Jul 31
Batman ~ The Dark Knight Posted by Laura Iriarte
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Batman! dada dada dada dada dada! Batman!

Okay, I went, I saw, I sat for three hours. The movie was intense, very dark and filled with action.

“There’s no way Heath Ledger couldn’t have stolen the show. Untimely deaths have a way of doing that.” ~abcnews.go.com.

Heath Ledger is unrecognizable as The Joker. If I didn’t know it was him, I would never have guessed. No trace of the Heath I adored in “10 Things I Hate About You” there. He did an amazing job, he channelled crazy! I really won’t be surprised if he wins the Oscar. What a sad way to win though, still it will be nice for his daughter to see and know that he was recognized and appreciated by his industry.

Christian Bale has pretty teeth and hot lips! He did a superb job bringing the comic-book super hero character darkly to life.

Maggie Gyllenhaal was excellent as well! She was quite elegant really.

The rest of the star studded cast included Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Morgan Freeman. The movie was directed by Christopher Nolan.

My only disappointment was not to feel more emotion during the movie. I expected to feel that from the Batman character, especially when he lost a loved one, and I didn’t.

I’m really more of a romantic comedy girl, but overall – I jumped, I gasped, I hid my eyes, I enjoyed it.

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4 Responses

  1. mark1davidson Says:

    Laura, I always enjoy your reviews! You always have a unique and practical sense of things that make your reviews a pleasure to read!

    I have yet to see the Dark Knight but I really enjoyed Maggie Gyllenhaal in Stranger Than Fiction.

    Christopher Nolan is brilliant. I will have to disengage from a computer long enough to venture to the outside world and see this film!

  2. Mary Beth Says:

    I thought this was more the Joker’s movie than Batman’s. He didn’t have as much face time and Heath Ledger was so overpowering in his performance. His death is such a shame and you can tell the movie makers were hoping to have him back.

  3. stephen Says:

    I was not impressed with this film at all… it was violent and sick. Why are we so fascinated with delving into the murkiest depths of mental illness and suffering? Just another Hannibal Lechter dismal experience in my opinion – nothing redeeming or of value, and America runs to throw money at it. Batman was once a gothic comic book hero, and what happened to Robin? Too gay? I just don’t get it. It was another glorification of violence couched as entertainment. No wonder we can now torture and taser people as public policy. Sorry 4 the rant!!! But I truly love art and there was none here.

  4. StockC Says:

    I thought Batman/Dark Knight was a great movie, engaging the audience right off the bat with that bank robbery sequence. The question of my day was ‘whatever happened to Robin?’ Or did Robin meet his demise in a prior Batman movie that I wasn’t enticed strongly enough to see?

    This movie sets the standard for Oscars for Best Movie and Best Actor. Something else will have to be absolutely terrific to have any chance of competing at all.