HELLO BEAUTIFUL…

THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
– 4 out of 5 stars

Harvey Dent: The night before the dawn is the darkest.

And I totally agree, cos that was what Elvin Ng said during Star Awards last year. Anyway that’s not really important now, what’s important is that I finally watched The Dark Knight! I have been looking forward to this movie for TWO WEEKS! Mad crowds of people rushing and buying up all the tickets left me walking back home empty-handed (without ticket stubs). But I think the movie’s not bad.

The movie is obviously darker than it’s prequel, Batman Begins, but I guess that’s mostly due to The Joker’s love for terror, explosives and knives. The Joker was really terrifying, with his gimmicks and how he plots to turn people against one another, against humanity. He shows the ugly sides of people and basks in the glory that people are indeed ugly. I guess Heath Ledger brought out The Joker well and it’s kinda sad that he has passed on. And, I have to comment, he has pretty great legs in that uniform! As for the other villian, Two-Faced aka Harvey Dent, his face was really scarier than The Joker’s. I can’t imagine seeing someone in the eye thatliterally. Dubbed as ‘The White Knight’ of Gotham, he’s Batman’s hope of retiring but a terrible accident throws that all away and he turns evil, and decides to leave things to chance. ‘Things’ such as people’s lives. Its scary to see how people can change so drastically.

Last but not least, it’s the Batman! OMG, Christian Bale is so well-built! He plays a conflicted superhero who thinks that Dent makes a better symbol of justice than Batman is and when The Joker blames the current state of disarray in Gotham on Batman, he’s in an even more difficult position. How he sacrifices his namesake in the ending was really touching cos he’d rather protect the reputation of another, who had the most influence in changing the future of Gotham. 4 out of 5 stars! I have to add, I feel rather proud of Singaporean, Chin Han’s, appearance in the movie. After all, how many Singaporeans do you see in an international film with such a great cast? As for the other guy with the scandals, he’s just “Security Guard at Desk #2”. Tsk tsk.

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