Monday, July 21, 2008

"The Dark Knight" Breaks Records as Predicted

Over the weekend I committed myself to seeing "The Dark Knight." The reason I say committed is because it was no easy task. As you probably already heard, the film broke all sorts of records, including the biggest film debut in history. With numbers like $158.4 million (according to the AP), it comes as no surprise that actually getting to catch the flick was an obstacle. (I bet Katie Holmes is kicking herself in the butt right about now!)

On Friday my friend/co-worker and I bought tickets early to see a nighttime screening of the latest Batman saga. We arrived an hour early and even stood in a line outside, only to be disappointed to find that other moviegoers felt the need to save entire rows of seats for their companions that weren't even at the theater! Needless to say, we weren't sitting in the front row and got a refund.

So persistent as we are, we tried again the next day. This time we arrived two hours early which landed us perfect seats.

Without spoiling the movie, my review is that it wasn't all that I'd expected. Now, don't get me wrong. It was a great movie, well-worth the money spent, but maybe not spectacular enough to warrant a two-hour wait in line.

The performances were good, however; I feel that there was far too many expectations placed on the late Heath Ledger's shoulders. His acting was superb--eerie and funny--but all of the publicity surrounding his death and this film made me assume that it'd be the best acting I'd ever encounter. In no way is this a disrespectful opinion of a deceased actor's skills, I really thought he was magnificent as The Joker! But, I also think that because he's no longer with us, the film did much better than it would have if he were still alive. I also feel bad for all of the other actors invloved because they haven't really received the praise they deserve.

Can I just say though, I really liked The Joker's wardrobe! I loved the look, not gonna lie.

Without giving the movie away to those who haven't seen it, what do you think? Do you feel Ledger will get the Oscar nom?

Photos courtesy of: PopMatters and Beauty Chat


MyFashionAddictions said...

i have yet to see it, but i am excited. oh i read somewhere the jokers shoes where from Milan, and one of the other characters suits was designed by Giorgio armani.

p.s. 2 hours is way too long to wait for ANY movie lol. thats why i'd rather wait a few weeks/days to go see it. i even waited for the SATC movie.. i hate crowded theatres.

Anonymous said...

Oh that was an exciting weekend, and our seats were worth the wait haha! The movie was great, although yes some parts did fizzle out a bit. But overall, I believe it was a very good movie. I think that out of respect and good acting that Heath Ledger may recieve an Oscar nomination, but I do not think he will win. And yes, you know I love the Joker's clothes too!!

yummy411 said...

i can't wait to see this.. still excited. thanks for your review!