When I got to the theater an hour and fifteen minutes early on Thursday night and faced an almost entirely packed theater, I almost turned my tired butt around and went home. But then there was the Watchmen trailer, and then the wonderful The Dark Knight. The film wiped away every bit of tiredness and had me not only in a flurry of awe, but in small cameo sightings. Batman's latest romp is not only a great and worthy film, but also an excellent smorgasbord of cameos and talent.

Over the next week, I'm going to share my five favorite cameos in the film, and there's no way I can start with anyone other than Batmanuel. When Nestor Carbonell's face popped up, my brain raced to fit the face to a memory. Soon I realized -- it was Batmanuel from The Tick ... as the Mayor of Gotham! Between the power of Batman and the machismo of Batmanuel, it's surprising that any evil dude would dare to set up shop in Gotham City. Now if only the DVD for this film has a goofy short film where both of the winged heroes save the day...
categories Cinematical