Sunday, July 27, 2008

Good Guy?! Bad Guy?!

Movie day with Ru today at MVM Gardens....

The Dark Knight is awesome. Period. The cast of Christian Bale, Heath Ledger (R.I.P.), Aaron Eckhart, Gary Oldman etc carried the plot and intensity of the movie effortlessly. Maggie Gyllenhaal gives a measure strength and character which Katie Holmes fails to deliver. Kate is just to bimbo to carry the role of Rachel Dawson. And Heath, i have to say, deserves at least a post humous Oscar nomination at least. The intensity of his acting is bloody scary.

Christopher Nolan is brilliant. Instead of the usual good guy kicks the bad guy's ass to kingdom come, Nolan makes us ponder on the human nature on the very basic form. Instead of of being the ususal super hero in thights, our Batman is fighting his inner conscience whether he is what Gotham city needs. This problem is compunded when the Joker uses this weakness and started to make the people of Gotham turning against Batman. Tired of all this, Bruce decides to leave the hero job to new DA, Harvey Dent (who we all know is Two Face). Behind the scenes, the genius/lunatic Joker schemed and planned the master of all deception bringing down (figuritavely speaking) Batman, Commisioner Gordon and Dent. In the end, it is quite clear that the Joker won even though he was defeated.

To kill or be killed? I frankly do not know my answer when faced with the "Ferry Dilemma". If you are only to watch one movie this year, this is the one.

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