Kim and I saw The Dark Knight on Friday after a yummy dinner of sushi and edamame. I do not know I can contribute anything that has not already been said elsewhere, much more eloquently than I can say it. It was the best movie I have seen in many a year. I do have to say, though, that that one cellphone scene (if you’ve seen the film, you know the one), was made much more creepy by the cellphones-in-cakes part of the ARG.
I also got to see the trailer for The Watchmen that everyone has been getting all crazy about. As a standalone trailer, I can’t say that I understand all of the hype. Based on that one trailer alone, without any other input, I guess I’d be on the fence as to whether I’d go see it. That being said, I have to admit that I am not familiar with the source material. I picked up both The Watchmen and V for Vendetta back before V hit theaters as an Amazon bundle, but have yet to read the latter. But even still–without having yet read V at the time, when the trailer came out for V for Vendetta, I knew I wanted to see the film. And had I not already been familiar with The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (another Alan Moore property), I would have wanted to see that based on the trailer alone (putting aside that it was generally considered a horrible movie.) So yeah–until I read the graphic novel or until I hear more detail of the film, I am on the fence.
There was also a trailer for The Spirit, a sort of film-noir superhero film that releases next year. Apparently, we have to go see it. Kim recognized the knife-throwing bellydancer in the trailer.