Monday, July 14, 2008

Off Topic: Batman - "The Dark Knight"

(L-R) Chin Han, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Christian Bale, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Aaron Eckhart and Morgan Freeman

I have not been to many movies this year.

I love the industry and when it does put out a few good movies, I do go to see them.

My sister loved "Iron Man". And I saw the buzz movie, "Wanted". Yes, GO SEE IT.

I could not get my dither up to see "The Incredible Hulk", redo, even though, Edward Norton is one of my favorite actors.

But, Batman the "new and improved" version, for me, is better than the Tim Burton version because of Christian Bale. Enter, "Dark Knight". (and yes, I plan to go see this movie)

See, back in the late 80s when Burton's version appeared, the comic book to tv show to movie hit was still an enigma. Now it is not. So, to revitalize Batman you needed to have a committed actor and damn good script(s). That is why director Christopher Nolan's version works.

Everyone is back, minus Mrs. Cruise, (rolleyes) sorry just not missing her. Added to the mix is another favorite actor Aaron Eckhart as "Two Face/Harvey Dent" and unfortunately missing is the late Heath Ledger as "The Joker", who from all accounts gave a swan song performance. The Heath Ledger Family attended the premiere this evening.

So, tonight in New York is the premiere. And here are some photos in a slide show. Enjoy.


Anonymous said...

Came from Dkos. Thanks man, this is awesome. Can't wait till I get to see it tonite. - lrbreckenripple