One of the few things I do wish I could do more often but cannot for lack of a trusted sitter, is go to the movies. I would go once a week if I could. Due to the fact that I know few people here and Spencer has communication issues, I don't trust many to sit for him and have to pick my movies carefully. I was not disappointed this last Friday when we went to see The Dark Knight. I have always viewed Heath Ledger as an exceptional if not troubled actor. His voice alone could send me to lala land for hours. Christian Bale is in my top ten favorite all time actors. He has been above and beyond Hollywood's bland casting of Tom Cruise and Brad Pitt since the day American Psycho came out. Then there is Morgan Freeman. He seems to only get better as he gets older. I often wonder if he is as interesting in real life as he can make any role fit his nature to a tee. Last but not least is Gary Oldman. No matter how odd this man is, you cannot deny his acting abilities are grand. I am of course much biased by the images invading my mind every time I see him and cannot, nor do I want to, forget his role as Dracula in Bram Stoker's Dracula. My only disappointment was Maggie "dumpy butt" Gyllenhaal as Rachel Dawes. Katie Holmes looked like Audrey Hepburn next to Maggie's horrendous acting and her pig like features (sorry to be so blunt but this woman gives me the creeps). You may all have a nicer, different view, but this is my blog and I'll be a boob if I want too!
I could have watched the second showing of this movie, no problem. It was so well done and so creatively acted, there is no way one can catch the whole of the movie in one showing. The darkness of the movie, it's undertones, if you catch them are real and forbidding. I almost cried when I thought of the enormous yet worthy job Heath Ledger did to the Joker character. No villain has been done better nor with so much imagination. I am one of the few that dislikes Jack Nicholson and his trailer park acting and thought he did the Joker no justice when he took the role. Heath, now that is The Joker...
Don't take my word for it, go see it yourself. The only way you will be sorry is if you are expecting to see something on the lines of Spiderman. The Dark Knight is NOT a family outing movie and while I found the undertones of the movie and their meanings to be much more haunting that the actual scenes being shown, the scare factor and CGI effects are phenomenal.
Ok, I am off my soap box. This movie is the best I have seen since LOTR and I watch A LOT of movies.
This is my desktop right now. Cute, huh?