08 August 2008

Dark Knight

We finally say Dark Knight, and boy, was it good. It literally had me on the edge of my seat. Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker totally lived up to the posthumous hype. Strangely though, his interpretation of the Joker reminded me of what I imagine is George Clooney on drugs. My only complaint (aside from Christian Bale's Batman voice) is Maggie Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes. I like Maggie Gyllenhaal as an actress, but I thought she played Rachel with a little too much moxy. I preferd Katie Holmes and her wide-eyed self-righteousness.

Also, is it just me or the did the movie feel really long? I felt like Dark Knight was five movies in one. Don't get me wrong. It was five exciting mini movies, but I kept thinking to myself, "It's not over yet?"

I definitely recommend seeing Dark Knight on the big screen. The action sequences, the intense drama, and Christian Bale are all deserving of the movie ticket price.

While at the movie theaters, to my great excitement, I noticed that Hana Yori Dango Final will hit Korean theaters this month. I'm tempted to watch it, but that means I'll have to read the subtitles in Korean! I've tried reading subtitles while watching various TV programs, so it's possible, but very challenging. I might just have to wait until it hits mysoju.com or crunchyroll.com.

2 comments:

Richard said...

I said the exact same thing about Dark Knight. Bale's voice is so annoying...I dont know why he cant talk in his normal voice when he's batman...none of the other batmans ever changed their voices..

I just had this argument with some people I worked with about Maggie vs. Katie. Katie Holmes had a more innocent and naive look and acting then Maggie. My co-workers disagree..they think Maggie was just as good as Katie was.

This other movie your talking about "Hana Yori Dango Final". What is it? The characters look Japanese, so Im assuming its a Japanese movie thats coming out with Korean subtitles?

annalog said...

Hana Yori Dango is a Japanese drama based on a popular manga of the same name.

There's also a Korean version in the works!

http://www.dramabeans.com/2007/03/hana-yori-dango/