Posted by Shane
I saw The Dark Knight (IMDb) on opening “early morning” at midnight (12:01am) and I have already seen it a second time. I plan on seeing it at least one more time at an IMAX theater. I was very bit impressed with with Heath Ledger performance of one of my favorite villains.
When ever I watch Batman on television, all other villains just bore because they are mundane and have no fun. The Joker is crazy and funny at the same time. Jack Nickolson’s performance of the Joker in the original Batman film was good at the time. But this performance of Heath’s is just amazing. Not only does he capture the meaning and style of the Joker, he really does become one with the character. Along with that, Nolan used an IMAX camera for the four action scenes that are in the film.
When it comes to characters in the new series of Batman movies directed by Christopher Nolan, everyone has played their role successfully that you believe that the characters are real people. I think the only exception to the fact was Katie Homes version of Rachel Dawes in Batman Begins.
The full review is below… and if you have not seen this movie do not read it yet. It is worth to see the movie without any knowledge of what happens.
The first sequence of the movie I saw during the I Am Legend IMAX opening at the IMAX theater. It was a majestic bank robbery scene, were in the open sequence you see the Joker and his croonies hit a mob bank.
As the robbery goes on – in classic sequence – we get to see how he plans these crazy heists, even down to to taking out his own croonies. We even get to see William Fichtner play the bank manager take out one croonie. In the end, he is gassed to death by the Joker.
Next we open up to a small action sequence were we see our hero for the first time of the movie taking out the return of the Scarecrow (which was really cool cameo) and some “Batman Copycats”. Next we learn the Wayne Manor has yet to be rebuilt so we come to an underground cavern and learn that Fox (Morgon Freeman) fully knows Bruce is Batman.
Our first glimpse to Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) and his famous coin come into play in the court room trying to put away the new drug kingpin. Things get out of hand and we move right along in the movie with Gordon and Dent, taking about the Batman “unofficial” status. They even go off on the Batman floodlight. Etc. happens and we get to see a nice dinner between Bruce, Rachel, and Dent at Bruce restaurant.
Next part is a mob meeting. Were we see the mob meet as discusses certain things. This is the scene in which we get full glimpse to Heath as the Joker as he interrupts the meeting with an idea to “Kill the Batman”. He wants “half” of the entire mob fortune. Gamble gets really pissed off and in classic Joker style the Joker makes it really impossible for them to kill him and hands him a Joker card as his “business card”. Gamble even puts a bounty of the Joker: $500,000 – dead, $1,000,000 – alive.