Saturday, December 13, 2008

The Dark Knight

The Dark Knight was really intense and creepy. I liked it a lot. The joker character, played by Heath Ledger, was frightening and so unique. On edge and agitated, disturbed, menacing but not filled with rage.

I find the whole comic book genre kind of exhausting and tiresome and childish, but this was much better than the rest. Truly a cut above. Yes, it was over-long. Could easily have been half an hour shorter. And yes, the psychological conflicts between and within characters were broadly drawn. But I really felt for the characters and was interested in most of the scenes. It was incredibly well filmed and visually arresting.

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