Monday, August 6, 2012

Movie Monday: Dark Knight Rises

Armed with my free movie reward coupon from the Regal Crown Club, I went to see Dark Knight Rises this weekend. I don't have too much to say about the movie itself, but thought I'd share a few random thoughts and observations....

Uh huh.
~ I'd heard from fans of the comic books that the movie was terrible, while action-movie fans thought it was awesome. I found it to be neither. I'd describe it as unimpressive and predictable, but with enough action to keep me awake for nearly 3 hours.

~ Speaking of which... no movie needs to be that long.

~ I'm not convinced Anne Hathaway (or her legs) is human. 

~ I'd marry Christian Bale right now if he asked me. I'd also marry Joseph Gordon-Levitt, if it wasn't for the fact that he's too young for me.

~ My ability to care for children has been questioned, many, many times. Yet, even I know you don't take a 4-year-old to a PG-13 movie that starts at 8:20 PM, is nearly three long, has a lot of explosions and scary guys, and then tell her to "shut up" when she starts to cry. 

~ How on Earth is there any person in the US who has not heard about what happened when this movie was screened in Auroroa, CO? I don't know the answer, but that one guy walked into the theater right in front of me. 

~ Since that incident, local movie theaters have started searching purses, making it increasingly difficult to sneak outside soda and snacks.

~ I don't understand how movie magic can create crowds from one person, make it look like a man can fly or scale buildings, create life-like monsters, and do it all in 3D - but couldn't use a voice-over so I could understand what the actor playing Bane was saying. I know he has an accent and was speaking through that funky mask - but c'mon.

~ People love superheros because they give us hope. Batman shows us that with the right amount of inspiration, determination, and hope - anyone can be a hero. The real strength superheros give us isn't by being there to save; it's by acting as a symbol of hope, and inspiring us to save ourselves.

~ It's unspeakable that anyone would try to tarnish a franchise like Batman by associating it with senseless violence and loss. The only thing worse would be to let him.

1 comment:

  1. I agree.
    And will not see this movie until I can rent it on the TV.

    And I won't let my 5 year old see it until I proofed it, and I will not tell him to shut up if it scares him....and we'll watch it around 11a so that when it's over we can at least eat dinner! Just kidding, it's not THAT long right?

    Loved this review