When it is your wife’s birthday, you take her on a staycation and tell her she can do whatever she wants.
She wanted to play badminton. So we played badminton for two solid hours after breakfast (I won one game, she won two).
Then we swam in the pool for an hour.
Then broke for lunch.
Then we went bowling. Bowled for more than hour, played 6 games each.
Then we walked 25 minutes to the hawker centre for dinner. And walked 25 minutes back.
I didn’t know the Birthday Staycation was going to become The Olympic Games.
But hey, whatever The Wife wants, The Wife gets.
I have a Sporty wife. So I better get with the Sporty Life.
Talk to you later. I am lying down in recovery mode now.
(Side note: I need to add this small detail. My wife, while not a #fitspo gym person, has a very high level of fitness. She does aerobics, and other forms of exercise, at least three times a week and crushes it. I, on the other hand, have just begun my slow and steady fitness journey. So you can imagine how much she runs rings around me. I’m just glad I could keep up with her, barely, during this staycation.)
Wow I did NOT expect The Batman to be THIS good. It is the best Bat-anything since The Dark Knight. I love the focus on the World’s Greatest Detective.
I don’t quite know how this will work since it is outside the DCEU (which might be a good thing). But man, am I glad they made it.
The action was brutally awesome. Gotham looked gritty. The cinematography was breathtaking. And Robert Pattinson is no longer a sparkly vampire in my mind.
The movie is dark. This isn’t quippy and happy Batman. At the same time, it isn’t a rehash of Nolan’s Batman either. It is its own thing. I feel it is larger than Batman. It’s about Gotham and all the mess that exists in it. Batman is just part of the larger Gotham story.
I like how they made The Riddler so disturbing. I always thought he was a joke. I did not recognize Colin Farrell as the Penguin too.
It is really more a mystery movie than a superhero one, and I enjoyed that.
I’m still haunted by that shot of Batman holding the flare. It was like a painting.
I look forward to a follow-up movie.
Warning: Make sure you pee first. It’s a three-hour movie. And go see it in IMAX. Gorgeous.