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29th-Jun-2008 09:16 pm
Guess I'm turning into a curmudgeon. (Ok, ok. Maybe I'm finally admitting to it.)

Went to the movies with The Spouse today.

Proof positive that I'm out of the loop with respect to theaters and movies:

* Realized that I'd probably been to Ziebart (once a year for 15 years) more often than I'd been to that theater.

* Was amazed at the commercials before-hand. I was used to the still photos of local businesses, interspersed with cute trivia questions. And when the movie got close a stupid animated "don't smoke, don't throw food, and here are the exits" reel. Was not expecting real acted and shoot-em-up commercials.

* Expected about 20 minutes worth of previews. We got ONE PREVIEW -- under 5 minutes.

** This preview took a movie (Dark Knight) that I'd been thinking might be kind of fun ... not quite down to "must miss" category, but certainly down to "don't bother unless it's a group and that's the only thing we can agree on".)

Oh yeah -- we saw Iron Man. I started reading the comic late in the game, and stopped reading a long time ago, so I don't know how much canon they utilized, but I thought the guy who did Tony did a good job... and I didn't like him at all during the first half of the movie.
1st-Jul-2008 11:35 am (UTC)
Hmm. I've seen all the commercials they've added and yes, they're annoying. Particularly because now they turn the lights down early for them so reading can be problematic.

One preview. Odd. I usually get at least 10 minutes worth.

Dark Knight looks bad eh? So far what I've seen looked good. Ah well.

I can see why you wouldn't like the early Tony Stark. He was supposed to be a bit of a jerk. But then Tony Stark is the anomaly in the comics. He's their token conservative. ;)

Robert Downey Jr. was brilliantly cast for the role. "Let's see, we need an actor who can play a rich brilliant playboy with a substance abuse problem. Who could play a roguish likeable ass?. Hmmmm." After his success playing Chaplin he pretty much became Tony Stark without the armor but with a coke habit. Supposedly he finally got better.

Wild guess here: What did you think of Wall*E?
1st-Jul-2008 11:35 am (UTC)
Argh. Anonyposting again.
1st-Jul-2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
Oh yeah, the actor was brilliant. And the role was well played. And I wanted to slap him. Repeatedly. (And I didn't know about the Real Life drama -- thanks for filling that in.)

DK seemed to be all violence and blowing stuff up (except when Alfred was being cutesy) and none of the dark-future-psychology stuff that I liked the comics for.

This was the first movie I've seen... since... Um... I don't remember. Last I recall seeing were W&G and Serenity. One person on my F-list recommended Wall*E, and I'd consider it from that recommendation. But I've not even seen a preview of Wall*E, so I don't even know how to pronounce it. :-)
1st-Jul-2008 06:28 pm (UTC)
Ah. I was just taking a guess as to what movie you'd seen.

The last Batman movie was pretty good. I'll probably see DK, but I don't hold high hopes for sequels.
1st-Jul-2008 09:44 pm (UTC)
Iron Man.
1st-Jul-2008 10:17 pm (UTC)
Excuse me.

(performs the migraine salute)

I completely misread your original post. I thought you were saying you had previously seen Iron Man and were seeing another movie. Dunno how I did that.
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