Entry: Batty about Potter Saturday, July 16, 2011

One of the big joys of seeing big movies is that you see big trailers. And if there is one movie you want to have a trailer in front of, it would be the latest and last Harry Potter flick.

I couldn't remember what big 2012 movie I had heard would have a trailer before HP as I stood in line talking to friends. It took a while, but then I remembered that we'd be getting a look at the next Sherlock Holmes movie, which would be released at Christmas. (As an aside, let me say that I am much less excited about this one ever since the BBC and PBS released their new Sherlock this past year.) So I was more than pleasantly surprised when I saw the beginning of a trailer that I had forgotten about totally: The Dark Knight Rises.

What was strange was that the audience reaction to the teaser was a small step above negligible. This from a crowd that groaned a little at the Smurf trailer? It was weird to me, but then I saw some confirmation online in this article at CNN.com. Turns out mine wasn't the only theater that had absolutely nothing to say.

What's so interesting about this? It's interesting (to me, at least) because Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part Two is in line to have the biggest opening weekend ever. . . if it does better than Batman: The Dark Knight. So you really think there would be some hooting and hollering when the trailer aired. And yet not. . .

Check out the article, though, for some interesting thoughts on all things Bruce Wayne on the run. Maybe next week I'll have something to talk about besides movies. . .


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