Movie Talk – The Dark Knight

Okay, I’ve been in a movie-going mood. I saw The Dark Knight on Tuesday night and I have mixed emotions.

I have to tell you first that I absolutely loved Batman Begins! I thought it was wonderful. Even though I wanted Michael Keaton to be Batman forever (he only lasted one movie!), I had to accept that Christian Bale WAS Batman.

Okay, back to The Dark Knight. This movie reminded me of the Batman of my childhood. I hate to admit this but I though Batman was scary. And violent. And it was. And it is. I covered my eyes more than once during this movie.

The Joker stole this movie, IMO. I thought Jack Nicholson was a good Joker but Heath Ledger staked his claim on the character forever. Let’s just say my eyes were covered a lot when he was doing his most dastardly deeds. 

I don’t want to leave the wrong impression. This movie was not gory. The Joker did some gory stuff, or you thought he did, but they didn’t really show it on screen.

I hate to say this, but I thought Christian Bale was a bit off.  His voice was so muffled at times that I could barely understand him.  My friend told me his voice was the same as in the first movie, but I don’t remember it that way.  I liked him better in his Bruce Wayne persona.  He’s still Batman though.

What can I say about Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine?  They were excellent, just as you’d expect them to be.  I loved them on-screen.

So I have mixed emotions about the movie. I think I’ll have to go see it again. I should be able to keep my eyes uncovered the entire time, which ought to make a differece. Another reason I need to go see it again is that I feel asleep during the last 10-15 minutes. Though my movie companion told me what happened, I need to see it for myself.

That’s my story. What about yours?  Did you see The Dark Knight and what did you think?  What do you think of the new Batman series with one Batman, Christian Bale, compared the changing Batman of the previous series (Michael Keaton, George Clooney and Val Kilmer?  You know who my favorite was? 

3 thoughts on “Movie Talk – The Dark Knight

  1. Haven’t seen it yet but will soon as we told the boys we’d have to see it before they could. We all went to Batman Begins together but I’ve heard mixed things about whether this one was suitable for kids. So we’ll see…

  2. I haven’t seen this one yet, but I definitely loved “Batman Begins.” It was dark, but I’ve always seen Batman as a dark superhero type.

    I watched the Batman movies from the 90’s but they had a similar feel to the TV series to me. I think those movies were more appropriate for a younger age group. These versions with Christian Bale, yeh Patricia, I would screen the move first before taken the boys.

    Hopefully in the next few weeks I will get to see this movie. I’ve read only good reviews and that Heath Ledger stole the show.

  3. I wondered about the kids thing, too, as I saw a few of them in the theater. The Dark Knight is definitely one I would see first before letting my kids see it, that is, if I had kids. :O)

    There’s just something dark and scary about it. That said, I’m probably going to see it again.

    Oh, yes, it’s LONG–2.5 hours LONG. So make sure you’re refreshed when you go.

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