Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Old Dark Knight Reveiw (requested repost)

(this is just a old repost from my viewing of the midnight show for The Dark Knight. Only for you Phillip, Krista and Jules)

so right now there are currently two types of people living in the world....

those of you who have not seen The Dark Knight....

and those of us who now devoutely fear pencils and "magic tricks" more then we fear Death itself.....

I belong to the latter of the two......I got home last night and pondered burning all of my pencils in a trash can in my front yard....just to be safe.......

Now...let me explain something.....

there are movies....dramas, comedies, romances, action....whatever.....

then there are experiences.......

This was a experience......

To say this movie grabs you is a understatement. It clutches you tightly, ruthlessly and refuses to let go....its nails bit into your skin, until blood is drawn and it laughes the whole time....to say it entertains you falls short....it enthralls you.....to say it is a superhero flick is a insult.......

this is a dark exploration into the depths of the human mind.....reaching beyond the boundaries of what is safe and secure and not only finding the warped, twisted, black core of the worst of a human mind.....but trying, groping in the void to find the cause and source of it all......and coming out feeling as if you just scratched the surface.......

The Dark Knight is a experience, a ride into the Joker's mind you will not forget....nor do you want to forget it......

This is the Joker as you've never seen him. This is taking the whole "clowns scare me" thing to a whole other level.....now clowns scare the shit out of me and make me want to scream just thinking about them.....this is a merciless killer who loves nothing, wants nothing, feels nothing and fears nothing.....

Batman is darker, braver and more tragic then before....the campy 60's "holy mooing cows, Batman" stuff is a insult, the last two movies before "Batman Begins" look pale and weak next to this towering black guardian in the night...(let us never ever forget the awful Batsuit nipples...never....the horror...)..this is the very human Batman who keeps fighting and knowing his life is never going to be the same puts his mantle back on and comes back swinging.....

There is no other way to view Batman now for me, except in this light...or from the shadows...whichever you feel is correct....this is Batman as he was supposed to be.....

What can I tell you?

You never see any of it coming...you never guess that there can possibly be more after you witness the first 30 mind bending minutes.....you never ever guess that this ride is going to keep going.....in fact....after two and half hours, when the credits were rolling...I wanted more.....I had been tired when I stepped into the theater....I left charged up and buzzing from what I'd just seen.....The plot twists, the moments when all seems lost....and half the time it is...and half the time it isn't......

Even the music was perfect.....absolutly perfect. it weaves in and around our villain and heroes.....flutters over Gotham City and into our minds..... 

Am I in love with this movie?

yes.

I am sorry but there is no other way I can word it......I want to see it again now....several more times on the big screen......I need to find a IMAX theater that's not sold out.......something.......

Am I telling you to go see it?

Yes.

but only if you want to forever have your image of Batman changed into something greater then he's ever been.

Bravo to the cast of this film......Heath Ledger......I can see why there's early Oscar buzz for this role......he made the Joker more real and alive then anything we've seen before......

well done

hope you guys enjoyed the ramble.....laters........

by the way......

how about a magic trick?

2 comments:

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

Sweet Jesus. Is this where I proclaim my undying love for you, or is there a line and a form to fill out?

I fiddle with the pencils on my desk all the time and keep them very, very sharp. You never know when you might need to assert some authority over the criminal underground.

Gauche said...

mjenks,

umm? thank you!!! I love you too! thanks for commenting. I don't sharpen my pencils anymore. I have them under lock and key in my desk....