Saturday, July 19, 2008
The Dark Knight

I just got home moments ago from seeing the new Batman film, The Dark Knight. I'm not a professional film critic by any means, so I'm not going to try to wax poetic about the cinematography or directing or Heath Ledger's brilliant performance as the Joker. I only need to tell you one fact to convince you that The Dark Knight is a great movie.

I saw this filming at 10pm on opening night, having secured tickets earlier in the day. The theater was full of teenagers; teenagers, the scourge of adult film goers. Not one of them uttered an unnecessary word during the entirety of this movie. There were no stupid comments yelled at the screen, no incessant babbling during quiet moments, and most amazingly, ALL CELL PHONES WERE SET TO THE 'SILENT' MODE!

Someone finally found a way to make today's teenager shut up at the cinemas: Make a film as good as The Dark Knight.


15 Comments:

Blogger jesse said...

Dang! You beat me to the review! I had it saved as a draft too! Oh, well. Did they play the Watchmen trailer at your theater? I saw the Thursday mid-night showing of it, and they did not preview it.

This was my biggest fear about seeing this movie any time soon. The God Damned Crosby Critters.

Blogger FRITZ said...

Thank you so much for waylaying my fears of adolescents in this movie. We are going to the ten o'clock showing tonight and I will be piqued to find how the scourge behave themselves.

Also: Michael Caine said on his first day of shooting with Heath, Michael forgot all of his lines, Heath was that good.

Can I get a witness?

Blogger John said...

The real test: go see it in a theatre full of black folks. I'm not being a racist here (for you knee-jerk Liberals out there). It's simply a fact that a lot of black folks think public movies are an interactive experience. If you've ever been to a show with a majority black audience, you know exactly what I'm talking about here. Anyway, if they'll sit quietly and watch this movie, that's the best recommendation ever. Other than that, it's about freakin' TIME someone made a Batman movie that reflects the bleak, unwinnable, sad side of the story. Hooray for realism in a comic book movie.

Blogger Ćœbermilf said...

"I'm not racist, but..."

please tell me "Crosby Critters" doesn't mean what I think it does.

Blogger Nick said...

Comic book teenagers are better than regular teenagers.

Blogger flounder said...

Their phones weren't off. They were texting.

Blogger yournamehere said...

Crosby Critters are kids from Crosby Middle School in Louisville. Upper middle class, predominately white, who like to hang out at malls and movie theaters on the east side of town.

Blogger fancy freelancer said...

Hooray (sez me, Ubermilf) for VRWC.

I was afraid...I apologize.

Blogger Scott said...

I don't understand. What did you think a Crosby Critter was?

Blogger John said...

UberChick, if you'd care to debate my comments instead of doing the chickenshit thing of implying but not actually proving, feel free. Otherwise, I'm sorry if you aren't smart enough to formulate actual arguments. Or perhaps I'm being too critical here. Maybe you've just led a sheltered life and haven't actually ever been to a movie where the audience was predominantly non-Caucasian, as I have on many occasions. In which case, I love the irony.

Blogger fancy freelancer said...

I guess I was afraid he was talking about Bing Crosby's children, and haven't they suffered enough with all the beating and the drunkenness and the singing?

I don't know what I was thinking.

Blogger John said...

Bah-bah-bahhhh, buh dah dah bahhh....

NO DADDY NO! IT HURTS DADDY!!!

Blogger Scarlet Hip said...

You are so much cooler than Ebert.

Blogger Jeannie said...

I would agree with you but the popularity of the movie meant that the 10:20 show we went to see ended up being the 11:00 show which was also sold out. Since even the 10:20 was pushing my bedtime, needless to say, I fell asleep. I woke up very confused about what was happening. I suppose I will have to watch it again. At least I know it will be worthwhile.

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