A little late, considering all the hype, but I saw The Dark Night this evening and really enjoyed it. It was longer than I thought, but that didn’t detract from the film one bit. I just kept thinking that they could end it here and have a good sequel lined up, but then they didn’t.
I’m not going to ignore the elephant in the room, so here’s my take on Heath Ledger’s version of The Joker. He definitely made the character his own, much darker than Nicholson’s version and certainly no Cesar Romero! I understand at least some of the buzz now, though I do think that at least some of it isn’t due to his performance. I definitely think that this was the best Joker to date. And since Mr. Ledger isn’t with us any more, it may be the best ever. Too bad he’s not going to be able to follow up. Going out on a high note? Or would he have improved even more?
Definitely a good movie. Lots of good scenes, lines, and action galore.