Tuesday, July 15, 2008
The Dark Knight
I am a lucky guy sometimes. Doing what I do for a living allows me to get some pretty awesome hook-ups once in a while. Like tonight, I got to see a screening of The Dark Knight at the Imax theater in NYC.
Let's just start by saying that I'm a HUGE (literally and figuratively) Batman fan. I read and collected the comic when I was a kid and stood in line for hours to see the Michael Keaton Batman film back in '89. Loved it. The Val Kilmer nippled version not so much. George Clooney... so-so.
Batman Begins was my favorite super hero movie from the world of comics ever. Chris Nolan absolutely killed it and turned this franchise based on the Dark Knight Returns Frank Miller Batman series style into a real film, not just a superhero movie. So, my anticipation for the next Christian Bale film was at a "super" high level (so to speak).
I hate spoilers, so I'm not gonna be that guy. But this film was nothing short of spectacular. Heath Ledger's Joker was legendary. The Imax filming was literally stunning. This is an instant classic... I'm going back next week.