Ibane’s ramblings

“The biggest danger, that of losing oneself, can pass off in the world as quietly as if it were nothing; every other loss, an arm, a leg, five dollars, a wife, etc is bound to be noticed.” S. Kierkegaard

The Dark Night or The Shinning Joker

I watched the film with some reservations, I had heard too many times how good was and bla bla, so I was careful with my emotions. The film does not feel long despite of being more than 2 hours long. I don’t really understand why Hollywood keeps increasing the length of the films. It is getting challenging to deal with the film after drinking 2.5 liters of coke from your mega enormo combo, since apparently it is not possible to get smaller. Anyway, I am sure that some brain is thinking there. In my humble opinion you can tell a good story in 1 hour and half of the next. Many proved in the past like Hitchcock, that it is really ok to have a good film around 90 minutes.

The story is well built and consistent. Nolan provides us a dark Batman and throw us the question how far we should go in order to defend us from the evil. Old question with difficult answer. Also he tries to dig in the human nature with the scene of the two boats. One boat loaded with criminals and the other loaded with good citizens. I found that part a bit unnecessary and the Nolan’s way out is a bit naive. Actors performance is really above the average, I would like to mention Gary Oldman, who I had forgotten lately in any remarkable role, Aaron Eckhart as District Attorney is convincing, the always reliable Michael Caine and Morgan Freeman.

Obviously i have to mention apart, Heather Ledger, who is just the real star of the film in my opinion. Nolan’s Joker shows intelligence, a dark sense of humor and no mercy. Those who know me will know what I am saying that Joker is very macarra. The comparison with Jack Nicholson’s Joker is maybe not fair, he was brilliant also, maybe too histrionic as Jack is, so this last one I liked most.

I recommend the movie for those who want to have a good time and enjoy the adventures of the black Knight. Nolan’s attempts to give a deeper vision to a film might be a bit annoying some ,times however I personally appreciate this touch.

1 Comment»

  msfields wrote @

I usually prefer a film to be a little too long to a little too short. I’ve always been a sucker for an epic in any format. Having said that, though, I was reminded while reading your review of my attempt to watch Kevin Costner’s Wyatt Earp back in the early ’90s. I was in the most uncomfortable movie theatre in town and as the movie dragged on and on my butt started going numb. To add to the indignity, I realized that I really needed to rush to the bathroom while the film was only halfway done.

To this day, if I even think about trying to watch that movie again I kind of twitch!

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