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The Dark Knight

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Sam and I went to go see The Dark Knight tonight. It was one of the best movies I’ve seen in a while. The Joker was simply brilliant, the action was intense, and the plot was second to none. The Joker literally gave me the willies. I think the fact that the actor who played him is dead right now kind of adds to the creep out factor. All extras aside, Heath Ledger’s performance was truly a tour de force. The man who played the gushing noble in “A Knight’s Tale” stepped into the role of a psychopathic, unpredictable genius who brings terror down on Gotham with the results being one of the most chilling characters I’ve ever seen. He was an incredibly asymmetric criminal – you never really knew what his motives were, where he would strike, or in what manner. Instead of being one step ahead like in most stories, he seemed to be 10-20 moves ahead of everyone else.

Anyways, GO SEE IT.

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Written by DMN

July 23, 2008 at 7:10 am

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  1. I look forward to seeing it. I hope Ledger truly captured the role. From outward appearances (a month and half alone in a hotel room to get into character, and suicide shortly after completion) he succeeded. Actors find facets of themselves to bring their characters to life, and it appears Ledger had enough personal madness to bring the Joker to a blazing, unsustainable, life. It would have been really interesting to work with him during the shooting of the film, and talk to him while he was in character.

    – T. Ohhe

    T. Ohhe

    July 23, 2008 at 2:40 pm

  2. DO NOT CONTINUE IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN IT YET

    Pros:

    the best flick of the year so far

    Heath Ledger retires from acting at the top of his career

    Ledger at least matches Jack Nicholson’s Joker. personally, I give the nod to the former Ledger.

    nice transitions from the bat-tank to the bat-moto-tank

    Cons:

    the length of the movie pushed the limits into the Kevin Costner/Mel Gibson territory

    two villains?

    the chosen actress for Rachel still sucked

    Ianthekorean

    July 23, 2008 at 5:25 pm

  3. I think one of the most interesting parts (looking back on it) was that the Joker really knew Batman. He understood him. He understood the inner turmoil and the emotions that flowed through Batman at every stage of the movie, and played on it. Man, what a creepy villain.

    openfire06

    July 24, 2008 at 7:31 am

  4. The Dark Knight was an awesome movie. I don’t think anyone else I’ve talked to who has seen the movie noticed its being 2.5 + hours. It was a gripping movie, more psychological than physical–though it certainly was physical.

    I’ve heard a lot of griping about Maggie Gyllenhaal being cast as Rachel. Personally, I liked her in the role. She’s definitely not a drop-dead gorgeous bombshell (but there were quite a few of those sprinkled throughout the movie!), she looked tired and worn, but… at the same time, the love she and Bruce shared seemed genuine. Bruce Wayne doesn’t strike me as the type whose heart could be captured by the lead ballerina of the Russian ballet company, or some runway model: Gyllenhaal’s Rachel, on the other hand, was a perfect fit.

    Oh yeah, and Heath Ledger’s Joker? Night and day with Jack’s. Both good, but both so different.

    Joon S.
    http://vinicultured.com

    vinicultured

    July 24, 2008 at 8:33 am

  5. I agree, a must see this year!

    There’s something I just didn’t like about the Rachel character. Maybe it was the worn tired look, but I don’t think it’s the actress, so much as the role in the movie. Those silly girl roles in the super hero movies are rather annoying. They always get the hero into trouble that probably isn’t worth it… It’s like MJ in spider man. eh…. I could do with out the love story junk. Although, I did like the Megan Fox part in Transformers. Anyone see Blood Diamond? I thought it was a good movie, but didn’t like the whole love story that was thrown in between the main character and the journalist.

    Samantha

    July 29, 2008 at 8:08 am


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