Monday, 24 January 2011

The Dark Knight (2008)

The third #mysterymoviemonday film of the year. I absolutely love this film, I think it's a masterpiece. I do however prefer the first instalment Batman Begins as I think it's a much better film but as sequels go this one is pretty hard to beat.

My problem isn't with the film and there are far better reviews out there than mine so this won't be a review of the film itself, just the experience. My problem starts with the lazy-ass projectionist at the local cinema who keeps persisting in playing movies released post 2000.
Not only does the guy (and i'm taking a wild stab in the dark here saying that it is a guy) play modern day movies, but he plays obvious and crowd pleasing choices. You can't tell me that there is one person left in the UK who hasn't seen The Dark Knight? I mean come on! Play something a little more obscure than that.
Last week we had Memento too which means it's been a Nolan double header.

I'm just starting to lose patience with the whole mystery thing now. If you want to play something crowd pleasing then fine, I understand that you need to draw a certain crowd in and generate a weekly audience but at least make it a little obscure. Go mad and play something from the 90's even.

To make matters worse, we had to sit through the entire run time (which is a lot) next to a guy who smelt like he had shit his pants. Last week sometime. We were six rows across from this guy in a pretty packed out cinema and the smell was pretty intense. He had also brought along a packed lunch in a carrier bag which he decided to munch on and rustle every sweet wrapper to the maximum volume. After consuming his 12th bag of crisps and third bottle of coke he drifted off into a nice warm sleep. We know this because we could hear him snoring for a good 15-20 minutes. He then awoke again to find his body craving more snacks, and so the saga continued...

Very disappointed with this weeks choice, and not for the first time with #mysterymoviemonday either. If things don't improve soon they could well lose 4 regulars.

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