Still buzzed from watching an IMAX print of ‘the Dark Knight’. Tenth anniversary and on a weeknight the place was still packed (well played Warner Brothers.)
No film is perfect of course (the ‘Heat’ and ‘Se7en’ influences feel heavier now), but that film is still a quick 2 and a half hour ride.
- Adapting comic book characters in a ‘realistic’ setting…
- the villain who is actually brilliant and not simply ‘crazy’
- practical stakes (humanity as a whole wasn’t going to end no matter who ‘won’)
- And Heath Ledger…still…
And the hero had to lose in order to eventually win. I said it ten years ago, I knew at some point Warners was going to reboot the IP (too much money to be made), and I’m still fine with whatever comes next. My generation got the hero we deserved AND wanted.
Last post before the holiday, have a good one.
Back next week.