Just because everyone I know has seen it, that doesn't mean someone can't randomly waltz onto my journal and then suddenly be destroyed because I spoiled the movie for them. Anyways, I would first like to point out that the entire time I was watching the movie, I was paying very close attention to Heath Ledger, and I could not for the life of me actually recognize him as the Joker. His performance as the villain was both creepy and incredibly well done! I know that most academy nominations do not go towards sci-fi/fantasy films, but his acting job was so mind-blowing, he should be nominated posthumously for best supporting actor. I found myself jumping at some of the action (which is easy to do, but still) to the point where I got funny faces at me by my mother, but all in all it was thoroughly entertaining. I appreciated the fact that Harvey Dent was in all senses of the word, a good guy. We've all been corrupted from the movies of the past *coughBatmanForever* and to turn a classic villain into a really three-dimensional character really indicates good writing. The movie itself is anti-comic-booky, and the only sense that it would be considered such is the Batman costume itself. I'm not a big fan of Christian Bale (my reasons have nothing to do with his acting, just a little bit of OCD problems on my side!) but the casting otherwise was spot-on, and I can't think of anyone better to have played the parts of the Joker, Harvey Dent, and of course Alfred. I also really loved the moral stand that Morgan Freeman took, really hinting at the whole subplot of Batman not being a hero, but not truly a bad guy either... just a bit of both. He walks a fine line, and that fine line is truly the point of the movie.
On a second note, I've started playing around with using the Apple browser, Safari, on Windows. It of course has its downsides, for instance, I don't get the really cool rich-text editor for LJ with Safari that I do for Windows Explorer, but its usability is so much easier. For instance, tab browsing for IE is difficult when it doesn't seem to want to understand that ctrl-t is for a new tab. I sometimes have to press it four or five times before it works. Not with Safari. I've also grown accustomed in the several years I've been a mac user, to where everything is, and I never have to go looking for a particular function. *happehsigh* I of course still prefer my home computers to my work Windows PC, but at least I get a tiny bit of home with it.
On a final note, I was saddened to learn that one of my AMUN friends was mugged last week here in DC. Apparently it was really bad; the muggers broke his jaw, stole his wallet, phone and glasses, and put him in the ICU for a few days. We as an AMUN DC group are waiting to hear more, but my heart goes out to him and his family *bighugs*.