Film The Dark Morning
posted by July 21 at 10:25 AMon
Now that everyone has seen The Dark Knight—now that it has broken the record for top-grossing box-office weekend in U.S. history—can we talk about how excellent Heath Ledger is and how limp and drawn out most of the rest of it is?
Paul Constant, who I think agrees with me, writes in next week’s Stranger Suggests:
The Dark Knight is not “the best movie ever,” as many internet nerds have proclaimed. Nor is it even the best movie of the year. But it is truly a great movie, packed with excellent performances (Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart) and thrilling, non-CGI special effects. Plus, Batman! And 30 minutes of the thing were filmed with an IMAX-exclusive camera, which means that if you watch it on an IMAX screen (highly recommended—movie times here) you’re in for some vertiginous eyegasms.