Tuesday, 8 March 2011
The Dark Knight
THE greatest comic book movie ever
Lover: Taken from IMDB
“An imperishable, spectacular and chaotically-brilliant movie. The Dark Knight possesses the essence that should always exist in the handover from comics to the big screen. Sequence after sequence, this is the absolute glory. A great movie that does not give a single frame to breathe. An ode to chaos and anarchy, while shares are confronted inevitably lead to a path dirty, black and hostile. A real Gotham City, dominated by fear. This is the best film of the year. Simply, ladies and gentlemen, The Dark Knight belongs to a category where no comic adaptation could enter before. Thanks Christopher Nolan. Simply, thank you for a film that's a lot more than the typical film based on comic books.”
A great review, no real points but I personally think like this person does that The Dark Knight speaks for itself.
Hater: Taken from IMDB
“There is nothing special about this movie. Period. Nothiing special. It tries on so many levels to be this big mega movie, and in financial terms, it was, but you know what? It's still not good, no matter how many fans it has, no matter how much money it pulls in. Those are just figures and numbers, and they're quite boring in the long run. Let's go over a few reasons why it was not good. First off, the story bites off way more than is necessary. We have Bruce Wayne in this ridiculous attempt to win back a woman he'll never have the chance to be with. The woman he is in love with prances around like a little school girl, and really has no business being in the story to begin with. She is just there to make both Batman and Harvey Dent rival each other. I'm so sure that the writers could have come up with a better plan to pit the two against each other than that. Then, there's the Joker...the most ridiculous part of the story. Ridiculous because of the lengths and the means that the filmmakers took to bring a new kind of villain. It's not entertaining, it's not disturbing, it's just sick. This movie was not fun. It was not entertaining. It was a product for the mindless audiences who were going to buy into it anyway, and especially because of the death of Heath edger. Let's talk a little about that. This film had success that rode the curtail of Ledgers death. The studio deliberately used the poor suffering of a human being to push a film into exhibition. That's really sad, and you know what else? It's all this film will ever be...the last film of Heath Ledger, and America went to see it because he died before it's release. sad. Really sad. I didn't like it, and I bet others will not like me for that very reason. Even more sad still.”
Well that girl is the one he’s grown up with and its story tied in from the first one so the character has every right to be there and Bruce Wayne has every right to believe he may end up with her. The rivalry is valid; lots of men in literature have had more than just harsh words for each other over a woman. It’s harsh to say they took advantage of Heath Ledgers death for this film, firstly because they didn’t, secondly how could the press not talk about and ask about the death of one of the films biggest stars and as it turned out; best performance!? One last thing, it wasn’t Heath Ledger's last film, Doctor Parnassus was, if your so called using his death to promote the film stands how do you explan the poor performance of this film? I don’t not like you I feel sorry for you.
What I thought:
Like the title of the review Sais, The Dark Knight is the best comic book movie ever, mainly because apart from having some comic book characters and violence it’s not really a comic book adaptation. It’s hard for me to talk about this movie without gushing about it and I have reviewed it for the napalm site and the link is on the right. So I’m going to look at some of the criticisms, the first being Christian Bale's voice when he is batman. Ok so it is a bit OTT and has been ridiculed brilliantly on facebook but I didn’t notice it until someone mentioned it, that’s because the rest of the film is so damn good.
There are a few plot holes but some of the greatest films have potholes, sometime you just have to suspend your dis belief otherwise you end up spoiling what is a great film.