|Genre:||Action & Adventure|
Heath Ledger and Christian Bale have found the roles they should play for the rest of their careers. A pity for Heath Ledger, that came sooner than we all hoped. But definitely, the Dark Knight succeeds in pulling off a complex plot, multiple villains, nice psychoanalysis moments on both the hero and the villain, and the tiny homages to the comics (did anyone catch the signature profile moment? How about the "bat clones" which Miller had happening in his The Dark Knight Returns? Then there was the cameo of someone from the first movie which really made this universe work! Anyone note the mention of a possible feisty female to come in the future?)
The movie had some slow moments, but they served as good chances to catch some breath. The Joker stole the show in this one big time, with disturbing antics you find yourself nervously laughing along with. He was truly scary, this Joker, but at the same time there was no denying his incredible level of genius. His plans were meticulous and beautifully laid. His fashion sense was impeccable! (God, I want that outfit he wore when he was arrested!) And I really love how he WAS the Joker and you would barely remember the earlier attempts to capture the Joker on film.
While there were new gadgets, the gadgets did not steal the show. They did, however, give us a great glimpse of what makes Bruce Wayne an incredible hero, and that is the fact that he considered options out of the box to make something work.
Two-Face. On my God Two-Face's transformation was beautiful. I loved how it actually makes sense why he can slowly become a member of Batman's villain's gallery.
And the resolution does make sense for me. It does bring back the way Batman worked best in comics and it does nicely open the field for more scenes where Batman does his work with the same intimidating quality he has always had.
All the deaths were well-worth it too.
All of them!
Watch it watch it watch it!
I tell you watch it!
Then find yourself hating yourself after watching it, knowing you will never ever see another movie with this particular Joker again squaring off with the Bat.