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Batman – The Dark Knight

Posted by on 2 August 2008

 ** WARNING ** THIS POST MAY CONTAIN A SPOILER!! ** WARNING **

 This is our movie review of “Batman:  The Dark Knight” 

Hubby and I actually had a date this evening!!  WooHoo  We decided to make it dinner and a movie, just like “back in the day”.  I’m a huge Batman fan, so I really wanted to go see The Dark Knight.  I also wanted to preview it to know if kiddo should see it at the theater.  It was so awesome, that I just have to tell you about it….my review!!

This movie was just awesome!!  It’s the best one they’ve made so far.  I was totally enthralled through the whole movie.  At one point, I had to pee, but I was in no way, shape or form, leaving that seat.  And I didn’t!!  The action was amazing.  I don’t know how else or what to say about the action sequences, but WOW!!  It was gripping through the whole movie.  I sat on the edge of my seat several times just waiting to see what would happen.  There was some shockers and some “WHOA”!! 

Bruce Wayne is torn inside many times and ultimately “throws himself to the wolves”.  You can feel it when he feels it.   Christian Bale IS Batman!!  It’s the role he was meant to play.  I haven’t really disliked any of the guys that have played Batman.  Each one brought something to the role.  However, I feel that Christian Bale is by far the best one.  He’s suave, sexy, poised and all business (except when he’s sleeping), when he’s in a suit.  Then he puts the cape on and he IS Batman.  It’s like his face was chisled for this role!!

Let’s not forget Alfred so well portrayed by Michael Caine.  I like him in this role.  He’s always the voice of reason.  He’s knowledgeable, yet you can tell, he supports the risks that Bruce/Batman take.  He’ll protect Bruce/Batman at all costs.  It shows in the movie, more than any other.

I can’t go without speaking about Heath Ledger.  He truly was deep and dark in this movie.  I can understand why the man was on an emotional roller coaster.  Without Heath Ledger in the role, there can never be another Joker.  He lived and breathed that character.  Every move, action and word was precise.  Yes, precision, that’s how I’d describe the way that Heath played this character. He assumed the role!! I can understand why there’s rumors that he’ll be nominated for an award.  I don’t want him to receive it out of pity because he’s dead.  I want him to receive it because he earned. it.  If Christian Bale is Batman, Heath Ledger is Joker.  Period!!

There’s this line in the movie that is so great.  There’s a character (Reese) that works for Wayne Enterprises.  Lucius Fox (Morgan Freeman) tells him to rerun some numbers.  Later, Reese comes back and tells Lucius that some of the numbers are “off”.  He informs Lucius that he knows who Batman is and wants $10 million for life.  Lucius laughs and says:

 Let me get this straight: You think that your client, one of the wealthiest, most powerful men in the world, is secretly a vigilante who beats criminals to a pulp with his bare hands. And your plan is to blackmail this person? Good luck.

 It’s like the BEST quote!! There’s other good ones, but I just loved that one. Half the theater was giggling at that comment. I mean come on dude!!

The hubby and I both give Batman: The Dark Knight a thumbs up!! This movie definitely receives a 5 star rating!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

**SPOILER**

When you think Gordon (Gary Oldman) is dead, you’re just devastated.  There’s no way Gordon, Batman’s one ally can die.  I was totally gripping the arm rests when they had to notify his family. You’re still wondering “how can he be dead?”, when there his is again in one of the most clever plans that they’ve ever created to catch the bad guy. Totally heart wrenching and oh no gripping!!

The whole creation of Two Face was just fantastic!! As soon as Harvey Dent caught fire, you just knew. I loved that whole aspect and bringing him into the picture. There’s no doubt he’ll have to be dealt with. Aaron Eckhart is great in that role. And the make-up….it’s so awesome!! You didn’t want to look, but you couldn’t help it!! This was an excellent plot twist and I can’t wait to see what they do next!!

