21 July 2008 @ 7:23The Dark Knight review
The wife and I saw The Dark Knight on the Saturday morning following its Friday opening, and I could tell already that the movie had quite a large draw. That was the busiest Saturday morning showing I have ever been to.
The hype leading up to The Dark Knight was off the charts, and it didn’t disappoint. It was an outstanding movie — “the movie of the year” according to some.
Much of the hype for The Dark Knight surrounded Heath Ledger’s performance as The Joker, and I would have to say that his performance was mesmerizing. Ledger brought to the screen an extremely captivating performance in The Joker which had me constantly waiting to see what he would do next.
This brings me to an observation that my wife and I totally agreed on. The Dark Knight has two main characters — The Joker (Heath Ledger) and Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart). Bruce Wayne a.k.a. Batman (Christian Bale) runs a distant third in screen presence to those two characters. This seems a bit odd to me, as this is a Batman movie. If that is a complaint, it is the only complaint I have of The Dark Knight.
The Dark Knight is long (152 minutes to be exact), but actually didn’t feel that lengthy. There is a good balance of action and dialogue without a single dull moment in the entire movie. In my opinion, The Dark Knight is definitely a “must see”.
Early estimates have The Dark Knight’s opening weekend ticket sales at $155.3 million. This represents the best box office weekend ever, and bests “Spider-Man 3″ by $4.2 million.
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