“What would I do without you?… you… you complete me!”, says the Joker to the Batman.
Let me start off my saying that I’m itching to go see it again.
Christopher Nolan is beyond genius, he is gifted. In both script writing and direction (and editing I’m sure). This movie was mind-numbingly good.
Beyond just a super-hero movie, it was one of the best thrillers I’ve seen in a long time. I was constantly on the edge of my seat.
I saw Batman Begins the night before and I liked it a lot. But The Dark Knight just took it up several notches.
Aaron Eckhart was very good. I liked him in “Thank You For Smoking” as well. I think I’ll look up more Eckhart movies. Oh, I absolutely loved the Two-Face look. Magnificent! The thought that went into the design of this thing. Unreal. Blew me away.
Heath Ledger was superb. And very soon I’ll run out of adjectives. Just a brilliant performance. I do wonder though whether he will win any awards simply on account of him being not alive. Would he have otherwise? I think he was great and definitely worthy of winning awards for this performance. The look and feel and the nature of the man… was just creepy. The delivery of the lines was slow and methodical when it needed to be, and crazy to boot.
I didn’t notice Katie Holmes was gone. Maggie is a better actor no doubt, but it’s not like that character had much depth in the first place.
Christian Bale was Christian Bale.
Again, Nolan is a mastermind. The movie is very fast paced and the tension is very well placed. As I said, I was on the edge of my seat.
If you haven’t seen it, go watch it. Watch Batman Begins right before it for the best experience. I’m itching to go see it again.
p.s. i am never going to see a movie with you again. it’s over.