Pseudo-Review: The Dark Knight

By | July 21, 2008

I don’t have it in me to write everything I think about this movie right now, but I wanted to get something down.

Just like Spider-man 2, this sequel takes an amazingly good predecessor and improves on it.

And just like in the Spider-man franchise, the key is focusing on the character’s development. Bruce/Batman learns a lot about himself and his chosen line of work – the limits, the responsibilities, and the consequences.

Heath Ledger, for anyone wondering, actually deserves the praise he’s getting for this role. It’s not a posthumous sympathy vote. I wouldn’t call myself a Heath Ledger fan, generally, but I simply can’t imagine anyone else playing this role this well.

In my last post I counted Wall-E out of Best Picture contention, despite rumors to the contrary. The Dark Knight, however, is a serious contender – if the Academy can get past the whole blind spot it has for Sci-Fi/Fantasy films.

I may come back to this later for a more thorough review.

2 thoughts on “Pseudo-Review: The Dark Knight

  1. Rob

    Heath Ledger stole the film as far as I’m concerned. Absolutely convincing and completely creepy, particularly when he shows up at the hospital in the nurse outfit. Not sure why I found that part so eerie, but he just dominated that film.

    Robs latest blog post..‘Golden Girls’

  2. Jeff Post author

    I agree. Dude deserved the Oscar.

    I actually found the nurse bit a bit more comic than creepy, though it still managed to be unsettling.

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