Programmer by day, comic nerd by night. My official job title is "Director of Janitorial Engineering"
As with all of these movies I have been able to score sneak preview tickets and can see them days before the rest of you. Because of this I shall ruin it all for you by telling you this.
Are you ready for it?
Are you sure?
Well...they reveal that Batman is a SKRULL! Ha! I knew it!
Just kidding. You know this has got to be the most talked about and hyped up movie of the year. Hell DC probably saved millions in not having to promote it too much (I remember seeing Iron Man commericals all over TV but cannot honestly remember seeing a Batman one).
Often times I find that when I go to see a movie like this I have HIGH expectations and am almost always let down.
I have got to tell you the hype got even worse before the movie started. Turns out this sneak preview was IMAX. Granted this was not as cool as I thought as only "select" scenes turned out to use it (most of them "zoom" shots of the city). - Even the wife asked me on the way out which were the IMAX scenes.
On the way home I was trying to rack my small brain to think of a sequel that was better than the first. Honestly the only one I could come up with was Star Wars - The Empire Strikes Back...and I never even saw that one in the theater (well not until they re-released it remastered some 20+ years later)
This movie is THAT good. If I could legally give it more than 5 stars I would (well I guess I own the site but I am too lazy for more programming right now). It was rather long...almost 2.5 hours...and there were times that I felt it just drag on, but overall it is a must see AND a must own.
It is what they say that likely Ledger will receive an Oscar for his performance. It was so believable. It reminds me of when I went to see Cold Mountain with Kidman and Zellweger. At the end of that movie I told my wife that Zellweger would win for Best Supporting Actress (and she did). Heath will win for Best Supporting Actor (and not just because of his sad and untimely death).
Also...as we have heard/read there is a "tribute" to Heath and the other person that died who helped make the movie. Although it was nice, it came mid-credits and was just a one liner...nothing special (I would have liked to see more).
As an added bonus the only trailer before the movie was for "The Watchmen" which until now I had no desire to really go see...but it was cool (even the wife thought it).
Not to spoil anything but my favorite scene/one liner from the movie is: "Wanna see a magic trick? I bet I can make this pen disappear"
- On a side note my wife mentioned before the start why didn't I print up some small "ads" about ComicBookRealm.com and place them on the seats before these movies started (since I see them all). I said "You are just now suggesting this 5 movies into the year?"
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