Yes, this is a re-post. It's my review of the DARK KNIGHT from August, 2008. Like I said earlier, I thought the latest one was okay but not as much fun as the previous two. But the second film inspired me to write this:
would anyone live in Gotham City? Jesus! You can’t swing a dead cat
without hitting six mob bosses. And then there’s the town’s super
psycho villain – they couldn’t find someone a little more aesthetically
pleasing? Children watch those televised truck chases too, y’know.
And Juneau appears to have more daytime in the winter than Gotham City.
Does it get dark everyday at noon?
The skyline is harsh and impersonal. All that’s missing are smokestacks and an American Girl Place Experience.
wonder a suped-up roadster/tank can get around in relative ease and
drive at 100 mph through heavily populated city streets. Until Allstate
offers “explosion insurance”, who wants to drive at night there?
that I feel sorry for the citizens. They have this superhero who seems
to save them from annihilation every few weeks and he’s less popular
than Andruw Jones with Dodger fans. What does a bat have to do to get
some love in that kooky town?
And how stupid are these criminals?
Why not just move their operations to Scottsdale. Let’s see how well
Batman and Spiderman fly around when the tallest building is a four
story Holiday Inn.
I don’t know what’s a worse job – Police
Commissioner of Gotham City or President of their Tourist Bureau. Note
to summer sight-seers: stay off the ferries.
Quick aside: Wouldn’t you love to see AMERICAN IDOL open auditions in Gotham City? Paula would be mistaken for the Joker.
used to think the Joker was a brilliant mastermind until I realized a
number of his fiendish plots were a direct lift from SAW.
KNIGHT was a fun ride and Heath Ledger steals the movie (and everything
else). But is it just me? I’m reaching the superhero saturation
point. I’ve sympathized enough with tortured reluctant caped crusaders.
And these movies all seem to turn on the heroes’ inability to kill the
mass murderer psychopath villain because of some “code”. That doesn’t
seem real. Oh… wait. We’re talking about guys who wear spandex suits
and can fly – strike that last objection.
DARK KNIGHT is worth seeing but please Hollywood, no more comic books. The only character left is Bazooka Joe.