• Warners Bros The Dark Knight 2008

      • Review by Pippin on Dec 31, 1969 @ 7:00 PM
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      • Review:

        Overall

              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.



        I'd like to close by saying, out of 10 i would give this movie 9,
        not a 10, because although this is a very special movie, and will live
        on as an epic one by most, the movie had to have been perfect, and
        perfect it was not.

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    • Name:
    • The Dark Knight
    • Manufacturer:
    • Warners Bros
    • Year:
    • 2008
    • Gender:
    • Male
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      Pow / Big Mtn
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    • Once
      Everyday
    • Bonus
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      Tons
    • Athlete Skill
    • Amateur
      Pro
    • Production Value
    • Amateur
      Pro
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    • Serious
      Fun
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