Sunday, July 27, 2008

The Dark Knight

Just got back from seeing this.

If you haven't already, chew through the restraints, skip the meds and head straight for the nearest theater.

Heath Ledger nailed the role. Whatever remaining camp was in characterizations of the Joker has been taken out back, carved up into chunks and fed to hungry dogs.

The writers deserve lots of praise, as they seem to have made the Joker akin to the court jester of other older stories; the one guy who has an insight into human nature and can talk about it. The idea of the Joker as an "agent of chaos" is genius.

Oh, and it's a Joker movie. Batman is almost a supporting role.

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