In case you missed the announcement, “The Dark Knight” is liable to cause nerdgasms. And regular people such as myself love it, too.
Archive for July 14th, 2008
I double-checked with the publicist, and I’m not supposed to publish my review of “The Dark Knight” until Thursday at the earliest. (Friday, really, but since there are screenings at 12:01 a.m. Friday, no one will freak out if the review goes live sometime Thursday.) I’d be inclined to wait until then anyway, just to follow the natural order of things. If I post this review early just because some people are eager to hear about the movie, then why not post the next one early, too? And the one after that? Where does it end?
As you will learn when you see “The Dark Knight,” it is very important that society follow a system of law and order. Otherwise there is chaos.
So this is not a review, it’s simply an observation:
Here’s your piping-hot delivery of new “Snide Remarks,” a saucy little number entitled “I Learned It from Watching You” that lists some of the more important things that the films of 2008 have taught us. It includes visual aids, which as you know is caused by visual hiv. (What?)
I would also like to mention that I’m seeing “The Dark Knight” today at noon, and, more to the point, that you are not. Sometimes I don’t bother to get excited about movies because I know I’m going to see them all anyway, so what’s the point in getting worked up about it? But I’ve been looking forward to this one. Digital IMAX projection, a press-only screening, no rowdy unwashed masses detracting from the experience — this is one of the perks of being a film critic. It balances out things like “Meet Dave.”
Finally, a reminder that if you’re on the Twitter you can follow me if you want to. My Twitter name happens to be EricDSnider.