Last night I went to the midnight showing of “The Dark Knight” and to be honest with you, I expected a little more.
Let’s be honest folks with the unfortunate death of Heath Ledger there how’s been a lot hype about ‘The Dark knight.” This movie is a good movie, but to say it’s the best movie of 2008, I’m not sure about that. Everyone loved heath and I’m taking away from his performance, because I think he stole show. He brought something darker to the Joker character than Jack Nicholson, but I was expecting a much darker Joker. I wanted to see more MAYHEM and CARNAGE brought on by the Joker and that wasn’t delivered, but that’s okay. Once again Heath did a magnificent job with the character and I would have to say that Heath played a better Joker than Jack. Overall the movie was great, but don’t create this illusion around the movie as if this is the “Messiah” of the 2008 summer movies. The movie was great, but that’s it.
The opening of the movie was terrible, we see the “Bat Signal” in the air and there is no explanation to how Jim Gordon was given the signal. Every criminal see’s the signal and gets scared, except for a band of criminals who think they’re badass and don’t give a damn about it. Batman shows up to stop these criminals but it’s not Batman. They’re copy cat Batmen with guns trying to protect the city (give me a break). Finally, Batman shows up and starts kicking some ass, then he grabs hold of a moving van and gets thrown into a wall. I was very disappointed, I’m expecting this great entrance from “The Dark Knight” and all I got was crap.
The Joker entrance starts off with him standing in the street holding a clown mask and a large bag. A truck appears and takes him (keep in mind the audience does not know it’s the Joker) to the bank. The clown masked men begin robbing the bank and you have one brave teller who takes out a shot gun and starts going nuts. One clown takes him (The Joker) and they continue their plan. Finally,...