|"Dark Knight" review
||[Jul. 21st, 2008|11:43 am]
Katie Holmes was not missed but Heath Ledger is. Long and allegorical, "Dark Knight" challenges our notions of what a hero is, what some men will do in the name of "justice" and the number of teens that will sit through 152 minutes of an amazingly dark and slow-paced movie. |
In the end I liked it, but didn't love it - and I really wanted to love it. Ledger as the Joker was gorgeous - dark as the cold, dank basement of a child molester. The exploration of the "justice at any lengths" approach to terrorism is definitely a welcome mirror on our times, and that the reflection was so deeply dark is all the better. Unfortunately, however, Director Chris Nolan crammed too much in at too slow a pace. All the elements for greatness are here, but at points those elements are belabored beyond their pull date. A tighter flick would have been a better one, message or no.
And, for the record, no matter how you slice it George Bush is a lying ass wipe who uses the US constitution as a spunk sock. In no way, shape or form is he any sort of knight; dark or otherwise.
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