August 11, 2010

According to the Movies #7

If the movies say it, it must be true!

This week's lesson, you are all aware of, even if you don't know it. It harks from Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight. Heard of that movie? It was kind of a big deal two years ago. Made a lot of money. Everyone loved it. You know how it is. Anyway, this week's lesson comes from that.

So, as you know, Batman has a sweet getup. That black armor is oh so sexy, and really durable. At the end of TDK, Batman, and his suit have gone through hell. The pair has been dragged out of a building by a plane, almost blown up multiple times, mauled by dogs, shot at, and stabbed. Mr. Wayne, and his suit, have gotten away unscathed from all of them. However, in the very end of the film, Batman falls twenty feet. That, inexplicably, hurts him.


It's pretty durable, but it has its down sides. 

The Lesson: If you are going to wear the batsuit, a word of warning. It can withstand bullets, knives, explosions, car crashes, getting dragged through a city by a train, getting yanked out of a building by a plane, and vicious maulings by dogs. You'll be fine if these things happen to you. However, if you fall more than 15 feet? You better call your EMT.


  1. "It'll hold up well against cats."

    Catwoman reference? The forums all want Cotillard ... now that she's worked with Nolan, the odds go up ...

  2. @Marshall: I'm be down for that, as long as JGL is the Riddler!

  3. You'll enjoy the East Coast! Get ready for some fast talking.

  4. I think it had more to do with Dent's bullet going through the armor and the fall put together.

  5. You'll enjoy the East Coast! Get ready for some fast talking.