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The Dark Knight, Coming Soon

The most commonly asked question: Is this the best superhero movie ever made? I don't know, I haven't seen them all. But this is the best I've seen. This is not popcorn superhero flick where the dad accompanies the kid so that the kid has a good time. This is powerful drama narrated by a very talented story teller employing artsistes and technicians whose works have blended so seamlessly to create a near masterpiece. In a sea of wonderful performances by Morgan Freeman, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Christian Bale, Aaron Eckhart & Maggie Gyllenhaal there is one performance that totally blew me away - Heath Ledger's Joker is the role of the year and he delivers that in the movie of the year. I know that to call 'The Dark Knight' the best movie of the year even before the beginning of the Oscar season is a bit far-fetched and may strike as even arrogant on my part. Only if you haven't seen it yet. If another production can eclipse the Knight this year, then 2008 will be remembered for two great movies, not just one. More on this movie this weekend.

4 Responses to “The Dark Knight, Coming Soon”

  1. # Blogger Suresh Kumar

    I have been reading such glorifying reviews. Watching it tommorow, Can't wait...  

  2. # Blogger Prasad Venkataramana

    Suresh, this time the hype is justified.  

  3. # Blogger Badrinath.V.S

    I dont know whats it abt the movie that lead to so much hype, i am tempted to believe its ledgers death.

    i) I have seen better movies than this one and an IMDB no.1 for the movie is a bit too much.

    ii) Ledger was great but then again there have been much better powerful on screen performances.

    The movie is good, in fact great, i saw it twice, the action, the story telling, the camera, the special effects all add up pretty well but still it doesnt deserve the high spot its being given. Some how i am tempted to think bourne ultimatum was a better movie than this one.  

  4. # Blogger Prasad Venkataramana

    Badri,
    I'm not saying this can stand alongside 'Schindler's List'. But this is the 'Schindler's List' of superhero genre. As to the No.1 spot in IMDb 250, its the wisdom of the crowd. I gave it 10 stars on IMDb, but the movie wouldn't be on my top 10 list.

    Ledger's performance here is heart-breaking on a different plane; he was shaping up into a very nice actor and we've lost him. Ledger had his cheesy moments, but the overall impact is just super.  

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