I woke up this morning and to my dismay it’s Monday already! :cry:
Oh well, let’s get to it … had an OK weekend. Friday we left work right after lunch and got to goof off for most of the day. I went to work out that afternoon and am still a little sore today from it. (that’ll teach me for slacking the last coupla weeks!!)
Had to do some work-related stuff Saturday and wasn’t thrilled about that. But we did catch up with Captain Fantastic and his girlfriend Miranda to see the new Batman movie. I thought it was great!! It was a lot darker and more serious than the other campy Batman’s … and I thought Christian Bale has been the best Batman yet! He can pull off the handsome millionaire party boy role (ala Shaft … can you dig it?), but also can do the dark and tortured, brooding super hero bit as well.
Of course, I did enjoy the older campy Batman flicks … hey, who doesn’t want to see the governor of California as a walking Popsicle? But this Batman better explained and displayed the one we know and loved from the old comics.
I thought that Cillian Murphy did an excellent job as Dr. Crane, aka Scarecrow. Of course, it also starred Katie Holmes … and who doesn’t love her, right Tom? :roll:
Jessie’s mother is taking her to see it today. When I objected yesterday, she became really defensive saying that she had talked to Jim already and he OK’d it. Which I later found out that they didn’t exactly “talk” about it, she mentioned it off-handedly some time back. I dropped the issue, but did try to tell her to prepare herself for Jessie’s reaction to it.
There weren’t ANY kids in the theater when we went … and probably for a good reason. Bruce Wayne’s parents’ death is a heavy subject in the movie, and right now Jessie has a hard time dealing with that subject. She’s terrified of dying, and gets upset from time to time when she thinks about her mother or me or Jim dying. Hell, I spent an hour last night talking to her about the subject and trying to explain that death is a natural part of Life’s cycle. But I don’t think she fully understands … who does at that age?
Plus (back to the movie) there are some Scarecrow scenes that will most likely give Jessie nightmares. I tried to warn the woman … hell, I suggested taking her to one of the many “kid movies” out right now that Jessie’s dying to see.
Batman was awesome in my book … but not for my kid. But that’s just my $.02 … what do I know?