summer blockbusters! →
the mister and I don't go to the multiplex very often because we tend to use our entertainment slush fund more for live shows and such.
However, we did go to see both Wall-E
(I'm an unrepentant Pixar nut) and The Dark Knight
(he's an unrepentant graphics novel fan) in the theatre, because we had the creeping suspicion that they both deserved to be caught first-run on the big screen. We definitely weren't disappointed. My personal opinion is that these are 2 of the best summer flicks I've seen in, well, forever. Pretty different in tone, and yes, they're both big mainstream blockbuster fare, but wow, they both really knocked our socks off. It doesn't hurt that they both feature strong writing and performances behind the eye candy and special effects... and for "popcorn movies" (which I suspect that neither may actually be), they certainly both provoked a respectable amount of introspective discussion / analysis by us and our group of friends who've seen them. Which isn't bad for a pair of flicks that we'd almost dismissed as the celluloid equivalent of beach reads.
What movie(s) have you recently seen (old or new) that you really liked, or perhaps found yourself liking more than you'd expected?