It’s a common assumption among nerds that nerds are just a little more intellectually evolved than other types of people. This is to say nothing disparaging of jocks or fashionistas or cowboys, nor to insinuate that these titles can’t overlap, but when your hobbies all include diving into science fiction, which typically examines philosophy and society by creating parables involving theoretical physics and futuristic technology, it’s hard for nerds to not occasionally feel intellectually superior. This hauteur should immediately dissipate upon the reading of any internet Nerd-Bro comments. You are probably already familiar with the Dude-Bro and the Bernie-Bro. Similar to these close relations, Nerd-Bros are overwhelmingly, though not necessarily, white men, who find it incredibly hard to acknowledge the simple facts that white men, as a group of people, are disproportionately represented in the media and inequitably positioned in society. Even if you’re not ready to accept these basic truths of life in the modern-day United States of America, the following is a list of comments that you should just stop making to help you fake it until you get it, and stop making nerds look bad in the meantime.
So we all know that The Amazing Spider-Man has pretty divisive amongst fans when it was released last year (including some division amongst the Bastards here), but seriously, what did Sam Raimi think?
The director of the first three Spider-Man movies has previously said he was afraid to see the film, not because he was concerned that Marc Webb had done an awful job, but because he felt so close to the material. But now it seems that Raimi has swallowed that fear, and put the Blu-ray on his TV. So what did he think? Raimi told the gang at Hey U Guys in an interview.
“It was very hard for me to see the new Spider-Man movie, I felt so attached to it, I couldn’t see Spider-Man with another director; it’s like my love, and I didn’t want to walk in on my love with someone else. It was just like that. Then I got over myself last week and said, ‘just see the damn thing’. And I did, and I loved it. I actually felt free.
“I thought, ‘why am I carrying around this baggage?’ Of course the next Spider-Man story should be told, and [Marc Webb] did a wonderful job telling that. I loved the movie, and I’m looking forward like a fan to the next instalment. I love the comic book, and now I don’t feel bound, and I’m really glad somebody’s remaking it again.”
So there you go. Stop asking Raimi about Amazing, he loved it.
Of course, now the conspiracy begins: did he really love it, or was he trying to save face for Webb? Sound off below.
So The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey made a lot of money overnight Thursday, and with this being Saturday now, we can only assume that a great many more of you have now also partaken in the experience and checked out the film. Of course you probably read Mel Valentin’s review of the film, and some of you didn’t like what he had to say about it. Right now you’re probably wondering, I wish there was some space on Nerd Bastards where I could launch my approval and/or disapproval of the film….
Well welcome to space!
Tell us now, what did you think of The Hobbit? Was it too long for you? Did your mind wander? Was it bad ass beyond belief? Did the 48 FPS make you hurl? Did it give you the bends? Does director Peter Jackson still have the touch? The power, if you will? Will this Hobbit trilogy be as *ahem* precious to you as Lord of the Rings? And are you now certain that you can’t wait till next December for the next chapter? Or may you want to leave a call with us to wake you up when you can just get the whole thing on Blu-ray and be done with it?
Answers to these questions – and many more unasked questions – can be posted below.