Saturday, April 21, 2012

A Conundrum of the Highest Moral Caliber

So, I was sitting around with Maria the other day, and we were talking about how much it was gonna suck, not being around each other for the summer and all. This came up in the context of the movies of the summer.  Of course, the "big three" movies came up: Avengers, Dark Knight Rises, and Amazing Spider-Man, all three of which we're pretty pumped to see. But we realized we probably wouldn't be able to watch any of them together, even Avengers (DAMN YOU FINALS! DAMN YOU TO THE DEPTHS!). Being the sweet and considerate boyfriend that I am, I told I would gladly skip out on all 3 movies to watch them with her.

When asked if I could really do that, I squirmed.  She smiled.

She told me that she was willing to do that with one of the three movies. That elicited a howl of despair from yours truly. I had to choose?? What the hell? She told me to think about it, and let her know which movie she should skip.

I've run this through my head a thousand times, and I'm stumped. Everything I've heard about The Amazing Spider-Man makes me want to watch it so badly I could probably pee. But it's JOSS WHEDON AND/OR THE DARK KNIGHT! It's like that one bomb deactivating droid in The Simpsons movie. So... much... pressure!!!!  I can't decide a favorite, it's like choosing between my non-existent favorite children! So I present the problem to y'all, my readers, to decide. Which movie do you think I should skip during the summer to see with Maria when the DVD comes out?

The Avengers
The Dark Knight Rises
The Amazing Spider-Man

If you could do it with as little trolling as possible, that'd be great. Kthanxby

UPDATE: And the winner is... THE AMAZING SPIDER-MAN! To be honest, Spider-Man is my favorite superhero ever. I can't think of a better way to see the movie than with my sweetie.


  1. Dump her. Watch all three movies. Then hook back up after the summer's over.
    It'll free you from your promise to her, allow you to watch them all without worry, and then enjoy the comfort of being in a relationship afterwards. I'm sure she's forgiven you for worse. Should be no problem.

  2. *Sighs*

    Yeah, that would totally solve all my problems, all at once.

  3. Glad I could help.

    But in all seriousness, I'd advise writing out a pro and con list to all three movies in regards to missing them. Make it a mathematical question and thus miss the one with the most cons attached to it.
    Because clearly this is not a problem that will be solved if you use your feelings.

  4. Whichever one she'd enjoy watching most, of course.