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Old 07-17-2008, 10:32 PM   #1
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The Dark Knight review thread

DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN IT

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Ok... so... I saw it last night... and halfway through my girlfriend sais "your heart's beating fast"... and it was

From the very beggining the whole room was... ECSTATIC for this movie. A waiting line that descended 3 floors and people reacting to the line in awe.


The first thing I want to say is... the acting was SUPREME... from all acounts.. Michael Cain, Gary Oldman, Maggie... but really, those 3 were trying to out-do each other all the time.

At the end, Christian Bale lost aginst those other 2 JUGGERNAUTS of actors.. believe me, Aaron Eckhart was as amazing as Heath, you WANTED him to succed, you suffer with him when Rachel dies and he gets disfigured, and can't believe when he falls for Joker's chaos train of thought.

But what we're here for... the main event.. delivered, and delivered BIG. Heath makes it.. simple. You actuelly BELIEVE that he's somewhat psychotic, not at least paranoid and just playing mind games with EVERYBODY. His voice, his manners, his actions, everything OOZES coolness, freakness and madness. The first killing (the pencil one) got a round of applause for how cool it was.

The Joker was so.... GREAT... that at some point you actually root for him. He turns us all, makes a 180 of all our thoughts of justice and what's good or right and we become more of his clowns, his minions, suporters and all that. We laugh at his jokes.. and that's really disturbing... because we were all laughing sometimes, and laughing with really twisted and morbid things... but HE said it, so we fall for it.

Batman plays 2nd fiddle to everything, trying to get a way out of this wicked way of life of his, but at the same time knows deep in his heart that he's lost.. he "owned" himself for the sake of everyone... the same ones that begin to chace him at the end of the movie.. WE.

WE are exactly what the Joker says we are: animals that could turn on each other when everything says we should. Sure, the boat part was nice, but would you really expect for that to happen in real life and people (or the prisioners) not jumping RIGHT AWAY on the detonator?. That part, in reality, takes little time, and not enought to "vote" for the decision.

The end is great, with Gordon talking, and the audience realizing that Batman is the best we have, but that comes with a cost. And now... like in LOST, the chase is ON!!!


Oscar nominations?... sure... Heath could use that. But really, at least me, I have to see it again, because last night when we got to the car, we realized that I got the car radio stolen... and it's a little dificult for me sometimes to separate the movie from the stealing


All I can say is that at the end of the movie, at 12:30 AM, we ALMOST entered to see it again... is THAT good. I want to see it at least 2 times more. And yes... at 12:30, the line was 3 floors long.

And even more... for like half an hour I was making the best Joker imitation ever, hahaha.. and as my girlfriend loves Heath... I had her in my palm



If you read this, you've seen it.. GO SEE IT AGAIN!!!!!!

and please... put a smile on your face haHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!












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Old 07-17-2008, 10:46 PM   #2
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Well after reading that I think I'll be avoiding this one until it comes out on video. What I was afraid of seems to have happened.

Good review though Pepokiss.
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:03 PM   #3
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no.. GO SEE IT, DAMMIT!!!
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Old 07-17-2008, 11:47 PM   #4
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I may see it tomorrow afternoon around 3 pm

I will not stand in a line for very long.


I may just have to wait. (this is not anything spectacular like, Indy 4)
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I have tickets for tomorrow night.
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Old 07-18-2008, 02:53 AM   #6
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Review: The Dark Knight

Reviewer: major_panic

This film has been widely touted for the sheer brilliance of Ledger's acting, and so it was difficult to go in without high expectations - expectations that were, indeed, met and possibly even surpassed. The Dark Knight shines as a film, not because of the explosions or the plot, but due to the excellence of the acting by almost all involved. Ledger absolutely shines as the Joker, and perfectly captures the character as portrayed in classic Batman comics like "the Killing Joke".

However, it's not just Ledger who carries the film. Eckhart is amazing as Dent - portraying the confident, focused DA right up to the moment of his scarring and the formation of his identity as Two-Face, whereby the character's personality undergoes a startling shift that was very well conveyed. Freeman and Caine are, as always, a pleasure to watch, and Oldman as Gordon did a good job. Bale, as before, showcases the character almost naturally; however, Wayne / Batman seem a little underdeveloped and two-dimensional in the film.

The only disappointment was Gyllenhaal, replacing Holmes as Rachel Dawes. Neither really shone as Dawes, and the character herself seems very flat and uninvolved.

The film itself could be held up as the ultimate epitome of the Batman comics - dark, depressing, showing the darkest of humanity; but through it all, a small ray of hope shines. Batman, as always, struggles with his inner doubts, although these seem to be rather glossed over and he quickly returns to action once Dent takes the fall for him.

All in all, the movie did drag on a bit at times, with some rather cut-and-paste action sequences (barring, of course, the extremely cool new Batcycle), but it was a genuine pleasure to see the characters from the comic books portrayed so well that they seemingly leaped off the screen into reality. Does Ledger deserve the Oscar? In my opinion, he's a damn good candidate for it.

Nine out of ten for the film, nine and a half out of ten for the performances.
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Well I just got back from seeing this... and holy shit on a cracker, man. I'm too tired to post a full review, expect one in the coming days though.

Go see it, peeps.
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I'm not sure who I hate more; all of you for being able to see this already, or my own procrastination.

Consider me even more ecstatic about this motion picture.
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My theater was completely filled up almost by the time I got there (45 minutes 'til). People were hopping to different screenings looking to get a seat. Luckily, my pop, friend, and I got into the only unopened screen and got some primo seats a few rows back and in the middle.

Again, it's great. Any fan of the character or previous film should check this out... or anyone who enjoys a great crime film. This, however, is ridiculous: http://www.imdb.com/chart/top?tt0468569

I really hope that number drops steadily in the coming weeks.
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Old 07-18-2008, 12:20 PM   #10
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Won't be seeing this until next week.
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I am thinking I may wait a week or two, now.


I fear once I watch this
It will reinforce that Heath, is completely gone.

In a strange way, until I see this, part of him still remains.
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Old 07-18-2008, 01:11 PM   #12
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I had a nightmare about the Joker last night. No lie. By that measure, I guess you'd have to say the film was a tremendous success.

I've never been more hyped for anything and I've never had something completely deliver in such a way.
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I was probably more hyped for The Empire Strikes Back. Would any of you believe me if I told you when I was in second grade we actually had a school FIELD TRIP to see that movie? That's how big Star Wars was.

But yeah, this film delivered above and beyond. I couldn't believe how every major character, including the citizens of Gotham and the police force of Gotham, were presented with these difficult ethical dilemmas. So rich and well-plotted.

The film was so draining, skipping the normal ebb and flow of tension and release. It really just kept tightening further and further over the course of the film. Just brutalizing. Like Lance's Mom after servicing a platoon of Marines, TDK earns its money the hard way.
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Sheer brilliance. Among the tops of my favourite movies after one screening. The Joker and Harvey Dent were stunning. I have to see this again. And soon.
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Just got back. Loved it.

Arnold delivered a few too many ice puns and the cartoon scenery was a bit too much at times, but I just can't get enough of Chris O'Donnell in skin-tight leather!
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