robinellen (robinellen) wrote,

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Date night...

So we took advantage of some time alone and went to dinner and a movie last night. It's harder to eat out these days (since I've gone gluten-free), but at my favorite Chinese restaurant, I asked them to leave the flour out of their sauce -- and they did! I had curry chicken, and it was delicious, and I didn't miss the thicker sauce at all :)

Then we went to see Dark Knight Rises. It's strange: DH asked if I was nervous to see that movie after last week, and at first, I said, "Of course not." But...yeah. Once we were in the theater, it was a little eerie. Every time a new person came into the room, I found myself watching them and their mannerisms carefully. Plus, a theater worker came in three times during the movie and checked the Exit door to be sure it was locked and closed. Strangely, DH didn't notice this at all! In fact, I'm not sure anyone noticed except for me, but it was kind of freaking me out (except that the door was clearly locked each time, so that was good).

Other than that, the movie was very good. It's intense, and it's the kind of intense that doesn't really let up until the very end -- and I'm not a huge fan of that, typically. However, certain characters made it completely worth it (you know, like Joseph Gordon-Leavitt, who is amazing -- and Anne Hathaway, who was also very good). Christian Bale was mostly just moody and morose...I've always liked him, and I saw him in Empire of the Sun a billion years ago when he was just a kid -- and he was awfully compelling in that.

The twists and turns in the plot were all surprises to me, but I will admit that this is the first Batman movie I've ever seen in the theater, and perhaps the only one I've watched all the way through period. I haven't seen either of the first two in this trilogy. I personally find the idea of anyone pursuing the destruction and torment of people that single-mindedly to be rather far-fetched, so the 'bad guy' component left a little to be desired...but there was a twist there, as well, which added a bit of depth.

The best part (for me) was the ending -- and NO SPOILERS -- I could have dealt with a little more of that and a little less of the evil intensity of the other two hours and forty minutes ;) Still, the ending was fantastic and got five stars from me!

Whew! Today, I'm off to visit with j_d_gill, so I'd best run. Have a great Thursday!
Tags: friends, gluten-free, movies
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