Thursday, July 24, 2008

the things i do for my kid

I didn't want to do it.

I really didn't.

Jake kept bugging me until I finally relented.

I guess a little part of me did want to.

One of my reasons for not wanting to was the same reason I wanted to...
Heath Ledger.

I agreed to see, and went to see The Dark Knight.

I'm not a Batman fan - never saw any of the other Batman movies. But this one is different. It has the late - and in my humble opinion, great - Heath Ledger in it, brilliantly playing The Joker.

He did a fantastic job. Actually, fantastic doesn't adequately describe his performance. It was over the top sensational. That may not even be adequate either, but I don't know what words would be, so I'll leave it at that. I hope he is nominated, and wins, an academy award.

And as far as Batman movies go, I'd have to say that this one was good and I did enjoy it. It had a plot line that was a little deeper than most super hero movies have. There were plenty of twists and turns. And even the traditional good vs. evil aspect had more depth and dimension and gave you a chance to examine what really is good and what really is evil.

... and did I mention Heath Ledger is in it ...


And I think it's only fair that since I agreed to see The Dark Knight with Jake, he should have to go see Mama Mia with me. Don't you agree?

11 comments:

Jamey said...

I think that's great that Jake wanted you to go to the movie with him!! I hope my kids still want me to go to the movie with them at that age! And yes....he should have to go to Mama Mia with you!!

Melissa said...

I would like to see this one! I'm not a fan of the earlier Batman movies, but we really liked Batman begins.

Penless Thoughts said...

Glad you enjoyed it. We are not movie goers any more at all.
Susan

Summer said...

This one was amazing. But you are seriously missing out if you haven't seen Batman Begins because it's even better.

Barb said...

Like "jamey" said, it's cool that Jake wanted you to go to The Dark Knight - like he also wanted you to read Angels & Demons.

And yes, definitely, Jake should see Mama Mia with you. Actually he might enjoy some of it. When I saw it I kept thinking of how much fun it would be if all my girls were there - 4 generations. It would have been fun to see it with Marsha too.

I will probably see the Batman movie. Everyone I talk to who has seen it highly recommends it and Heath's performance.

The Woman said...

my hubs wants to see that movie

Lynne said...

I'm not much of a movie go-er, but the trailers to this one have me intrigued. I would love to see Heath Ledger win an Oscar.

And yes, Jake should take his Mama to see Mama Mia!

VeRonda said...

Funny! I do agree. Tell him that life isn't fair... LOL! Okay, thanks for the Batman movie review. We haven't gone to see it yet, but we intend to. I will say, everyone has been raving about the Joker's role and how well it was acted act by Ledger. Hope Mama Mia is a good one, too!

Deb said...

Very cool that you went together, very cool indeed:)

Lori said...

I think it's cool that you went to hte movie with him too.
I do agree with the others he should go with you to Momma Mia.
I want to see that movie.

Dana a/k/a Sunshine said...

So, did you see Mama Mia? I thought it was fantastic!!! Loved it!!! I like the Dark Knight too.