Monday, July 21, 2008

The Dark Knight

Bennet was away at Camp (Grandma and Grandpa T's) last Thursday-Sunday. (I'll have to do a separate blog post sometime about that). Nick and I took advantage of having 1 child for a couple of days and had a date night Friday. Thanks again to our niece Taylor for babysitting.

For those of you who don't know Nick very well he is an amazing artist as well as a certified comic book fan. The man has fine art drawing skills that continue to amaze me. Illustration and comic books are truly a passion of his. His artistic skills were ignited after reading The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller. (Side note: Miller also wrote Sin City, Big Fat Kill, etc). Those of you who attended our wedding nearly 5 years ago will notice that one of the CD covers Nick drew was inspired by Miller artwork.


Needless to say we were excited to see The Dark Knight on opening day. I've had a little bit of a crush on Christian Bale since I was a teenager and I'm still bumming over Heath Ledger's death.

This movie did not disappoint. Simply put- they got it right. For the first time in a long time I left the theatre with chills. A superhero movie that got everything right. Nothing was overdone, everything fit. The dialogue flowed, it wasn't campy or forced. The movie was fast paced yet brought you along for the ride.

With all the hype surrounding Heath Ledger's role as 'The Joker' I was a bit skeptical. 'Yeah yeah- he'll be good'. Holy crap. Ledger's performance was unbelievable. He was downright frightening. I found myself completely transfixed when he was onscreen. Afterwards it made me sad all over again that such a great actor, father and friend was gone.

OMG! It's such an awesome movie. SOOOOO awesome.

Nick and I both give it two enthusiastic thumbs up. Get a babysitter, leave work early, go see this movie. NOW!


Melissa S said...

I do want to see that movie..but seeing Heath will be a major sad factor...I will most likely wait til Dvd so I can relish it and watch it over as many times as I can. I am so excited that the reviews I have read are sooo positive.

charlotte said...

Ha! If I tell Jesse about your movie review he just may be ready at last to leave Daniel with a sitter. He is so itching to see this movie! Maybe we too will get a date night in :)