Jon and I finally got around to seeing The Dark Knight Rises last night, and it was awesome! I had forgotten much of the previous two movies, so when Gordon is talking about Harvey Dent almost killing his kid, or when Batman was looking all sadly at a photo of Rachel Dawes, I felt a bit lost. “Who was Harvey Dent again?” and “wait, she died?”. I ended up watching the first two movies today, thanks to Amazon Instant Video and $2 rentals, because I was so jazzed up about the series. I kinda want to see the new movie again, too, just to complete the trilogy now that I realize, for example, Katie Holmes and Maggie Gyllenhaal were supposed to be the same character. O_o That’s what I get for not rewatching the first movie before seeing The Dark Knight back in the day, and making the same mistake with The Dark Knight Rises.
I’m excited about the new Superman movie, not because I give a darn about Superman but because Christopher Nolan is behind it. I loved his Batman trilogy without really caring about Batman before, so I’m hoping the Superman movie will be bad-ass and inspire the same interest. The Hobbit also looks fun, and is making me want to pick up where I left off with the Lord of the Rings books. I’m such a fickle reader. It really takes an engaging series to get me to read regularly, otherwise I always seem to find myself surfing the Internet, playing a video game, or watching TV in my free time. The Wheel of Time series and A Song of Ice and Fire were two such engaging series, but I haven’t found my next big read. I don’t care so much for standalone books, preferring to have a world that I can get immersed in for several books. Maybe some of Brandon Sanderson’s work, since I love how he’s been finishing the Wheel of Time.