Friday, July 18, 2008

Ever Danced with the Devil in the Pale Moonlight?

Do you know what that quote is from? One of the Batman movies with Michael Keaton and Jack Nicholson. Last night Russ and I went to the midnight premiere of Batman: The Dark Knight. I have to say that I wasn't excited to go, but we were invited by friends so I thought it could be fun. We went for ice cream around 10:00 p.m. and then went over to the theater to stand in line. The movie was playing on four screens and every one was sold out. There were people in costume and everyone was super hyped up.

This next part could contain spoilers.

I wasn't a big fan of Christian Bale as Batman when he first did the role. My favorite was Michael Keaton. I thought Val Kilmer was a poor excuse for Batman and I didn't care for George Clooney either (though 2 hours of him and Chris O'Donnell wasn't what I would call a wasted evening). After last night, I am definitely a Christian Bale as Batman convert. In my opinion he did an amazing job.

As for Katie Holmes as Rachel Dawes in the last movie, I was not a big fan. She has got to be one of the worst actresses on the planet! She hardly puts any emotion into the roles she plays and she just stinks. Maggie Gyllenhaal, on the other hand, I loved! She did a great job with the part.

I would venture to say that Aaron Eckhart did a fabulous job as Harvey Two-Face, maybe better than Tommy Lee Jones. I'm not sure I like Aaron Eckhart in a villian role, but he is easy on the least the left side of him.

Moving on...Heath Ledger. I've never been a huge Heath Ledger fan. But, this movie wouldn't have been near as good if he weren't in it. He did an excellent job as Joker. I am confident that he did a better job than Jack Nicholson as Joker and I think Jack Nicholson did a good job with the role. This was an excellent last movie role for him. He definitely went out with a bang.

I wouldn't do the cast justice if I didn't mention some others that I really enjoyed: Gary Oldman (excellent as Lt. Gordon), Michael Caine (amazing job as Alfred), and Morgan Freeman (as Lucius Fox). Bravo boys!

The plot was interesting and kept you wondering what was going to happen. It did become very involved and you had to keep your full attention on the movie to understand everything happening. The special affects were well done and I didn't feel a lull in the movie at all.

I almost forgot to mention the new Batsuit and the new Batmobile. Loved both!

On a side note, I'm getting too old to be going to midnight showings and then having to be at work at 8:00 a.m. When I was in college, I could do that two or three times a week, but it wears me out anymore. And I'm only 25!!! Oh well, we don't do it often, mainly for Harry Potter.

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Nikki said...

Wasn't that also part of the lyrics of one of the songs? I can't remember which one!

Sounds good - maybe I should go watch a movie to get my mind out of it's gutter!

elephantscanremember said...

We watched the midnight showing too and we had been waiting 3 years to watch this movie. It was well worth the wait. The acting and direction were fabulous. I can't wait to see it on IMAX.

Christian Bale is the best looking man on this planet, other than my husband. Oh, and he can act too.

The Family of N said...

Li: J.T. wants to take me to see this movie (of course, you know I want to) as he gave it to me for Father's Day. I am concerned though and now you can help me. Is this particular Batman appropriate for an 8 year old?

I Believe in Miracles said...

We totally cannot go to late showings. It messes us up like bad chicken. Out of sorts for at least a week. Definitely getting old....