We went to see Batman last night, but unfortunately it was NOT in English as I'd hoped. I understood the majority of what happened and really enjoyed the movie, especially all the Chicago scenes. Quite a few outdoor shots were filmed very close to my old stomping grounds, including the recently closed Buzz, where Ibis and I met.
If you're going to watch a movie in a language other than that which you are most comfortable, an action movie is the best choice. Especially one based on a comic book. It's pretty easy to figure out the good guy, bad guy, girlfriend, and crooked cop. I was able to follow along up until the end - you know, when the moral of the story is revealed and everyone confesses their secrets? Yeah, I missed that. My husband tends to fall asleep in movies and dozed a bit during the longer talking scenes, so he wasn't much help.
This was the first movie we'd gone to see since late Fall 2006, and we used to go to three or four movies per month. We weren't sure what to expect with a Mexican movie theater, but it was very clean, the chairs were comfortable, AND, there was an intermission! The lights came on at the halfway point and everyone went to the bathroom and concession stand. I think that's a brilliant idea because no one got up during the movie. They knew they'd have a chance midway through the movie so we didn't have to deal with people getting up and down. Smart thinking, I say.
On the drive home it occurred to me that Batman was still Batman, even in Spanish. Spiderman, you see, in called el Hombre de Araña. I got to thinking and asked Ibis about Superman. Is he called el Hombre Super?
Nope, still Superman. Now I want to find out about all the super heroes.
ETA: Absolute Write has a Batman thread that answered all my questions. Phew!