+ In Memory of Heath Ledger, a legendary actor who shared his passion with the world.  May his soul rest in peace.

*Possible Spoilers Ahead.  Read at your own risk.

Tell you what, I have nothing but praises for the new installment of the revitalized Batman Film Series.  It’s soooo good!  To be honest, I didn’t expect this kind of treatment for a superhero character.  It’s ingenious!  It’s very dark but that’s just the right amount of dark the Batman is supposed to be surrounded with!  I absolutely love it!

Gone were the days of Batman with humor and Batman with tits!  This is how Batman is supposed to be.

Quite honestly, I don’t know where to start raving.  The movie’s that good!  It has depth one would normally find in an indie film with a nice back story.  But in Batman?  Gah.  I was drained.  Yes, I was drained of brain power.  That’s how good it is.

I’m rambling!!!  It’s that good I can’t even find proper words to describe it!  Nothing I say would live up to its essence!  It’s dark!  But it’s good!  And it’s very, very dark.  And that Joker laugh… oh, that menacing laugh.  Heath Ledger.  Oh, dear Heath Ledger.  That laugh just makes me want to punch him in the face or whack his huge smile off with Callaway golf clubsYou’ll prove that he died in vain if you don’t watch this movie!!!

To make up for my lack of words, here are some memorable lines from the film:

Bruce Wayne: People are dying. What would you have me do?
Alfred Pennyworth: Endure. You can be the outcast. You can make the choice that no one else will face – the right choice. Gotham needs you.

Harvey Dent: You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain.

The Joker: Introduce a little anarchy… Upset the established order… Well then everyone loses their minds!

And the killer quote that made everybody in the cinema laugh for the first time:

The Joker: YOU… COMPLETE… ME!!!

The Dark Knight is a very great setup to change our perspective about The Batman.  We know him as the caped crusader, a superhero out for a vengeance.  Now we know he’s more than a hero, he’s the superhero who sacrificed being forever remembered as Gotham’s hero in order to save someone’s heroic memory.  Now all of Gotham is out to get him.  And the plot, as they say, thickens.

I think the dawn of a new age in movies is coming.  Seeing how deep superhero movies can get simply shows that people are changing their perspectives about films.  Viewers don’t want slapstick comedy or high-brow drama anymore.  They want something that has meaning, something that makes sense of their lives.  And slowly, Hollywood and our local cinema is coming out with movies that can prove to be profitable and engaging at the same time.  That’s very hard to manage and, I’d say, whatever comes out of it is a pure work of art.

I LOVED THE DARK KNIGHT!!!  MAKE SURE YOU WATCH IT! I’m obviously speechless.

2 Responses to “The Dark Knight is Dark as it’s supposed to be”
  1. Gian Paolo says:

    The hype is all worth it, eh? 😀

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