Sunday, August 17, 2008

Best. Joker. Ever.

I'm a little late on this post, but I saw The Dark Knight in IMAX a little while ago and I have one thing to say about it:

Best. Batman. Movie. Ever.
I had never cared for the earlier Batman movie series. I saw the first three of the series, more disappointed with each one. I never even saw the fourth movie. And I'm a Batman fan. Jack Nicholson, in particular, was a huge disappointment. He's a great actor, but he was a clown, not the Joker. And his makeup was ridiculously unrealistic, like a cartoon character.

This time around, I had liked Batman Begins, but when I heard that "pretty boy" Heath Ledger had been cast in the role of the Joker, I thought they were crazy. But I was just wrong. Ledger was brilliant. His Joker hit the mark perfectly. Crazy and demented, but not a clown. I would not be at all surprised if he gets an Oscar nomination. And the movie as a whole ranks way up there in the genre of action movies.