Last Saturday Allyson, Erika, and I went to see the Dark Knight. We arrived pretty late, but still had time to catch most of the trailers and get some snacks. I got a waffle cone with chocolate ice cream and chocolate sprinkles. The cone was also covered in chocolate. Next time I'll order the same thing except that I'll opt for a plain waffle cone. The chocolate coating was a wee bit rich for my blood. Allyson and Erika both got Nachos. The big difference between their orders was that Allyson loaded hers up with jalapenos and Erika loaded hers up with extra cheese. I snagged one or two nachos from Allyson. Allyson and I also shared a large drink. The movie theater's here in Louisville mostly feature Pepsi products and because I prefer Pepsi and Allyson prefers Dr. Pepper we always compromise at the movies and get Sprite. Parking wasn't an issue.
By the time we entered the theatre it was packed. The only seats available were in the first two rows. We wound up sitting in the second row and to my great surprise my neck wasn't sore by the end of the movie and I could still hear out of my right ear. I guess they do a better job of constructing movie theatres these days.
Mostly the previews sucked. The trailer for the Watchmen looks cool, but I can't even remember any of the others. One of the main reasons why I went to see the Dark Knight in the first place is because I read a rumor on a faulty website ( IMDB) that the trailer for Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was going to debut on July 18th. I guess somebody up at Warner Bros changed his or her mind and as a result I the fan was tragically let down.
The movie itself kicked ass. Heath Ledger kilt it as the Joker. All the other actors were great, the cinematography was breathtaking and the costume design was elegant. I left the theatre wanting to pay another 40 bucks to see it again (Chocolate waffle ice cream cone without chocolate coating included).
Since seeing the Dark Knight I've spent a lot of time reading reviews of the movie and it seems that a lot of film critics and a lot of bloggers like it A LOT. I liked it too. One blogger even went on to say that The Dark Knight makes up for all for the other Batmen movies (excluding Batman Begins) and that now DC is on par with Marvel as far as the Super Hero movie genre is concerned. Bullshit.
A different subject: As most of you know from reading this blog for two plus years, whenever TV goes on hiatus or there's a writer's strike Allyson and I have to find other ways to occupy our free time together. Usually we get hooked on a TV show from yesteryear, like Alias for example. But this Summer is different... This Summer we started reading together. Last week Allyson read two books in between going to school, watching The Dark Knight and raising our one year old. I read 1 and 3/4 Books in between working, raising our one year old and reading reviews about The Dark Knight.
The books are about a young wizard named Harry Potter and his experiences at a school called Hogwarts. I highly recommend Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Allyson is somewhere in the middle of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The novels are amazing and because I'm so obsessed with Harry Potter right at this moment I also spent part of the week reading spoilers about that last two books.
And finally I'd like to give a shout out to the country of Canada. I dream of fishing your majestic waterways someday and your country has also produced one of the finest rock bands in the history of rock-n-roll .