Tuesday, July 29, 2008

REVIEW: The Dark Knight

Synopsis: Bruce Wayne/Batman (Christian Bale) continues to eliminate crime in Gotham City with the help of Lt. Jim Gordon (Gary Oldman) and District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). The Dark Knight wants to finally get rid of organized crime for good and be free of their corruption. Batman soon finds that a new psychopathic mastermind known as the Joker (Heath Ledger) has taken over organized crime. After the fall of Carmine Falcone, the remaining crime bosses try to pick up the pieces. However, the Joker is killing them off one by one. The Joker's plan is to terrify the citizens and throw the city into chaos, and then kill Batman. Batman takes the fight with the Joker personal, which makes him confront his own beliefs. The Joker is the most dangerous criminal that Batman has encountered, and he will need all his strength and vigilance to defeat him. http://www.imdb.com

Other Reviews:

Ebert & Roeper: Two Thumbs Up http://kplusb.org/ebertroeper/
Fandango: 210 Oh No, 183 No, 753 So-So, 2901 Go, 32799 Must Go http://www.fandango.com
Rotten Tomatoes: T-Meter: 94% (Fresh), Top Critics: 90% (Fresh), RT Community: 93% (Fresh) http://www.rottentomatoes.com
Metacritic: Critics: 82 out of 100, Users: 9.2 out of 10 http://www.metacritic.com
Yahoo Movies: Critics: A- Users: A http://movies.yahoo.com

My Review: As I was off build in house for Christ (Casas Por Christo) I fell behind in my movie reviewing and blogging. So this is for those who haven’t seen The Dark Knight yet, go see it as soon as possible. I mean it worth both the time and the money. Yes it is a two and a half hour movie but it is worth it. It has set the bar for comic book/ superhero movies. It is better than Iron Man but D.C. Comics seem to rain supreme in that department. I mean who is the top five superheroes people name off the top off their heads? Most of the time the top five will be heroes from D.C. Comics, with one exception, and that is Spiderman. But I think Marvel Comics have better storylines that translate into film. That’s why I personally lean toward Iron Man when comes to which film was better (can’t forget about Marvel’s master plan the lead to the Avengers movie in 2011) But the Dark Knight gives you more bang for your buck: Oscar worthy performance from Heath Ledger. The other performers didn’t do that bad either. You can’t go wrong with Aaron Eckhart or Gary Oldman. Very Good, A Winner, Awesome, Amazing.

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