Tuesday, July 21, 2009

The Top 8 DVD Reviews (so far): “The Dark Knight”

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To celebrate the first 100 TweeterFlix DVD reviews, I wanted to do a Top 10 List. But frankly, the field gets a little crowded after the first 8. Besides, everyone does Top 10’s. Here’s number 8 (so far):

The Dark Knight

A couple of personal friends complain about the rating I gave “The Dark Knight.” But you have to admit, Heath Ledger's performance is amazing. And Christian Bale’s not shabby either. Christopher Nolan really understands the dark sides of these characters. Compare his to Tim Burton’s. Michael Keaton’s Batman may have been disturbed, but Bale’s is dangerous. And Jack Nicholson was a cartoon character while Leger’s Joker had deep psychological issues. On Twitter, I wrote: Christian Bale's back as Christopher Nolan's brooding Batman-this time to be upstaged by Heath Ledger's brilliant Joker. 9 (out of 10)

Coming up next: “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters”

“The Dark Knight”

Released: 2008

Rating: PG-13

Length: 153 minutes

Cast: Christian Bale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michael Caine

Director: Christopher Nolan

Genre(s): Adventure, Fantasy, Sequel

1 comment:

  1. There is no doubt that the acting in The Dark Knight was superb.
    Personally though, I was very disappointed that the film was so dark (no pun intended)... It completely lacked the tongue-in-cheek humour of previous Batman films, and I can honestly say that I still prefer to watch the old 60s Adam West incarnations. The Dark Night really does not deserve all the attention that it received, and I'm amazed how popular this film became.