June 25, 2005

Batman and Trailers

We went to see Batman last night and enjoyed it very much. I don’t spend my viewing time critiquing movies. It is black and white to me. Either I liked it or did not. Either I enjoyed the acting or I did not. There are certain things I do not like in films, such as gore. I’m not fond of horror flicks. I like happy endings. Every couple is happy; evil is overcome; all the children live a happy prosperous life; the guys in the white hats always win and their hats are white, and maybe just trimmed in gray, as we aren’t all perfect.

Life is too sad; I don’t need to watch it in the theater. I go to the movies as an escape… I don’t need to leave sad or to have been given a message. I want to have fun. So if I did not find the movie boring and I felt like I had a good time… then I like it. Very easy.

So here are some highlights and thoughts on trailers to upcoming movies and for Batman.

The movie Stealth looks like a combination of Independence Day and Top Gun and actually, does not look very good to me as much as y’all know I’m all about the aircraft. However, since it’s got that ‘kick ass’ element to it, I will probably see it as the ‘y chromosome holding half’ of my marriage will want to. It will have a happy ending… it’s one of those… guy gets the girl, guy saves the world, all is right in the end, type flicks. Or so it appears. I do have a feeling that some of it will be so far fetched to me, knowing what I know about aerospace, that I’ll have a tough time escaping. (I don’t think Josh Lucas is very hunky in the previews. He’s not ugly; he just does nothing for me. He looks like I could kick his ass and make him cry… )

Once again… let me harp on Willie Wonka. The trailer was longer and more detailed, making it appear more enticing… for a second. I’ll be pushed to see this flick by the three little boys in my home, but if it was just me? Nope. Johnny Depp just looks too creepy to me. I leaned over when he appeared on screen and said to my better half, “He’s so daggum creepy. He reminds me of a white Michael Jackson” at which point the following conversation ensued.

BH: So… do you think Johnny Depp is always creepy?

Me, looking at him like he’s nuts: Hell no! Johnny Depp is Day Pass material.

BH: Day Pass? What is a Day Pass?

Me: Oh you know, Day Pass. If there were Day Passes, it’s someone that you would say to your spouse, “Day Pass!” and you could have sex with them even though you’re married. Day Pass. Like Free Pass for sex.

BH, looking at me like I am nuts: Hmm. There are NO Day Passes…

Me: No, but if there were… Johnny Depp is Day Pass material!

Is Day Pass a blogging phrase or is this a common knowledge phrase of which he was just not familiar???

On Batman:

Batman was the first movie where I saw Katie Holmes. Hunh. As I said in Eric’s comments, I suspect she will be an author soon, “Stupid Women, Stupid Choices.”

I still love Morgan Freeman and I think he’s probably one of my favorite actors.

Rutger Hauer reminded me of Jon Voight 10 years ago, which upon looking them up... is about right age wise.

Christian Bale has a nice bod.

But I liked Cillian Murphy who played the psycho doctor Scarecrow better.

I didn’t recognize Gary Oldman. At all. Was he always so thin?

I liked the first Batman with Michael Keaton also. You cannot really compare these two flicks… different perspectives. This one is darker. Whatever happened to Michael Keaton? I enjoyed watching him as an actor. He was fun.

Posted by Boudicca at June 25, 2005 09:50 PM

Day Pass is common knowledge, as far as I know. Some of us will never require one. :)

Posted by: Toluca Nole at June 25, 2005 09:55 PM

Oops, forgot to mention that Keaton plays the dad in the new Herbie movie. I'll be passing on that one.

Posted by: Toluca Nole at June 25, 2005 09:58 PM

I'll be seeing Herbie. The boys want to.

Yeah, well, you won't ever require a Day Pass and I'll never acquire one. ;-) I thought it was a common term. I was surprised he'd never heard it, but I think he was more surprised I referred to someone as Day Pass material!

Posted by: Bou at June 25, 2005 10:11 PM

yes, day pass is common.

And I can't wait to see Willy Wonka. I'm sure it'll suck compared to the original because I love the original, but I still can't wait to see it! My birthday weekend, and I'm going to be there!!

And I'm the same way with movies. I like things to be happy, everything come to a good end.

I can't stand movies like Meet the Parents or Meet the Fockers where ridiculous things just keep happening throughout the movie. Drives me nuts. And I know...I'm usually alone in this!

Posted by: Sissy at June 25, 2005 10:26 PM

"day Pass" huh....I must do research on this day pass thing. Day Pass?

BTW, glad you got out and about. I hoped you dined with your lovah, and had a romantic evening, did you wear something that made husband go hubba hubba.

Posted by: ArmyWifeToddlerMom at June 25, 2005 10:46 PM

I don't think I own anything that would make him go 'hubba hubba'! LOL! But we did go out to dinner and had a great time talking to the waiter, a real sweet boy. It was good food and we laughed a lot, which is important.

Sissy... we saw parents take their kids to Meet the Fokkers. I was horrified... and I hated the movie. It didn't make me laugh. It was stupid.

Posted by: Bou at June 25, 2005 10:50 PM

Mmmmkay... first, "a white Micheal Jackson" is a redundant statement.

Then Micheal Keaton. I wonder, too, what happened to him.... the dude was an awesome actor. Sucks that you don't see much of him anymore.

Posted by: That 1 Guy at June 26, 2005 01:30 AM

okay, I actually hadn't heard of day pass until you mentioned it in your post just now, but immediately understood the connotation-- I live in the gutters, and I'm not leaving them. They are a warm and friendly place.

Michael Keaton -- he did an okay Batman, better than George Clooney (there because he looked good) and the other guy (can't remember). But his Bruce Wayne sucked. I don't think he was able to capture the whole tramatic childhood which is the whole reason why he became Batman.

Christian Bale -- This is the best live action portrayal of Batman that I have seen yet, not only did he do a great job as Batman, but he did an awesome job as Bruce Wayne. I hope to see him do some sequals to Batman Begins.

I would also suggest renting Equilibrium Christian Bale does a phenominal job in this movie as well, and I could easily see from his acting in this movie why they chose him for Batman. Talking to people about Equilibrium, they say that it's like the Matrix, but better.

Posted by: Aris_Ravencroft at June 26, 2005 03:59 AM

Johnny Depp was day pass material even when he was in "Edward Scissorhands". Why did it take so long for him to be incarnated as a pirate? Phwoargh!

Posted by: Sally at June 26, 2005 06:45 AM

Bou, you left out the best part of Batman Begins.


Posted by: littlejoe at June 26, 2005 10:11 AM

LJ- I forgot about the Ninjas. That whole training scene was one of my faves.

Aris- I will look for Equilibrium.

Sally- He was good in Chocolat too.

T1G- Heh. You're right. That is redundant!

Posted by: Bou at June 26, 2005 02:04 PM

I'm with you on the new Charlie and the Chocolate Factory movie. Johny Depp is VERY creepy. Too bad too... :-( And I don't know if I have ever heard the "Day Pass" description but there are a few cuties I would take one for! Heath Ledger comes to mind...... Yummy! :-)

Posted by: Richmond at June 26, 2005 05:05 PM