Friday, August 1, 2008
Y'all. Y'all. I saw The Dark Knight today. I don't even know what to say.
First, I'm a Batman fan. Not hard core - I never really got into the comic books, but I've been a fan of every TV show and cartoon ever made. Loved Tim Burton's first Batman movie, head over heels over Batman Begins. I've been madly in love with the Dark Knight for my entire adult life. Do you know what I'm saying? He speaks to my soul, people. It hurts inside.
BUT - I'm not a fan of sequels. I very begrudgingly went to the theater. And I can't recall having seen Heath Ledger in anything prior to this film. Oh. My.
Y'all, I feel as though I'd do the film a disservice to say anything about it. Ledger as well. He was the Joker. No, I mean, HE WAS THE JOKER. It couldn't have been a more perfect performance, more accurately portrayed.
I sat in the theater for the entire credits with my mouth open, staring at the screen, soaking in the music. Afraid to move. Afraid to lose what I'd just seen. I can't even begin to tell you how incredible this movie is. How shocking. How well done.
Batman may not be your thing. If that's the case, I forgive you. If he is and you haven't been, run to your nearest theater. Don't wait for the DVD. Go now. Seriously.
Okay. I'm done.
Until I write again ...