Saturday, August 9, 2008

Movie Review: The Dark Knight


Featuring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman

Genre: action, drama

Plot: Batman’s fight with The Joker

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Comments: Hmm, I must say I was expecting something more. Given all the expectations and buzz it caused it was a bit of a let down. First, it was too long and dragging in spite of all the cuts from one scene to the next. Then, this movie was more about anything else rather than Batman who kinda got lost in the scenery. Good conficts, but way too many and neither fully developped. Good solid performance from all the actors though The Joker’s part is not Oscar material as rumored. Bruce cracked less jokes than he used to, but was the script’s fault and not Christian Bale’s who tried his best with what he had. Rachel’s character simply does not work with the movie. The only good part about killing her is that they’ll have to bring in another female leading character worthy of Batman for the next sequel. I mean there is no actual romance involved with either Bruce or Harvey, and when she and Bruce kiss you're left absolutely cold. Aaron Eckhart plays perfectly his character, the Two Face part is less convincing than the Harvey Dent part. Gary Oldman, Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman didn’t disappoint. Surprisingly, Eric Roberts wasn’t too bad. The Batpod was fun but I prefer Bruce Wayne’s apartment. The score deserves an Oscar, the visuals too. Still, I'll take Batman Begins any day.

Rating: 8/10

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