Monday, July 14, 2008

Holy Joker Week, Batman!

Unless you live under a rock (and chances are good that you don't if you're reading this blog), you've heard that The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan's sequel to his 2005 Batman Begins, opens this Friday, July 18. The late Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker is supposedly extraordinary. Are you going to see it? Is it silly of me to even ask the question?

Read the Associated Press review about how it "nearly lives up to the hype."

Read the Rolling Stone review about how the film is "a potent provocation decked out as a comic-book movie."

Read the Hollywood Reporter review about how it is "pure adrenaline."

Read about the possibility of Batman - or someone like him - actually existing.

Read the Time review about how Nolan "wants viewers to stick their hands down the rat hole of evil and see if they get bitten."

Read the Variety review about how the film has " a robust physicality and a commitment to taking violence seriously."

Read how the Entertainment Weekly review calls it a "ride for the gut and the brain."

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