Friday, July 25, 2008

Brief Review: The Dark Knight

I saw the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight the other night, and man, it was amazing. The hype is valid. Heath Ledger's performance is beyond wonderful, and Maggie Gyllenhall does a lot with a thin role. Ledger's Joker takes over every scene, slowing down the action, making you forget the makeup, that it's Heath Ledger, that he's dead. You only realize at the end how sad it is that he's gone and can't reprise his masterpiece. Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine are great as usual, and don't get the praise they deserve for the fine acting they always deliver.

I recommend this movie for everyone over age 10.

5 comments:

chattypatra said...

What about Bale? You don't mention his performance in your review.

Emily said...

or 18! That was violent.

Susanna Williams said...

I pretty much am a movie-going misanthrope. I hate nearly every movie except nature documentaries, and I only like some of those. My boyfriend dragged me to this one, and I was blown away. This is a masterpiece! It reads like a Greek tragedy. As good as Batman is, the Joker must be just as evil. Like Hegel's master and slave, they need each other to define one another.

And Batman! Holy Shit! What a fox!

Hugo Albuquerque said...

Batman é um dos personagens mais interessantes dos quadrinhos americanos e é complexo pacas. Por isso precisa de gente boa para produzir alguma história sua, seja no cinema ou nos quadrinhos. Os últimos filmes são muito, muito bons por conta de Nolan e do baita elenco com o qual ele tem podido trabalhar; Nos quadrinhos, creio que Grant Morrison perdeu a mão e fez um trabalho meramente razoável.

PS: Desculpe o comentário em português, é que não estou com paciência de escrever no dialeto alemão conhecido como inglês (calma, é só brincadeirinha).

Mac said...

chatty patra:

Bale was Bale; his voice was a little much, but he did an excellent job, just not really noteworthy (please keep in mind that few others can fill Batman's shoes as well as he does, just that beside Ledger, he seems a supporting player).

Hugo,

Bemvindo. Voce sempre pode escrever em portugues no meu blog. Tudas as lenguas romances sao permitidos aca. Sobre isso do ingles sendo um dialecto do alemao, isso e bobagem! Ingles e o otimo! :)