Monday, July 21, 2008
Who: The Dark Knight
What: The Movie
Where: At a theatre near you
When: Date Night, Date Day, Vacay, whenever but if your kids are under 13 leave them home
How: By car, by train, by bus - get there any way that you can
This is a not a blog about pop culture but I would be remiss if I did not take time out to acknowledge my current love, the movie "The Dark Knight." My husband is a big fan of all super hero comic books that are adapted for the big screen and always sees them in the theater. I on the other hand enjoy action and adventure films in general but can wait for Netflix.
Not this time. Once I saw the commercial for the Dark Knight I knew I had to see it. And I am oh so glad that I did. This film was dark, foreboding, full of adventure and highly entertaining. Much like the original DC comic Batman. Heath Ledger (may he rest in peace) acted his azz off. As my husband said "he was no Jack Nicholson Joker." He took the Joker to a whole new level. I can now understand the rumblings that Heath Ledger may posthumously be nominated for an Oscar. He deserves one.
I am not going to give away any plot details or teasers because I personally hate for reviewers to do that. What I will say is to hold on to your seat for a rocky ride. This Batman is worth seeing even if you are not a fan. The film is two and a half hours long but as far as I am concerned it was over too soon (although I have to say holding my pee for two hours was not comfortable but was so worth it).
Go see The Dark Knight. What are you waiting for?