Saturday, August 18, 2012

batman at the zoo

I finally broke down and saw the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight Rises, along with Jerry and Tom, last night in the IMAX theater at the Minnesota Zoo.  It just seemed like the thing to do, although, watching it, you can't help but think about the theater shooting in Aurora, Colorado, the night it opened and what a horrible scene that must have been.

The IMAX theater at the zoo has the largest movie screen in Minnesota and superior sound (and this is a very loud movie), so it was fun to see it there, except that the seats aren't very comfortable.

I found the story itself to be a little disturbing, though:  the "good guys" are the billionaires, the Wall Street crowd, and unarmed innocent cops, and the mobs following the "bad guy", Bane, look too much like "Occupy wannabes".  Not a good or truthful message.  If you see the film, take it for what it is -- better-than-average summer entertainment -- and don't give it a lot of thought.

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