Monday, July 21, 2008

Batman review

Jody and I along with some of our friends Matt, Sarah and Pete were amongst the crazies who went and watched the midnight showing of Batman-The Dark Knight last week. Yep that's right...we defied age...although I was feeling it in the morning.

Unless you live under a rock you've heard all the stuff about Heath Ledger playing the Joker and then ovedosing on prescription drugs...which added to the hype of this movie. And since we drove by Heath Ledgers apartment last weekend on our NYC trip, I thought we owed it to Heath.

Anyway, the movie almost lives up to the hype. The cast is great in this film, but Heath Ledger is the star of this movie...he will be in the running for an Oscar for his performance as the Joker. He was simply fantastic in this role. He plays the part with commitment and creativity. Sad that he was only 28 years old when he died. Don't take your child that's younger than about 13 to the's got some disturbing violence. A great film, but it's not perfect. It's long, over 2 1/2 hours it could have been a little shorter. It was long enough that I had to go to the bathroom really bad for the last 30 minutes of the movie. Also the Two-face character's makeup job was a little cartoonish for me, which kind of took away from the "real-ness" of the Dark Knight. But all in all it lead to great discusion of morality and if man is basically good or evil.

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