movies by mulligan – The Dark Knight
Special Effects – Really good. While some action hero movies go over the top defying the laws of physics; TDK keeps the unbelievable to a minimum. The action doesn’t jump around and the 2 times I was tempted to say “oh, no he didn’t” were borderline. Someone less cynical probably wouldn’t have noticed the G-forces involved.
Bad Guy – Exceptional. Its rare for me to actually jump in my seat. The villan comes across as bold, sinister, cerebral, and spends most of the movie at least one step ahead of the good guys, without splattering body parts and in some cases without even showing injury.
Good Guy – Well done. I think the Batman voice was a little overdone. As I grew up watching Batman and Robin on TV after school, I tend to view Batman as an intellectual hero rather than a physical hero. This movie leans more toward the physical hero style with more overpowering of bad guys than outwitting or outmanuevering. I’ve not followed the Dark Knight comics at all so I really don’t know if this portrayal is true to the comic or not.
Sad we’ll see nothing more from Heath Ledger. His Joker was extremely well done; darker than the Jack Nicholson version.
All in all…. a must see. See this movie on the biggest screen you can find. I’ll buy the DVD but the movie will definitely show better in theater. Its rare to find a movie this well done and even rarer to find one with minimal language and splatter in today’s world of excess shock and gore.