As a kid, I loved ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns’ from its hyper-violent nonsense to its vaguely homophobic nonsense to its grimdark bloody action sequences.  As an adult, I have revised my opinion somewhat, but it’s still better than the explosion of tropes and India ink that is ‘DK2’, so when DC announced ‘Dark Knight III’, I wasn’t thrilled.  Then, I found out that it was going to be subtitled “The Master Race” and I knew I wouldn’t touch that book with a ten-foot pole, leading to today’s “CAN’T ARMOR MY HEAD GRAAR!” query…

The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) actually saw and mostly enjoyed ‘Ready Player One’ the movie, which took away one of my easiest answers, asking: What pop culture would you never touch with the metaphorical ten-foot pole?

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Once upon a time, there was a young nerd from the Midwest, who loved Matter-Eater Lad and the McKenzie Brothers... If pop culture were a maze, Matthew would be the Minotaur at its center. Were it a mall, he'd be the Food Court. Were it a parking lot, he’d be the distant Cart Corral where the weird kids gather to smoke, but that’s not important right now... Matthew enjoys body surfing (so long as the bodies are fresh), writing in the third person, and dark-eyed women. Amongst his weaponry are such diverse elements as: Fear! Surprise! Ruthless efficiency! An almost fanatical devotion to pop culture! And a nice red uniform.

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  1. Daniel Langsdale on

    !: Any film with Dean Devlin and/or Roland Emmerich attached. So many fun-sounding premises ruined by dumb & derivative storytelling choices.

    2: “Matrix:” anything. The first was a slog for me in ways that no sequel would fix.

    3: Joel Schumacher Batman films. When the only good thing I had to say about Batman Returns was that it made me fully appreciate Batman, I resolved not to watch any film that would make me appreciate Batman Returns.

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