Sunday, July 20, 2008

The Dark Knight

I saw the Dark Knight yesterday. It makes all the other films I've seen this year seem like nothing more than popcorn movies. I've see a lot of good movies this year, but this one tops them all.

It's not a perfect movie, but  the flaws are minimal. I've never seen the genre treated so seriously on film. The performances are strong and believable. The plot and dialogue are tightly executed. I believed that this situation could exist in the real world. 

The Joker will never be the same to me. I never saw the character as a truly frightening menace until now.

The themes of morality, justice, sacrifice and loss are presented with so much depth and variation in meaning as to give the viewer much to consider in regard to the world we live in.

I've caught myself thinking about the movie a lot over the last 24 hours. It's haunting me.