Sunday, August 31, 2008

The Dark Knight

Holy Kapow Batman !!!!

We saw The Dark Knight this weekend, I'm not a big cinema fan, I much prefer watching movies from the comfort of my home theatre with lcd projector and 110" screen.

However was wanting to see the latest Batman release and as it was still on thought why not.

IT was amazing - anyone on the planet earth not having seen this already should run not walk to go and see this now.

The Joker: See, I'm not a monster...I'm just ahead of the curve.

It was totally unexpected how good this was, Christian Bale walks and breathes the Bruce Wayne character so effortlessly and I dont know if the death of Heath Ledger makes The Joker an even sadder character but his role in this is almost equal to his delivery in Candy (one of the most honest gut wrenching fatalistic movies you'll ever see - it's on showtime this month for those of you on Time Warner cable here in New York).

The movie is long but the perfect length - the character development perfect and not rushed, the death of the girlfriend unexpected and sad.

If this is the level of movie the next few Batman releases delivers then this IS the new mega platform to watch.



  1. It just passed the 500 million mark which is insane. I've seen it more than once and its my fav of the year so far.

  2. Holy Batman, I can't believe we found a movie we both love to bits (other than the Godfather of course).

    I have Candy on DVD, watched it twice at the cinema (well, once was at Govindas so it only counts as one and a half times at the cinema. Was a bit high on deep fried cauliflower too)

    I read the book in 2004 and loved it, knew that the film would be spectacular when Neil Armfield signed on. It really is a fantastic film! Have you got the book?