90 - willgum (07/19/2014) [-]
well sorry to hear you didn't like heath's performance but in all fairness most people say it was masterful because he died soon after but i was curious when you say the jokers backstory your refering to the one displayed in "the killing joke" correct?
User avatar #91 - thecharliesheen (07/19/2014) [-]
I know a couple of his backstories, I would have been content with any one of them, but I personally do like the Killing Joke most of all. I sort of have my own little fancy world where I clash the universes into my own fucked up storyline.
User avatar #122 - snowshark (07/19/2014) [-]
Personally I really dislike all of the Nolan Batman films. Batman Begins has weak villains, The Dark Knight Rises is a clusterfuck of stupidity with a dumbass name, The Dark Knight is visually marvellous but Batman is more of a parody of Batman than actually being Batman, and all of the films are dragged down by a heavy focus on what the characters are doing instead of who the characters are, which is the point of them in the first place.

E.G: Harvey Dent dies. Why? Because Nolan wanted to make 'his' films, not because he wanted to be true to what Batman is about. Batman is a series which above all else champions violence only as one of many paths to peace. The series is about what it is that drives it's villains to be villains and what it is the heroes do to protect other people from them and to protect them from themselves.

It isn't about the violence. It's about everything else. The Dark Knight came closest to this with the whole boat thing but none of the other films did anything of worth in that sense.

Batman is a series that is meant to make us think about who we are and what it is we value. Do we value permanent peace at the cost of the lives of those who seek to disrupt it? Do we value the lives of others, even with the lingering threat of war and violence? What is evil and how do you really classify it? Even amongst those we consider to be villains can we still see the humanity in them?

The Nolan films never touched on these elements. The villains all died. Yeah, some of them got out in the last film but their influence on the plot was beyond negligible so from a narrative standpoint they died. They ceased being important. The point of Batman is that everyone is important, criminal or not, and that every life, however warped, is not only worth saving, but worth fixing.

The Joker is the epitome of what Batman stands for. He is the most deranged of his villains. The most inhuman. Lacking in empathy or restraint and probably unfixable, and yet he matters.
#84 - I think I also became hugely attached to his look and backstor…  [+] (5 new replies) 07/19/2014 on the real batman 0
User avatar #86 - willgum (07/19/2014) [-]
well to be fair you shouldn't expect the live action movies to be like the comics but they totally should have at least hinted toward his backstory since it could have developed his character much better for example "the wolverine" was a good standalone movie but it had 3 actual similarities to the comic from what i can remember.
User avatar #88 - thecharliesheen (07/19/2014) [-]
I don't know why, but it seriously fucked with me. I saw it and went "wait.. what?" Granted, as a kid, I was fucking OBSESSED with Batman. Like we're talking wearing underoos over fuckin' tights with a black pillowcase tied around my neck and walking around the neighborhood starting fights with neighborhood kids who I had individual villain names for. I think that sort of.. precious obsession followed me into adulthood.
User avatar #90 - willgum (07/19/2014) [-]
well sorry to hear you didn't like heath's performance but in all fairness most people say it was masterful because he died soon after but i was curious when you say the jokers backstory your refering to the one displayed in "the killing joke" correct?
User avatar #91 - thecharliesheen (07/19/2014) [-]
I know a couple of his backstories, I would have been content with any one of them, but I personally do like the Killing Joke most of all. I sort of have my own little fancy world where I clash the universes into my own fucked up storyline.
User avatar #122 - snowshark (07/19/2014) [-]
Personally I really dislike all of the Nolan Batman films. Batman Begins has weak villains, The Dark Knight Rises is a clusterfuck of stupidity with a dumbass name, The Dark Knight is visually marvellous but Batman is more of a parody of Batman than actually being Batman, and all of the films are dragged down by a heavy focus on what the characters are doing instead of who the characters are, which is the point of them in the first place.

E.G: Harvey Dent dies. Why? Because Nolan wanted to make 'his' films, not because he wanted to be true to what Batman is about. Batman is a series which above all else champions violence only as one of many paths to peace. The series is about what it is that drives it's villains to be villains and what it is the heroes do to protect other people from them and to protect them from themselves.

It isn't about the violence. It's about everything else. The Dark Knight came closest to this with the whole boat thing but none of the other films did anything of worth in that sense.

Batman is a series that is meant to make us think about who we are and what it is we value. Do we value permanent peace at the cost of the lives of those who seek to disrupt it? Do we value the lives of others, even with the lingering threat of war and violence? What is evil and how do you really classify it? Even amongst those we consider to be villains can we still see the humanity in them?

The Nolan films never touched on these elements. The villains all died. Yeah, some of them got out in the last film but their influence on the plot was beyond negligible so from a narrative standpoint they died. They ceased being important. The point of Batman is that everyone is important, criminal or not, and that every life, however warped, is not only worth saving, but worth fixing.

The Joker is the epitome of what Batman stands for. He is the most deranged of his villains. The most inhuman. Lacking in empathy or restraint and probably unfixable, and yet he matters.
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