Monday, July 21, 2008

Films: The Dark Knight

There has been a lot of fuss about The Dark Knight. Most of them can be linked back to the death of Heath Ledger who played the Joker. In fact, many have speculated that this role was one of the reasons why he died. Whether this may be true or not, Ledger did a superb performance as the psychotic and smiling Joker. Personally, I was freaked out, and not only by his make-up!
The whole movie was an action packed flick. The plot thickens as they delved into the underbelly of Gotham City. This was like a prequel of all the Batman films and a sequel of Batman Begins. It was in this film that we discover how Commissioner Gordon became the commissioner and how he and Batman became a "team."
Christian Bale is the best Batman to date. I think he fit what a Batman should look like and what Bruce Wayne should look like. I was also wondering why Katie Holmes didn't play Rachel this time but I think Maggie Gyllenhaal did a better performance than Katie. Michael Caine , Aaron Eckhart, and Morgan Freeman also star in this film.
The Dark Knight is indeed the film of the summer. It is a must see and even critics agree that Heath Ledger should get nominated for a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
If you haven't seen the film yet, check out theaters in your neighborhood for show times.

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