Batkakke: The Dark Knight = Greatest Movie EVAR?!
Posted by Voltairrible on July 14, 2008
Unless you’ve been living under a rock (just like my parole officer has advised me to do), you’ve undoubtedly seen the trailer for the upcoming Batman movie The Dark Knight. I’ll admit that it looks pretty fucking badass, especially with Heath “Maybe 1252135 Baby Asprins Is A Bad Idea” Ledger playing the Joker as the character was originally created (read: homicidal maniac).
Anyway, the first batch of reviews came out this weekend. Guess what? Dark Knight got 100% on RottenTomatoes.com. Last time I checked, it was pretty hard to fucking do that. I actually think this may be the only film to ever legitimately achieve that status. Batman Begins got an 84%, so this movie is like… 16% better than that.
Some self-important asshat at Rolling Stone Magazine (they named a band after a magazine?) had this to say:
Heads up: a thunderbolt is about to rip into the blanket of bland we call summer movies. The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan’s absolute stunner of a follow-up to 2005’s Batman Begins, is a potent provocation decked out as a comic-book movie. Feverish action? Check. Dazzling spectacle? Check. Devilish fun? Check.
Go ahead, bitch about the movie being too long, at two and a half hours, for short attention spans (it is), too somber for the Hulk crowd (it is), too smart for its own good (it isn’t). The haunting and visionary Dark Knight soars on the wings of untamed imagination. It’s full of surprises you don’t see coming. And just try to get it out of your dreams.
Thank God we’re cutting through the “blanket of bland” with this one. What a faggot.
The point is that the movie is damn good, so I’m recommending that everyone go see it. Christian Bale is a hardass, and the movie was directed by Christopher Nolan (the guy who did Memento and The Prestige).
The movie rolls out on July 18. I’m expecting to come out of the theater looking like this: