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Batman was forcing his voice so people wouldnt figure out he was Bruce Wayne.
overall a good movie made great by ledgers performance
With $155 million this weekend, and first on IMDB with scores of 10 it was hard to find anyone that had anything negative to say about the movie. If you look back at the earlier reviews though there is a good page and a half of people trashing the movie, and while I agree with some of their points I have written this to try to give the least unbiased perspective, from neither a batman nerd, and dark batman movie hater, to express a movie that will I am sure be remember as a great one for many, many years.
So the circumstances surrounding this
movie with Heath Ledgers death provoked a lot of extra hype around this
movie, especially around joker’s performance, so I tried to go into the movie
with as little bias, and believing that it was no more than hype. Even as
leaving the theater I told my brother I would have to sleep on it and let it
sink in so I could properly critique it in the morning.
I believe that it was well written and thus causing the acting to be decent. Some of the story was a bit iffy to me, for example I would have liked to have heard more about the jokers background as it provoked at lot of interest to see what were the things in his life to drive him to such antics. You have to have a dark sense of humour to enjoy some of his antics (hospital scene). Some of the plot didn’t make perfect sense either to me. For instance when batman decided to save Harvey Dent rather than his ex Rachael, when they were running from the building about to blow up I would have thought they would have been sprinting for their lives but it didn’t seem like that, batman didn’t even try protect him really or anything, they barely if jump away, and thus causing Harvey to become two face.
As for time, I must be honest and say a few times I did wonder how long it would continue only that because of the intense scene where I was amazed at how much longer it could continue, although Heath performance was great and yes he will win at least one Oscar, I would have liked to see more appreciation for Dent (two face). His acting was great as well. As for Christian as batman his acting wasn’t superb I didn’t see anything from him that really surprised me but overall the action kept me in my seat through the full 2 hrs and 30 mins (roughly) and will definitely be a movie to live on in its epicness
As for Heath Ledger, to go out on a role, well its not really possible to go out on a role bigger than this, as it doesn’t get any bigger, seeing him in the last few scenes you had to think to yourself would this be the last scene he would ever be filmed in? To say the least you cant get any bigger than his last role really and ill admit he played his character very well, and I’m sure he’ll always be a legend.