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Based on the recommendation of a few friends, I went to see The Dark Knight tonight. Since it was the 10pm showing, I figured the theatre wouldn't be terribly crowded. So, I left in time to arrive just before the trailers started. Whoops. I got a seat, but it wasn't a good one. That's ok, the movie more than made up for the seats. Good enough that I'll use the excuse of bad seats to go see it again. :)
Good enough doesn't really do it justice though. The Dark Knight is an amazingly good movie. It's hard to say which role was best portrayed.
The Joker was superb. I haven't seen insane quite like it before. Ok, maybe John Doe in Se7en
is similar, but it's been a long time since I've last seen it to do a real comparison. The major difference is that John Doe had a specific plan whereas the Joker was just chaos.
Batman, was.. well.. Batman. He played the conflicted hero beautifully.
I'm not going to go through every character, that'd get tedious and boring. Suffice to say, my hats off to them all.
Almost. There's one role I thought was weak, though I might be a bit biased, Rachel Dawes. She wasn't exactly a major player, but still. I'm willing to admit it might be that I liked Katie Holmes in the role more than Maggie Gyllenhaal.
Anyway, I can tell I'm rambling and not at my most coherent due to it being rather late and still being on a bit of high from the movie. If you weren't planning on seeing it, change your mind. If you are and haven't made the time yet, make it.
Oh, and I shouldn't forget: As good as it is, it's NOT an uplifting movie. Additionally, it isn't even remotely a kids movie.