Superhero movies are said to have kept adults in a state of arrested development, but some go further than most. Case in point: In a recent Reddit post (as captured by IndieWire), an anonymous woman claims her husband is willing to miss the birth of their child so he can see The Batman the day of the opening.
In one of those “AITA” (“Am I the asshole?”) posts that often go viral, a woman in her 20s says her 28-year-old husband is prioritizing the maiden voyage of Robert Pattinson as the Caped Crusader rather than being there when someone he helped create comes into the world. The problem is that the movie’s release date coincides with one of their estimated due dates. Although only a fraction of babies arrive on their due dates, there is still a chance.
“He says it’s important to see the movie on day one because of the spoilers and even I end up having the baby that day while he’s watching the movie, the worst would happen [sic] a few hours late and it’s not that bad,” the woman wrote. “He says I’m irrational and emotional because I’m pregnant. I’m upset because I feel deprioritized by him.
Reviewers were generally supportive, with some wondering if “the irrational and emotional” might be the person who’d rather see a comic book movie (even one with Kurt Cobain nods) instead. to be there to support his wife through one of the most difficult days of her life. It should also be noted that The Batman is incredibly long, about half an hour longer than Freedmen. That’s a lot of time away from your spouse’s side as she goes through pain you’ll never have to feel.
(Going through IndieWire)