I feel a certain dread at posting this because I suspect I’m going to get numerous comments from haters, but I wasn’t all that impressed with The Dark Knight. It was overly long, a bit whiny and moralistic and definitely took itself too seriously. A movie should be more than the sum of it’s parts and The Dark Knight isn’t. In fact, I would say it’s less.
Heath Ledger plays the Joker well, but posthumous Oscar? Give me a break. Nutter in makeup doesn’t equal Oscar in my book. I think people are too wrapped up in the fact he’s dead to judge his performance realistically. It’s good, but it’s not great.
Everyone else did their jobs well and some of the scenes were OK, but it just didn’t bring anything new to the table as far as I was concerned. For want of a better term, it didn’t push the envelope. It’s probably the best of the Batman films, but that’s not exactly hard.
Of course, the massive box office success and frenzied reviews mean the franchise will continue, but I won’t be clamoring to get to the next installment.
On a positive note, it reminded me just how good Iron Man was.
Remember, it’s only my opinion. You don’t have to agree. 🙂