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Monday, July 21, 2008

An Awesome Knight


It’s time once again for Moog’s Movie Reviews!!

Yeah.

Thrilling.

I know.

Today I'm reviewing "The Dark Knight."


Two words:

Holy.

Crap.


Just when I think that there can't POSSIBLY be a better superhero movie than Iron Man...

...comes "The Dark Knight."

Let's break it down...

The Pros:

1) Heath Ledger's "Joker" somehow manages to best the bad guy from "No Country for Old Men" as the best villain EVER.

EVER
.

This is NOT a kid's movie. The Joker is VIOLENT. Nasty. Disgusting. Creepy. He's also a murderer...he is NOT channeling Jack Nicholson.

Almost like Rosie O'Donnell...except he uses a knife to shred his victims instead of his giant, soul-devouring mouth.

But, whatever.



2) Christian Bale is cool.

This guy can't possibly get any better.

At least this is what I thought until I saw the "Coming Attractions" before the movie.

There's a new "Terminator" movie coming.

(queue boner)

And Christian Bale is in it.

(OMG!! OMG!!)

I think I poo'd a little I was so excited.



The cons:

1) The movie is 2-1/2 hours long.

I really really start to lose interest over two hours.

At one point, I was thinking the movie was over...but it kept going for another half hour or 45 minutes.

My wife thought it went fast.

Good for her.

2) It's a Batman movie.

When I asked my wife how she liked it, she said:

"Heath Ledger MADE the movie. Except for him, though...it was just a Batman movie."

I can somewhat agree with her. Without Ledger's uber-creepy Joker...this movie would have been WAY too long and just another Batman movie.

But it's an AWESOME Batman movie.

Go see it.

Just know that when you THINK it's just about over, there's more to come.

I'm curious what my Brother-in-Law, Derek thinks...and I'm hoping he throws his own review in here as well.

My Score:

3-1/2 Mooge Splats (out of a possible four)




I took 1/2 splat off for length.

That sounds dirty.

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4 comments:

C.Rag said...

What it's not for kids?
No wonder my nephews were crying & wetting their pants. Stupid kids!

AngryMan said...

I'm really excited for that T4 flick. It looks awesome. They are going to kind of reimage the franchise in the new one (so I've heard). Christian Bale is making a living off of that.

Gladyslexic said...

no way! no way is this better than ironman.

maggie is ugly. she may be a better actor than katie holmes as Derek claims but maggie is still ugly. heath was probably thinking how maggie's brother looks better. brokeback, baby. hehe.

heath was totally channeling jack! with all the breathing-while-talking and lip-licking. so jack nicholson.

yay movies said...

totally looking forward the new Terminator... Christian Bale tends to do a great job no matter what role he takes