Posted on 7/24/08 05:23 AM
This is my first journal entry ever on rottentomatoes.com!! The purpose of this journal is to introduce the general public (YOU) to my opinions on new movies.
By chance the first movie I am introducing in this entry is one of the best I have ever seen. "The Dark Knight" besides being the best super hero movie ever is flat-out possibly the best movie ever. Taking much after movies like "The Departed" and "The Godfather" The Dark Knight is pure mayhem right from the first bank scene that will introduce you to the best villian ever portrayed in over a decade.
Christian Bale (Batman) does as wonderful a job as in Batman Begins if not better. His ability to change completely from Bruce Wayne into Batman seems completely natural. Maggie Gyylenhal (Rachel Dawes) is no stunner while taking over for katie holmes but plays the part relatively well. Aaron Echart (Harvey Dent) is close to captivating with his performance and Gary Oldman is unoticialble while playing commisioner Gordon.
The joker played by Heath Ledger is quite simply amazing. His evil sense of humour, facial expressions and sheer madness are amazing to watch on screen. If he does not win an Oscar (or at least get nominated) it will be a great injustice. All in all the Dark Knight was jam packed with action something that Batman Begins lacked. This movie was amazing!