Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Dark Knight

Watched it recently, although missed the first 20 mins. ( Which is perhaps significant, since I don't know what I missed, and I'm one of those sticklers for watching the complete movie) Anyway for what its worth, i'll scribble my opinions based on what i saw.

Liked it overall. Definitely no comparison with lame spiderman flicks. Wasn't a big fan of batman either, although I liked jack nicholson as the joker .

This film is certainly a better balanced one, doesn't descend completely into special effects and elaborate twists. keeps some semblance of plot. Doesn't add too much dripping emotion where none is needed, ( although it does add more than needed in a couple of places)

And of course to state the much stated, the joker is certainly the sight for sore eyes. Great acting by him, although I'd go further to say that the remaining cast was all pretty good. ( barring that single female, who was definitely very very sad. surely they could have found someone who could act? )

overall a movie worth spending money to watch at the hall, but I'm not sure what all the hype about "all time greats" is about. I mean its looks great only if you consider that it has to be believable, inspite of the silly cape flapping gentleman. And inspite of various places it slows down, ( and yes it does, i even saw someone catching a quick nap!). And there's no way it even comes close to movies like shawshank redemption, schindler's list or one flew over the cuckoo's nest.


Guruprasad Kini (Guru) said...

The Dark Knight was very good. Though a little longer than I expected and little less subtle than Batman Begins, it definitely is a grand movie.
I never thought anybody could come even close to Jack Nicholson as The Joker but Heath Ledger delivers a terrific performance! Hats off...

Amit Kumar said...

Movie channels now use phrases like "and starring Great/Legendary Heath Ledger". After long time, people have a potential James Dean (young, smart and a terrible suicide combo) to stir American youth culture which is perhaps "overpimped" for last 20 years by likes of 50 cent, Snoop Dogg and certain Eminem!

Tess said...

@guru - yup, although perhaps I need to see it again to give a really fair opinion!

@amit - so funny, and so true! :)