Monday, July 21, 2008

The Dark Knight

The BBQ this past weekend was fun, despite the rain I woke up to that morning. By the time of the party, things had pretty much dried up. I would have pictures of the event if I hadn't gotten distracted....by wine.
Lots of wine.
Riesling to be exact.
On Sunday, Spiderman and I went to see The Dark Knight. It was Wicked Awesome! In my opinion it might be the best Batman yet. It was very dark and kind of disturbing. I always thought that the Batman movies should be dark as it is a story about a vigilante. The previous films all had a campy feel with the over-the-top acting and bright colors. Chris Nolan creates a Gotham that seems more realistic. The characters less like "characters" and more relatable. Heath really should win a nomination for this one. I can see why this role disturbed him enough that he couldn't sleep. I had trouble sleeping and I only WATCHED it.
We HAD to go see it since it was my brother's Theatrical Debut! Not to ruin the movie for those of you that haven't seen it, but I'll show you a scene.Do you see my brother? Here: lets' zoom in on the bottom right corner.

He's the one in the hat.

Our movie experience would have been great if we hadn't been seated in a theatre with a GINORMOUS asshole who gave a very loud running commentary throughout the ENTIRE movie. It started with the previews where he told everyone whether he wanted to see each upcoming film. Then, every time Christian Bale would come on screen he'd shout "There's the Bat Man!" He would also shout "Awesome" every few minutes during the action sequences. Then he would explain the Batman backstory...like anyone doesn't know...or even wants to hear it from him. He also felt like pointing out several times (again, loudly for the whole theatre to hear) during all the exterior shots that they were in fact of Chicago and where exactly they were..."That's lower Wacker Drive"...."That's near the Sear's Tower"...."Did I mention this was in Chicago?"

I. Wanted. To. Kill. Him.

It took every ounce of restraint I could muster not to make a scene and tell him to shutthefuckupnoonewantstohearyourinanedrivel!

But I'm better now. Can you tell?

6 comments:

JackeeG4glamorous said...

I would have "suggested" that he keep his trap shut! I'm funny that way.

I recognized your brother-but then I was scanning the crowd scenes for him. Not many people would.

thecoconutdiaries said...

Sounds like a time to "accidentally" spill your drink in someone's lap.

How cool for your brother, but how the heck did you find him in that crowd??

I knew a guy who's mom was engaged to John Travolta when he was a kid. Mom died, but John still kept in touch with him and offered him a part as an extra in "Face/Off". He DRAGS us all to the movie only to find his scene had been cut.

Amy said...

We were going to go on Sunday! Boy I'm so glad we didn't. If I was in the same theater as you were and that guy was there I'm sure there would have been a fight.

So cool your brother was in the film, you should've shouted - hey everyone there's my bro! LOL

I can't wait to see the movie.
Amy

Mimi's Toes said...

Oh, how exciting that your brother was in it.! I don't think I can go see it cause I would have nightmares.

Adam said...

Speaking of Christian Bale

Let this be a lesson to the both of you

Melanie @ Mel, A Dramatic Mommy said...

That's pretty cool! When I go see the movie I can say "I know that guys sister."