I talked about it the whole way home. I talked about it while I brushed my teeth. I talked about it to my wife while I laid in bed. I thought about it while I went to sleep. I dreamed about it.
The Dark Knight was the single greatest movie I have ever seen. When they started to promote this and the hype built I soon began to wonder if it was going to live up to my amazingly high expectations. It flew past them. I don’t even know where to begin so I will just cover some of the basics.
Image. This movie was spectacular in its appearance. I saw it in imax both times and seeing it those amazing views of the city as well as it’s fantastic blu ray-ish imax scenes this movie was both stimulating and exciting.
Characters. Without spoiling anything this has one of the best casts. Every character seemed fit for their roll. Of course special talk goes to the amazing Mister Ledger for his unbelievable performance as the Joker. His creepiness and humor (which is creepy) was so perfectly timed and his look was just awesome. I would also like to mention that acting props go to Aaron Ekhart for his performance as Harvey Two Face. This is how it should have been done. Which takes me into the next part.
Story. What a fantastic story. In all the comics I have read, books too, the animated series and the new Batman series never has a story been told so perfectly. It was the greatest story of Batman in the world. With Batman Begins attached as a prequel to this story it becomes the cementing foundation of what Batman’s world should be like. I send my thanks to Chris and Jonathon Nolan and David Goyer and all else involved for breaking the mold with this story.
This movie was beautiful. Something of dream to see. I know that talk that is going to begin to circulate now. Will Nolan do a third? Can he top that? But for me personally I am not worried. Batman will live on and I believe Nolan will do a third. As for topping that, while it may be hard, I put complete faith in him. For now though, I say sit back and enjoy the movie. Just knowing this movie is out there is enough for me right now.