This is *Christmas*. The season of perpetual hope. And I don’t care if I have to get out on your runway and hitchhike. If it costs me everything I own, if I have to sell my soul to the devil himself, I am going to get home to my son.
I LOVE this time of year. I love all the lights and smiles on people’s faces. I don’t know exactly what it is but there’s a certain warmth in the air. With four days to go, I have a few things left to check off on my Christmas to do list but the most important ones on that list are people I have to see. This weekend, I spent some quality time with two of my favourite girls. There would have been four of us but May is still in Thunder Bay until Monday so I won’t see her this Christmas. I left her a little present with Cathy so hopefully she’ll be able to give it to her.
Earlier last week I met one of my oldest friends Bear as it was his birthday on the 17th. I skimped out a bit and got him one present for both Christmas and his birthday but I knew he wouldn’t mind since we were going to spend some time together anyway.
I have yet to meet up with an old friend of mine from University this year, who gave birth to a beautiful little girl. Actually, she hasn’t really returned any of my facebook messages or phone calls since she’s given birth so I might just have to show up on her doorstep one weekend in January… here’s hoping she’ll be home! HEH If you’re reading, Andrea, I completely understand how busy it can be with a new little one so I’ll still be here for you whenever you can find your way back to me.
That’s not true of course, because this wouldn’t be much of a post if that was all I said about the Dark Knight. Those were the words said to me by one of my brother’s best friends when he was trying not to spoil the movie for me. And I have to give it to him, he was bang on with that one word. If you haven’t seen it yet, then just take my word for it: you need to go see it. If you like action movies of course. If you’re like my Mum and you don’t then you don’t need to go see it. If you have seen it, how crazy was that scene?
I felt like I was about to have sex for the first time; I was nervous, flustered, light headed and so very excited. Even though I had read Trench’s review last week though (and thought he was crazy), but now I see his point that there was something missing. It doesn’t make the movie any less brilliant but there was something a-miss, for sure. I agree with Trench that Katie Holmes was a much better Rachel Dawes than Maggie Gyllenhal, but that’s not was was missing from the movie (not that Trench said that).
I don’t know exactly what was missing in it for me, but I’d rather focus on the good stuff anyway. Heath Ledger, Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart and Gary Oldman… ok, the cast of the movie all delivered amazing performances all around; but Heath, takes it hands down. I think that his portrayal of the Joker is phenomenal. I thought it would be disturbing to watch this movie knowing that he has passed, but because he’s in makeup the entire time… he doesn’t even look like Heath. He makes you believe that this guy exists, even better than any character portrayal I’ve ever seen.
I’m not saying the movie is all about Heath, there are a lot of things great about the movie. It’s what I want to focus on though so I don’t end up spilling the beans. On that note, have you seen it yet?
What are you waiting for?!
Photo credits: my.spill.com, and the Dark Knight official website.