The Dark Knight Review
Yes, The Dark Knight is an incredible film, and it definitely has appeal for the masses -but I don’t think it lived up to all the hype it has received. For the most part, the plot was well thought out and the story seemed to flow quite nicely but at times it tends to drag on a bit. There are awesome visual effects in this movie, notably Two-Face’s, scared face. Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Morgan Freeman and Michael Caine were all pleasures to watch, and Heath Ledger really did give the performance of a lifetime. While there were aspects to the film I enjoyed, I also found a few things I disliked. First on that list: Maggie Gyllenhall. I wish Katie Holmes would have reprised her role as Miss. Rachel Dawes, because I just couldn’t stand Gyllenhall! Secondly: I am a traditionalist when it dealing with the Joker, which means no makeup and no glasgow smile, but I did enjoy how the Joker was portrayed. And, last but not least: why must Christian Bale make that stupid voice, while playing Batman? He makes a wonderful Bruce Wayne but I’m still not sure if I like him as the Bat. As a sequel, this is wonderful, but I still prefer Batman Begins. 4 Stars.