Wednesday, June 15, 2005

Teaching celebrities right from wrong, or, Should I see Batman Begins?

On Beauty and the Geek last week, Chuck ("Medical Student: Functional Neural Imaging") told the ConfessionCam and Scarlet ("Beer Spokesmodel") that people shouldn't reward Richard ("Has Never Kissed a Girl") by laughing at his bizarre behavior, because that only encourages him. This theory struck me as somewhat strange, because I generally think that adults cannot be easily manipulated in the way that, say, children and capuchin monkeys can.

Celebrities, however, are a different story. The continued existence of Nick & Jessica's marriage is evidence that feedback from us, the viewing public, can influence the hell out of celebrity behavior. So this leads me (in a very roundabout way) to the question: Should I see Batman Begins? It's getting pretty good reviews, plus it's hot out, so sitting in a cool dark theater whilst watching rapidly moving pictures and eating Sour Patch Kids sounds like heaven on earth. But would this be encouraging the train-wreck that is TomKat? On the other hand, my obsession suggests that on some level I enjoy the train wreck . . . so does that mean I should see the movie to feed my obsession, or not? What do you peeps think?

9 comments:

Dan said...

I've sure got no answers: War of the Worlds? boycotting's a sybolic gesture - it looks like celluloid turd. But B.B.? The inner 11 y.o. comic dork in me (ok, the inner 29 y.o. comic dork) really wants to see that.

What a conundrum, indeed. a moral dilemma. Split the baby, and wait for DVD?

T&A Lady said...

I really don't wanna see War of the Worlds anyway--I swore off Tom Cruise movies after the steaming pile of turd that was Open Your Eyes. Well, except I did see Collateral, and that was good. I suppose I am not super-consistent.

Dan said...

I was confused for a second by "Open Your Eyes," because that was the Spanish version, starring a Castillian Tom Cruise doppelganger and Penelope Cruz. The steaming pile of turd, Vanilla Sky, the American version, starred a Scientologist OT-IV Thetan Tom Cruise (the pod people captured the real pint-sized snaggle-tooth right after Booger bought him a hooker in Risky Business) doppelganger and Penelope Cruz.

Jake said...

Chuck called me last week and we spoke briefly about the show. He didn't go into any detail about it, since he probably signed a confidentiality agreement. But I have a feeling he could be sitting on $250,000, if his success at the massage competition is any indication.

Toolstein said...

Wait. Why wouldn't you see it? Good reviews, cool dark theater, the double whammy of Christian "Gained My Weight Back" Bale and Katie "I dig Alien Invaders" Holmes, and an interesting story line. Indeed, I read that Katie's role is minor in inconsequential anyhow, and nobody's really going to see it for HER (well, except ME).

But as for WOTW, F that noise.

T&A Lady said...

Thanks, Dan--when I wrote "Open your Eyes" I thought it sounded weird but I couldn't place why. Perhaps my Spanish I classes are working so well that I can no longer tell the difference between Spanish and English. Hehe. Anyway, Toolstein, your point is sound--I will totally see it. Unless I decide to go see Mr. and Mrs. Smith instead (thereby endorsing adultery, I guess, but adultery by MASSIVE HOTTIES).

Jake said...

Every time Brad & Angelina (or Bradgelina) copulate, an ugly person dies.

Mr. A said...

I endorse Mr & Mrs Smith over both Tom and Katie's hideous spectacles. They fight! They fuck! It's hot! And while Angelina may be a big weirdo, at least she's kinda pagan/wicca (as opposed to being a member of, say, a capitalist cult for celebrity narcissists). All I'm saying is that at Hollywood high school, Angelina would be at the lunch table with the queers, while Tom would self-loathingly shoot rubberbands at her (weeping inside? Oh, but he's a cyborg...). Choose life, people!

T&A Lady said...

Word, Mr. A. Word.

If peeps have not yet seen this awesomely hot photo spread from W, you must see it now. Pardon me while I prepare an ice bath.