Just finished watching The Dark Knight again. Still haven't watched Dark Knight Rises because I don't need to. This movie is perfect. The Joker is perfect.
But ... our kids can't watch this movie until they are a lot older and that makes me sad. It is just too dark. Too scary. Too ... adult.
As a kid, I grew up watching Batman and Robin on the Superfriends and reruns of Adam West's Batman. They, too, were perfect at the time.
1989 brought Beetlejuice as the Batman everyone deserved. And it was perfect. Our kiddos have seen that one and the sequels -- even the god awful ones -- and loved them all.
I haven't watched Man of Steel. I am one of the three people on the planet who isn't frothing at the mouth for Batman v Superman.
You know what movie I'm looking forward to? Ant-Man. You want to know why? Because the kids saw the trailer before Avengers 2 and decided they want to see it.
It's a comic book movie that doesn't alienate the kids comic books used to be made for. Thanks, Marvel.
Maybe one day there will be a new Superman or Batman movie our kids can enjoy. By then, they will probably be taking their kids to it.