Are we ready for the internet to explode? The first reports are coming in, and via Hollywood.com, we are learning that 'The Dark Knight Rises' screened for a handfull of critics that received it with a standing ovation and... talk about it winning the Best Picture Oscar.
Of course, the first part is great news for everyone who was worried the movie wouldn't live up to the ridiculous standards set out by 'The Dark Knight' (like me), so we can all relax and expect a good film. On the other hand, this is terrible news for anyone who ends up being underwhelmed by the movie. Quoting Hollywood.com:
And Oscar talk was even floating around in the ether. Critic Marco Gennuso, gushed, "If this does not break the mold and win Best Picture, no comic book movie ever will #TDKR."
This sort of early talk about it not only being nominated, but winning Best Picture can only be a recipe for disaster. Expect either a terrorist attack on Oscar night or all the fanboys in the world typing so hard the internet implodes and creates a gigantic black hole that sucks us all in.
I hope even the most fervent fanboy remembers what happened to 'The Dark Knight' back when it was supposed to be nominated. And I know we all asume the change from five to ten nominees was a way to make up for that wrong, but there is just no way we could be sure 'TDKR' will be nominated. Hell, Nolan didn't even get a Best Director nom for 'Inception'!
So I would ask all the fanboys out there to relax and take it easy. I myself am one of you. Deep in my heart I want this to be the most awesomest movie ever, but lets not start bullying everyone who doesn't like it. At the end of the day, it could be any of us that ends up not liking the movie.