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Well, I finally watched The Dark Knight in Blu Ray. I got about 15 minutes into before hitting Eject. Am I missing something? Or was this a piece of crap?
IMO of course, but the character doesn't have the gravitas. Movie portrayals can't make the guy into Superman. He's mortal, but the films die trying.
Saw it back in the day. Although I enjoyed it, I did not understand what the hype was about, over-rated IMO.
I saw it a number of years back. It was a darker edition. It got a push for Heath Ledger's performance and untimely death. Not a memorable film IMO.
I don't think he defined the Joker or earned an Oskie. He did good roles, yes, but his Joker did not knock my socks off at the time I saw it and he was alive.
As mentioned this is a visually dark film. Ledger's makeup and dark cloths fits in well. I would give it some credit since it is a more edgy version of the joker.
Yeah, Nolan loves his brain and is very overindulgent but it was a good all-around entertainment for a non-comic book guy.
and the convoluted story lines are a bother.
Found it worth watching once.
Ledger was brilliant, Bale makes a decent Dark Knight though a creepy, too Patrick Batemanlike
Bruce Wayne and... man that damn movie is too long.
But, it's NOT a piece of crap, just an overindulgence on Nolan's part.
I would think the best way to watch it is on BR, so if that didn't cut it forgedaboutit.
"Once this was all Black Plasma and Imagination" -Michael McClure
I saw it when it came out and I remember it as one of the best comic book movies, which I generally find kind of boring. So I watched a bluray because it's been a long time.
I think it's OK. Heath Ledger deserves the acclaim he got as a nihilistic villain. The whole atmosphere is dark and Batman is a pretty disturbed vigilante. I thought it was generally well done visually.
However, when rewatching, I did see it as a comic book movie, overly long for sure, and without much surprise. I never watched the one that came before or the one after, and I'm not really tempted to do that.
And just for the record, since I have not seen a single one of the 18 Marvel movies, I won't be seeing Infinity War this weekend.
I would venture to surmise that if a viewer had previously seen "Batman Begins" and liked it then this would be the natural and intended sequel. It introduces the maniacal "Joker" character who challenges the Batman as never before.
However, if you've seen Batman Begins and did not like it, then there is no reason to see this one. It is a world that revels in homicidal maniacs dripping with their victims' blood......while grinning with evident pleasure. The Batman himself is seriously disturbed, struggling with the murder of his parents in front of him during his childhood.
It was opening night for this movie when the Aurora shooting took place See link below. A lone gunman shoots up the theater on the premier of said movie. It kind of fits, in a way. The shooter was mentally deranged just as are several characters in the Batman universe.
I understand your remark about the shooting was a causal comment, and not to be made much of , but I must comment on the remark.
Violent murder doesn't "fit" into my world, and I find the issue important enough to resist mass shooting as normal, things that just happen without any possible remedy .
That is pretty much my only objection to your statements.
The original poster might have not gotten the original impact of the movie when he changed formats. I remember the movie was very dark, intentionally made that way as a mood piece, and stuff shot for home viewing would use different lighting to create the same needed effects, because dark is tough on home video. I don't remember much else about the movie, besides the joker, (ledger) running around the place.
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