Saturday, July 19, 2008

Joker!

I have seen quite a few Hollywood movies. Most of them have been the usual action flicks or sugary romantic comedies. But there have been exceptions to this too, for a couple of movies like the LOTR (all the three movies), The Prestige, The Godfather I and II, made me feel as if I would like to catch them again sometime! In the modern day media frenzied world, I thought that the hype leading up to the latest installment of Batman on the big screen might have been a bit of a hyperbole. To top it all, I never read any of the batman comics nor had I seen previous versions of the batman movies. When I(just like any other individual in USA) reserved the tickets for The Dark Knight, apprehension was the foremost emotion I felt, wondering if the 8 dollars that I pay for the ticket might go a waste! But now after watching the movie, it is more of the Batman excitement that has caught up with me. What a movie it was! Not many action sequences, but the movie moved at relentless pace. Only once did I ever check my watch during those 2 and a half hours to have a look at the time. Without providing any spoilers (though I believe most of the folks reading this post would have already watched the movie!) I would just say that Heath Ledger's performance was haunting. Best comic book movie villain? Yes. Best comic book adaptation? Better than most (because I have not read Batman comics). My personal favorite scene would be when the "Joker" appears at the mob round table conference and provides the viewers with some magic using just a pencil! There are bound to be critics who would say that the movie was sadistic or the hype preceding the release was indeed an exaggeration. On a personal level though, I am going to watch the preceding Batman Begins too, for now I have become a fan of Christopher Nolan and his movies. Move along spidey...move along Hulk...It is time for Batman and his wildcard nemesis-JOKER!

9 comments:

Red Phoenix said...

True.. My fav scene was Joker laughing when he entered the fund raising ball in Waynes apt... What an awesome laughter he gives then... Two face is not to be forgotten. Equally precedent and exhilarating in his tactics.. The best ending in terms of narration after shashawnk redemption... The one thing am worried is, theres no more two face... am expecting joker to come back and haunt us all again

Venkatesh G said...

Ya many people said that the movie is good.

Pam said...

I can't wait to watch the movie now!

Solitaire said...

I have not seen the movie and don't intend to. I have heard that it shows mental illness in a sad light.

globalindyan said...

am going to see it this saturday. very excited.

hey, thanks for modifying the commenting process! lot easier now.

viswajith.k.n said...

@Red Phoenix: Ladies and Gentlemen, we are the entertainment for tonight! :P
@Venkatesh G: Indeed it is!
@Pam: Paarungo paarungo...enjaai pannungo...awesome it is!
@Globalindyan: Unless u r one of those folks who likes a peaceful movie I guess you are bound to enjoy the movie...have fun!

Macadamia The Nut said...

I found it over hyped
:D So sue me God

BUT but but... I loved the movie all the same.

meenav said...

I haven't seen it yet ! Waiting to see Heath Ledger....

Jira said...

Everywhere one turns, its Batman and the Joker!

Hi, my first time here...Saw the movie last week..unfortunately the sound was bad in the theater, So couldn't enjoy it much..
but joker did not need any dialouges to make an impact..:)

Liked some of ur older posts too :)