The Dark Knight Review - January 15, 2009
I finally saw The Dark Knight. I have wanted to see it forever but I’m honestly bad about taking time to watch movies cause I have so many TV shows that I watch. What an incredible movie!! Lots of great action, acting, and story twists. I thought Christian Bale did great as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Batman Begins and it carried over into The Dark Knight. Heath Ledger was INCREDIBLE as The Joker. I was big time impressed with his acting just in his first scene in the movie. I liked Maggie Gylenhal in taking over the role of Rachel Dawes from Katie Holmes. This movie also saw the addition of Harvey Dent. I thought that added a ton to the story of this movie especially with how that character expands. This portayal of The Joker was a much darker version than we’ve seen in the other Batman movies. It definitely worked as we saw the more darker side that the character has in him. The theme of the movie is definitely the clashing of rules between Batman and The Joker. Batman has one rule and that is to not kill. The Joker on the other hand just doesn’t care. He has no rules. The Joker will do whatever he has to do and won’t be bargained with. This movie sees that battle go on with how do you take on a guy that just does not care and knows what your rule is. I’m not going to go into spoilers obviously for anyone that hasn’t seen it yet but there are a LOT of good storyline twists in this movie that really surprised me. The movie runs two and a half hours in length but it flies by for sure. Highly recommend this movie!! I loved it!!