The film blew me away no doubt about it. The plot was clever and thrilling, the acting, the action and the characters; all amazing. I knew i would love the film before i saw it earlier today on the UK release date and it didnt disappoint. The joker (Heath Ledger) was obviously incredible, the definitve joker so i wont go into that much other than to say Ledgers portrayal of the joker is both chilling and funny. But i was probably most impressed with the handling of Harvey Dent and Two-Dace. Aaron Eckhart i think exceeded my expectations. He was awesome, Dent grew on me as the film progressed so i really felt for him during the scarring and his decent into madness. The Two-Face characteer was awesome i have to say. The scarring was awesomly gruesome and all aspects of the villain was so true to the source.
The film has to win some Oscars surely. It is most likely my favourite film of all time. This is because i sat in that chair for a solid 2 and a half hours and not once did i look away. I was totally immersed in the story and the characters and it has left an impression on me. I will definitly see it again during the week and there are not many films i would see twice at the cinema. I also want to credit Maggie Gyllenhal. She really did fit the character of Rachel really well. Cant believe *..SPOILER* (lol).
Im an instant Nolan fan now. I was never really a fan of batman before Batman Begins. I saw all the previous films, the cartoons etc but i wasnt blown away by any of them (lets forget Batman and Robin shall we). Nolan's re-imagining of the series is just a masterpeice. Nolan has somehow made a superhero film into so much more. This film is more like a crime drama as it is a very realistic portrayal of a fictional universe as it is both dark and gritty. The otherwise campy villain known as the joker is a complete brutal crazy person here! Gotham symbolises todays society and the film deals with all of todays society's issues such as terrorism and crime. This sort of intelectuality in a superhero is incredible. This is not just a brilliant superhero movie, this is a brilliant movie fullstop and definitly ranks up there with the best films ever made. The fact The Dark Knight has surpassed The Godfather as the top film on imdb's top 250 says it all.
I recommend everyone to see the film. It is just amazing. Words can not express how good this movie really is. Cheers to all involved with making the movie it is a classic masterpeice!! (Cheers Heath R.I.P)
Just saw it again on monday. Even better the second time round. The first viewing was tainted by the hype and in turn i think tht did effect my initial opinion of the film. The second viewing however gave me the chance to appreciate the film a lot more for what it is as i know what to expect and theres less insane hype effecting my judgement. I managed to understand the story a lot better this time round aswell as appreciate the performances a whole lot more. I still jumped at scenes as i did before aswell as laughed. I also noticed the different themes and important real life issues the film deals with such as an neat invention used to locate the joker. I wont delve into it for spoiler reasons but lets say it does nod to the issue of invading public privacy 'Big Brother' style. Awesome film, cant get enough of it.