Friday, July 18, 2008

Have You Seen The Dark Knight Yet?

If not, why not??

I caught the midnight showing of The Dark Knight (he says, as if he just wandered by the theatre and didn't buy tickets weeks ago). WOW. What an amazing, awesome, pitch-perfect film. Seriously, go see it this weekend. That way, you'll have next weekend free to go see it again, which you'll totally want to do. Hell, if I didn't have plans tonight, I'd try and find a ticket to the IMAX screening.

Throughout this film I kept thinking "I can't wait to talk about that!" and then realized I'd be spoiling things. Any movie that starts off with me going "Holy shit! What a brilliant casting choice!" for a relatively minor character has got to be good. In this case it was Nestor Carbonell as the Mayor. Why? Because Nestor played Batmanuel in The Tick! How fucking awesome is that?

And that's about the only specific thing I can say about the movie that doesn't spoil something. Great casting, fantastic acting all around (Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, and Aaron Eckhart (aside aside! I just recalled Lt. Eckhardt in the 1st Burton Batman) are probably going to be totally overlooked for Heath Ledger), incredibly well-paced, great dialogue, writing, directing, effects, action... just go see it.

Yes, even you Hoy, who doesn't like superhero movies. It's a gritty crime thriller with a vigilante in a bat-suit, not a superhero movie.

Ironman was an awesome superhero movie. Batman is an awesome movie. Just go see it.

1 comment:

RaisingCayne said...

Will do. It does look pretty freakin' cool!