Sunday, July 20, 2008
Just got back from The Dark Knight. It really is as good as everyone says it is. Solid filmmaking all around. It really feels like if you took out Batman and replaced him with Al Pacino, the movie becomes Heat. Just outstanding in every respect, this film is. It has better action sequences, looks gorgeous, is cut well, has great music, and through it all, there is the elephant in the room that manages to steal the show and make you wish that you could turn back time and get a certain actor's shit together so that you could see more fantastic performances by him. Alas, this is one of two bizarre swan songs for the man, but this will most likely be one for the ages. Once the movie's over, you'll forget any inkling of the phrase "Nicholson's performance is the definitive Bat-villain".
No more. Ledger does tremendous work, and anytime he's not in the movie, you find yourself missing him.
Outstanding work all around. You owe it to yourself to check this movie out. On the biggest screen, with the best picture and sound conditions possible.