Friday, August 01, 2008

The Dark Knight

Monday I went to see the latest Batman movie, The Dark Knight. This version of Batman was a dark, disturbing and more violent telling of the story, which transcended its comic book roots. Christian Bale was well cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman. He has the right look to play the character and in this movie has a more serious demeanor. The Joker, played by the late Heath Ledger stole the show. He played the psychopathic, sadistic, and sinister Joker with a manic intensity, which made him a truly menacing figure. It was a powerful performance. Jack Nicholson's Joker in Batman, though putting on a fine performance was comically evil, and not as complex a character. It was an action-packed, special effects-laden film, but the real srength of the film was its deep, psychological dimension which drew me into the story.

1 comment:

Jason G said...

I finally saw Dark Knight, and I found it to be too disturbing for me to enjoy. Sure, it's done well and has good acting, but the subject matter is so dark as to not let any light through. I left depressed and angry with little hope. I like my heroes with a little more hope to them.