Monday, July 21, 2008

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight
Rated PG-13
152 minutes
Nicole’s Rating: A-

The Dark Knight delivers the best of the Batman franchise, with great effects, great casting and a sinister story line that entertains. I do not recommend taking young children whatsoever to this show. It’s a bit too dark and menacing for the lil’ ones.

The movie overall was great with the cinematography of Gotham and Hong Kong, minus a couple of shots where the camera spins in circles. I have never liked this effect and never will, no matter how good the movie is. It makes me nauseated and I enjoy seeing the background.

The other thing that nauseated me was Maggie Gyllenhaal. She reminds me a dark-haired Kirstin Dunst. Her acting skills lacked, she looked uncomfortable in her roll and I felt no chemistry between her and any of the other characters. But for great acting, it all belongs to Heath Ledger as the Joker. I can not see anyone else playing this part. I can honestly say that his role was Oscar worthy. Christian Bale did a great job as well, but I think he was upstaged by a lot of his counter parts, such as Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.

Only one more thing bothered me through the show, but it still wasn’t bad enough to make me not want to see this movie again. Christian Bale’s voice was irritating when he was in his Batman costume. I know he was trying to disguise his voice, but the whole time I was thinking “You’ve gotta clear your throat before talking”.

This was a great film, one of the best of the year (I still think The Fall is the best), and I can’t wait to see what’s next for the Batman franchise.

1 comment:

Pinky Lovejoy said...

I totally forgot about his voice while being Batman - it was so annoying! What was he trying to pull?