Dark Knight Review and Screenshots

June 27, 2008 at 12:34 pm (Movies, Quotes)

After much anticipation by myself, the first review for The Dark Knight has come in. One of the lead editors from Rolling Stone has submitted a review to Rotten Tomatoes, and has given it a 3 1/2 out of 4. Here are a few excerpts from the review-

“Just hang on for a shock to the system. The Dark Knight creates a place where good and evil — expected to do battle — decide instead to get it on and dance. “I don’t want to kill you,” Heath Ledger’s psycho Joker tells Christian Bale’s stalwart Batman. “You complete me.” Don’t buy the tease. He means it.”

Bale is electrifying as a fallibly human crusader at war with his own conscience. “

“Ledger’s Joker has no gray areas — he’s all rampaging id. Watch him crash a party and circle Rachel, a woman torn between Bale’s Bruce (she knows he’s Batman) and Eckhart’s DA, another lover she has to share with his civic duty. “Hello, beautiful,” says the Joker, sniffing Rachel like a feral beast. He’s right when he compares himself to a dog chasing a car: The chase is all. The Joker’s sadism is limitless, and the masochistic delight he takes in being punched and bloodied to a pulp would shame the Marquis de Sade. “I choose chaos,” says the Joker, and those words sum up what’s at stake in The Dark Knight.”

“Eckhart earns major props for scarily and movingly portraying the DA’s transformation into the dreaded Harvey Two-Face, an event sparked by the brutal murder of a major character.”

“Go ahead, complain about the movie being too long, at two and a half hours, for short attention spans (it is), too somber for the Hulk crowd (it is), too smart for its own good (it isn’t). The haunting and visionary Dark Knight soars on the wings of untamed imagination. It’s full of surprises you don’t see coming. And just try to get it out of your dreams.”

  

  

 

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2 Comments

  1. twisted dragonshensei said,

    I’m so ready for this movie!

  2. dave said,

    supa coo

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