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Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Changing of The Cinematic Guard

At this point, I understandably may be simply wired from having viewed it so recently, and my perspective will not be objectively calibrated for this type of assessment. That being said, "The Dark Knight," is the greatest movie of all time.

4 Comments:

Blogger steve said...

I enjoyed it and everything, but that is a bold statement.

9:57 PM

 
Blogger Omar said...

And one I stand by wholeheartedly. There's nothing like a really well-made big budget movie that gets my juices flowing.

9:42 AM

 
Blogger neill said...

I already had a big dopey grin on my face when I got to the theater, but the Joker's "disappearing pencil" trick put me over the top for the movie.

That, and the opening scene at the Old Post Office, which was filmed a block away from my office.

10:22 AM

 
Blogger Daniel said...

Batman Begins was wonderful, but, in hindsight as compared to The Dark Knight, was more prone to caricature. That's to be expected, and is not a detraction: the early chapters of anything will almost certainly follow that pattern.

But, hell, there is real grit and empathy and misery in The Dark Knight. And let me say that I like Heath Ledger but wouldn't have expected him to have created the first Joker that actually inspired tension and a little dread. Nicholson's Joker stole the show, though I like Michael Keaton's Batman quite a bit, but through class-clownery, not psychopathic dread. Nolan and Ledger created something that reminded me more of JigSaw than any other movie rendition of the Joker, minus the visual carnage.

Batman's confliction, confusion, was real for me. Christian Bale is scary good, which is about the only reason I'm looking forward to the new Terminator movie at all.

Best movie ever...? I'm not sure where I come down on that one, though.

8:38 AM

 

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