**END SPOILER**

 

 

 

 

12 Responses to Batman – The Dark Knight

  1. Tena

    I want to see this, but date night is rare in this house, with the 3 punky monkey’s and hubby’s work schedule! Guess I will have to catch it on the small screen!
    Glad you and the hubby liked it, and thanks for stopping by to visit me!
    Ü

  2. Elaine

    Date night is extremely rare in our house. In fact, this is the first one in years!! Our daughter is visiting her grandparents until tomorrow and hubby just happened to be off because he pulled duty (24 hour shift).

    I’m going to be first in line when it comes out on DVD!! I can’t wait to see it again. Plus, I’ll be watching it with kiddo!!

    I’ll be stopping by more often and I’m happy you came by my blog!!

  3. Tammy Warren

    Hey…my 13 year old went to see it last night. He said it was great. I have not gone to see a adult movie in so long. Not having a pity part here, but I am thinking about going to see this movie next week (alone). The children start school next Wednesday. I am making two days about me. No work…all play. Clean my craft room, walk the dog, movie, lunch, maybe in bowling.

    Date nights are really great for the relationship. It is so hard to set the time aside. It is always needed.

  4. Rachel

    First of all, I’m jealous that you get a date night!

    2nd, I can’t WAIT to see this movie. I watched “Batman Begins” the other night (my first Batman movie EVER). I loved it and I can’t wait to see “Dark Knight.”

    3rd — I just saw that you guys are in Oklahoma. I’m originally from there — grew up in the northeast corner (between Tulsa and the Missouri state line).

  5. Debbie

    No date nights for us. Too cheap. Besides the kids weasel us out of all the money, so there’s none left. LOL

    As I’m typing this, the twins are complaining because Deep Freeze is on the Cartoon Network and the signal went out. I can’t hear myself type. They love the Batman movies.

  6. Debbie

    PS: It’s storming here and Verizon is working. They haven’t been working all day though without stormy weather. Just my luck. Better go before I get electrocuted.

  7. Debbie

    Me again!

    Guess which movie my two older ones saw tonight. LOL

  8. Elaine

    Tammy, I highly recommend that you go see the movie. First, because you deserve it. Second, because it’s such an awesome movie.

    I know it’s hard, but enjoy the time when they go back to school. I’ve come to realize that we really do deserve it. It’s good for us and it’s good for the kids.

    We don’t get date night often. My hubby works crazy hours and is gone alot. What we do, we do as a family. I’m glad for us that we took advantage of this time alone.

  9. Elaine

    Rachel, you’re going to love this movie!! This one is even better than “Batman Begins”. It’s so awesome!!

    We really don’t get date night. Hubby’s schedule just happened to work with our daughter being gone. Instead of moping, we took advantage of it. It felt great!!

  10. Elaine

    This has been a long time coming, Debbie. Miss K being gone just happened to work out with hubby having a day off this week. Of course, he had to pull 24 hour duty to get it!!

    The magic is still there!! HEHEHE

    Did the kids absolutely love it??

    We got there early to get the exact seats we want and others came in all around us. Just as the movie is starting, this family comes in. Mom, dad, baby and about 4 kids. Of course, they had to sit in OUR row. All the open space and they sat by us. I counted those darn kids getting up, walking past and interupting my movie 6 times!! ARG!! Then they mom didn’t want to leave and miss the movie, so she stood in the isle with it whining. Now I’m a mom and I love my daughter to death, but I’d be darned if I’m going to ruin others night. Oh and of course, they couldn’t sit through the credits, which we always do. I missed half of them with all of them walking by at their little pace.

    That was the only “down” of the whole night. Being me, I just couldn’t keep my mouth shut and I refused to move on the 6th trip past. I know that’s mean, but I paid to see the movie and I was entralled. I didn’t pay to see their hind ends!! LOL

  11. Annette Piper

    Sounds like a movie we will have to make the effort to see. It’s times like these that I don’t like living 140km from a cinema!

  12. Elaine

    It was a very good movie. Actually, on the way to pick our daughter up, hubby and I were still talking about it. Now that’s a good movie!! HAHA

    Theaters are expensive here. We usually buy everything when it comes out on DVD. A DVD often costs less than the price of tickets for all 3 of us to go to the movies. Plus, we get to watch it over and over!!

    I’m sure glad we had a real date night so see this one though!!

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