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Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: Marvel Cinematic Universe

Peter Parker’s teacher in “Spider-Man: Homecoming” and “Spider-Man: Far From Home”, Roger Harrington (played by actor Martin Starr) is actually the college student that let Bruce Banner use the computers in exchange for pizza in “The Incredible Hulk” seven years earlier.

Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: “The Dark Knight” (2008)

The hidden truth about the Joker. (SPOILERS!)
The Joker throughout the film presents himself as an “agent of chaos” with no real plan. But if you watch the film presumably with his point of view. The strategy becomes a little clearer.

Through his terrorist acts, and his frequent manipulations of the mob. His acts of chaos were strategically planned out.

  • The way he holds the gun with Dent, the gun wouldn’t have fired. Even if Dent would’ve pulled the trigger, the Joker would’ve been safe.
  • Took advantage of the mob when Batman brought Lao back from China.
  • When the citizens of Gotham refuse to detonate the bomb on the ferry carrying the prisoners of Gotham, and the prisoners refuse to kill the citizens, the Joker conveniently has his own detonator to finish the job. He was planning to kill them all anyway.
  • Crushing the spirit of Gotham by showing them the darker side of Harvey Dent with his transformation into Two-Face.

    His plan was for chaos to consume Gotham just so he could usurp control over the criminals and the citizens. He had a plan, and it was power.

    You see, many people admire the Joker because he gave the appearance of someone who just didn’t care. Admiration because he’s a quote unquote “better class of criminal”.  From Alfred’s line, “Some men just want to watch the world burn”. But the truth is that Batman was a lot closer to the truth earlier in that scene when he says, “criminals aren’t that heard to figure out, we just have to find out what he’s after.”

    The truth is that the Joker isn’t the agent of chaos he presents to be. He’s not a better class of criminal. He’s not special. He is in the end, just another bad guy. Corrupt, greedy, and rotten to the core.

    Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: “Religulous” (2008)

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    In Bill Maher’s documentary “Religulous” he rather humorously attempts to debunk religion. He makes his intentions on religion very well known on his show. Comparative mythology is an attempt to show parallels between myths and faiths, and in the film there is a funny montage showing the multiple similarities between the stories of Jesus Christ and the Egyptian god, Horus. Facts trying to show that essentially the story of Christ is simply a retelling.
    Facts such as:
    Horus was born of a virgin, he had 12 disciples, he died and 3 days later ascended to the sky, and that he raised a man names Asar from the dead (which allegedly translates to Lazarus).
    Only one little problem, all the evidence is fake.
    The bits of the story of Horus have been altered just to make the story of Christ look fabricated. This has been debunked by professional Egyptologists and scholars. Not only Christians, but Atheists as well.

    This documentary is referenced in an article from Cracked.com entitled:
    “6 Famous Documentaries That Were Shockingly Full of Crap.”
    http://www.cracked.com/article_20585_6-famous-documentaries-that-were-shockingly-full-crap.html

    Joe’s Random Movie Trivia: “Che” part two (2008)

    To make this movie as close to how it really happened, the filmmakers actually got information declassified from both the American C.I.A. and the Bolivian government involving their partnership in successfully capturing Ernesto “Che” Guevara in October 1967.

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