Saturday, July 19, 2008
Holy Shit, Batman! That Was Awesome.
went and saw The Dark Knight last night...and HOLY SHIT it fucking ruled. The title The Dark Knight is totally not a misnomer. talk about some dark ass shit. the phrase Best Comic Book Movie Ever, doesn't really do this film justice. as much as i loved Batman Begins, this movie totally blows it out of the water. i'm willing to go ahead and say it's one of the ten best movies of the last decade and i'm willing to go out on a limb and predict Heath Ledger winning best supporting actor (it's such a given...he's totally amazing), and best director for Christopher Nolan, and if their's any justice in the world The Dark Knight will become the first and only comic book film to get an Oscar nomination for best picture.
everyone's been talking about it...and it can not be understated to say how fucking brutal and sadistic and amazing Heath Ledger's performance of the Joker is. one of the best movie villians of all time. a more sadistic version of Alex from A Clockwork Orange and a scarrier maniac than even Anton Chigurh. just totally brutal and thrilling every second he's on the screen. it's a goddamn shame he's dead.
a day later and i still can't believe how fucking grim and bleak this movie was. it's on par with No Country For Old Men and There Will Be Blood in tone and as far as crime thrillers go, this movie is better than the Departed. there's really no point in seeing any other movies this summer until you see The Dark Knight and if you're like me, you will go see it again and again.