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What Was President Obama’s Favorite Part Of The Dark Knight Rises?

“She’s spectacular. I got a chance to see Batman, and she was the best thing in it. That’s just my personal opinion.”President Barack Obama stating for the record that Anne Hathaway was the best part of Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight Rises. He was speaking at a fundraiser hosted by Hathaway, Aaron Sorkin, and Joanne Woodward

We all know the President is a comic book fan and all-around geek. I wonder if Hollywood ships him the latest superhero films to preview before the rest of the country. If not, that should be a thing.

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  • CW

    “I wonder if Hollywood ships him the latest superhero films to preview before the rest of the country. If not, that should be a thing.”

    If I find out that’s a thing, or if it becomes a thing, I am immediately beginning my 2016 campaign.

  • Anonymous

    Fox News–

    “President sides with criminals against police force”

  • Anonymous

    The White House does have a theater.  Though if I find out it looks like the one from yesterday, I’m starting a campaign to repeal the two-term limit.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Struggling not to remember the Obama “Dat Ass” meme and failing because Hathaway’s buttocks was the size of a compact car (Er, which is to say…enlarged to fit the theatre screen) and dead center on the screen every time she saddled up on the Bat Bike. Between that and the heels, I see what you did there, Nolan, and I’m not impressed.

  • Anonymous

    Yes, because she’s not portrayed in the comics as sexy, or willing and able to use said sexiness to achieve her desired ends at all. 

    She was played dead on.  Her life out of the mask and tights may not have been explicitly stated, but certainly smacked of recent history in the comics. 

    There’s righteous indignation, and there’s just looking too hard for a problem.

  • Adam R. Charpentier

    Don’t misunderstand me, Hathaway WAS the best actor on set — Bale’s -Bats is boring, Caine spent way too much time blubbering, and although I love Joseph Gordon-Levitt, whenever he was on the screen my thoughts were, “Yay, more Joseph Gordon-Levitt,” not, “Yay, more…uh…Donald Blake? Wait, that’s Thor…yay, Robin? Ugh…”

    I loved the purring thing she was borrowing from the original Catwoman (although not so much the Cat-puns) and she really seemed in the moment every moment.I dug the little bits of backstory they gave for Selina and it reminded me a bit of her introduction in Batman: Year One, but the character is drawn explicitly to appeal to a male demographic and whenever she wears heels in the comic it’s about stupid as it is on screen…ditto the gratuitous ass.

  • Simon Chui

    Using her sexiness to achieve her desired ends is a completely different thing from the camera gratuitously zooming in on her ass.  One is characterisation, what the character Catwoman does; the other is cinematography, what part of her body Nolan chooses to put on screen.  It’s not an interaction between the character and other characters in the fictional plot, it’s an interaction between the director and the viewer to show dat ass.

  • Lily Milos

    I totally agree, but 


    There was quite a long shot of Gordon’s butt after he dropped the electromagnetic interference device on the transport truck. I remember being upset about the number of Catwoman butt shots, and then after that scene, I thought “So, Nolan or his cinematographer just have a thing for butts.”

    But Anne Hathaway’s counted for the bulk of them.

  • Ann Namouse

    With the likes of BO it should be two terms, 4 years as president and life for the evil he has done as El Prez