On Friday I got myself out of the house to catch a matinee showing of the new batman movie The Dark Knight
(official website here
The movie has been hyped to no end, receiving a 94% rating from metareview
site Rotten Tomatoes
. Early word is that it is set to break countless records at the box office. Watch the high-definition trailer on YouTube here
Because the movie came to me so highly recommended, I tried especially hard to give the movie an honest, unbiased viewing.
The filming technique and pacing are flawless, and the acting is top-notch. Heath Ledger is absolutely brilliant, and if he certainly deserves a posthumous Oscar.
With a run time of over two-and-a-half hours, there's plenty to absorb while watching it (and plenty to digest after), but I can say with confidence that it's the best movie I've seen this year.
Because the movie is so complex, I've decided to go see it again tonight before I try to review it.
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