I parked my car at the closest stall I could find on my way to the theaters Sunday night at around 8pm, panicked that I’m already a solid 20 minutes late to a movie I was suppose to see with a couple of my buddies. I’ve been finding my self at the silver city theaters a lot this past month, due to exceedingly well made box offices hits such as Batman The Dark Knight Rises starring Christian Bale who I recognize from one of my favorite movies American Psycho, and the beautiful Anne Hathaway which I recognize from the movie The Devil Wears Prada. Aside from Batman being totally great and in depth visually and emotionally, the stunts, sounds, and overall physicality of the film and new edge given to the portrayal of a childhood hero of mine Batman, was a complete theatrical joy for me, topped off with an ending that left me nothing short of 100 percent satisfied. Yet something I couldn’t help but do, was running through my familiarity with the actors in accordance to characters they’ve portrayed in different movies. To me, seeing Bale play a rich, young, playboy, multi-millionare wasn’t new to me. I’ve already seen him do that in flicks such as American Psycho and even Shaft, its something hes very good at and I believe his audience would also agree. So after sprinting through the entrances, and annoyedly waiting in line, I was able to rifle through a long hall all the way to theater 16 where they were showing savages. Upon taking my seat and looking to the screen I saw a recognizable face, that which belonged to Aaron Johnson who some may recognize from the movie Kick Ass or The Illusionist. I couldn’t stop connecting him with the innocent kid who dreamed of grandeur and heroism, to a scruffy hippie esque ganja dealer. I understand that no two characters are the same, and that being type cast isn’t necessarily a good thing but I just couldn’t enjoy the movie having connected the two opposite characters, both with the naturally good natured face of Johnson. It totally took away from my movie experience. Maybe it was my elevated expectations of films due to the result of seeing one I thought was amazing, I’m not quite sure. However, I’m positive that if you don’t do so already, you’re going to be paying a little bit more attention to movie stars and how you remember them.
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