The Dark Knight

The other day I went to see “The Dark Knight“, also known as the latest story in the series about Batman.  I am not a big fan of superhero comics, with Batman being no exception.  But I’ve seen all the movies so far.

I have to say that this one was the worst.  It was too long and too boring.  It had great cast, but that didn’t help the film one bit.  There are a few special effects, but the overall boredom burries them in the long propagandic dialogues.  In fact, the movie is total crap except for one bit, which makes it worth watching – The Joker.

Heath Ledger did an excellent job with this character.  It was by all means the best villain I’ve ever seen in the movies. Heath Ledger even outdid Jack Nicholson, who played The Joker in “Batman” (1992).  Heath’s Joker was the scary kind.  That person was so evil and … broken, that you wouldn’t want him to exist on this planet at all.  But, at the same time, he was so realistic that you could easily meet somebody very similar (minus the make-up, of course) just around the corner.  Really, a masterpiece.

As it stands, it’s difficult to rate this film.  I’ll give it a 5 out of 10, with all 5 points being for The Joker alone.  If you aren’t into movie villains, avoid this film at all costs.

2 thoughts on “The Dark Knight”

  1. Althouhg I’m not much into the movie villains, I’ve ventured to Cineplex to watch the Dark Knight just because I’ve seen all Batman’s movies filmed since 1989 and I didn’t want to miss this one.
    And, as I’ve written in my LiveJournal – that’s crap. Except of Joker. You are all too right, including rating 5 points for the Joker alone.
    Imagine, we’ve been late and missed the first 20 minutes or so (almost till the scene of the Joker’s first appearance at mafia’s meeting) and yet, that was unbeleivably long and boring… By the end, folks’ve been going in and out all the time, chatting and texting and completely ingnoring the screen… Very very bad, indeed.

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