Monday, July 21, 2008
Yet another movie review......
In a word...brilliant.
In one more word....confusing.
Great film and an amazing performance from Heath Ledger (who is so wrapped up in his role as the Joker that you won't even recognise him). The storyline had its moments of confusion where the audience is left wondering just what happened, but on the whole it was a non-stop thrill ride of action, suspense and dizzying heights that the Batman always seems to be jumping from. Plenty of surprises (one had our audience break out into cheers and applause...you'll know which one I am talking about).
Honestly, the only weak part (and I know Miya will probably have something to say about this) was Maggie Gyllenhaal... frankly she just sucked in this film. I know it is never easy taking on a role that someone else has played (it was originally Katie Holmes) but she had a chance to expand on the role and failed miserably. Honestly, the more she was on the screen the more disappointed I was. Not that I think she's a fantastic actress...she's had good performances and some seriously crap ones...but I found her seriously lacking in the role of Rachel. Surprisingly I really liked Aaron Eckhart as Harvey Dent. He's another one of those actors that swings between a hit and a miss with his acting but in this one he's definately got his "A" game on.
Oh, and watch for a short but fun cameo by the Scarecrow (Cillian Murphy) at the opening of the film.