Bruce Wayne warns wealth tax on billionaires could result in fewer crimes foiled via jet-powered cars: “When asked whether a wealth tax could help curb costumed murders by investing in public schools, job retraining, and community mental health initiatives, Wayne responded, ‘Sure, but do any of those programs involve a 7000 pound car that can drive up walls? I think not.'”
Potentially interesting additions to people I’m following on Twitter:
* [The Joker]
* [Harvey Dent]
* [Rachel Dawes]
* [Commissioner Gordon]
* [Lucius Fox]
* [Bruce Wayne]
* [Harley Quinn]
* [Edward Nygma]
* [Dr. Jonathan Crane]
* [Two Face]
* [Gotham Cable News]
* [Gotham Police Department]
: http://twitter.com/the_J0KER “Twitter: the_JOKER”
: http://twitter.com/Harvey_Dent “Twitter: Harvey_Dent”
: http://twitter.com/Rachel_Dawes “Twitter: Rachel_Dawes”
: http://twitter.com/James_Gordon “Twitter: James_Gordon”
: http://twitter.com/Lucius_Fox “Twitter: Lucius_Fox”
: http://twitter.com/_brucewayne “Twitter: _brucewayne”
: http://twitter.com/_Harley_Quinn “Twitter: _Harley_Quinn”
: http://twitter.com/the_R1DDLER “Twitter: the_R1DDLER”
: http://twitter.com/dr_crane “Twitter: dr_crane”
: http://twitter.com/TW0_FACE “Twitter: TW0_FACE”
: http://twitter.com/GothamCableNews “Twitter: GothamCableNews”
: http://twitter.com/GothamPD “Twitter: GothamPD”
: http://twitter.com/miranda_dent “Twitter: miranda_dent”
I found [the Joker] through a Wired article yesterday (I think). Today [Rachel] started following me, and I found most of the rest directly and indirectly through her, except for [Edward], who added me while I was exploring.
I’m not sure _exactly_ what’s going on here, but it’s intriguing so far. While it could be a tie-in to the current movie, it’s obviously working at least somewhat on its own chronology, as (slight spoilers here) a couple of those people are no more as of the end of the movie. At the same time, a couple more of those characters haven’t popped up in the current movie timeline, so perhaps there’s some long-term advance campaign for the next movie, whenever it comes along?
In any case, they’re actually savvy enough to have some sort of actual people behind the personas; there’s been some interaction with other Twitterers that they’re not solely advertising ‘bots. They may not stay on my Twitter list long-term, but for the moment, they’ve peaked my curiosity enough to keep an eye on them.
Possibly related accounts that just appeared on Twitter in the last few days:
* [Kendra Luehr] appears to be a [prolific fan], but she’s had a lot of back-and-forth with many of the personas.
* [Miranda Dent] seems to be a fanfic character, possibly one of Kendra’s?
* [Nada Shatila] doesn’t have much of a [web footprint], but is also chattering with the people listed above.
: http://twitter.com/KendraLuehr “Twitter: KendraLuehr”
: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=Kendra+Luehr+&btnG=Google+Search&aq=f&oq= “Google for Kendra Leuhr”
: http://twitter.com/xxnadsxx “Twitter: xxnadsxx”
: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=%22Nada+Shatila%22 “Google for ‘Nada Shatila'”
I told you I’d get around to this. ;)
In brief — it rocked. There are a select few movies that were a successful translation from the comic book medium to the silver screen (Superman, Batman, and X-Men — all IMHO, of course), and Spider-Man just rocketed straight to the top of that list.
Plot — well, okay, it’s a summertime comic book movie, but for what it was, it worked quite well. Cast — spot-on. Effects — a bit shakey here and there, but overall quite impressive. Directing — Sam Raimi kicks much booty.