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Linkdown: “Let’s put a smile on that Face” edition by Barbecue Bros
July 21, 2008, 11:22 am
Filed under: movies

So I saw The Dark Knight in a sold-out theater at 8:30pm Friday night and really enjoyed it. It is definitely a film that warrants repeated viewings and I will probably see it at least once more in the theaters. Heath Ledger was as amazing as hyped, the menace promised in the PG-13 rating was potent throughout the film, and some of the elaborate action sequences were some of the coolest I’ve seen in the past few years (the Bat-pod anyone?). Christopher Nolan supposedly cites Heat as a major influence on this film, and that is a very good thing. The film felt a little long at 2.5 hours and by the end, Bale’s Eastwood-esque voice grated a  little on my nerves. However, it was an extremely solid film that, as mentioned earlier, I will probably see again very soon. 9/10

The Dark Knight has set an opening box office weekend record of $155.4M according to early estimates 

– It is currently rated #1 on IMDb with a current rating of 9.7 out of 10, though curiously it only has a Metacritic rating of 82

– Wired explores where Batman might have gotten all of those badass toys from the film

– Slashfilm assesses some of the themes of the film

– Tom Whalen’s cool The Dark Knight magazine cover for Load:


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I agree with your review. One important point I want to make is that this movie delivered an met my expectations even with the massive amount of hype. Typically when a movie is so over hyped, it is doomed to fail.

I was very happy overall. Second, for those who want more Batman, here is a good article speculating on Nolan’s next move. Its really a forgone conclusion that there will be another one. Its too financially successful to not do another. Lets just hope its better than Spiderman 3.

See Tommy, I can link too!

Comment by Walters

I dig the article, Walters, and applaud your linking ability.

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