This is the diapered crusader, Riley, here to lay down her thoughts an opinions about something that she should have over 3 months ago ‘The Dark Knight’ I went to see this tonight at the local IMAX theatre, and I have to say, I was very satisfied. When I heard Heath Ledger was going to play my 2nd favorite batman villain (Bane being the first) I was giddy with excitement, and his death added a new degree of anticipation. Aaron Eckhart has always had a place in my heart since he made one of the most offensive and flat-out moral less films i have been privy to, “In The Company Of Men”, so I was dually excited when I heard he would portray Harvey Dent, or those who haven’t spent as much time in the pages of DC as myself, Two-Face. Needless to say, I was excited.
And it all came through, I am used to being disappointed by my favorite franchises (Punisher, Hitman, Resident Evil) but the recent batch of comic book re-inventions have been increasingly satisfying (Iron Man, Sin City, Hellboy 2) creating a sense of hope in the comic book adaptation market. Cillian Murphy and Christian Bale have always been touch myself material for years, and teaming them up in Batman Begins was golden, let alone the fact that it was a great movie. I lacked skepticism that Dark Knight would meet every expectation.
A friend told me to make sure to use the restroom before seeing this one, so I made sure to wear a Tranquility All-Through-The-Night for this, and I would have been disappointed to miss a frame of it. The IMAX translation of this film was better than any I have seen before, switching almost seamlessly from full-screen to the original aspect ratio so you enjoy the epic scope of the wide shots while still retaining the artistic quality of the dialogue scenes, IMAX has made leaps and bounds since their recent entry into the poplar film market, we all remember that 5 years ago all you could see were short form documentaries about roller coasters and sea turtles.
It’s tough to review a movie that you have to see to believe, so I won’t mention the cinematography or writing or any of that usual review noise… If you haven’t seen it yet, see it! If you have, see it at IMAX if you can handle the $14.00 ticket and if not there’s always Blu-Ray. I do have some fan-girl gripes about it, but that’s for a later time and another blog. Thank you Christopher Nolan for the messed up nightmares you’ve provided me in the past and for the ones I’m sure to have in the next couple nights, I wouldn’t ask for any less.