Thursday, July 31, 2008
The Dark Knight
Christian exchanged some tutoring sessions for a few free hours of babysitting. Tonight we cashed in those hours and headed to the movie theater to finally check out the new Batman movie. The last time we saw a Batman movie was the night before La Luz made her debut. I was much more uncomfortable that night.
The movie was great. The best of any of the Batman movies I have seen (and I now know - thanks to Christian - that there is a distinction between Batman and Batman Dark Knight, etc...I never really read comics other than Archie and Veronica when I was a kid so I am ignorant). It was totally entertaining and filled with suspense. Heath Ledger's Joker was horrifying. Christian Bale was great as Batman (though, admittedly, I get a bit distracted and annoyed by Batman's odd, whispery voice) and Aaron Eckhart was so easy on the eyes (at least for most of the movie). I could watch him do just about anything and be entertained though. I have heard a few mild complaints about Maggie Gyllenhaal, but I thought she was great (I am a bit biased though because I have enjoyed every movie she has ever been in).
It is definitely worth checking out if you have time. It is also one that you should watch on the big screen if possible.