Tuesday, 07 August 2012
I really enjoyed the Batman movie yesterday. The whole day was pretty good actually. J drove down, we had dinner at a fancy place. We didn't plan on having dinner there. I was really scruffy (didn't shave for about 4 or 5 days). We passed by the restaurant and I mentioned the food was pretty good when I ate there with my colleagues. So we went in. I told J I wished I had brought my camera. But he gets so embarrassed when I bring it out to take food pictures. We hung out at a book store prior to watching the movie. I couldn't resist buying a couple of books.
The Dark Knight Rising is probably the best Batman movie. As a kid, I used to tie a blanket around my neck and pretend I was Batman. Mom could never figure out why the edges of the blanket would get frayed and dirty. Until she caught me...
Anne Hathaway was brilliant as the Catwoman. She added a lot of depth and complexity to the character - a far cry from the previous, one dimension Catwomans. It's like drinking a really good wine which has a lot of flavours and notes. I would love to see her again. Both Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine were wonderful in their supporting roles. Tom Hardy - wow, he played the villainous Bane to the hilt without making him seem cartoonish. If only Heath Ledger were alive to reprise his Joker role. It would be wonderful to see the two of them together against Batman. Christian Bale's portrayal of Batman / Bruce Wayne is like eating a very well executed meal. The strength and vulnerability of Batman laid out for all to see. If I didn't know any better, he almost made Batman into a Jesus like character. Christopher Nolan deserves major kudos for rescuing Batman from those previous campy, wimpy Batman movies. I hope there's more. It was well worth the 2 1/2 hours of my time.
As J and I shared a goodnight kiss, I resisted the urge to seduce him with my deep, raspy Batman voice. I suppose I should get to the gym first before I unveil Matman.