Okay folks, I just got back from the theater, and here’s my review condensed into a single sentence:
The Dark Knight is decently written, well-directed, really well-acted, and lasted about half an hour beyond the point where I started to wonder just why the hell I should care.
Okay, two more things:
#1, Gotham City has, apparently, a massive security problem. (Spoiler warning! Highlight below for inviso-text:)
How the hell did the Joker manage to sneak THAT much explosive into the hospital without anyone noticing? Likewise with the ferries, and THOSE you’d figure they might’ve checked BEFORE leaving the dock.
and #2 (more inviso-text below):
So, okay, you want to save Harvey Dent’s good name and don’t want him blamed for the five or so murders he did toward the end. Fine. I get that. But hey, since we’re pinning them on someone who DIDN’T do it and therefore have no real evidence anyway, how about we pin it on, oh, say, ANYONE other than Batman? Gosh, if only there were a homocidal lunatic running around that the public would be more than willing to unquestioningly accept as a scapegoat. Ah, well.
Talk about manufactured pathos.
It was a decent movie, just…a lot more “meh” than a lot of the critics are saying. But hey, they get paid to review things, right? So what do I know? 😉