Yesterday we went to see the Batman movie, and I admit to feeling a little tense. We arrived early, and there weren’t many people in the theater. I wondered if this was due to the shooting, and it made me a little nervous. I sat three seats away from the end, and it wasn’t until we settled that I noticed the guy on the end had a rather large pack in the seat next to him.
Hubs was joining us from another location, and as he hadn’t arrived yet, I kept nervously looking for him. He finally arrived and took the seat next to the guys bag. There were several people behind us, and as the trailers began to play I tried to relax.
About 15 minutes into the movie, something hit the back of my seat very hard, and I turned to see the girl behind me storming out from between the rows. The five of us looked at each other, and I turned and looked at the guy she was with who was holding up his hands in a gesture of “What? What did I do?”
She came back about 10 minutes later, and sat in the row in front of us. I turned to look at the guy behind us, and it was clear they’d had some sort of disagreement. This was so weird and distracting it took me a few minutes to turn my attention back to the movie.
The movie in itself was fantastic, I thought. I love Anne Hathaway and thought she made a wonderful cat woman. Of course Christian Bale isn’t hard on the eyes either. The ending was a surprise as well as some plot twists, but I won’t say too much about it so as not to spoil it. I liked it probably the best of all the Batman movies.
When the movie was over, the guy with the bag and the angry girl disappeared into the people who were leaving (not that there were that many). I just wonder though. Is that where we are heading? A world where we are nervous and jumpy because the violence in our lives has escalated to a point that we can’t relax in public? The shooting scenes in movies and videos seem to have escalated in epic proportions. I don’t know if there is a correlation, but I know that I feel like I am becoming more and more sensitive to seeing it, and especially after the Colorado incident.
I’d be curious to know, does anyone else feel this way?