This Is The Dumbest Review I’ve Ever Seen And I’ve Not Seen The Movie Yet

Someone captured the video of Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith on First Take debating how good The Dark Knight was, and Fire Joe Morgan has it, along with some notes.

Now, I’m going to go see it either tomorrow or the day after — but despite the possibility that Maggie Gyllenhaal sucks in this movie (Katie Holmes was a waste of space in Batman Begins, but that’s half her fault and half the nature of the film — the “tail” parts in superhero movies are rarely ever more than one-dimensional) — but even I could tell you that Smith’s statement about getting Halle Berry, Sanaa Lathan, or Gabrielle Union in as Batman’s love interest is quite possibly one of the more ridiculous pieces of movie criticism I’ve heard.

Not that the “we need more African American actresses in serious, high-profile roles” thing is dumb or incorrect, but considering that Gyllenhaal is playing an already established character who is white because of the casting of a prior actress, it would be a bit silly to increase Rachel Dawes’ (that’s the character’s name, right?) melanin content between films.

This hurts because I kind of like Stephen A., especially when he hands Bayless his contrarian ass on the show, but keep the both of them away from talking about anything in pop culture, please.

3 Responses

  1. Personally, they are my two least favorite people on that network. I wouldn’t mind keeping Smith around just for the Heckling Society videos those guys do for the draft every year, which is one of my favorite things ever. “I am Stephen A Smith and these cheese doodles are delicious!”

  2. I don’t mind Smith at all, but I hate when he starts with the race card

  3. Moreover, it’s not like Halle Berry has never been in a huge comic-book movie. It’s just that she did not exactly light up the screen as Storm — let alone Catwoman.

    And the Rachel Dawes character I saw in TDK is barely a character at all, so I doubt it would be a very important step to give it to a black actress. As far as serious, high-profile roles go, how about the role she won an Academy Award for a few years ago? Let’s give her some more of those instead of summer blockbusters, how about?

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