Sunday, July 22, 2012
It's what we do that defines us.
Other film writers and bloggers have said this already, but it's true - please go see a movie soon. Let's not allow fear to corrupt one of the purest pleasures we have in this life, not even for a moment. Buy a grotesquely large popcorn and a vat of soda and have a great time. And if the movie sucks, write a thousand words bitching about it on the internet, because being opinionated snobs is our goddamn right. The next movie you see will probably be better! I'm seeing The Dark Knight Rises Sunday afternoon; it's the first time in my life that buying a movie ticket feels like an act of defiance. Movies are my church, and as another iconic cinematic hero once said, nobody steps on a church in my town. And I know as well as anyone that these are tight times, but after you've gone to the movies, why not donate the cost of a movie ticket to help out the victims and their families? After all, in their excitement to be the first ones to see Batman versus Bane, they could have just as easily been us. We're all in this together, and for all our collective flaws, the ways we show decency to each other in moments pain are what make us great.