July 18, 2008

My Take on "Dark Knight"

It's a truly amazing film, probably the best of the year so far, and everything you've heard about Ledger's performance is true. From my review (to be posted next week):

The Nolan brothers have outdone themselves with the sequel, bringing in the series’ most recognizable villain (The Joker) and surrounding the hero and villain with every element necessary for a great blockbuster: a beautifully designed visual style, exciting and unpredictable action sequences, a plot that is both compelling and makes sense, and interesting and multidimensional supporting characters.

After a summer of superhero movies that contained most of those elements (“Iron Man”), about half of them (“The Incredible Hulk”), or none at all (“Speed Racer,” “Hancock”), it’s great to see a big Event Movie deliver the way “The Dark Knight” does. It’s just plain fantastically made, at a time when so many big movies are not.

Also, two notes for wrestling fans: Tiny Lister (Zeus!) has a memorable cameo in the film, and did you notice that the look of the Joker was practically identical to Sting's from the waning days of WCW?

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 18, 2008 03:15 PM

The Sting resemblance has been noted!

Also I find it funny that one of your earlier posts today was titled "Franchise vs. Franchise" as I thought you were going to be discussing a Sting vs. Shane Douglas match :)

Posted by: JordanNY at July 18, 2008 07:17 PM

You know, it's not often I find myself completely awed by a flick.

Granted, they got a personal sacred cow exactly right....but still...even if I weren't a Batman geek, that'd be a helluva flick.

Posted by: Tommy at July 20, 2008 09:26 PM
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