Saturday, 26 July 2008
The Dark Knight
"And here we go!"
The Dark Knight
I went to see this last night and first impressions were... Heath Ledger is superb!
Heath Ledger plays the villainous Joker with so much effort put into this great character, I will rate him the best Villain since Hannibal Lecter! Absolutely superb!
Music didn't let us down either, as ever James Newton Howard and Hans Zimmer brought us a superb soundtrack as we all expected after seeing a superb trailer!
Cast was quite well picked too.
The only problem I found with the film was that... Director Christopher Nolan created a wonderful setting for a film, but as far as I could see, NO FILM CAME... what was to point in the film? Have I missed the point of the film? [spoiler! Highlight to view] The climax seemed just to be Batman saving a family from dying... surely they could have had a better climax, most superheroes save the world, or save a girl they love or something... where was the climax? [End spoiler]
As it goes I am thinking the first film was much better, though Heath Ledger makes a flawed movie into a gem- a movie that you cannot miss...
One other thing that bothered me about this film: [spoiler! Highlight to view] Nolan seemed to kill off one of his major characters early in the film: Rachel, there was no time for tears for an old friend from Batman Begins. I would have liked Nolan to have given more respect to a main character! [End spoiler]
Well anyway, I have a feeling that I have missed something very important in this film and will reserve judgment until I have a second watch of this film. But as it stands:
GREAT performance from Heath Ledger!
Wonderful musical score!
Story line didn't seem to develop... (though there seemed to be so much potential!)
please tell me what you think! I'd love to hear your views!