Monday, July 21, 2008

“The Dark Knight”

Let me just say that this movie rocks! I really enjoyed it. R took me, his brother and sister-in-law out for dinner and a movie last night. Yes, the movie was The Dark Knight, the new Batman flick. It was very well done. The special effects were awesome and the story was great as well.

There was actually a spot in the movie where I, like, jumped. It scared me. I think it’s done well enough that even people who aren’t crazy about the whole superhero gig would still appreciate it. Yes, if you’re preferred movie type is a long drawn out romance or drama you would most likely not share my enthusiasm. But…for those people who enjoy even a little action in their lives, then this could be the movie for you.

Alright, I’m beginning to feel like an advertisement but I decided to write about the movie today and that’s what I’m going to do. Christian Bale played a convincing Batman, I think he’s grown into the role. His mouth just isn’t a Val Kilmer mouth in the suit but…his performance soon overtook any prejudice that I may have been holding onto. Michael Caine’s portrayal of Alfred made me feel all warm and cozy. He was like a strong father figure, which, I suppose is what he was going for.

Heath Ledger, well damn, I’m thinking he deserves a paragraph of his own. His performance as the Joker was absolutely (in R’s word) “disturbing”. I was totally consumed by this villainous mind. He played the part hard and put it up wet. It is an extreme shame that he is no longer with us. I got the “creeps” so many times during this movie when it came to the Joker’s actions and Ledger was the phenomenal reason why. He had this part down and his acting ability shone threw like the sun in a mirrored hall.

Aaron Eckhart played the good guy/bad guy scenario impeccably. He had the good guy role down so well that when he turned it really was heartbreaking. Gary Oldman and Morgon Freeman both played their roles with equal professionalism and believability, and let’s face it, even though he’s a bit older, Freeman has that sexy something about him that draws in the fans. Maggie Gyllenhaal as a leading lady was fantastic; personally, I think she should be taking up more of the spotlight in future productions. She seems too strong not to have the lead role in a picture.

So there you have it, my take on The Dark Knight. I would highly recommend that you see this movie in the theatre. Viewing it at home on DVD just wouldn’t be the same. Plan a night out with your favorite honey or your best bud, but go see it. I don’t think you’ll be sorry.


patrick said...

kudos to the makers Dark Knight for their record breaking opening weekend... it's no wonder there's talk of another one coming out ASAP

maeve63 said...

There's talk? Awesome! I would love to see another.