Monday, August 6, 2012

Tuesday Movie: The Dark Knight Rises

I don't get out to see many movies, but my husband and I decided to go see The Dark Knight Rises on Saturday.  We both had wanted to see this in the theater, as there are some movies that you need to see on the big screen.  This was one of them.  But let me tell ya, I felt weird being there. So many lives were lost in Aurora and I don't know how to explain it, but I felt sad and guilty for watching this film.

If there hadn't been the tragedy, I probably would have enjoyed it more.  It's a REALLY dark movie.  And the mass shooting in Colorado echoes some of the action on the screen. I guess I'm torn.

Did you see it?  What did you think?

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  1. I did see it, and I enjoyed it, but there was this air of sadness about it. Which is weird as the second movie was the same for me with the passing of Heath. I wonder if it will be different by the time the DVD comes out.

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    1. Now that I think about it, I didn't see the second one on the big screen because of Heath's death, but I own it on DVD.
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  2. Zane and I were only one freeway exit from the theater in Aurora shortly after the shooting. It was very eerie. We wound up driving by when we went to the mall. It is profoundly sad. I am not a big Batman fan, but simply would not see the movie in the theater b/c it reminds me too much of the pain in Aurora.

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    1. Dang, that must have been eerie. I guess I saw it because I didn't want that horrible person to steal away one of my favorite things to do. When you think about it, a movie theater is one of the few places that we still gather with live human beings and sort of share an experience. I don't get to see very many movies in the theater and it's something I enjoy.

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  3. I'm a big Nolan fan, so no question I was seeing this one. Really liked it and thought it wrapped up the series well, but I agree it was almost too dark. Needed some humor or a couple light moments.

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    1. Yeah, for a moment I missed the camp of Burton's Batman, but I liked the very last scene at the bat cave. I was like "I knew it!"

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  4. I'm torn, too. I was looking forward to the movie, but now the thought of seeing it, especially in a theater, makes me uncomfortable. And sad. The whole thing is so sad.

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    1. I'm sure a lot of people feel this way because it is so sad.

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  5. We went and saw it and it certainly felt sad and eerie, especially since the shooting happened less than an hour away from us. I actually didn't care for the movie all that much--a lot having to do with the amount of violence (and how long it seemed)! It felt strange being in the theater watching it; I couldn't help but think about the shooting and what that audience watched before it happened.

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