The Dark Knight (2008) – Movie Review

Dark Knight poster

Written by: Christopher Nolan & Jonathan Nolan, based on a story by David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan, which was based in turn on characters created by Bob Kane
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman

My Advice: Don’t miss it.

Batman (Bale) has been doing a good job cleaning up the streets of Gotham. In fact, he may be doing too good a job. Or too bad a job, depending on how you look at it. The organized crime collective is getting backed into a corner. Not only do they have Batman after their asses, but a new DA, Harvey Dent (Eckhart), actually wants to clean things up. And of course, Jim Gordon (Oldman) and his crew are fighting the good fight as well. Seeing no other way to deal with the situation, they accept the assistance of a newcomer: The Joker (Ledger). Trouble is, they don’t know what they’ve unleashed.

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By | 2017-09-24T23:14:44+00:00 August 3rd, 2008|Reviews|7 Comments

The Dark Knight (2008) – 27 Second Review

The Dark Knight poster

Written by: Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, based on a story by David S. Goyer and Christopher Nolan, based on characters created by Bob Kane
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Aaron Eckhart, Michael Caine, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman, Maggie Gyllenhaal

Review: The best part of this movie wasn’t the fact that it was kickass in every way, or Heath Ledger‘s mythical performance as the Joker, and his “disappearing pencil” magic trick. It was the fact that I was sitting next to a five year old whose father obviously thought that a Batman movie would be perfectly safe for children. Ha. Chump. Now that child is traumatized forever. One more in the movie’s favor.

Time: 15 seconds (more…)

By | 2017-09-24T23:15:27+00:00 July 20th, 2008|27 Seconds, Reviews|1 Comment

Batman Begins (2005) – 27 Second Review

Batman Begins poster

Written by: David S. Goyer & Christopher Nolan, based on a story by Goyer, which was in turn based on the character created by Bob Kane
Directed by: Christopher Nolan
Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Morgan Freeman, Cillian Murphy, Gary Oldman, Rutger Hauer, Katie Holmes

Review: We were all cautious about a new Batman movie, because its predecessors were below utter and complete crap (are you thinking bat-nipples? of course you are). But hey, I liked this one. They did a good job going dark, and I don’t care what any traditionalist says, the new Batmobile kicks jolly amounts of ass over the old one.

Time: 14 seconds

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By | 2017-09-24T23:57:28+00:00 June 26th, 2005|27 Seconds, Reviews|0 Comments