I know what you’re thinking and you are right. It is not Saturday. So why am I doing a movie review?
Well, at the rate I’m reading (about 3 novels a week), I have no time to review any movies. So, think of it as bonus material.
Plus, since a lot of people seem to find my site by looking up what books and movies are appropriate for young adults (since I write YA), I wanted to say a little something about the new Batman movie.
IT IS SCARY!!!!
Like wet my pants, cover-my-ears-and-eyes-simultaneously scary. If the Joker put a knife in someone’s mouth one more time I swear I was going to run out of the theater screaming. I just couldn’t watch parts of it!
I say this because I know there are a lot of preteen boys who just *have* to see The Dark Knight, just like they *have* to see the coolest horror flick that’s out at the time. And while it’s fun with their friends, they come back scared out of their minds. Be warned, moms, there may be nightmares following Batman.
Yes, the acting is brilliant. Yes, the movie looks really cool, but it is violent and it is frightening.
It is also long. There were about 3 logical ending points for the movie before we reached the real end. It wasn’t boring or anything, but I was kind of like, “Aren’t we done already?” after each turn. So if you go, be ready to sit for awhile.
And don’t bring young kids. You’ll thank me. This isn’t Spiderman or The Hulk or even Batman Returns. This is a whole ‘nother ballgame.
For Jay Solomon’s review of the Dark Knight click here.
Status: Just received my review copy of Heather Terrell’s The Map Thief, which will be released July 29 by Ballantine. I’ll be reviewing it August 2 or possibly a little earlier and will be giving away at least one shiny, new hardback edition of The Map Thief to a lucky blog reader!