So for Christmas — hold it. I must be watching too much Colbert Report, because every time I let it slip that I celebrate Christmas, I feel like I’m alienating prospective readers, or at the very least being politically incorrect. Anyway.
For Christmas I got several DVDs. More or less alphabetically: 8 Mile, The 40 Year Old Virgin, Batman Begins, Star Wars: Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, and War of the Worlds.
Of all the extra DVD features, I’ve looked at two things: Episode III deleted scenes and a documentary on the new Batmobile. Both of those movies are awesome, but I feel like the primary Batmobile sequence didn’t grab me like it did in the theater. Maybe it’s the newness when you see a movie for the first time. I still cringed when Anakin turned to the Dark Side, but this time I knew how he was going to do it. I still enjoy all the parts of War of the Worlds, but it’s still missing a climax. At least when I watch it in my apartment or my parents’ house there isn’t a lady with her three noisy kids sitting 4 seats away. (I shushed them, FYI.)
I think out of them all I want to dig deeper into the Batman stuff. Star Wars is great, but I’ve been watching making ofs of that for six years now. Yoda looks better now than ever, by the way.