I’ve been doing reviews of movies all summer. This is the last of the big name movies I wanted to see this year. I warned
Dark Knight is, in my opinion, the best Batman movie to date. It may be the best movie of the summer. My inner 12-year-old is not only bouncing like a caffeinated ferret, he’s also screaming about how good it was, and how it delivers probably the purest Batman since Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns comic books, or at least since Batman Begins.
We walked out of the theater close to 7 hours ago and we’re STILL talking about it.
Bale is still the PERFECT lead for Bruce Wayne/Batman. Eckhart plays Harvey Dent to the hilt.
Ledger stole the show.
Heath Ledger has not only captured the Joker, he did it without getting camp, and without compromising the inherent chaotic nature of the character. Heath Ledger OWNS the Joker – not in the way Nicholson did in Tim Burton’s Batman, but in the way Connery owns Bond. He set the bar high enough that I’m not sure anyone can ever reach it.
And I’m not saying that because he died earlier this year. I’m saying it because he was that damn good.
Go see it. Now. If you can see it in IMAX like we did (thanks
It’s worth the admittance. I plan on seeing it again. And buying the DVD. And possibly erecting a shrine to writer/director Christopher Nolan.
Yes, *THAT* good.