Well hell yeah I went to see this. After Batman Begins I was sure to see this one on the big screen. I do wish I’d seen it on an IMAX screen though. So to begin with yes it’s a damn good movie. It’s not just a comic book super hero movie it’s a good movie in general. It is better than Batman Begins and I thought that was the best batman.
I don’t buy hype so I didn’t expect Heath Ledgers performance to be more than good. I was surprised. But it wasn’t just his acting it was a character that was great also. Darker and more psychotic the Joker is evil. Evil that want’s nothing more than complete chaos, to see good people turn bad.
Christian Bale is still a very good Batman and his back up Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman of course don’t disappoint.
The other Characters of Harvey Dent (two face) and Rachel are fine also. I mean they were all good.
Of course Gary Oldman as Gordon was outstanding. He is my personal favorite in the movie.
Quote to think on. Lt. James Gordon: Because he’s the hero Gotham deserves, but not the one it needs right now…and so we’ll hunt him, because he can take it. Because he’s not a hero. He’s a silent guardian, a watchful protector…a dark knight.
The Dark Knight left me with some questions though. Why do super heroes think it’s somehow wrong to kill villains? I mean hell how many innocent people would be saved by one bullet in the Jokers head right off the bat. Yeah I know it wouldn’t have been quite the movie if that happened but damn.
Oh yeah best answer to a question came as Bruce Wayne asks Alfred “That man in Burma, did you ever catch him?” “Of course”. “How?” “We burned the forest”. From Michael Caine as Alfred you can believe it.
So I give it 4 out of 4. I don’t do that often.
Note: I Ironman was also great. In a different vain perhaps but for comic book hero movies smoking hot.
I’m not great at reviews so here are some other links. I thought the first one interesting.
What Bush and Batman have in common
The Dark Knight Review – Todd Gilchist
The Dark Knight Review – Brad Brevet