Jul 21 2008

“The Dark Knight” Rocked

Published by at 1:49 am under Comic Books,Movie Review

I loved the new Batman movie. I’d say that it was the best DC-licensed movie I’ve ever seen, but that would be damning it with faint praise. Although the action was low-key and frankly forgettable, the writing and side-characters really redeemed it. Instead of getting campy one-liners from the Joker, the script echoed The Lord of the Flies. It wasn’t exactly deep or insightful, but it was unexpectedly dramatic and entertaining.

What truly blew me away was that the highlight of this movie was… Harvey “Two-Face” Dent. Go figure. Anyone who watches it will find that they believe in Harvey Dent. I do!

Tangent time! I’d like to offer kudos to the writers for having more interesting police characters than the mutant-hating monsters in the X-Men movies. Also, I was pleased that Batman didn’t kill any cops in cold-blood, unlike Wolverine. (Batman had to disable cops in one scene, but even then the cops were well-intentioned). Batman also includes a scene in which a nameless National Guardsman is the voice of reason against a violent mob, which subverts the cliche that the faceless military guy will always be the most bloodthirsty.

CADET DAVIS adds: It also earned left-of-center brownie points with a very gentle dig at the restriction of privacy rights. It’s a good thing every thug and SWAT officer in Gotham has a cell-phone…

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2 Responses to ““The Dark Knight” Rocked”

  1. Ragged Boyon 01 Nov 2008 at 7:05 am

    My only complaint was Batman’s monstrous voice, I get that you don’t want to sound like Bruce Wayne but do you have to sound like a homocidal monster. Other than that the story was genius work.

  2. B. Macon 01 Nov 2008 at 7:09 am

    I’ll definitely agree on how annoying his voice was.

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