That’s about the only way to describe it. I went to see The Dark Knight by myself Friday afternoon, since I knew Laura wouldn’t want to see it. I thought that Batman Begins was very well done but haunting. However, The Dark Knight was unrelenting in its psychopathic take on crime in Gotham City.
The late Heath Ledger completely stole the show with his over-the-top performance as The Joker. The scariest part was that his psychotic view of the world seemed so logical and reasonable as he described it. His actions made perfect sense from a purely evil standpoint. SPOILER – HIGHLIGHT TO READ: The Joker survives this encounter with Batman. However, Ledger gave such a character defining performance that I don’t think anyone else could do it justice. With Ledger’s death, I’m afraid The Joker is also gone.
I enjoyed the movie, but I kept checking my watch. I went into it knowing that it was a long movie, at 2.5 hours. However, I kept wanting a resolution and for the good guys to win. But, this is the new Batman, and both the concepts of “good guys” and “winning” are nebulous, at best.
[tags]Batman, The Dark Knight, movie review[/tags]