July 21, 2008

The Dark Knight

Filed under: Random — Robert John Ed @ 4:34 pm

This is worth writing about.  For what it’s worth, I haven’t gone to movies with any regularity for years; I average about three theater visits a year, with good reason.  Movies simply are not that enjoyable for many reasons.  I prefer going to a quiet restaurant or coffee house where conversation is audible.  The product itself marketed itself to a crescendo, and it’s showing.  There’s something to credibility.  The first movie was very good, this movie was even better.  I wasn’t positive it would be as good as the first movie going in, seeing as Ledger’s demise is bound to add to the hype.  His performance was incredible, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see a deserved Oscar posthumous.

Christian Bale is the perfect choice for this role.  The entirety of the film cast was great, in fact.  Their synergy was odd though, it’s as if they all did well on their own, but I don’t think of it as a concerted effort.  Regardless, the acting was immense.

Batman was my favorite super hero growing up.  The reason?  He’s not a super hero.  He’s just a man.  A man who leveraged all of his ability and intelligence, putting them into motion to protect a city.  Plus, he’s a detective, someone who relies on his wits in order to catch criminals, not merely force.  These movies have fully encapsulated what Batman is and why he’s such a compelling character.  His sacrifice, especially.

Comics are hard to emulate in movies.  This was amazingly engrossing.  The 2.5 hours flew by faster than most 1.5 hour movies and I want to go to it again.  I’m not going to get into detail about the plot, there are a large amount of twists that were unforeseeable, and the cadence of the movie is flawless.

See it as soon as possible.




  1. at times the Joker seemed almost too smart, borderline clairvoyant, but i guess that makes him a good foe…

    Comment by patrick — July 22, 2008 @ 2:00 pm

  2. I think that the Joker has always been a borderline genius, he’s brilliant and has been. Because of his crazed nature, it’s easy to forget that there are brains behind the get up. He’s incredibly devious and it really adds to his persona.

    Comment by Robert John Ed — July 22, 2008 @ 5:23 pm

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