2017. USA. Dir: Chris McKay. With Will Arnett. Animated. 104 min.
The Joker’s latest scheme leaves Batman no option but to team up with his newly adopted son in this self-aware spin-off of everyone’s favorite feature-length toy commercial. Despite being made of blocks, Arnett makes a surprisingly well-rounded Dark Knight, whose crime-fighting prowess is matched only by his fear of intimacy (and of snake clowns).
Are you writing a thesis? Does it feel like the sun may never again shine on your pretty little overloaded head?
CAREFUL with your misery metaphors. It turns out that, in yet another instance of science fiction threatening to turn into fact, “scientists [are] debat[ing] risks of SUN-BLOCKING and other climate tweaks to fight [global] warming,” as reported by a Huffington Post article entitled “Geoengineering: Scientists Debate Risks Of Sun-Blocking And Other Climate Tweaks to Fight Warming.” The article, which describes a recent conference of various stripes of scholars who convened in England to discuss “the planet’s fate,” ends with a scientist addressing the conference as follows: “I don’t know how many of us can sleep well tonight.” So, maybe one day, the sun really won’t shine anymore!
Not directly Wesleyan related, but hey, it puts things in perspective. And another “hey,” who knows, Connecticut could go dark as quick as anywhere else.