Saturday, July 19, 2008
WHY SO SERIOUS....
Just came back from a sold out showing of the Dark Knight a few minutes ago and my mind is racing. You know the feeling when you saw saw I, the movie that was everything they said it would be. Shocking, daring, bloody, and well executed. The feeling that you had just watched a movie that met your grand expectaions. Well the Dark Knight wasn't that moive. If you saw the movie you know what I'm talking about. The movie is brilliant in all its parts. It doesn't dissapoint, it doesn't deliver, it overachieves. It does what Bryan Singer tried to do with Superman but didn't work, and it's what the wachowski brothers wanted to do with the Matrix 2 and 3 but didn't have the patience.
Both movies were not able to find a perfect balance that all great action movies have between story and action. Chris Nolan is able to offer us an incredibly deep story and enough action to wet anyones hollywood blockbuster appetite. The Dark Knight is like many reviewers have written. Its a movie that stays with you long after you've finished watching it. And frankly if you don't have a stomach to see a really 'dark' movie then you don't want to see this one, because this is one sick puppy that will never lose its place as being a true black classic.
Oh and about the saw thing, I did that on purpose, don't take it personal.