Monday, September 08, 2008

:: Movies - The Dark Knight ::

Sure, this will not be the first nor the best blog post about The Dark Knight. But, since I have been writing a bit about movies I watched AND I watched this particular movie on last Saturday (yes, ladies and gents, yes, the movie finally arrived in my city), I had to come and post about it, right?

Firstly, yes I am a big fan of Batman. I don't remember when I first saw one of "his" comics, I just know I was really young. Most likely I didn't know how to read by that time.

Secondly, yes I purposedly chose a movie poster with the Jocker, because he is the man of the movie. Yes, yes, everybody talked about Heath Ledger's performance, how good it was, bla bla bla, that he deserves an Oscar, bla bla bla.

Bla bla bla my ass! He does deserve a freaking Oscar! "A freaking Oscar"... please pay attention to the bold words... and his performance: FREAKING! I do think Jack Nicholson did a wonderful job when he played the Jocker. But what Ledger did is hard to be beaten.

Aaron Eckhart was amazing as Harvey Dent too. Congratulations Mr. Eckhart, very good job. It was very nice to see "the other face" of Harvey Two Faces. I mean, what Harvey Dent was before becoming Two Faces. I wish there was more of Two Faces on the movie......oops, SHUT UP, PUNK!

Maggie Gyllenhaal is another story. Sorry lady, but your work, at least on this movie, was not good. Perhaps the script writers, or the director, or it is someone else to blame, but Rachel Dawes was not nice on this movie. No, I don't think Kate Holmes did an oustanding job when she played Rachel. But surely she was prettier ;)

Too bad the theater/cinema here in my city sucks so bad. The sound quality (???) is terrible. Even my TV set at home has better sound (and it is a simple one). I have to remember and send an email to the guys who manage that cinema (or even better to one of the newspapers in the city) complaining about that. The movie is about 2h30min and I didn't see/feel the time passing. The Dark Knight is not one of those movies which takes loooong to finish, nor one of those which ends too quickly. It was made in the right measure. I won't talk much about specific points of the movie to avoid spoiling the fun for those who haven't watched it yet. But one little thing I can say: yes guys, Christian Bale could have used other techniques to avoid people finding Bruce Wayne is the Batman. That kind of voice he does when wearing the black suit... just doesn't sound right. Hey, I do like his work, but that voice is not nice. Perhaps he could fake a stronger voice, a deeper one... but that thing he did? Ouch! Yes, thanks to the sound quality at "our cinema" the problem is even worse. Crap!

Now I will wait for the DVD, so I can watch again. If the cinema didn't suck so bad, I would watch it again there. Since it does... WAIT, Kenjiro, WAIT!

Oh yeah, the way the Batpod was introduced on the story, that was great!

See ya!

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