People know that it is scientifically possible to skreeonk wear a skreeonk mask, right? It just happens to be perceived as "silly" or "ridiculous" or whatever these times, for some reason*, but people use the term "unrealistic" instead, because that makes the one talking sound right, for some reason...
So we have this movie with a tone that apparently goes with what the masses want, what the masses like; the narrative is immersive, the way it's executed makes it seem "believable" (Even if it's impossible, kinda the point), it's "cool", it's "awesome", it's "badass", it's "dark", it's "gritty", etcetera, etcetera... but instead of any of that it is labeled as "realistic". Because "realistic" is considered synonymous of "good" and "superior", for some reason. It doesn't matter what it does, if it is perceived as "realistic" (even if it isn't, but people like it so they don't care what that word really means), then it's superior to anything that is perceived as "unrealistic" (even if it isn't unrealistic, but it's just not like the most popular thing perceived as "realistic").
I can't articulate how much I have come to hate the use of the word "realism" these days.
*Really, considering how simple yet effective Bane's mask is, I can see it being used to great effect. Dark blue with white, the white may give the idea of a skull, and therefore death, red eyes... it's imposing. But oh! the "realistic" movie uses a respirator! Let's mock every previous incarnation of the character for being "unrealistic" by using a mask and not getting ahead of da movie!
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on Wed Jun 13, 2012 6:38 pm, edited 1 time in total.