(My full review can be found here)
Let’s get one thing straight: I am a big superhero movie fan. I’ve been waiting for TDK since the credits rolled on Batman Begins three and a half years ago. But last summer I was mired in pre-Beijing Olympics work, and couldn’t get my act together in time to buy the IMAX tickets a month in advance of the premiere, before they were completely sold out. I know. I’m ashamed of myself too.
When I heard that Warner Brothers would re-release the film in IMAX in January, I knew that I couldn’t cave and simply watch the movie on the regular screen, on DVD, and especially not downloaded illegally from some torrent. No, I held out and scanned the press releases until last month, when, visiting the IMAX official website, I spotted a press release, relatively buried in the headlines: Batman IMAX double feature, one night only! The very night I found the press release, in fact!
I quickly rounded up two of my friends and we met up at the Lincoln Square IMAX shortly before 8 p.m. It was the perfect Batman experience. A refresher course in Batman Begins, followed immediately by my personal premiere of The Dark Knight. Both in glorious IMAX. It was totally worth the wait.